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Retirement Residence Housing Study

In September 2014 HCDC conducted a "Market Feasibility Study" for a Retirement residence in the Haliburton Highlands.  

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Fundraising is an essential component in the financial sustainability of a Not-For-Profit organization. Funding can come from government, foundations or corporations in the form of Grants or Contributions. Donations may be received from individuals or collections at specific events targeted to raise money for a certain inniative.

2 Tips in Fundraising:

  1. Good…

How to Start a Not-for-Profit Organization

Preparing a plan is as much an important step in starting a Not-For-Profit, as it is essential in starting a business. A well-thought out projection and plan will help shape your business and build the resilience needed to understand potential future risks before they prove to be a threat to the functioning of your organization. Not only will strong plan and projection strengthen your organzation…

Legal Services for not-for-profit organizations

Community Legal Clinic ‚ Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes is one of 80+ legal clinics in Ontario that offers a variety of legal services which include; client counselling, client representation, public education seminars, law reform and community development. Funded by Legal Aid of Ontario, their services are…

Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is a source for funding of Not-for-profit initiatives.  There are multiple streams of funding and various deadline dates for applications.  Workshops and webinars are held regularly.  For details visit

Not-for-Profit Guide

Canada Business Ontario provides a start-up guide for Not-for-Profit organizations

Haliburton County Business Directory

Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce maintains a directory of all members.  This directory is a helpful start when looking for services in the Haliburton Highlands.