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City receives grant from Community Futures Development Corporation for website upgrade

July 25, 2016 - Today the City of Kawartha Lakes announced its successful application with the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC). The matching contribution is in the amount of $100,000 towards the upgrade and enhancement of the online presence of the municipality and is made available through the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP). EODP is a Government of Canada program, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, FedDev Ontario.

“Our online presence directly impacts our ability to attract the tourists, residents and investors we need to grow Kawartha Lakes. The site will have new functionality and a completely different interface which will make everyday tasks such as paying a bill or locating a service much easier for residents. Our new site will be built with the overall online experience as the top priority,” comments Cheri Davidson, Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing.  

The City has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for website development. The project will commence this fall, with launch targeted for summer 2017. The website is an important component of the City’s Communications, Advertising and Marketing Strategy which is currently under development and will be completed by year end.

Andrew Wallen, General Manager, Kawartha Lakes CFDC comments, “We are pleased to support the City of Kawartha Lakes in their website development. It’s a direct link to our mandate of creating and improving employment and economic prosperity in the area.”

Quick Facts

  • The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) advances economic development in rural Eastern Ontario. Through EODP, FedDev Ontario is collaborating with Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Eastern Ontario to promote the growth of new and existing businesses in rural communities.
  • The Kawartha Lakes CFDC is a community-based, non-profit corporation that delivers community strategic planning, community economic development assistance, business financing, and business counseling services to new and existing businesses and organizations in the Kawartha Lakes.
  • The Kawartha Lakes CFDC is a Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) in southern Ontario funded by the Community Futures Program through the FedDev Ontario. CFDCs deliver a wide variety of programs and services to support community economic development and small business growth. They employ local staff and are each governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, made up of local residents representing the community.


For more information please contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 extension 1355

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