The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario and Canada’s leading grant-maker. The Foundation’s mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in community-based initiatives.


The Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) is a provincially incorporated, federally funded lending agency. Their mission is to generate and assist in the creation of employment opportunities in the City and County of Peterborough, primarily by supporting small business development through flexible financing and business counseling services.

Project Partners

Active, outdoor, hands-on learning, with field camps and projects that will challenge you to put your new skills into practice. Most programs offer work placements, and some offer paid co-ops, internships, or international experiences. Our small class sizes are taught by renowned faculty who are committed to your success.

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Indigenous Studies brings the richness and depth of Indigenous cultures and knowledge to your classroom. Explore the knowledge and cultures of Indigenous peoples and find a place for yourself in the new world.

For more than 20 years, GreenUP has been central and eastern Ontario’s leading organization focused on issues of environmental education, sustainability, and stewardship. A registered charity, they partner with individuals, businesses, other non-profit organizations and governments. Together we work to ensure that our region maintains its long standing track record of environmental leadership in Ontario and across Canada.


Generously funded through an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant and the TD Friends of the Environment Fund, TRACKS (TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) is a youth outreach program run through Trent University in association with the Indigenous Environmental Studies Program (IES) and the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC). TRACKS offers classroom and after-school workshops, outreach programming and summer camp experiences with a focus on weaving Indigenous cultural knowledge with math and science curriculum.

As peoples of differing faiths and cultures, Faith & the Common Good affirms common values of justice, peace, participation, human rights, ecological inter-relationship, and compassion as cornerstones of a healthy society.

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Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s leading social action organization, mobilizing a network of 60 chapters across the country. Through their campaigns they advocate for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care, and a vibrant democracy, educating and empowering people to hold our governments and corporations accountable. They are a registered non-profit organization and do not accept money from corporations or governments. Their work is sustained by the volunteer energy and generous donations of people like you.


The Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) is a grassroots and charitable Global Education and Resource Centre which promotes dialogue and understanding of world issues to enable people to engage in positive social and environmental change. Since 1989, KWIC has served Peterborough and the Kawartha region by providing education, analysis, and action on pertinent world issues and their local connections by organizing educational events and workshops, animating youth-led initiatives, facilitating working groups, supporting community research projects, internships and placements, a culture of informed and active volunteerism, and sharing resources.


The Water Research And Innovation Network (WRAIN) has been established to support the water & wastewater industry to accelerate market adoption of new technologies through collaboration and demonstration sites. The network consists of researchers, municipal services and economic development professionals. WRAIN is identifying the current and emerging water issues to determine the best ways it can support new technologies to address those issues.

Peterborough Rotary Club

Rotary International are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable. Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization’s mission and values in their elected roles.

Holiday Inn Peterborough

Located In the heart of the Kawarthas, the Holiday Inn Hotel Peterborough Waterfront is ideally situated along the Trent Severn Waterway in the downtown business and shopping district with 60 restaurants within walking distance. Their central location puts you near the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock and Canada’s only Canoe Museum, 1.5 km from our hotel. Peterborough hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, such as summer’s Musicfest and is home to popular arts facilities, like Showplace Performance Centre. You’ll also find some of the best shopping opportunities in downtown Peterborough.

Christensen Fine Art

Located in downtown Peterborough for the past 26 years, Christensen Fine Art offers professional photography, framing and restoration services. They have an extensive selection of mouldings and custom frames to suit every budget. Experience the personalized service and expertise that large retail stores simply cannot offer. We custom frame: original art, photos, prints, posters, needlepoint, sports memorabilia, medals and more. We also have pre-made frames and shadow boxes for DIY framing projects.



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First Nation Community Partners

Through hard work and determination it was our ancestors that shaped and made our First Nation the great place it is today. Here in Curve Lake, we have a special uniqueness that we are proud of.


Hiawatha First Nation is a strong and proud community that enjoys the natural beauty and history of the Rice Lake area. Mississauga people have made Rice Lake their home since the 1600’s.


Alderville First Nation is a thriving First Nations community that is rich in heritage and native culture with nature and heritage tours available throughout the year upon request. We have many tourist attractions for interested visitors including native crafts, Ojibway Village, Black Oak Savanna, Annual Pow-wow, Drum Socials, and our annual Boating Regatta.


The Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre strives to enhance the quality of life for Aboriginal People in the Peterborough County by supporting self­-determined activities that will strengthen our community. They value all Aboriginal Beliefs, as given by the Creator through our ancestors. They strive to promote good health, long life and peace of mind through cultural, social and recreational activities for Aboriginal people of Turtle Island.


The Baagwating Community Association is considered the Charitable Arm of the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino. The Association are proud members of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, and help by contributing to the community’s economic well-being. The association’s objective is to make charitable contributions to non-profit organizations that are in need of financial support.


In the spirit of working and speaking together, First Peoples House of Learning works closely with local First Nation communities both through our Aboriginal Education Council and through local community services agencies. They also work with all Trent University student supports, administrative and academic departments to support students in achieving academic success.

The Kawartha Lakes Water Awareness Walk

The Water Walkers are a diverse group of people led by Anishinaabe-kwewag who use Indigenous knowledge and tradition uphold our responsibility to care for the water. We, along with dedicated supporters, women and men including non-First Nations incorporate scientific knowledge to teach and practice water stewardship. Without clean water sources, Creation could not survive the pollution that is overtaking the lakes, streams and oceans.

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