Northumberland Community Future organization coordinating relief through Federal Government Relief and Recovery Fund & Fed Dev Ontario
Manufacturers in Northumberland County, Peterborough and the Kawartha regions may be eligible to benefit from additional support through the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.
Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and Community Futures Peterborough are joining forces with the Northumberland Manufacturing Association (NMA) and Kawartha Manufacturers Association (KMA) to support small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) across Northumberland County, Peterborough and Kawartha regions to launch the Advanced Manufacturing Relief Program.
Funding of $120,000 will be administered by the NMA in collaboration with the KMA through both Northumberland and Peterborough’s Local Regional Relief and Recovery Fund with the support of FedDev Ontario. This new program is designed to assist manufacturers in addressing business challenges that have resulted from COVID-19 pressures and is open to manufacturers located within Northumberland County, the Kawartha and Peterborough areas at no cost to the manufacturer.
The Advanced Manufacturing Relief Program will provide support to the manufacturing community through direct services and consultations with specialists providing expertise and relief solutions for sustainability when reacting, recovering and pivoting to position for growth in these unprecedented times.
Participating manufacturers will receive up to five dedicated hours of personalized training, expertise and advice led by experts in each of the following fields:
Health & Wellness for Employees & Management
Learning and Innovating with New Technologies
Health & Safety: Current and Future Regulations
Human Resources: Employment and Labour Law Expertise
A manufacturer must be located within the above-mentioned regions and complete all program consultations by February 20, 2021. Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To learn more visit the NMA’s program page: www.thenma.ca/amr
Northumberland Manufacturing Association President Fred Kosseim says, “This program is very timely for our industry. For 9 months we’ve worked hard to keep balance, be stable and be resilient; now it’s time for us to look at relief opportunities, and ways to envision the future and recovery. Spending time one-on-one with experts, at no cost to our business, is a huge relief and paves the way for future success.”
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