United Way East Ontario
Working with communities in Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark and Renfrew Counties, United Way East Ontario invests resources where they are needed most and will have the greatest impact. Through research, evaluation and partnerships with community experts, we identify the root causes of the biggest social challenges facing our communities and help find solutions that change tens of thousands of lives for the better. 100% of donations to United Way are put to work in the communities where they are raised to help those most in need.
Canadian Organic Growers - GEO-O Program
GEO-O stands for Growing Eastern Ontario Organically, a three-year, on-the-ground initiative to support farmers to transition to organic certification through mentorship, financial incentives, and on-site experiential learning. GEO-O builds on COG’s earlier Organic Success initiative to provide farmers much more in-person, on-site, and farmer-to-farmer training. GEO-O is a first of its kind experiential learning-centred approach in a specific region.
Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects
Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects is a federally registered Non-Profit We collaborate with community stakeholders in order to engage & empower people to be part of agrifood and community projects. Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects works to create, oversee, fundraise, and develop projects, activities, and events that encourage social entrepreneurs, youth, farmers, businesses, not for profit agencies and organizations, as well as various levels of government to collaborate for the common good.
Union des cultivateurs franco-ontariens
The Union des cultivateurs franco-ontariens (UCFO) brings together individuals and organizations involved in agriculture and the socio-economic development of rural Francophone communities in Ontario. Becoming a member of UCFO is to amplify the voice of francophone farmers and agricultural businesses in Ontario, and to build and integrate a network of resilient people, proud of its history and committed to an essential economic sector.
Just Food’s mission is to work towards vibrant, just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region, to enhance ongoing access to healthful food, to promote sustainable agricultural systems, to strengthen the productive capacity of our local food shed, to enhance community participation, economic development and resilience within local food chains, and to encourage diverse actors from all sectors to adopt a food systems lens.
As an agritourism endeavour, Terego promotes local food producers or heritage sites in Central and Eastern Canada that would like to offer parking for motorhomes and trailers at no charge, with a limit of 5 RV parking spaces on each site. The result is a personal contact between the hosts, the visitors, and the environment. Hosts do not pay to be members of Terego. Travellers subscribe to the service and reserve RV parking spaces in advance. The hosts benefit from the sale of farm products and potential long-term customer relationship.
Sentier récréatif Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail
Discover the beautiful region of Prescott-Russell, on foot or by bike! Our Cycling Network offers kilometres of country roads and paved shoulders. Located midway between the Greater Montreal Area and Ottawa, the Recreational Trail, easily accessible and fairly flat, our stone dust 72 km trail lends itself to a great family outing, free of car traffic. Visit and stay awhile! The Recreational Trail Corporation aims to promote the safe enjoyment of a variety of recreational tourist activities while protecting the region’s environmental resources and cultural heritage.
Boisés Est encourages the sustainable use of the forest in accordance with social, economic and environmental criteria by promoting balanced management of the woodlots of its members, and by promoting the forest to the community. Generally considered to be an agricultural activity, tree and forest management offers access to a long list of well-known or to be discovered food products (maple syrup, nuts, mushrooms, etc.) which will have their place on the tables of tomorrow’s consumers.
Eastern Ontario Wine Producers Association
Within a short drive from Ottawa, you will find a community of artisans obsessed with producing the highest quality wines, ciders, and meads that express the character of their land. For all of them their ability to deliver the product is the culmination of a long road of planning and hard work which they all invite you to share and enjoy. The Eastern Ontario Wine Producers Association is an alliance of wine, grapes, cider, apples, mead and honey producers dedicated to increasing awareness of their wonderful and distinctive products to the Ontario Market and beyond.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Attention all members. Did you know that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has representatives in regional offices across Canada who work closely with growers and processors in a wide range of agri-food sectors to support business owners’ plans for growth and innovation? Based in Guelph, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Ontario Regional Office is your link to programs and services offered by the federal department, as well as information on a wide variety of topics including cyber-security, federal research, market development and export information and other federal and provincial initiatives that support agri-food success.
If you would like to know more, please reach out to Hadley Carpenter, Regional Director at Hadley.Carpenter@agr.gc.ca or speak to someone by calling 226-820-4100 to find out more. Please share a little about yourself and your business and what it is you are looking for. The Ontario team will find the right person to answer your question.