February 11th is #211Day
#211Day is a national public awareness initiative for 211, a national, bilingual helpline. 211 service providers exist to help people who are experiencing life’s challenges access and use services they need, such as food, housing, mental health services or financial assistance, while reducing congestion caused by non-emergency calls to 911 dispatch lines.
Across Canada, 211 service providers now reach more than 26 million residents, offering confidential guidance about services and help available in local communities. The service is a free, easy access point for community, social, health and government assistance and is available by phone, online search, chat and text. Callers to 211 can access on-demand interpretation in over 150 languages.
Register today to help someone in need
Canadians are nice and generous, which should make us a nation of donors. But every three days, a person dies waiting for an organ transplant. By registering to become an organ and tissue donor, your death has the power to save or change someone’s life.
By: Christina R. Metcalf
I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of Instagram but clearly, I’m wrong. About a billion people (serious stat, not hyperbole) use the platform every month. 500 million people use the platform’s stories feature every day. This year, Instagram is expected to reach 112 million users in the US alone and it’s the fastest growing social media platform in Canada. If your target demographic is under the age of 40, they likely have an Instagram account, which means you should probably be on there. (more…)
$35,000 Digital Main Street Grant to help main street businesses use digital tools more effectively.
January 14, 2020: Lakefield, Ontario. The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism announced today that it has received a $35,000 grant from Digital Main Street (DMS) to fund a Digital Service Squad to help main street small businesses improve their online capabilities. The grant will cover businesses across the Kawarthas in Trent Lakes, North Kawartha, Curve Lake First Nation, Douro-Dummer, Selwyn and Asphodel-Norwood.
Are you looking to get more involved in the Chamber or your community? We are now accepting nominations for the Kawartha Chamber’s 2020/21 Board of Directors.