A few snippets have been included here, but please follow this link for the full report
Results from FOCA’s Member Survey:
Thank you to the ~600 survey respondents who contributed such valuable feedback in the 2020 FOCA Member Survey, as part of the work by FOCA’s Board of Directors to update FOCA’s Strategic Plan for the coming years. The survey has provided us with key information about Ontario lake associations including dues charged, engagement trends and challenges faced this year, as well as the current “Top Issues” at the waterfront
New FOCA Survey: share the link!
FOCA is conducting a province-wide survey to determine whether the ongoing pandemic is shifting patterns of waterfront property usage. Have you spent more – or less – time at your waterfront property this year, due to travel restrictions or physical distancing protocols such as remote-office options? Do you plan to be at the waterfront more often in the off-season this year? Whether “yes” or “no”, we want to hear from you.
The Board of the North Kawartha Food Bank wishes to thank you all for your recent generous donation of food. The whole community has been so quick to respond to the needs of our clients during the pandemic and we are very grateful.
As a result of the generosity of the community we are able to cancel all our fundraising this year which makes it safer for our volunteers who have worked hard to keep the food bank open as usual. We have enough money to take us through the winter which is wonderful. We will miss the fun of our annual Loonie Night but hopefully we will see everyone again in the fall of 2021.
We hope that you have all had a restful summer on the lake and wish you all the best for the uncertainties of opening up in the Fall.
With our thanks and best wishes, Daphne Ingram Chair, North Kawartha Food Bank. (link to letter)
Another FOCA ELert has been issued for June 2020. While we will likely not post all Elerts, as you are able to subscribe to Elerts from the foca web site, with Covid-19 and the impact on cottaging we are keeping information front and centre this year.
Short term rentals are now allowed, travel to Canada for cottagers coming from the US is still not permissible. Lake water programs are on hold. And much more.
During these extraordinary times, FOCA continues our work on behalf of lake and rural road Associations all across the province, and the thousands of families they represent.
While our physical office remains closed, our staff and Board of Directors continue to work digitally, in support of FOCA’s vision of thriving and sustainable waterfronts across Ontario.
This update is being sent to the executive representatives of all our member Associations and to our Supporters, to keep you informed about FOCA’s work, as well as all the services and benefits available because of your ongoing support of FOCA.
We encourage member Associations to share this information with all your member families, to help them understand the value of your annual FOCA membership. Please contact us if you need additional information for an upcoming AGM or newsletter.
Thank you for being part of the solution for waterfront Ontario!
Sincerely, Deanna PanitzFOCA Membership & Programs Coordinatorinfo@foca.on.ca 705-749-3622 * https://foca.on.ca * Note: voicemail is only being checked occasionally, at this time.