News Release
For Immediate Release

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.

December 9, 2020

COBOURG/PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO - 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

Program criteria consists of being a manufacturer located within the above mentioned regions, completing all program consultations by February 20, 2021 with applications being accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

To learn more visit the NMA’s program page: www.thenma.ca/amr