News Release
For Immediate Release

January 15, 2020

COBOURG/PETERBOROUGH/KAWARTHA LAKES, ONTARIO – The Advanced Manufacturing Relief Program which launched in December is pleased to announce the addition of Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC) to the list of partners supporting and funding this initiative. As previously announced Northumberland CFDC and Community Futures Peterborough joined forces with the Northumberland Manufacturing Association (NMA) and Kawartha Manufacturers Association (KMA) to launch this program which assists small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) in addressing business challenges that have resulted from COVID-19 pressures.

With Kawartha Lakes CFDC joining, total program funding has increased to $160,000 with the program administered by the NMA in collaboration with the KMA through the CFDCs local Regional Relief and Recovery Fund with the support of FedDev Ontario. This new program is open to manufacturers located within Northumberland County, Peterborough County and Kawartha Lakes at no cost to the manufacturer.

Quick Facts on the Advanced Manufacturing Relief Program:

Direct services and consultations supporting to the manufacturing community. Specialists providing expertise and relief solutions for sustainability when reacting, recovering and pivoting to position for growth in these unprecedented times.

Participating manufacturers 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 March 10th, 2021 with applications being accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

To learn more visit the NMA’s program page:

“Kawartha Lakes manufacturers are major employers in our area and an integral piece of our local economy. This program is an important step in ensuring these manufacturers receive additional assistance outside of our current financial funding support. We are pleased to join with our regional CFDC partners, as well as the NMA and KMA, to be able to offer training support to these businesses.” – Vince Killen, Executive Director, Kawartha Lakes CFDC

“We are very pleased to welcome the Kawartha CFDC to join the momentum of supporting our regional manufacturers.  CFDCs, working strategically together, is always more efficient and impactful in delivering positive results for our communities.” – Wendy Curtis, Executive Director, Northumberland CFDC

“We are excited to have Kawartha Lakes CFDC join the Advanced Manufacturing Relief Program as a partner, which gives us the ability to expand our funds further and provide more local manufacturers with the support and relief they need during this crucial time.” – Fred Kosseim, NMA President


Darla Price
Managing Director
Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association
p: 905-424-4232