L to R: MP Gord Brown, Joanne Mavis - Kemptville District Hospital Foundation Executive Director, Holly Element - Kemptville District Hospital Foundation Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Robert Noseworthy - Kemptville District Hospital Foundation Chair, Margaret Norenberg - Kemptville District Hospital Foundation Vice Chair, Chris McCorkell - Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation Chair, Heather Lawless GCFDC Executive Director.

Kemptville District Hospital Foundation will benefit from an investment by Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation (GCFDC). Through the Eastern Ontario Development Program’s Community Innovation projects stream, GCFDC is pleased to provide the Foundation with an investment of $19,213. This funding will support the costs of hiring a full time Marketing and Communications Coordinator to implement the Foundation’s marketing and communications plan.

The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) advances economic development in rural Eastern Ontario. Through EODP, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is collaborating with Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Eastern Ontario to promote the growth of new and existing businesses in rural communities.

“This investment in Kemptville District Hospital Foundation will assist the Foundation in raising awareness of the Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) clinic modernization project, positioning KDH to attract new specialists to address gaps in local services”, said Chris McCorkell, Chair of the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation.

Robert Noseworthy, Chair of the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation, welcomed the grant as an opportunity: “The Kemptville District Hospital Foundation is very excited for the opportunity to build our capacity in marketing and communications which simply would not have been possible without the investment from the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation.”

GCFDC is one of the 15 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Eastern Ontario supported by FedDev Ontario. CFDCs deliver a wide variety of programs and services to support community economic development and small business growth. They employ local staff and are each governed by a volunteer board of directors, made up of local residents representing the community.

The Eastern Ontario Development Program is a $48-million economic development initiative focused on addressing economic challenges in Eastern Ontario and taking advantage of innovative opportunities in the region.

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