Friends of the Forest Centre Foundation receives June 2022 Grant in the amount of $7,022

Friends of the Forest Centre Foundation, a charitable foundation for the Ganaraska Forest Centre Outdoor Education Program,is excited to be the recipient of a $7,022 grant from 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland to support its outdoor environmental education program.

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) operates the Ganaraska Forest Centre (GFC) as an outdoor environmental education and conference centre based in Campbellcroft, ON. The GFC is a non-profit facility focused on delivering environmental outdoor education programming for kindergarten to post graduate students utilizing the outdoors as the classroom.

For the past few years, the education staff have been focusing on redesigning several of the program spaces to ensure all students can be active participants in the programming. Any child with a disability deserves the right to be able to fully participate in any activity. With this mission at the forefront of all the planning and redevelopment, GRCA is looking towards the next program area to redesign and build – the beaver ponds. The beaver pond program is a very popular program that is taught several times a week in May and June as well as September to end of October.

With the generous grant from 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland GRCA staff will be reshaping the beaver ponds to be accessible to all participants.

The beaver pond rehabilitation project will be three main components:

  1. Trail redesign and modification: widening the main path from the current trail system (approximately 150 metres of trail), applying a 3-inch layer of compactable crushed lime, and tamping the trail
  2. Building and installing a 20 foot long by 12-foot-wide anchored dock with a 6-foot wide by 5 feet long ramp with handrails
  3. Purchase and install several wheelchair anchors, a hydraulic 5-point harness chair, a modified fishing pole rail to hold an array of different length pond nets with swivel posts attached

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority would like to personally thank Olie Bondareva for the nomination and all the members of 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland for their generosity and supporting the project.

For more information about the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, please call 905. 885.8173 or visit

Reflections from our June Grant meeting

We are so grateful for the community of women that make up our giving circle. 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland brings together a dynamic group of women of all ages, backgrounds and experiences. There is magic in the air when we meet. Some people reuniting after a few years apart; others meeting for the very first time. We find common ground in our love for community and our compassion for supporting causes that care for people and the environment in Northumberland County.

Below is a gallery of images from our June 2022 grant meeting where we connected over good food, conversation and meaningful causes. Gratitude to The Mill Restaurant and Pub for having us. Gratitude for each woman who is helping to make this an amazing network of giving, generous hearts.

We cannot wait to see you in September!

CMHA HKPR’s Trans Peer Outreach Program receives April 2022 Grant in the amount of $6,700

The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR) is pleased to announce that we have been selected as the recipient of the latest grant from the 100 Women of Northumberland, receiving $6,700 to go towards our Trans Peer Outreach program. The donation was presented to CMHA HKPR on June 22nd, 2022 at the 100 Women of Northumberland’s June meeting at the Mill in Cobourg.

The 100 Women of Northumberland consists of a group of local women who meet four times per year and select a local registered charity or non-profit to receive a collective grant in the amount of the membership contributions at the time of the meeting. The idea is that by joining funds, the group can make more of an impact, creating real change within the community.

CMHA HKPR’s Trans Peer Outreach program offers supports and services for transgender and gender diverse people and their families, to assist them to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of community-based, client centered care that supports positive interdependence. Services are delivered by people with lived-experience as a transgender or gender-diverse person, and who also may have experience living with a mental health concern.

CMHA HKPR and the Trans Peer Outreach program would like to sincerely thank the 100 Women of Northumberland for selecting us to receive their latest grant.

“We are so grateful for the support of the 100 Women of Northumberland. This grant will go directly towards enhancing the Trans Peer Outreach Family Supports by allowing us to offer more group opportunities and 1:1 supports. This will allow us to help more family, friends, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals who are trans, non-binary, or gender questioning,” says Carl Cruise-Baxter, Trans Peer Outreach Worker with CMHA HKPR.

To learn more about the 100 Women of Northumberland, visit

To learn more about CMHA HKPR’s Trans Peer Outreach program, visit