Our Support Base
Community Care relies on a diverse base of support to provide services in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Financial support from the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (through the Central East Local Health Integration Network) accounts for the largest portion of Community Care’s total budget. The Government of Canada funds special agency projects.
Central East Local Health Integration Network (CELHIN) - Get Connected With Care
Many health services provided by Community Care are supported by the provincial government through the Central East LHIN. The LHIN encourages local agencies to work together to build a stronger, more integrated public health care system for local residents.
United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes
Community Care is a proud member agency of the United Way. Annual funding from the United Way currently supports the agency's Low-Income Dental Clinic, which provides dental services geared to meet the needs of low-income individuals and families. The clinic's expert dental team serves local residents of all ages.
City of Kawartha Lakes
Community Care's wheelchair accessible and non-emergency transfer transportation services help take pressure off Emergency Medical Services in the City of Kawartha Lakes, freeing ambulances to respond to emergencies in a more timely way. In recognition of this support, the City provides an "EMS Diversion" fee for rides that would otherwise have needed an ambulance.
Fee for Service
Community Care charges fees for a number of the supports provided to help defray costs of service delivery and program materials. See our Services for Seniors and People with Special Needs for rates and further information.
Fundraising & Donations
A large portion of Community Care’s annual budget must be raised through special initiatives and fundraising. As a registered charitable organization, Community Care welcomes donations from individuals, groups and businesses. Donors can support the agency by taking part in special fundraising events, or donating to the organization in many different ways.
Grants & Foundations
Service clubs and foundations, including the Ontario Trillium Foundation, also make contributions that are essential to ensure that Community Care continues to meet the needs of local residents.
Volunteers are vital to the planning, co-ordination and delivery of services. They also provide invaluable assistance with our many different special events and fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Interested in getting involved as a volunteer?