#5-Provide opportunities to connect and gather
Themes and strategies identified through public engagement. Existing Initiative Agency Link to Program
Encourage and create group activities, outdoor gathering and block parties that give people the opportunity for share a meal and socialize.
Many service clubs offer community festivals Service Club Council http://www.cornwallserviceclubcouncil.com/
Tourism Cornwall encourages and promotes festivals and community events Cornwall Tourism https://cornwalltourism.com/
SVCHC gardens for families at social housing; Social Drop-In, walking, cooking programs, LGBTQ (potlucks)SVCHC coordinates gardens at 2 social housing complexes that offers garden skills and teaches children and families how to garden. There are also several outdoor activities including garden parties where people share meals and socialize. SVCHC https://seawayvalleychc.ca/our-programs/
We try to offer activities such as this CDSBEO https://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/
Centre de Sante CHC’s offer drop in programs, indoor/outdoor/virtual activities (walking, snowshoeing and Balance for Life) – all free of charge CSC Estrie https://www.cscestrie.on.ca/
City of Cornwall has a free parks program at every park in Cornwall throughout the summer. Multiple clubs and trails associations who host regular outdoor activities for families and youth (e.g., Summerstown Forest, Cornwall Multisport Club, Cornwall Outdoor Club) City of Cornwall has an affordable access to recreation policy and subsidy programs (for children and youth); Canadian Jump Start subsidy program available across most SDG communities. City of Cornwall https://www.cornwall.ca/en/play-here/
Transition Cornwall + holds film screenings at the Cornwall Public Library with homemade soup Transition Cornwall + https://transitioncornwall.com/
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne hosts annual holiday dinners Mohawk Council of Akwesasne http://www.akwesasne.ca/
The Agape Center hosts many fundraising event like the Murder Mystery Dinner and they also offer daily community meals. The Agape Centre agapecentre.ca
The experienCity Project is continuing to promote social interaction in the community through various events and partnerships (such as Art Walk). The experienCity Project https://www.facebook.com/experiencityproject
Cornwall Ribfest in support of the Optimist Club of Cornwall Optimist Club https://cornwallribfest.com/
Cornwall Food Fest is presented annually by, and in support of, The Hub for Beyond 21 Foundation. At Beyond 21 we believe community is a place we all belong! Beyond 21 http://beyond21.org/site/cornwall-food-fest/
Martintown Mill Strawberry Festival Martintown Mill https://www.facebook.com/events/
Farmers Markets are not just a great place to purchase local products. They are a great place to connect and gather as a community
Long Sault Farmer Market https://www.facebook.com/LongSaultFarmersMarket/
Martintown Farmers Market https://whereontariobegan.ca/project/
Cornwall Kinsmen Farmers Market https://www.cornwallkinsmenfarmersmarket.ca/
Alexandria Farmers Market https://www.northglengarry.ca
Maxville Farmers market https://www.northglengarry.ca
Seaway Valley Growers- Cornwall Farmers Market https://www.facebook.com/
Waterfront Farmers Market – Chesterville https://waterfrontmarket.wixsite.com/market
Iroquois Farmers Market https://www.facebook.com/iroquoisfarmersmarket/
Morrisburg Farmers Market https://www.facebook.com/
The Winchester Market https://www.facebook.com/thewinchestermarket/
Akwesasne Farmers Market https://www.facebook.com/
Plan free or affordable outdoor activities for youth, families and adults like recreation programs, summer camps etc.
Our schools hold Family Nights and other events (such as concerts) throughout the year where many parents come together and socialize. CDSBEO https://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/
SVCHC Wellness Walkers/get WITH it programs. SVCHC has an outdoor “Wellness Walkers” group from May – Sept. and “Get W.I.T.H. it!” indoor walking program from Oct. – March at the Civic Complex SVCHC https://www.seawayvalleychc.ca
EarlyON Child and Family Support programs offer free activities for children aged 0-6 and their families, staff will refer families to other community resources as applicable.
Child Care – Social and
Housing Services
Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary offer various trails through nature that families can use to walk, snow shoe, cross country ski, bike, feed birds and other wildlife, and participate in free education programming. Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary https://www.stlawrenceparks.com/bird-sanctuary/
Raisin Region Conservation Authority offers many free outdoor activities. Raisin Region Conservation Authority https://rrca.on.ca/
The City of Cornwall has a comprehensive network of about 40 kilometres of recreational paths that allow people to walk, bike and rollerblade along the St. Lawrence River and throughout the city. City of Cornwall https://www.cornwall.ca/en/
The Parks of the St. Lawrence operates eight campgrounds, along with six day-use areas along the St Lawrence River in Eastern Ontario. Parks of the St. Lawrence https://www.stlawrenceparks.com/
City of Cornwall outdoor activities including ice rinks, Big Ben and much more City of Cornwall https://www.cornwall.ca/en/
CMHA offers the Youth and Adult Garden program for CMHA clients. CMHA https://cmha-east.on.ca/index.php/en/
Two Creeks Conservation Area offers lovely trails that families can use to walk, snowshoe, cross country ski and enjoy Two Creeks Conservation Area https://www.nation.on.ca/
The Department of Recreation and Culture offers a variety of programming – everything from zumba to art classes and summer day camp. It also strives to ensure that recreation is available to all members of our community, with programs such as the recreation lending library and the North Dundas Inclusion Fund. Township of North Dundas https://northdundas.com/programs-registration/
The Township of North Stormont is comprised of six distinct communities: Avonmore, Berwick, Crysler, Finch, Monkland and Moose Creek. Each community provides for their own recreational services and programming through the hard work and dedication of volunteers. The Township works closely with these groups to provide recreational services and events. For a more detailed description of each community, please click on the links below. The Township of North Stormont https://northstormont.ca/
The Township and several community groups host recreation programs in Township facilities, all with a view of getting our residents and families out and active in any season. The Township of North Glengarry https://www.northglengarry.ca/en/things-to-do/recreationprograms.aspx#
Residents of South Glengarry have access to a wide variety of recreational programs and services. Some are provided by the Recreation Department and others by the private sector, but most programs are organized by volunteers. The Township of South Glengarry https://www.southglengarry.com/en/play-and-discover/recreation-programs-and-activities.aspx#
Transition Cornwall+ Active Transportation Group: annual Walk and Roll Month campaign & activities; ongoing advocacy and work with local decision-makers (e.g., reviewing plans/policies, delivering presentations to council, supporting local issues) Transition Cornwall + https://walkandrollcornwallsdg.ca/
The Municipality of South Dundas offers free outdoor activities for people such as beaches with organized theme days, splash pads, and parks. The Municipality of South Dundas https://southdundas.com/recreation/
The Township of South Stormont offers many free recreation and leisure activities such as beaches, splash pads, parks and trails. Township of South Stormont https://www.southstormont.ca/en/recreation-and-leisure/recreation-and-leisure.aspx
Directors of Recreation Committees for Akwesasne organize various activities for the community at no cost. Mohawk Council of Akwesasne http://www.akwesasne.ca/justice/abct/arecc/
City of Cornwall has a free parks program at every park in Cornwall throughout the summer. Multiple clubs and trails associations who host regular outdoor activities for families and youth (e.g., Summerstown Forest, Cornwall Multisport Club, Cornwall Outdoor Club) City of Cornwall has an affordable access to recreation policy and subsidy programs (for children and youth); Canadian Jump Start subsidy program available across most SDG communities. City of Cornwall https://www.cornwall.ca/en/
Local Minor Baseball league for youth Cornwall District Minor Baseball http://cornwallbaseball.com/
Transition Cornwall+ holds Seedy Saturday event, film screenings, Incredible Plant Festival, Backyard Food Day and Walk and Roll Month Transition Cornwall + https://transitioncornwall.com/
Create more programs for seniors living in isolation such as home visit, a call-a-day, aging in place, and supportive home care programs.
The Befriending Program matches volunteers with people with physical disabilities. Through this new relationship, both individuals have the opportunity to explore mutual interests, enjoy each other’s company and enhance their quality of life. Carefor https://carefor.ca/services/?comaction=view&cid=15&id
Glen Stor Dun Lodge offers the elderly and adults with physical disabilities a day of fun and socialization at the Lodge – a “day away” from their homes. Glen Stor Dun Lodge https://www.cornwall.ca/en
All of Seaways Seniors 50+ programs offer some form of mental or physical benefit Seaway Seniors Citizens Club https://seawayseniors.ca/
Le CCEC offre une multitude de services et des programmes pour les personnes âgées francophones de 50 ans et plus Centre Charles-Emile Claude http://centrecharlesemileclaude.com/
Seniors club, sponsors activities to provide entertainment and fellowship for older adults in the Cornwall area Cornwall Senior Citizens Club – Branch 353 https://www.champlainhealthline.ca
Diners, Walking Groups, Meal Delivery, Befriending/Social Club, ADP, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities, wellness calls Carefor Health & Community Services Carefor.ca
SVCHC offers Primary Care Outreach for Seniors in SD&G which includes home visits. We also offer various community programs for seniors including Balance for Life exercise program, walking programs at the Civic Complex and a monthly social drop-in (lunch provided). SVCHC https://www.seawayvalleychc.ca
Meals on Wheels is a non-profit, volunteer-based support service that delivers hot, nutritious meals to homebound citizens of Cornwall who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Meals on Wheels https://www.cornwall.ca/en/
The Bayshore Home Health – Cornwall Branch, provides home care services in the City of Cornwall, Alexandria, Chesterville, Embrun, Hawkesbury, Limoges, Maxville, Morrisburg, and Van Leek Hill. We focus on the importance of our clientele and their individual needs. Our caregivers and nurses are passionate, caring and go the extra mile to tailor our services so clients feel special, comfortable and safe while they remain in their homes. Bayshore Home Health https://www.bayshore.ca/locations
The Aging at Home Strategy aims to meet the needs of people over 65 and their natural caregivers in order to encourage aging at home. By providing local support, this strategy helps seniors avoid an unnecessary loss of their independence and dignity caused by premature admission to a long-term care hospital or facility. Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie https://www.cscestrie.on.ca/en
Hands-on support with chores, meal planning and preparation, groceries, laundry, light housekeeping, transportation, social interactions and other daily tasks. Saint Elizabeth Health Care – Eastern Counties https://sehc.com/services/home-care
The Home Care Program provides in-home nursing care visits for clients who are referred by a physician with specific needs and for post-operative patients who require continued care when released from hospitals. Medical nursing treatments require a physician’s order. The nursing medical treatment provide a range of services from Intravenous therapy, wound management, palliative care, etc. Nursing visits per client can range from monthly to twice daily, according to the needs assessed. The Home Support Program assists people whose capabilities are diminished due to acute or chronic conditions. Program personnel assist with activities of daily living such as personal care, meal preparation, grocery shopping, housekeeping, and assist with medical appointments. Family support and the promotion of independence are strongly encouraged. Akwesasne Home Care Home Support http://www.akwesasne.ca/