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Community Improvement Plan

The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen retained FOTENN Consultants Inc. in 2016 to assist with the development of a Community Improvement Plan for the Village of Havelock. Under the Official Plan, the Village of Havelock is a designated Community Improvement Area. Council and the Economic Development Committee approved the Community Improvement Plan in 2017.  The Township is now accepting applications for the Community Improvement Plan.  Please see the list of documents below.

What is a Community Improvement Plan?

A Community Improvement Plan is a tool under the Planning Act which allows municipalities to provide stimulus funding in support of economic development and/or community revitalization initiatives. The Community Improvement Plan will describe the nature of eligible projects, funding programs and timelines. The Community Improvement Plan will allow the Township to direct funding programs toward projects and issues that are unique to the Village of Havelock. Examples of improvements that can be funded through a Community Improvement Plan include:

  • Downtown revitalization
  • Preservation and adaptive re-use of heritage and industrial buildings
  • Environmental assessment, remediation and redevelopment of Brownfields
  • Commercial building façade improvements
  • Project feasibility studies
  • Space conversion for residential and commercial uses
  • Structural improvements to buildings
  • Property tax assistance for remediation

Village of Havelock Community Improvement Plan documents

Need some Help?

Our Economic Development Officer is ready and willing to help you make informed decision about starting a business in the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen and can be reached at or 705-778-2308, ext. 123.

Community Futures Peterborough is supported by the Government of Canada and managed by a local volunteer Board of Directors.

Community Futures Peterborough helps small and medium businesses access services and capital, enhances the local economic and employment growth through community-based planning and economic development initiatives. Their interest rates on loans are much lower than banks and more flexible repayment plans. 

  • Make an appointment with one of their team members to talk about where you want to be and what they can do to get you there.

Kinds of support:

  • Financial,
  • counselling, and
  • business development.

Will help you find out which of their services is the best fit for you. 

Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries to promote regional tourism activity in the area that is now branded as Kawarthas Northumberland. It was created through the Tourism Competitiveness Study completed in 2009.

Destination Canada markets Canada as a tourism destination to the world to bring visitors to Canada.

Destination Ontario markets the province of Ontario both domestically and internationally as a tourism destination to bring visitors to Ontario.

Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) markets the Kawarthas Northumberland region as a tourism destination to bring visitors to Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough City / County and Northumberland.

Destination Marketing/Management Organizations (DMO’s) such as Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas and Northumberland County market their respective regions as tourism destinations to bring visitors to their region. 

For more information about the Regional Tourism Organization system and the 13 regions represented, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

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