Community Well-Being

The Community Well-Being Program allocates funding for community projects that focus on:

  • arts, culture and heritage
  • sports and recreation
  • social and health
  • environmental and other

This was made possible through programs offered by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) when Huron-Kinloss was in the site-selection process and learning more about Canada's Long Term Plan for Used Nuclear Fuel.

Applicants are required to follow specific guidelines and meet deadlines in order to be approved for the funding. The 2020 Community Well-Being Program is now closed.


In 2018, the NWMO provided $100,000 of funding to enhance community capacity and well-being. We received 30 applications the first year. In 2019, we received 22 eligible applications and in 2020, we received 19 eligible applications. In total, we've given $300,000 in funding to organizations and groups in our community.


The Community Well-Being Program committee includes:

  • Mary Rose Walden, CAO
  • Emily Dance, Clerk
  • Jodi MacArthur, Treasurer
  • Don Murray, Councillor
  • Lillian Abbott

Successful projects

The committee is excited to announce the successful projects supported by the 2020 Community Well-Being Program.

Past projects

Bruce Botanical Food Gardens


Building raised planter boxes to maximize growing season

HAWK Theatre


A new sound system

South Kinloss Presbyterian Church


Painting the Roof

Ripley Christmas Hamper


Christmas gifts, clothes, food for area families in need of assistance at Christmas time

Kinloss Community Centre


A new energy efficient furnace and duct work

Pine River Watershed Initiative Network


Tree purchasing and planting

Huron-Bruce Minor Hockey – Parent's Auxiliary


New jerseys for the Huron-Bruce Minor Hockey Association

Pine River United Church


Automatic Door for the building

Ripley Agricultural Society


Door replacement, repairs and maintenance to the Ag Society Building

Purple Grove Community Centre


Upgrade front door to make it accessible

Ripley-Huron Community School – Student Council Committee


Outdoor pergola for the playground

Point Clark Boat Club


Repairs to the Point Clark Harbour break wall

Lucknow Agricultural Society


Family Fun Zone activities at the Lucknow Fall Fair

Huron Bruce Minor Hockey Association


Power Skating, drills and ice rental

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 440 Ladies Auxiliary


Construction of a new pantry

Lucknow Horticultural Society


Self-watering containers for planters

Ripley Curling Club


Construct an addition to the building to store rain-watering collection tanks

Kincardine and District Community Living


Summer Supported Volunteer Program

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kincardine


Send 10 Huron-Kinloss children to Camp Kintail

Mayfair Ukulele Group


New music stands, music sheets and uniforms