Funding Programs

The Township of Huron-Kinloss offers funding programs to assist our residents advance their education and businesses provide workplace training for employees. Contact the Project Coordinator or call 519-395-3735 to submit an application or for more details.

Early Investment in Education and Skills Program

This program is funded by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to support education and skills training for residents of areas actively participating in Canada’s plan as a way to contribute to community well-being and capacity.

The Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee partnered with the NWMO to provide the Early Investment in Education and Skills Program that supports education and skills training for Huron-Kinloss residents, and funding for youth learning initiatives focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 

The program funding for 2022 is $30,000 and will be directly provided by the NWMO. All applications should be sent to the Project Coordinator.

Applications for both Continued Skills Development and Workplace Training are now being accepted. 

Early Investment in Education and Skills 2022

 Support for Youth STEM Camps

Attending a summer camp can be a fun and exciting experience for anyone! In Huron-Kinloss, we want to support our youth attending camps by providing support for camp registration through the Early Investment in Education and Skills program.

Huron-Kinloss youth are eligible to receive 50% off the registration fee to a maximum of $100, for a Science, Math, Technology, Environmental or Robotics camp. The camper must be a resident of Huron-Kinloss, however, the camp does not have to be in Township.

• Pre-approval of your application is required.
• Proof of registration is required.
• Limited funds are available.
• Transportation may be available.
• Applications are dependent on funding received for the program.

For more information, contact Elyse Dewar, Project Coordinator at edewar@huronkinloss.com

Support for Elementary Schools

Elementary Schools in Huron-Kinloss are eligible to apply for funding up to a maximum of $2,500 from the Early Investment in Education and Skills program to support science, technology, math and environmental learning and enrichment initiatives for youth.

This funding is for 2022 and applications need to be received prior to December 2022 to be considered. 

Pre-approval is required. 

For questions, please contact Elyse Dewar, Project Coordinator at edewar@huronkinloss.com

Complete and submit the Support of Elementary School Application Form

Support for Licensed Childcare Centers

Licensed childcare centers in Huron-Kinloss are eligible to apply for funding up to a maximum of $500 from the Early Investment in Education and Skills program to support science, technology, math and environmental learning and enrichment initiatives for youth.

This funding is for 2022 and applications need to be received prior to December 2022 to be considered. 

Pre-approval is required. 

For questions, please contact Elyse Dewar, Project Coordinator at edewar@huronkinloss.com

Complete and submit the Support for Licensed Childcare Centers Application Form

 Continuing Skills Development

Huron-Kinloss residents who furthered their education by taking courses (in-class or online), programs or training may be eligible to receive funding support of 50% of the course registration fee up to a max of $1,000. This also includes course materials such as books, tools, etc. Applicants must be a resident of Township of Huron-Kinloss. Pre-approval of your application is required.  Proof that you have completed the program will be required.  Limited funds are available.

Course options may include, but not limited to:

  • Project Management

  • Computer literacy and skills

  • Customer service

  • Bookkeeping

Application form

 Workplace Training

Huron-Kinloss businesses who provide workplace training for employees may be eligible to receive funding up to 50% of registration fee for up to $500 per employee. Businesses may be eligible to a maximum limit up to $2,000 per year. Courses must be relevant to the applicant's workplace. Pre-approval of the application is required. Proof that you have completed the program will be required. Limited funds are available.

Training opportunities may include, but not limited to:

  • Health and safety training

  • Computer courses

  • First Aid/CPR training

  • Working From Heights

  • Heavy Equipment Training

Workplace Training Application

Environmental Projects through Youth Funding

Funding up to $5,000 is committed to hire a youth with interest in the environment and environmental projects to work at the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens.

Sponsorship and Donation Program

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Sponsorship and Donations program was created to help small, local initiatives that support the well-being of communities and support for local municipal, First Nation or Métis initiatives up to $3,000. The NWMO has a strong focus on collaboration in our work and we want to ensure that we are supporting events, activities and causes that have strong interest and support from others in their community. To make sure there is lots of opportunity for others to contribute, the NWMO will only fund up to 30 per cent of an ongoing (e.g., annual) program or event

This program is meant to help small, local initiatives that support the well-being of communities. It is not meant to fund local businesses, individuals or typical operations of municipalities, bands or other levels of government (e.g. town infrastructure, maintenance services, etc.). It is also not intended to support staff social events. Initiatives involving political, religious or controversial causes are also ineligible. Additionally, we cannot consider requests for retroactive funding, multi-year agreements or scholarships through this program. For further information contact Paul Austin.