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4 H Ontario Hastings Association

In 4-H Clubs the focus is on fun, friends, and learning cool new skills …like creating crafts, building a website, producing a play, building a smallengine, or learning all about animals!
Open to boys and girls between 8 and 21 (age varies in each province), 4-Hhas been helping develop well-rounded, responsible and independent youthsince 1913. Members engage in technical skill development, exciting projectsand other fun Club activities. Members have the opportunity to travel inCanada and beyond on exchanges, participate in cutting-edge provincial andnational conferences, and apply for more than $25,000 in available nationalscholarships.
Association Contact Judy StrikerEmail: [email protected]

Nature In Deed

Nature in Deed is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural area. You can find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property related question you may have.

Slow Food Canada

Slow Food has been active in different regions in Canada for more than 10 years, with a particularly strong presence in Montreal, Ontario and British Columbia. During this time, Slow Food has become one of the most important bi-lingual food organizations in Canada. Today, more then one thousand members belong to thirty convivia which span the country from Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island to Vancouver Island and even Whitehorse in the Yukon. Slow Food membership in Canada has been stable at around 1,300 members since 2008. Toronto has the largest convivium with roughly 200 members.

Centre for Workplace Development

CWPD is an organization dedicated to improving our local labour force, economy and training systems. This site provides you with important information and resources about local initiatives, programs and services.
We’re here to help our local industries, communities, businesses and people prepare for the future workplace. We hope that we have achieved some of this goal through the resources and information provided on this site.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us through this site or by phone and we’ll do our very best to help you out.

Friends of the Frink Centre

The Friends of the Frink Centre is a registered charitable organization that acts as a community support group for the H. R.Frink Outdoor Education Centre and Natural Science School near Belleville, Ontario.

Frink Centre

The Friends of the Frink Centre is a non-profit community volunteer organization which is dedicated to promoting environmental and experiential education in the Quinte region and beyond.
By supporting the H. R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre and Natural Science School: by providing programs for the local community and beyond and by working to promote conservation of wetlands and the watershed in the area of the Frink Centre.

Canadian Environmental Law Association

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is a non-profit, public interest organization established in 1970 to use existing laws to protect the environment and to advocate environmental law reforms.

Sustainable Cobourg

Sustainable Cobourg was formed in the summer of 2008 to organize or participate in local environmental projects, educate and increase the public’s understanding of the environment and its importance, develop and offer programs promoting the protection and preservation of the environment, and conduct and disseminate research relating to the environment.

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has been committed to wetland conservation for more than 70 years. Despite this, wetland loss continues across Canada. Up to 70 per cent of wetlands have disappeared in settled areas of the country.

Metcalf Foundation

The goal of the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation is to enhance the effectiveness of people and organizations working together to help Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy and creative society.

SPIN stands for S-mall P-lot IN-tensive

SPIN-Farming is a non-technical, easy-to-learn and inexpensive-to-implement vegetable farming system that makes it possible to earn significant income from land bases under an acre in size. Whether you are new to farming, or want to farm in a new way, SPIN can work for you because:
Its precise revenue targeting formulas and organic-based techniques make it possible to gross $50,000+ from a half- acre.
You don’t need to own land. You can affordably rent or barter a small piece of land adequate in size for SPIN-Farming production.
It works in either the city, country or small town.
It fits into any lifestyle or life cycle.
SPIN is being practiced by first generation farmers because it removes the two big barriers to entry – land and capital – as well as by established farmers who want to diversify or downsize, as well as by part-time hobby farmers.

Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre

Northumberland County has built a not-for-profit small-batch food processing facility.
Supporting farmers with fruit and vegetable value-adding opportunities to increase farm revenue, helping foodies with recipe development and working with food processing start-ups and expansions in Ontario with R&D, test batch and small batch co-packing capacity.

Bancroft Area Forest Industry Association

The Bancroft Area Forest Industry Association (BAFIA) members are typically small, family owned and operated forest practitioners ranging from loggers, sawmill operators, forest technicians, woodlot owners and managers. The geographic area of the Association and the majority of its members are defined as those lands that fall between Madoc north to Whitney and Denbigh west to Apsley in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Our mission statement is “to promote and sustain the forest industry in the Bancroft area”. We believe that sustainable forestry practices are necessary in this day and age. It is both good for the environment and business.
As a group we gather every month to voice our concerns and develop action plans to confront the issues facing our industry today.


Glynwood believes that the rural working landscape is one of civilization’s highest achievements—that a countryside featuring healthy pastures, productive crops, fruitful orchards, well-managed woodlots, and sturdy barns is aesthetically beautiful and emblematic of thriving communities.
Glynwood holds that communities are entitled to determine their futures—that, given appropriate tools, skills, and information, towns and counties will make sound decisions.
Glynwood maintains that farming done in harmony with the natural environment can be both economically viable and environmentally sustainable.
Glynwood regards food produced, distributed, and consumed locally as beneficial to human health and community, and to the natural environment.

Food Secure Canada

Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty through three inter-locking goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems.

National Farmers Union in Ontario

The National Farmers Union in Ontario promotes policies that will revitalize agriculture in Ontario by strengthening family farms. On local, national and international levels, the NFU advocates alternative structures and government policies that resist corporate control of food. With farmers and consumers, NFU works to encourage vibrant rural communities, environmentally sustainable practices and the production of safe, wholesome food.

Belleville Spinners and Weavers Guild

“The aims of the Guild are to further the interest in weaving and spinning, to increase public awareness and appreciation of these crafts, and to provide educational services to improve the skill and artistry of those participating.”

Municipality of Hastings Highlands

Known for its rolling hills and sparkling lakes, Hastings Highlands offers a vacation escape to visitors of all ages. Our Municipality is located between Bancroft and Algonquin Park. The area is rich in wildlife and superb vistas and invites a sense of freedom in every season.
Nestled along our 500 kilometres of winding roads, charming hamlets summon travellers to a unique experience. Shop at an old general store, take in a sunset on the lake, and visit an historic church. Come, wander and enjoy.

Carlow Mayo

The former townships of Carlow and Mayo were amalgamated into one municipality on January 1st, 2001. Originally settled in the mid 1800s by predominantly Irish settlers, Carlow Mayo has a long and interesting history in the Lumber and Mining industries.
Today, the municipality is known as a vacation destination. Served by Highway 28, Carlow Mayo is just an hour and a half drive from Belleville, Peterborough, Pembroke, Renfrew or Napanee. Set on rolling hills in the northern portion of Hastings County, the municipality has many pristine lakes for swimming, fishing and just plain relaxing.

Town of Bancroft

Welcome to Bancroft…Ontario’s Most Talented Town and a “A Four Season Playground Playground”

North Hastings Heritage Museum

The Museum was once the headquarters of the Bronson-Weston (formerly the Bronson Harris) Lumber Company which was in operation in the North Hastings area beginning in 1856. The Company’s head office was originally situated eight miles east of town in Dungannon Township.
The Museum itself contains ten rooms of the community’s history and has a remarkable 3040 square feet of display area. Contained within the Museum are a dining room, parlour, kitchen, and two bedrooms furnished in the style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

City of Belleville

Official site of the city, with information about tourism and attractions, business and economy, municipal services, city news and notices and community profile.

Stirling-Rawdon Township

The Township of Stirling-Rawdon is a unique destination rich in old time charm! This newly transformed village is characterized by its rich cultural venues, alluring atmosphere, and is uniquely positioned to provide visitors with the means to escape and create lasting memories. Located just 20 minutes north of the 401 at Belleville, about halfway between Toronto and Montreal, this community of 2,000 urban residents offers a lifestyle unique to Ontario. A welcome awaits you in the village with specialty shops and boutiques, relaxing cafes and restaurants, and thrilling events at the covered bridge, a focal point within the center of the village that provides a welcome place for visitors.

Centre Hastings

Centre Hastings comprises the old Township of Huntingdon and the Village of Madoc.
In common with many of the townships of Eastern Ontario, Huntingdon’s early settlement was a direct result of the American Revolution. Some 70,000 Americans fled the rebellious colonies after the war and some 50,000 of these came to Nova Scotia and to Canada.

Municipality of Tweed

Tweed is broad in all its dimensions. It has unusual breadth and depth to its natural environment, vibrant variety in its business and economic life, many social flavours and accents, and deep cultural history and roots in the landscape.

Tyendinaga Township

Whether you are interested in agriculture, recreation, history or just a quiet ride in the countryside, you will find it all in Tyendinaga Township.
Tyendinaga Township is located in the most southeasterly corner of Hastings County and approximately 10 km east of the City of Belleville.
It was created in 1820 from land surrendered to the Crown by the Mohawks of the Tyendinaga Reserve. Like the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Tyendinaga Township took its name from Joseph Brant, a noted Mohawk Chief whose Indian name was “Thayendinagea”.

Limerick Township

The Township which forms part of the County of Hastings is bordered by the Town of Bancroft, Township of Wollaston and the joined Townships of Tudor & Cashel.
The Township is located at a height of land, with waters flowing southward in the Trent River and northward into the Madawaska River. Limerick derived it’s name from a city and county in Ireland and is one of the most mountainous and heavily timbered townships in Hastings County.


You’re invited to discover the beautiful hills of North Hastings, where the forests and crystal clear lakes of Wollaston Township are only a 2 ½ hour drive away from Toronto, Ottawa and Kingston.
Wollaston offers an amazing quality of life for residents and adventure for all visitors, ensuring that you can play here and live here …… naturally. The Hamlet of Coe Hill is the urban centre of the township, where year round events and services are geared to both residents and visitors alike.


Deseronto is a town rebounding to its past 19th-century vibrancy with a 21st-century renaissance. The Town is becoming a destination of choice for business ownership, living and visiting – offering a high quality of life and close proximity to major urban centres. Characterized by its beautiful open waterfront on the Bay of Quinte; historic downtown featuring specialty shops & services, restaurants & cafes; culture and recreation experiences – come explore all that Deseronto has to offer.

Tudor and Cashel

Tudorc and Cashel Municipal Office is online to give you instant access to a wealth of information around the clock. We hope you enjoy your visit, and find getting around easy and interesting. We also know there is no substitute for up close and personal, so call or visit us anytime during working hours Mon, Tues, Wed.- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Township’s Municipal building. While you are here why not have a look at our photo gallery.

Marmora and Lake

Marmora and Lake is a beautiful little municipality, part of Hastings County and located in central southern Ontario. It is equidistant from Ottawa and Toronto and the main village is located along Hwy 7, a major transportation route for trucks and vehicles traveling to and through those destinations. The largest village, Marmora, is surrounded by water from Crowe River, Crowe Lake and Beaver Creek.

Madoc Township

Welcome to the tranquility and beauty of one of Eastern Ontario’s best kept secrets – Madoc Township. Easily accessed by Highway 7 or Highway 62, travellers will find our friendly, rural community offers much more than scenic drives among the wildlife. Come to find your roots; visit a historic sawmill; stop by the workshop of a local artisan; play a game of golf. Whatever brings you here, we’re sure you’ll take a bit of Eastern Ontario home with you when you leave.

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Tyendinaga, as part of the Mohawk Nation, is a healthy, sustainable Kanienkeha community, built on and united by our language, culture, traditions, knowledge, and history. We exercise our rights and responsibilities for the protection of and respect for our people, our land, our resources, and the environment.

Arts Route

The Arts Route directs you to artists, artisans and galleries across Hastings County. The Arts Route creates a trail of discovery to painters, potters, jewellery makers, photographers and other creative people. Travel the Arts Route at your leisure, at your own pace, enjoying beautiful local artwork.

North Hastings Naturally

In co-operation with the Hastings County Economic Development Office and with its own member organizations, the North Hastings Economic Development Committee will act as a catalyst to encourage and strengthen economic development in North Hastings.

Small Business Centre Prince Edward, Hastings County, Quinte

Want to talk about starting or growing your business, simply contact us at a location most convienant for you and we will be pleased to arrange an appointment.
Consider us your one-stop resource for help with the challenges, questions and sometimes the uncertainty of starting and growing your business. You are not alone, we are here to help.

Trenval Business Development Corporation

Got a great idea for a new business? Looking for help to get started? Trenval can help you turn your business idea into a reality with counselling, information and financing.

Ontario Nature

Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. Ontario Nature is a charitable organization representing more than 30,000 members and supporters and 140 member groups across Ontario. Since it was established as the Federation of Ontario Naturalists in 1931, Ontario Nature has been a champion for nature in Ontario.

Ontario Highlands Tourism Organizaton

The Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is one of 13 Regional Tourism Organizations created by the Ontario government to increase tourism to the province. The OHTO covers a large region in eastern Ontario which includes the counties of Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Lanark, Lennox and Addington, and Renfrew.
The OHTO’s mandate is to build and support a competitive tourism region through marketing and product development. The OHTO functions in partnership with established and recognized tourism organizations, municipalities and entities within the region to move forward in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.
The OHTO operates as a not-for-profit organization and was founded in October 2010.

Bay of Quinte Tourism

On Lake Ontario’s north shore discover Bay of Quinte Country. Famous for waterfront trails, sandy beaches, fishing, golfing, boating, sailing, cycling, snowmobiling…a great-taste, destination for orchards, vineyards, farm stands, sugar bushes and signature dining…a buzzing cultural centre, for music, theatre, art and crafts, Bay of Quinte Country…your Eastern Ontario travel and vacation destination.

Ontario Fresh responds to the growing interest in local food by wholesale and commercial buyers. It is a free marketing service, online community and product database created to expand the local Ontario food market for both buyers and sellers.
Our aim is to connect across the food service value chain, linking institutions, food retail, chefs, restaurants, caterers and distributors as well as growers and producers. Local food is big business, and is providing tools that will assist buyers to source local products quickly and easily while opening the door for Ontario producers to create new business relationships.

The Monieson Centre: Knowledge Impact in Society

Many of Canada’s rural communities are in economic, demographic, educational and social decline, according to a 2006 Interim Senate Report on rural poverty. The Monieson Knowledge Impact in Society (KIS) project will mobilize academic knowledge to increase rural Eastern Ontario’s economic activity in order to grow healthier rural communities. KIS is a collaborative effort among The Monieson Centre, led by its Director Dr. Yolande Chan, Queen’s School of Business, the Eastern Ontario CFDC Network, and the PELA CFDC.

Quinte Field Naturalists

The Quinte Field Naturalists Association, affiliate of Ontario Nature, is a non-profit organization sponsoring nature education, conservation and research. It was founded in 1949 and incorporated in 1990, and encompasses the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward. The Quinte Field Naturalists Association is legally entitled to hold real estate and accept bequests.
Quinte Field Naturalists’ Treasurer
43 Parkdale Drive,
Belleville, ON
K8P 2P3

Canadian Beef – Goodness at every bite

This website is about everything to do with beef. It been set up by the Beef Information Centre (BIC), the Beef Market Development division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. BIC uses an integrated approach, focusing programs on five key areas – improving the quality and consistency of beef; increasing beef’s convenience; expanding the use and value of all cuts; improving food safety; and improving consumers’ perceptions about beef’s healthfulness and wholesomeness.


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