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Provincial Election = this Thursday, June 7th
This is your opportunity to have your say about Ontario's future. There is a lot at stake for our families, and our communities and it is an important opportunity for all of us to weigh-in. Here are FOCA's thoughts on the subject:

To learn more about voting in Ontario, review priorities identified by FOCA, and link to the latest news about what the parties are saying on many key issues, visit:

FOCA's Gold-level Sponsors


Cottage Life
CottageLINK Rental Management
Sponsors support our work. Please, support them!
Speaking of Voting...

Planning for the Municipal Election on October 22nd 
FOCA has created an elections Toolkit for member Associations interested in getting out the vote in rural Ontario this fall!  Download your "Vote for the Future" toolkit from this webpage:

The  Vote for your Future  campaign encourages you to get involved, and to pledge to VOTE at your rural municipality.  Remember: in a  municipal election , you may vote wherever you own property.

FOCA's Silver-level Sponsors


More FOCA Publications

Waterfront Property Owners & Rural Economic Development

Have you read the FOCA report about waterfront owners yet? 

Check out the infographic we created, to summarize the findings. 

Waterfront property owners (WPO) are significant economic contributors to rural communities in Ontario!  This report summarizes the survey FOCA conducted last year, highlights the ways WPO in eastern Ontario are already participating in their rural communities, and identifies gaps and opportunities to improve our rural communities. It also includes case studies about people who have already made the move to working from their waterfront community.

Events - Recent & Upcoming

Muskoka Summit on the Environment
May 24-25, 2018 - Bracebridge. FOCA participated in the Muskoka Summit on the Environment, themed, " Restoring our relationship with the natural world." (image courtesy Lyndsie McGregor)

"Septic Savvy" Lake Networking Event
May 26, 2018 - Perth. FOCA spoke at this event, hosted by the Lake Networking Group, which featured septic system information and displays, along with expert speakers.  

Lake Stewardship Planning Event 
June 2, 2018 - Plevna.  Your Lake, Your Community: Lake Stewardship Planning Seminar. FOCA was one of several expert speakers at this event for lake associations in North Frontenac Township. 

FOCA Cottage Succession Seminar Series
June 2, 2018 - Our first Cottage Succession event of 2018 was held in Haliburton with the Soyers Lake Ratepayers Association, the Lake Kashagawigamog Organization, and a full house of enthusiastic attendees. 

FOCA is on-the-road this summer, with estate lawyer Peter Lillico, helping your family start the conversation about how to "keep the 'family' in the family cottage." 

Next stops:
> June 16th - Muskoka region (hosted by the Gloucester Pool Cottagers' Association)
> July 14th - Kawarthas region (hosted by the Cavendish Community Ratepayers Association)
Get more information  here:

FOCA's Bronze-level Sponsors

Dock in a Box

Cottage Dreams


Nature Clean New Logo 2013


Canadian Canoe Museum
Association Tools

Planning your 2018 AGM, or preparing your Newsletter?  FOCA can help with that.
Do you hand out printed information at your association meetings? Please share some FOCA materials with your members! Contact the office for print copies of FOCA's 2017 Year in Review, or the abbreviated 4-page summary containing an overview of our latest programs and accomplishments.
Have a 5 or 10 minute spot on your AGM agenda? Show one of FOCA's newest videos
Stream them on YouTube if you've got internet access, or contact the office for a DVD copy instead!
Want to give a presentation about "What FOCA does and why we're members"? Contact the office for a short slide presentation.
Got a little space in your Association Newsletter? Please include this FOCA ad to remind your members about their benefits and our work. Contact the office for a PDF of the image at the side.

Get your Vote for the Future local elections toolkit. Download it here.

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