Our motto is “always do more”. This extends from our accounting practice to the community we serve. We wouldn’t be here without the support of this community and we’re committed to giving back whenever we can to help make this a better place for us all to live.
After all, community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
Orillia leads pack for Coldest Night of the Year fundraising
Orillia is once again showing the rest of the country how much generosity can be found in a small city.
Last month’s Coldest Night of the Year walk was the city’s most successful yet, raising $128,588 to combat homelessness — and there’s still time to donate.
Organizers had set a goal of $110,000.
Feds to provide up to $6.3M for Building Hope
A federal grant could provide a huge, multi-million-dollar boost to Orillia’s Building Hope initiative.
The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter learned recently that it could receive $6.3 million in grants from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
Shelter executive director Linda Goodall said the grants will be delivered as long as certain criteria are met.
The Lighthouse and Building Hope update
Construction of first phase of Building Hope project could start this summer!
At Monday night’s city council committee meeting, councillors voted unanimously to forgive the $390,000 loan the municipal government provided to The Lighthouse Christian Ministries, so the agency can, with its partners, create 20 supportive housing units as part of its ambitious multi-phase facility on Queen Street.
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Ontario Winter Games 2018 in Orillia!
The 2018 Ontario Winter Games will attract more than 3,000 athletes, competing in approximately 25 sports over the four-day event. It is estimated the Ontario Winter Games will help generate nearly $6 million in economic activity in Orillia and area.
Building Hope Property Announcement
City council approved a zoning-bylaw amendment Friday to allow a shelter to be built at 75 Queen St. In the process, it cemented its $450,000 loan to the Lighthouse for the purchase of the property, the future home of the shelter at the centre of the Building Hope campaign.