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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ontario Trails News - be sure to check out the National Trails Program

National Trails Program Project Round Two

In 2009-10 many OTC members were beneficiaries of federal funding that went to support trail development in Ontario. The OTC worked hard for about 5 years to process that funding and create that envelope.

For information on the program use this link:

This past spring the federal budget announced another round of funding. This time the projects run for two fiscal years, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

The project application process is now open. To begin your application use this link:

In Ontario the OTC has been retained to assist members process their NON-Motorized and multi-use trail applications to the NTC. This facilitation includes:
  • application review
  • assisting in application completion
  • ensuring applicants are eligible to apply
  • processing at decision making committee (ORAC)
  • negotiating with other use groups in multi-use applications
  • reporting on grant to NTC Ontario, national non-motorized and NTC National Coordinator and related staff
  • ensure file is audit ready
Snowmobile and ORV will be processed through their own channels, however dialogue with these groups is key to overall success.

The application deadline is August 15, 2014. (THis seems short but it is 15 days longer than in 2009-10. A small fee relative to the value of the project will be charged for this service. Please contact the OTC to discuss - 613-484-1140, or