Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations updates provided by John Campbell, MPOA FOCA Representative:
June 22, 2021
As a member of the MPOA you are automatically enrolled as a member of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations FOCA. This organization addresses issues of relevance to cottagers on a provincial level. Its website and publications also contain much useful information for the individual cottager.
FOCA has released its 2020 Year in Review report which is posted on their website https://foca.on.ca/2020-year-in-review/.
You are also welcome (and encouraged) to subscribe to receive the FOCA Elert which is their monthly e-news, filled with cottage country policy updates, environmental notices, event information and much more. To help show partners and government the size and significance of the waterfront community, their goal is to increase their subscription list (from 12,000 now) to 50,000. Sign up for free Elerts, here:https://bit.ly/FOCAelert50Kand then tell two friends.
June 9, 2021
As many of you are aware, MPOA is a member of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA). This umbrella group represents the interests of all cottage associations, particularly on issues of Province-wide concern.
What you may be less familiar with is the wealth of useful information to be found on their website, https://foca.on.ca/
While general in scope, many of the articles are pertinent to the individual cottage owner. Examples include:
- Welcome to Cottage Country,
- COVID – 19 Updates from FOCA,
- Electricity Pricing,
- Emergency response in remote areas – be prepared,
- Lake Partners Program – Sample Results and Assistance,
- Shoreline Owner’s Guide to Healthy Waterfronts,
- Invasive Species – Overview,
- Responsible Cottage Rental,
- Boating Safety,
- Cottage roads,
- Current Updates.
You are encouraged to check it out. If there are issues of a Province-wide nature that you do not find but think should be addressed, let us know so that we can forward your suggestion on.