2022 Kingston Community Climate Action Fund projects announced!

Three projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the community and provide a suite of additional benefits have been announced by the 2022-23 Kingston Climate Action Fund (KCCAF). The KCCAF invites community members to get involved by donating to support important projects proposed by the Frontenac Club Day Care Integration Programme, Sustainable Kingston, and Ongwanada. Stop by any KCCU branch to donate and have your gift matched by KCCU up to $5000. Donations are also being accepted online through CanadaHelps and the Kingston City Hall Payment Centre.  

“It’s been so great seeing incredible projects made a reality through the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund,” says Mayor Paterson. “This fund is a great example of working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and with the support of the community and the generosity of the Kingston Community Credit Union, we can make three more ambitious projects possible!”    

Now in its third year, the City of Kingston’s Community Climate Action Fund is seeking to raise $112,308 to support three community climate action projects.100% of all funds raised will go directly to these Kingston charities. Tax receipts will be distributed for donations of $20 and over. 

“This is our largest target goal so far, but one we are confident we can meet with the generous support of the Kingston community,” says Julie Salter-Keane, Manager of the City’s Climate Leadership Division. 

Learn more about the City of Kingston’s Climate Action Fund on the website.  

Projects that need your support: 

Frontenac Club Day Care Integration Programme - Fundraising goal: $59,510 
Frontenac Club Day Care is seeking your support for building retrofits that will create 20 new licensed daycare spaces in Kingston and a new wheelchair-accessible preschool and infant rooms. These building retrofits include the installation of two new heat pump systems in both the coach house and infant house well as spray foam insulation, improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). 

Ongwanada - Fundraising goal: $19,600 
Ongwanada is seeking your support to purchase an electric wheelchair transport bike that can be used to take the residents of Ongwanada on outdoor excursions in Kingston to help maintain their mental and physical health. The electric bike will provide the necessary support residents need while enjoying the outdoors and staying active. These bikes would reduce Ongwanada’s contribution to GHGs by taking residents out for excursions in an electric-powered bike instead of a fossil fuel-burning van. 

Sustainable Kingston - Fundraising goal: $33,198    
Sustainable Kingston is seeking your support for the purchase of an electric vehicle that will replace gas-powered vehicle use. This electric vehicle will be used by the Residential Energy Auditors when they perform home energy audits across Kingston, directly reducing GHGs and promoting energy conservation.  

How to donate:  

Donations to the fund are accepted at all KCCU branches, with the KCCU committed to matching donations made through the bank up to $5,000. 

"Thanks to the generosity of the Kingston Community Credit Union, your contributions to local climate action will be matched up to $5,000, bringing us closer to a goal that will support three passionate organizations and their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” adds Salter-Keane. 

Donations are also being accepted online through CanadaHelps and the Kingston City Hall Payment Centre.