FOCA wants lake associations to thrive!
Our Member Associations have special access to resources and information that is tailored to help Ontario lake and road associations.
Links to these resources are provided below…
You Asked: “How can we best use FOCA resources and show the value of our membership in FOCA?” Click to download FOCA’s answer (PDF, 1 page), including links to our top tips!
Association “Toolkit” Resources:
NOTE: You will need your FOCA Member Login to access some of these materials. Apply by email, and we will send you back your member Login, during business hours.
Member resources related to governance during COVID-19:
Tips for holding an AGM during the pandemic, banking advice for not-for-profit account holders, governance advice during the pandemic, and more…
NEW! FOCA’s “Lake Association Welcome Binder” is a full template your Association can personalize and circulate to new members and/or visitors to the lake. This amazing resource is adapted from a member Association’s own document, now available for you to customize, as part of your FOCA membership. Chapters include: what the Association does; water quality considerations; fish and boating best practices; emergency info; garbage and recycling; rental responsibilities, and more!
Association Risk Management manual and access to the member rate for the FOCA Liability Insurance Program – NOTE: this paid coverage also includes unlimited access to a Legal Helpline for your Association
Facebook 101 for Lake Associations (PDF, 2 pgs)
Association Webpage Offer from FOCA, to enable Associations to have a web presence (PDF, 2 pages)
Information on rural road issues (including Who’s in Charge and How to get everyone to pay)
Information on rural property issues (septics, taxes, land use planning, mining, energy and utilities)
Tools and tips for working with various levels of government – “Who Does What?“
Access to FOCA’s Lake Planning Handbook for community groups
Updates on FOCA’s advocacy files and policy updates important to you and your community
Fact sheets and videos on a variety of topics – feel free to share these resources! (Please credit FOCA as the source)
Environmental stewardship resources and library
Cottage safety information (insurance, fire, boating)
Special offers and benefits from our corporate partners, including access to the first group insurance program for cottagers, exclusively available to FOCA members, and a teleconferencing offer for your Association
Looking for info on a particular topic?
1) Visit the Resources page and type a word (or words) into the “SEARCH” box to find all FOCA information posted on that topic.
2) Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact the FOCA office.
Get additional resources for nonprofit organizations, here: http://nonprofitlaw.cleo.on.ca/current-law/top-nonprofit-law-resources/ with information about holding meetings, taking minutes, incorporating, and more.