Bancroft Family Health Team (BFHT) Receives Eastern Ontario Development Program Support

Bancroft Family Health Team

Regarding the BFHT's Project:
“One of the most important aspects of this program is removing barriers to care for those patients that are the most vulnerable and unable to attend out of town appointments. Patients that are facing many challenges such as poverty, lack of transportation, and employment security were previously not able to get advanced specialist health care before this program was implemented.”
  Sandra McGrath, Executive Director
  Bancroft Family Health Team

The Bancroft Family Health Team will benefit from an investment announced April 27, 2017 by Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin and Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings−Lennox and Addington.

The CFDC of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin is pleased to provide support to the Bancroft Family Health Team with an investment of $88,000 over two years under the Eastern Ontario Development Program’s Community Innovation stream. The funding will support technological innovation. Through this project, local healthcare services have been expanded, utilizing technology to provide remote access to specialists in urban centres. The project has resulted in three new jobs and the strengthening of two existing jobs, which will benefit Bancroft and area.

Commenting on the project, Dr. Carolyn Brown, a Bancroft, ON physician, said, “This technology opens up a world of possibility. Rather than having to spend the day going to the city for a specialist appointment, at least some of these visits can now take place at our new medical centre, right here in Bancroft.”

This project provides the Bancroft Family Health Team the option to offer some of these appointments in their facility through the use of cutting edge technology. By using telemedicine and video conferencing, patients now have better access to specialized medical care.

Wideman's Farm Service Success Story

“We are thankful for the assistance from Community Futures to help purchase some new equipment: A CNC plasma cutter and a CNC press brake along with a dust collector and all related items. We are a welding and fabricating shop and up to the purchasing of the new equipment we had been outsourcing all cut and formed parts. We are now able to do all of this in-house which boosts our productivity.”
Eli Wideman, Owner, Wideman’s Farm Service

Wideman’s Farm Service will benefit from an investment announced January 17, 2017 by Community Futures Development Corporation of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin (CFDC), and Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings−Lennox and Addington.

The CFDC of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin is pleased to provide support for the Integration of New Technology with an investment of $100,000 under the Eastern Ontario Development Program’s Business Development stream. The funding will support technological innovation, resulting in increased productivity and efficiencies and new jobs.

213"With assistance from our local Community Futures, we were able to create more efficiency when processing sales. Thanks to updated modules for our systems, inventory and ordering times have been reduced drastically. Connecting our website with our inventory has created a much more efficient experience for online buyers."
Janis Whitehead, Co-owner, Old Tin Shed

The Old Tin Shed will benefit from an investment announced January 10, 2017 by Community Futures Development Corporation of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin (CFDC) and Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings−Lennox and Addington.

The CFDC of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin is pleased to provide support for the Integration of New Technology with an investment of $14,212 under the Eastern Ontario Development Program’s Business Development stream. The funding will support technological innovation leading to the creation of a new internet-based sales platform, resulting in increased productivity and efficiencies and three new jobs.

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