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Grants to Organizations

The Town of Renfrew is now accepting applications for GRANTS to ORGANIZATIONS for 2022.

The Town of Renfrew's Municipal Grants Program is to assist the funding of cultural, recreational and social organizations operating within the Town of Renfrew that provide programs which are of general benefit to the community.  Eligible groups include volunteer, amateur, registered charity or not-for-profit community groups.

The deadline is February 28, 2022, so apply today!

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Mental Health Is So Important

January 26 is Bell Let's Talk Day, and We Want Everyone to Have Access to the Many Amazing Resources in Renfrew County and Area

Support Resources in Renfrew County

Mental, Physical and Emotional Well- Being Should Always be a Priority

However, as we have been trying to navigate through the stress, fear, and isolation that this last year has caused, now more than ever it needs to be a focus.

We want to ensure that everybody has access to and knowledge of the help available to them, no matter the cause or nature of their personal crisis.

**Please never suffer alone, because there is always someone there to help**

Things to Remember:
You don’t have to be perfect, and no one expects you to be.

Having a bad day is OK!

Small steps are also progress.

Asking for help is strength.

People love and appreciate you!

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the small voice at the end of the day, saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’” ~ Mary Ann Radmacher.


Crisis Line

“Our professionally trained Crisis Line Responders are there to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A crisis can include difficulty dealing with stress, overwhelming feelings, symptoms of depression, anxiety or psychosis, suicidal thoughts, or any concerns regarding your mental health or that of your loved ones.” (Taken from the Crisis Line website)

24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line: 1.866.996.0991


Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County

“We offer support to women over the age of 16 who have experienced or are experiencing some form of sexual violence.  We also offer support to family members, partners and the community.  We are a non-profit organization funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General and the generous support of people in Renfrew County.” (Taken from the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County Website)

Phone: 1-800-663-3060


The Phoenix Centre

“The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families is a mental health treatment centre for children and youth 17 and under.” (Taken from the Phoenix Centre website)




Victim Services of Renfrew County Inc.

“Victim Services of Renfrew County Inc. is a non-profit volunteer-based organization which assists police and other emergency services in providing emotional and practical assistance to people who have experienced a crime, tragic life event or community disaster including:

Domestic Violence / Partner Assault

Sexual Violence

Human Trafficking”

Victim Services of Renfrew County Inc believes that every Victim has the right to heal from a crime or tragic circumstance.  Our program creates opportunities, fosters hope and builds safer and healthier communities.” (Taken from the Victims Services of Renfrew County Inc. website)

Telephone: 613-649-2852




MHSRC - Mental Health Services of Renfrew County

“Mental Health Services of Renfrew County (MHSRC) is a program administered by the Pembroke Regional Hospital. We offer a full range of public health services supporting mental wellness and recovery for individuals ages 16 years and older, living in Renfrew County, who are in distress or living with mental illness and/or addiction.

Professional, compassionate, personalized care is offered at no cost, in-home and in the community, to all service users, both as hospital in-patients or recovering at home in the community, on a voluntary basis. A voluntary service is one where service users drive participation in their recovery.” (Taken from Pembroke Regional Hospital Website)

MHSRC Central Referral and Info Line:

Local Phone: 613-732-8770 extension 8006

Toll Free Phone: 1-800-991-7711 extension 8006

Renew Supervision Services

“ We understand that, at times, families go through difficult situations. Regardless of the difficulties a family may face, the bond between a child and his/her parents should never be broken. We strive to ensure that this bond remains intact.  Renew Supervision Services facilitates a safe environment for children and families who require supervised access visits.

We also provide professionally facilitated online parenting classes and anger management courses to parents looking to navigate the challenges of parenting during a time of separation or to gain better control over their emotions. Our programs are private and conducted one-on-one online. For that reason, our content is tailored to meet your specific needs and address your concerns. Because sessions are private, our scheduling is flexible so facilitation times can work around your professional and personal commitments. All programs come with a certificate of completion and letter outlining topics discussed to better support those with court orders.” (Taken from the Renew Supervision Services website)

Phone: 613 983 1317



Crisis Services Canada

“Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. We are committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible.” (taken from the Crisis Services Canada Website)

Crisis Services Canada (CSC) evolved out of the Canadian Distress Line Network (CDLN) – a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services that has been engaging members since 2002.

In recent years, the network has formalized and CSC was formed. Its structure and focus is geared to strengthening regional service delivery and ensuring gaps in mental health and suicide prevention and support nationwide are addressed.

In 2017, the organization incorporated under the name Crisis Services Canada and launched the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS). CSC is a collaboration of non-profit distress and crisis service centres from across Canada.
CSC is guided by several core goals and principles. We believe that partnerships are the key to increasing services and improving outcomes for individuals in distress, crisis or those who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. 

We all share a commitment to operating best practices in suicide practices, methods and a common set of core values to ensure we help those in need.
CSC members have decades of experience in providing distress and suicide prevention support to people all ages in need across Canada.



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Job Opportunity - Summer Student Tourism Ambassadors

The Town of Renfrew Is Looking for Some Outgoing and Motivated Summer Students to Act as Tourism Ambassadors for Our Amazing Town!

Tourist Ambassador (3 Positions)

Clerk’s Department


The Municipality invites applications for the position of Tourist Ambassador Leader.


Tourist Ambassadors will work throughout Renfrew offering visitors information about the area. Tourism Ambassador’s will also assist with Town special events throughout their work term.  Knowledge of Renfrew and the surrounding area and previous customer service experience is required. Students studying tourism, marketing or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. The Tourist Ambassador may be assigned additional duties as assigned by the Clerk’s Department.


  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong Communication skills and knowledge of Renfrew (and area) amenities and attractions
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to self-organize and stay motivated in assigned tasks
  • Strong research and social media skills
  • Accountable, responsible and goal oriented
  • A history of committed work experience considered an asset
  • Familiar with digital marketing software platforms such as Canva, Wordpress, and iMovie considered an asset

Students must be in school full time and returning to full time studies in September.

All applicants must be able to provide Proof of Vaccination, as per the Town of Renfrew's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Proof of Vaccination is defined as having received all recommended doses of a vaccine that is Health Canada recommended or required to produce an immune response to COVID-19.


Rate of Pay/Hours of Work:


30-40 Hours per week including days, weekends and evenings (May – August)

Closing Date: Tuesday February 18, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

Submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format (c/o Victoria Charbonneau) in one of the following ways:


In Person/Mail: Renfrew Town Hall – 127 Raglan Street South Renfrew, ON

Fax: 613-432-7245

If you wish to be considered for multiple summer student positions, please submit a detailed cover letter and resume for EACH position. Interested applicants must clearly indicate which job opportunity they wish to apply for.

We thank all applicants for their interest - only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Town of Renfrew is an equal opportunity employer and all information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

The Town of Renfrew will attempt to provide reasonable accommodation for a known disability for an applicant or employee if requested.

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Newly Effective COVID Restrictions Affecting Some Town Facilities and Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID Restrictions Impact Town of Renfrew Facilities, Programs and Services Renfrew, Ontario – January 4th, 2022

·       The Ma-te-way Activity Centre and the Recreation Centre are suspending indoor recreational activities effective January 5, 2022 with resumption no earlier than January 26, 2022.

·       Frew Fest has been cancelled, and Winter Programs are being suspended.

·       Capacity at the Renfrew Public Library is limited to 50% effective January 5, 2022.

·       No new outdoor fire burning permits will be processed during the month of January 2022.  Existing 2021 permits will be extended during this service disruption.

·       All other town services are unaffected, ie. garbage/recycling pick-up, winter road maintenance, engineering/planning/building services, and administration/financial services.

·       The Town continues to encourage that payments be made utilizing options of online or telephone banking, mailing a cheque to Town Hall or leaving a cheque payment in the Town Hall drop box at 127 Raglan Street South.


For any further information, please contact, or call 613-432-4848

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Town of Renfrew


TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Town of Renfrew passed municipal-wide development charges By-law No. 84-2021 on the 14th day of December, 2021 under section 2 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, as amended;

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal under section 14 of the Act, in respect of the development charges by-law, by filing with the Clerk of the Town of Renfrew on or before the 23rd day of January, 2022 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection.

The schedule of development charges imposed by the by-law, comes into effect on January 1, 2022, is as shown in the attached file. 

No key map has been provided as the by-law applies to all lands located within the Town of Renfrew.

A copy of the complete by-law is available for examination at the Town of Renfrew, 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew Ontario K7V 1P8 during regular business hours (weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM) excluding statutory holidays.

DATED at the Town of Renfrew offices, Renfrew, Ontario, this 15th day of December 2021.

Kim Bulmer

Municipal Clerk

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Town of Renfrew's Digital Signs

We Would Love to Show Off Our Businesses on These Signs!

We Want to See Your Business's Name Up in Lights!

The Town of Renfrew has installed 4 new state of the art Digital Signs throughout town, with each one located in a high traffic entrance to town.

These signs provide an amazing opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure, and attract more customers, as the purchase of one of our advertising packages enables your ads to be displayed on all 4 signs simultaneously!

The Town of Renfrew has created 4 advertising packages, which means that there is a package to suit every advertising need!

Please reach out today to discuss which option would work for you - we can’t wait to get our local businesses up on these signs!


Contact Details:

Jenna McEwan

Communication Officer

613-432-4848 x 114

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No Wipes in the Pipes!!

Important Notice

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