Community Partnerships

The County of Frontenac recognizes that an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan can be a living document only if it is developed and maintained with strong community participation.  

Community Partnership Agreements recognize organizations in the Frontenacs that support an aligned vision towards County-wide sustainability. If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner, please contact Alison Vandervelde, Communications Officer at or 613-548-9400 ext 305.

The Community Partnership Agreement is:

  • A commitment to live according to sustainability principles and support Directions for Our Future
  • A commitment to collaborate and use resources in a mutually beneficial way whenever the opportunity arises.
  • A commitment to contribute to building resilient communities across Frontenac County

Community Partners:

  • Demonstrate a vision of sustainability through their daily actions
  • Communicate about their contributions to sustainability
  • Implement and enhance our Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

Click here to view the current Community Partnership Agreement.

Following is a list of organizations that have become Community Partners and the year the agreement was signed: 

Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network2010
New Leaf Link2011
Kingston Frontenac Public Library2012
Verona Lions Club 2012
Limestone Organic Creamery2013
Seed to Sausage2013
W.A. Robinson Asset Management Ltd.2013
Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health2013
Limestone District School Board2013
Desert Lake Gardens2013
Friends of Arden2013
Sharbot Lake Farmers Market2013
Frontenac Stewardship Foundation2013
Land O Lakes Tourism Association  2013
National Farmers Union, Local 3162014
Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation2014
Northern Frontenac Community Services Corporation2014
Mountain Grove Seed Company2014
Verona Hardware2014
Wintergreen Studios2014
Arden Batik2014
Nicole's Gifts2014
GKR Consulting2014

In addition to the formalized Community Partnership Agreements, the annually-published documentSustainable Actions includes a long list of organizations that are engaged in sustainable activities in our neighbourhoods. Some of these organizations are listed below, along with others who are active in promoting sustainability in the region.

These groups span a range of interests, from numerous lake associations to renewable energy groups. Many also have associated Facebook pages where you may be able to learn more.


Blue Skies Fiddle Orchestra

211 Ontario

Wintergreen Studios

Parham Fair

North Frontenac Community Services

Southern Frontenac Community Services

Frontenac Heritage Festival

United Way Next Gen Initiative


National Farmers Union - local region

Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training in Ontario (CRAFT)

Frontenac Farmers Market


Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-op

Sustainable Eastern Ontario

In Kingston

SWITCH Kingston

Hearthmakers Energy Cooperative

Transition Kingston

Kingston Field Naturalists

Sustainable Kingston