HaliburtonThe village of Haliburton has a population of 15,085 and is located in the central part of the province. It is about 100 km north of Peterborough and not far from the southern tip of Algonquin Provincial Park. The population in Haliburton and the neighbouring town of Minden increase by some 300 to 400 per cent in the summer months due to an influx of cottagers and tourists. Tourism is the main driver of the economy, with additional input from the forestry industry. In addition, Haliburton has a large retirement population with 40 per cent of residents over the age
of 55. 

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Report Highlights

  • OTF invested almost $1.47 million in Haliburton through 48 grants from 1995 to 2007.  
  • OTF grantees have engaged over 1,800 volunteers who have contributed almost 67,000 hours. This volunteer time has a value of just over $1.1 million.