First Impressions Community Exchange (FICE)


First Impressions Community Exchange            

The Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Township of Muskoka Lakes has spearheaded the participation in the First Impressions Community Exchange (FICE) program provided by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).          

FICE is a structured and cost-effective process that reveals the first impression a community conveys to potential visitors, investors and new residents. FICE is a partnership with another peer community where each community visits the other and uses a checklist to inform each other of the strengths and challenges identified during the visit. Link to FICE details:

Muskoka Lakes was partnered with Hastings Highlands for the FICE program. On December 10, 2016 Hastings Highlands presented their findings to Muskoka Lakes in a Special Council meeting. To view the findings CLICK HERE.


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