The $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund is a program designed to support community organizations, including charities, non-profit organizations, and faith-based organizations, who are providing essential services to vulnerable Canadians through the COVID-19 crisis such as seniors, people with disabilities, newcomers, women, children and youth, and racialized people, including Black Canadians.
Please see below a schedule of information sessions which will explain how the Emergency Community Support Fund will work, how community organizations can apply for support and how community organizations can find help to put in an application. You will hear from the three national entities – the Canadian Red Cross, the United Way Centraide Canada and Community Foundations of Canada – that will deliver funds to community organizations across the country. This will be in addition to the engagement each of the organizations will be doing within their own networks and in local communities.
Information Session #1 (ENGLISH): May 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET
Information Session #2 (FRENCH): May 22, 2020 at 11:00 am ET
Information Session #3 (ENGLISH): May 25, 2020 at 11:00 am ET
Eligible organizations can apply for funding through the national partners or their local entities. I encourage you to visit their websites to learn more on how to apply:
• United Way Centraide Canada
• Canadian Red Cross
• Community Foundations of Canada