Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now.
The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund aims to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19.
Huronia Community Foundation is proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in the North Simcoe region.
Launched on May 19, 2020, we’ve invested an additional $85,480 through the ECSF towards local charities and qualified donees supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during this crisis. We are pleased to announce the ECSF has supported the following projects:
- $5,000 was invested to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe for their Virtual Mentoring Project
- $6,000 was invested to fund Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre to support their Renewed Psychosocial Cancer Support Program
- $1,400 was invested to fund Community Reach North Simcoe to support website improvements to provide easier access for community
- $600 was invested to fund Starlight Children’s Foundation of Canada to support their Play from Home Packs Program
- $7,500 was invested to fund Boys and Girls Club of North Simcoe for their Summer 2020 Virtual Camp style programming
- $5,000 was invested to fund Warm and Cozy Children’s Charity program to Feed and Clothe Needy children in the North Simcoe area
- $3,000 was invested with Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation-CGMH Wellness Innovation Fund to support the Georgian Bay Healthcare Wellness Research and Innovation Day
- $6,000 was invested to the Corporation of the Township of Clearview to support their Connecting Clearview Youth program
- $10,000 was invested with Elephant Thoughts Educational Outreach to support their Virtual Culinary Program
- $10,000 was invested with the Midland Salvation Army to aid in Bringing Together Quality Nutritious Frozen Food to Food Insecure Individuals
- $7,000 was invested with Beausoleil First Nation to aid in their Food Security and Community Protection Plan
- $6,000 was invested with the CLH Foundation to support their Bridging the SIL Gap: Providing Vital Social Connection and Support
- $5,000 was invested to Quest Art School & Gallery to support their Quest for Fellowship Program
- $5,000 was invested with International Institute for Child’s Rights and Development to support their Making My Medicine Bag (Beausoleil First Nation) program
- $3,000 was invested to We Are the Villagers to assist with their School Laptop Program
- $3,000 was invested with the Gateway Centre for Learning to purchase PPE for staff, volunteer tutors and adult learners
- $1,980 was invested to Scientists in School to assist Bringing Virtual STEM workshops to vulnerable children in Huronia
Our community foundation has granted the full funding available to our community through the ECSF. We are unfortunately no longer accepting applications. Since the start of the pandemic, charities and non-profit organizations have been leading the charge to assist those who need it most in the fight against COVID-19. We know the need for funding is still significant. If you would like to be notified if any additional funding becomes available through ECSF, please fill out this form.
We invite you to explore opportunities with the other ECSF funding intermediaries in your community. More information about other national funders is available here.
We invite you to follow Community Foundations of Canada’s website for further updates as well.
The Emergency Community Support Fund