Emergency Community Support Fund
Updated August 11, 2020
The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund is intended to strengthen the capacity of charities and non-profit organizations to serve and support vulnerable individuals and families affected by COVID-19. About $81,000 has been provided to 12 Yukon organizations.
This funding is intended to support frontline community service organizations providing services to support vulnerable Canadians. Funds are to be used for immediate needs and priorities related to the impact of COVID-19.
Funding may be used to support …
Food security, financial wellness, health and hygiene, home care or personal support services, information and navigation, legal supports, mental health and wellness, shelter, safety, social inclusion and learning, transportation, engaging and recruiting volunteers, community outreach and engagement, and/or other.
Funded activities may include …
Preparing and delivering meals and/or food hampers; Supporting individuals in accessing income supports and financial coaching; Providing home care or personal support for seniors, elders, and persons with disabilities; Mental health & wellness supports, including crisis counselling and peer support; Personal safety supports, including for those living in or escaping situations of violence; Access to safe transport for essential appointment and errands.
Vulnerable individuals include …
Caregivers, children and youth, indigenous peoples, low income or living in poverty, members of LGBTQ2S+ communities or non-binary, newcomers (all), official language minority communities, people experiencing domestic or gender-based violence, people experiencing homelessness, people living in group homes or supportive living (under the age of 55), people living with mental illness, people struggling with addiction, persons with disabilities, prison populations (detained and incarcerated people), racialized (all), seniors and Elders (not in care), seniors and Elders (living in care), students (post-secondary), workers who are vulnerable (essential workers, temporary foreign workers, workers in the informal labour market, etc.), veterans, and women and girls, and/or others.
ECSF FUNDING IS PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA,
THROUGH EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CANADA.