United Way Distributes $1,240,000 To Local Organizations Through Federal Emergency Community Support Fund

By: Kw Now Local News
| Published 08/14/2020


$1,240,000 To Local Organizations through Federal Emergency Support Fund

Funds To Support COVID-19 Frontline Services

Funds to support COVID-19 Frontline Services

On May 19, United Way Waterloo Region Communities (UWWRC) launched a call for applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECSF is funded by the Government of Canada and is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

Today, UWWRC is pleased to share an update on the recipients of this funding. Over the past month, UWWRC has received over 125 applications for community programs and services that support vulnerable community members.

To date, 42 local organizations have been approved:

ACCKWA (AIDS Committee Of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area)
Argus Residence for Young People
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region
Bridges to Belonging
Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
Cambridge Shelter Corporation (Mental Health Support)
Cambridge Shelter Corporation (Financial Support Literacy)
Cambridge Vineyard Christian Fellowship
Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington
Carizon Family and Community Services (Financial Wellness in Vulnerable Communities)
Carizon Family and Community Services (Nourishing Neighbourhoods)
The Church of St. John The Evangelist Anglican
Community Care Concepts of Woolwich, Wellesley and Wilmot Townships
Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region
Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries
Fiddlesticks Community Centre
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
Highland Stirling Community Group
Interfaith Counselling Center
Kinbridge Community Association
Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre/Sanctuary
Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre
Kitchener-Waterloo Counselling Services Inc
Langs Farm Village Association
Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice
The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region
Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support
rare Charitable Research Reserve
Sanguen Health Centre
Shalom Counselling
Special Olympics Ontario - Waterloo Region
Marillac Place
Victims Services of Waterloo Region
Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region
Wilmot Family Resource Centre Inc.
Woolwich Community Services
The Working Centre (St. John’s Kitchen)
The Working Centre (Uptown Waterloo Discovery Team)
YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo
YWCA Cambridge

Proud to be working with The Government of Canada

“This fund is critical and allowed us to support local organizations that are still working to help so many people in our community that have been affected by the pandemic”, says Joan Fisk, UWWRC CEO. “Our community partners have been pivotal in helping us recognize where the support was needed most. We realize this crisis has created more than one problem and we are proud to be working with The Government of Canada so we can help provide more than one solution. It is our hope that we can continue to provide support where needed most as we build a stronger future for Waterloo Region together”.