United Way Centraide SDG delivers $314,790 to 8 community service organizations through the Community Services Recovery Fund

Published on August 17, 2023

United Way Centraide SDG is pleased to announce that the Community Services Recovery Fund, a one-time investment of $400 million from the Government of Canada to help Community Service Organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) across Canada, has supported 8 projects in Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Cornwall and Akwesasne.

The $314,790 invested in our region will help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall & District, Centre 105, Diversity Cornwall, Kenyon Agricultural Society, Maxville Manor, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Naomi’s Family Resource Centre, and St. Joseph’s Care Foundation adapt, modernize, and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they are providing through the pandemic recovery and beyond.

“We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to apply and wish our region could have had more funds to distribute considering the demand. The Community Services Recovery Fund generated so much interest in our communities that nearly one million dollars in project applications were received. It is also important to thank our volunteer committee for their time reviewing and helping make the difficult decisions necessary to select the 8 funded projects,” says Jan Vesna, Community Investment Coordinator, United Way Centraide SDG.

United Way Centraide SDG is proud to have worked with United Way Centraide Canada as part of the Community Services Recovery Fund. This fund is a collaboration between the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies, and Registered Charities located in Canada.

“We are excited to support organizations – some we’ve worked with for years and a few new to us – across our entire region who are all working to address complex social issues. Operational expenses such as staff, technology, infrastructure, and strategy can be challenging to secure, especially as we’re currently experiencing a cost-of-living crisis and the cost of doing business has increased. This fund will help all these Community Services Organizations invest in what they need to run their programs while also future proofing them based on lessons learned from the pandemic,” says Juliette Labossière, Executive Director, United Way Centraide SDG

For more information about the Community Service Organizations and the funded projects, click here.

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