United Way Centraide SDG funds 8 community service organizations through the Community Services Recovery Fund
We are 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. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what Community Service Organizations need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.
The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million to help Community Service Organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) 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.
The following projects are being supported in Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Cornwall and Akwesasne:
- $43,670 was invested to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall & District to modernize its technology equipment to run its programs more efficiently and remotely.
- $35,468 was invested to fund Centre 105 to hire support workers and help cover the cost of food to continue running its breakfast program, providing a safe space and free nutritious meals to the growing number of people living in poverty.
- $52,790 was invested to fund Diversity Cornwall to pivot the delivery of their programs and services including format, location, advertising, and fundraising methods to meet its members’ needs post-pandemic.
- $11,163 was invested to fund Kenyon Agricultural Society to transform their cash-only payment system with the technology to accept cashless transactions, enabling them to run large-scale events to meet the needs of the agricultural community.
- $82,070 was invested to fund Maxville Manor to develop an integrated model of service that will bridge programs designed for individuals living alone and seniors coming together in groups to participate in person and virtually using technology.
- $23,770 was invested to fund Mohawk Council of Akwesasne to improve engagement sessions with community members by using better audio and video equipment at weekly Council Meetings and monthly community meetings, engaging more community members to participate in discussions on important community topics.
- $46,186 was invested to fund Naomi’s Family Resource Centre to integrate lessons learned from COVID-19 and adapt into practical policies, procedures, protocols, practices for women who are victims of family violence to get “support, your way”.
- $19,670 was invested to fund St. Joseph’s Care Foundation to provide rehabilitation internally to patients and externally to community members, while implementing a new scheduling system, enabling programs to be more available and have a greater community reach.