COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way has developed a community-based, collaborative approach to mobilize funding and resources aimed at helping the social services sector and the clients they serve. 

After consulting with social and community service agencies and partnering with our local foundations and other funders, we have identified emerging needs for people who live in poverty, seniors, and support for the front-line community service workers.

COVID-19 Relief Fund Information

Are you able to help?

We know that in our region many people could not, and cannot, afford to adequately prepare for how COVID-19 is affecting their family. Many do not have supports, should they need to self-isolate. Those who already face barriers—things like mental health challenges, poverty, homelessness and social isolation—need even more help during this time.

The needs will continue to evolve. But, as you protect your family and those closest to you to keep them healthy, we urge you to think of those who may need the help of their neighbours.

More info about Relief Fund

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

Are you a charity in need of help?

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been swift and many individuals, companies and federal agencies have enabled us to offer multiple COVID-19 Response and Recovery funding streams. If you are a local registered charity or qualified donee in our region, click on the link below to find our more and apply for funding.

Emergency Community Support Fund

Sustainable Recovery Grant

COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Apply for Funding

During times of dire need and crises, it is more important than ever for us to come together to most effectively meet the needs of the people and communities we serve. I would like to acknowledge all partners who have contributed to making these supports available during this time, and to all those who continue to provide essential frontline social and community services. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that those facing heightened and deepened unignorable issues get the help they need. I implore everyone to spread their local love a little bit more where possible to ensure we emerge stronger and healthier together.

– Kahir Lalji, Executive Director – United Way SIBC

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Community Partners

Thanks to the local donors and community foundations for collaborating with us  to rapidly roll out the COVID-19 Relief Fund and to all the donors and funders who have contributed to date. Together, we can make a greater impact on local lives and help those who need is most.

COVID-19 Relief Fund Donors

If your able, show your local love and please give generously today.