COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations in our region and across Canada. This pandemic has created an increase in demand for local services, shortages in supplies, and disruption in service for our community and social service organizations.

In response, United Way administered the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in the BC Southern Interior – allocating $1,521,247  to 80 local charities and other qualified donees to date. 

Emergency Community Support Fund Investments

Through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), United Way was able to provide financial support to charity partners adapting their front line services during the pandemic.

As of November 2020, ECSF investments include:

ECSF Investments
ECSF Interactive Map

Funded by the Government of Canada.

“Canadian charities and non-profit organizations have really stepped up during this crisis to help those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is pleased to support these community organizations through the Emergency Community Support Fund to ensure they can continue their invaluable frontline work,”

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

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