Westshore Community Foundation launches new Emergency Community Support Fund

Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essentialworkers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increasedchallenges right now.

Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance tocharities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundationsof Canada, United Way Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally within our catchment to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing $40,000 towards local charities andqualified donees supporting vulnerable populations.

Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020. Learn more about the program andfind out if your organization is eligible to apply visit :