Physical distancing doesn’t mean social isolation.
Help your community stay connected with acts of compassion and care during this challenging time. Simple gestures can make a huge difference in people’s lives. Stay safe while connecting with others.
Visit our community resources webpage to find helpful toolkit, downloadable resources, and inspiring stories and ideas.
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Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Program
Volunteers can sign up in this program to help seniors with grocery shopping, meal prep, and prescription pick-up, or provide friendly check-in calls.
Visit www.bc211.ca. or call 2-1-1 for more information. See BC government news release for further details.
The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund is now open. The Emergency Community Support Fund supports community organizations helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis. Community organizations may seek funds to undertake a wide range of activities and to serve a wide range of vulnerable groups.
Community organizations may apply for funds through either the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada or the United Way Centraide network. The right place to apply depends on the community organization’s type:
1. Non-profit organizations may apply to the Canadian Red Cross’ national portal here.
2. Registered charities and other qualified donees may apply to Community Foundations of Canada’s national portal here or to their local United Way Centraide (check the United Way Centraide Canada’s website here for information on how to apply).
Community organizations of both types can apply to the Canadian Red Cross for training and equipment to help their staff and volunteers prevent disease transmission.
You can find more information on the Emergency Community Support Fund’s website. If you would like to learn still more, you can register to join one of three webinars:
2:00 pm EDT, May 21, 2020. English. Register here.
11:00 am EDT, May 22, 2020. French. Register here.
11:00 am EDT, May 25, 2020. English. Register here.