Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges 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 to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

Delta Foundation, as Delta’s only community foundation in a network of 191 community foundations across Canada, is honoured to be working with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Delta, BC to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy here in our community.

Through the ECSF, we will be investing as much as $75,000 towards local, Delta charities supporting vulnerable populations. Those charities can apply now through the CFC portal.

Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply at CFC’s ECSF webpage, which will be updated and include all information applicants require to submit an application.

The Emergency Community Support Fund is funded by