South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF) has announced the awarding of $902,450 in grants to 21 organizations throughout southern Saskatchewan to support populations experiencing heightened vulnerability because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are part of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) funded by the Government of Canada and include the following recipients:
|Organization||Project Name||Grant Amount|
|AIDS Programs South Saskatchewan (APSS)||Food Security and Emergency Support Services for Vulnerable|
|Canadian National Institute for the Blind, south Saskatchewan||CNIB Virtual Programming–Addressing isolation during COVID19||$58,508|
|Caring Hearts Counselling Inc, south Saskatchewan||Community Health and Wellness Conversations about Grief and Loss||$50,000|
|Catholic Family Service Society Regina, Regina||Recovery Response Counsellor||$68,129|
|Common Weal Community Arts, Regina||Hello In There – COVID-19 Community Engagement||$29,000|
|Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc, Estevan||Digital Record Keeping for Counselling Clients||$49,000|
|Family Service Regina, Regina||Enhanced Domestic Violence Outreach Project to Address COVID-19 Impacts||$50,000|
|Inclusion Weyburn, Weyburn||Inclusion Weyburn Summer Respite Program||$7,000|
|Moose Jaw Association for Community Living Inc., Moose Jaw||Summer Programs for children with intellectual disabilities||$15,620|
|Neil Squire Society, Regina||Helping People with Disabilities through in person services||$5,000|
|North Central Family Centre Inc., Regina||Community Emergency Nutritional Food Distribution for Vulnerable Children and Families||$75,000|
|Phoenix Residential Society, Regina||HOMES and CHIP enhanced services||$70,200|
|Prairie Wind Estate Inc., Herbert||PWE Supporting Seniors’ Mental Health and Well Being||$40,000|
|Qu’Appelle & District Volunteer Fire Department, Qu’Appelle||Reaching Out to the Vulnerable||$5,000|
|Regina Early Learning Centre, Regina||Perinatal Wellness Outreach||$43,100|
|Regina Public Library Board, Regina||Summer Reading Activity Kits for Children with Limited Computer Access||$12,099|
|Saskatchewan Abilities Council Inc., Regina, Swift Current||Staying Connected||$37,500|
|SOFIA House, Regina||Extended Support for families living at SOFIA House||$75,000|
|South East Cornerstone Public School Division, Weyburn||SECPSD Family Nutrition Program||$30,000|
|The Caring Place Inc., Regina||Roadside Assistance for Mental Health||$75,000|
|YWCA Regina, Regina||YWCA COVID Response||$74,994|
The ECSF is a $350 million fund that is being implemented with Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada, in partnership with local foundations across the country. Its goal is to provide support to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable Canadians.
Donna Ziegler, Executive Director, SSCF, says the work done by local organizations has contributed greatly to supporting community needs throughout this unprecedented time.
“SSCF continues to work closely with charities to understand the changing needs as they move into recovery and resiliency stages,” says Ziegler.
This vast national effort aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. South Saskatchewan Community Foundation is among some 160 local community foundations across Canada that are taking part.
The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation serves as a bridge between donors and charities in Regina and in southern Saskatchewan.
The Emergency Community Support Fund funded by: