SSCF awards $902,450 in grants through the Emergency Community Support Fund

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:

OrganizationProject NameGrant Amount
AIDS Programs South Saskatchewan (APSS)Food Security and Emergency Support Services for Vulnerable
People
$32,300
Canadian National Institute for the Blind, south SaskatchewanCNIB Virtual Programming–Addressing isolation during COVID19$58,508
Caring Hearts Counselling Inc, south SaskatchewanCommunity Health and Wellness Conversations about Grief and Loss$50,000
Catholic Family Service Society Regina, ReginaRecovery Response Counsellor $68,129
Common Weal Community Arts, ReginaHello In There – COVID-19 Community Engagement$29,000
Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc, EstevanDigital Record Keeping for Counselling Clients $49,000
Family Service Regina, ReginaEnhanced Domestic Violence Outreach Project to Address COVID-19 Impacts$50,000
Inclusion Weyburn, WeyburnInclusion Weyburn Summer Respite Program$7,000
Moose Jaw Association for Community Living Inc., Moose JawSummer 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., ReginaCommunity Emergency Nutritional Food Distribution for Vulnerable Children and Families$75,000
Phoenix Residential Society, ReginaHOMES and CHIP enhanced services$70,200
Prairie Wind Estate Inc., HerbertPWE Supporting Seniors’ Mental Health and Well Being$40,000
Qu’Appelle & District Volunteer Fire Department, Qu’AppelleReaching Out to the Vulnerable$5,000
Regina Early Learning Centre, ReginaPerinatal Wellness Outreach$43,100
Regina Public Library Board, ReginaSummer Reading Activity Kits for Children with Limited Computer Access$12,099
Saskatchewan Abilities Council Inc., Regina, Swift CurrentStaying Connected $37,500
SOFIA House, Regina Extended Support for families living at SOFIA House$75,000
South East Cornerstone Public School Division, WeyburnSECPSD Family Nutrition Program $30,000
The Caring Place Inc., ReginaRoadside Assistance for Mental Health$75,000
YWCA Regina, ReginaYWCA COVID Response$74,994
TOTAL$902,450

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: