COVID-19 is top of mind for everyone and is affecting the way we all support those who are vulnerable in our communities.  This pandemic has created an increase in demand for local services, shortages in supplies, and disruption in service.

United Ways and Centraides in Canada are pleased to provide support to local community service organizations that provide rapid, emergency community support to vulnerable community members.  Applications are made available and reviewed locally.  Our aim is to make this application process simple.  The application should take 15-30 minutes to complete.

These funds are being distributed as part of Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF).  Before you begin, we encourage you to read the Frequently Asked Questions to fully understand what activities and expenses are allowable under this emergency funding for qualified donees.


·         Section 1 – Eligibility

·         Section 2 – The qualified donee (your organization)

·         Section 3 – Service information

·         Section 4 – Grant request, budget and financial information

·         Section 5 – Authorization and confirmation

Application Open Date: Monday, October 5th, 2020
Applications Due: 4:00pm, Friday, October 30th, 2020

Applications Decisions: Friday, November 27th, 2020


If you have questions or need support in completing this application, please contact:

Andrea Howe, Director, Labour Partnerships & Community Impact
306-380-6114 (cell)