Emergency Community Support Fund

Closed Oct 30, 2020

The Saskatoon Community Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada ECSF partnership

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Thanks to all applicants who applied to the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). In communities across Canada, the demand for ECSF funding is exceeding the funds available. At this time, Saskatoon Community Foundation has issued its full amount of grants through the ECSF.  If you would like to be notified should additional funds become available, please complete the following form. Please check back on the Community Foundations of Canada website for updates, as well.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability than others. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that have faced increased challenges. To provide emergency relief, the Government of Canada launched the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to help support communities made increasingly vulnerable by the pandemic. 

With COVID-19 cases increasing in many communities, and a continuous call for emergency relief, the ECSF provided a second round of funding, providing much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving communities experiencing vulnerability. The Government of Canada flowed this funding through Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We are proud to have worked with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Saskatoon to ensure that our citizens are safe and healthy.

Learn more about the program and eligibility:  

Additional Resources

ECSF Round 2 Grant Recipients Announced

ECSF Round 2 invested an additional $230,403 in 11 local charities which support populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during the crisis.

Family Service Saskatoon

Hope Restored Canada

The Lighthouse Supported Living

Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Inc.

Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming Inc.

Saskatoon Council on Aging Inc.

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service Inc.

Saskatoon Interagency Response to  COVID19

Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation

Sexual Health Centre Saskatoon

Station 20 West

ECSF Round 1 Grant Recipients Announced

ECSF Round 1 grants targeted $629,660 to address issues of food security, access to services, and mental health needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

AIDS Saskatoon

Canada Recess Guardians Inc.

Central Urban Metis Federation Inc. (CUMFI)

Canadian Mental Health Association Saskatoon Branch

CLASSIC (Community Legal Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.)

Crocus Cooperative

Persons Living with AIDS Network of Saskatchewan. Inc. (PLWA Network)

Saskatchewan Abilities Council Inc.

The Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (SARBI)

Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association

SCYAP (Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming Inc.)

Saskatoon Council on Aging Inc.

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service Inc.

Saskatoon Friendship Inn

Saskatoon Interagency Response to  COVID19

Station 20 West

STR8 UP 10,000 Little Steps to Healing Inc.

YMCA of Saskatoon

GOC TriColour