Emergency Community Support Fund

Saskatoon Community Foundation Activating Emergency Community Support Fund with Communities Coast to Coast


Vulnerable individuals across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children, older adults, essential workers, and newcomers are some of the populations 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 assistance to community 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.

Emergency Community Support Fund Grant Recipients Announced

Saskatoon Community Foundation has awarded $629,660 in grants to 18 local community organizations to address pressing needs such as food security, aces to services and supports, and mental health needs. This funding is targeted for organizations serving clients who experience greater vulnerability as a result of the pandemic. The grants announced are part of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), funded by the Government of Canada.

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

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.

In the meantime, we encourage you to explore opportunities with the other ECSF funding intermediaries in your community. For more information on ECSF intermediaries, please click here.

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