Second round of Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) fully invested to support critical social service programs in Northern BC!

United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that the second round of the Emergency Community Support Fund has been fully invested to support vital social service programs in Northern BC. The funding was made available by the Government of Canada as part of the ROUND 2 allocations of the Emergency Community Support Fund.

A total of just over $674,000 of funding requests were received from agencies across Northern BC signaling that the need still far outweighs the resources for our Northern BC communities. UWNBC’s $288,000 portion of the ROUND 2 ECSF has now been fully invested in 26 programs filling significant gaps in resources that would otherwise have gone unfilled or left agencies to find alternate resources at this critical time. For the list of funded agencies, click here.

“Charities and non-profit organizations are at the heart of our communities, helping the most vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis. The Government of Canada is pleased to support these organizations through the Emergency Community Support Fund so that they can continue their invaluable work.” -The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

“We are so grateful for the funding made available through the Government of Canada to be able to help the communities of Northern BC. We know there are urgent and long-term issues that are only increasing due to the pandemic and we hope the allocation of this funding assists in even a small way to lift up our fellow agencies and the vulnerable that they serve.” Says Trista Spencer, Executive Director, UWNBC.

Although with the funding from the Government of Canada and through UWNBC Covid-19 Relief Fund, we have been able to provide critical support to hundreds of agencies, the work is still not complete. With the second wave of the pandemic upon us, the needs are growing and changing at a pace never experienced before. UWNBC will continue to connect resources to needs in Northern BC communities, but we know we cannot do it alone. We need continued support from all who are able to contribute to our efforts to support the most vulnerable in Northern BC. To support us, click here.

The Emergency Community Support Fund is funded by the Government of Canada.

“Charities and non-profit organizations are at the heart of our communities, helping the most vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis. The Government of Canada is pleased to support these organizations through the Emergency Community Support Fund so that they can continue their invaluable work.” -The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

“We are so grateful for the funding made available through the Government of Canada to be able to help the communities of Northern BC. We know there are urgent and long-term issues that are only increasing due to the pandemic and we hope the allocation of this funding assists in even a small way to lift up our fellow agencies and the vulnerable that they serve.” Says Trista Spencer, Executive Director, UWNBC.

Although with the funding from the Government of Canada and through UWNBC Covid-19 Relief Fund, we have been able to provide critical support to hundreds of agencies, the work is still not complete. With the second wave of the pandemic upon us, the needs are growing and changing at a pace never experienced before. UWNBC will continue to connect resources to needs in Northern BC communities, but we know we cannot do it alone. We need continued support from all who are able to contribute to our efforts to support the most vulnerable in Northern BC. To support us, click here.

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