Emergency Community Support Fund – Granting Program for Non-Profits

Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, led by Employment and Social Development Canada,  the Canadian Red Cross is making support available to community organizations across the country, as they deliver services to those who are most vulnerable to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19.
 
All projects below focus on ensuring community-based supports to vulnerable populations in Canada or address a pressing social inclusion or wellbeing need. Here is a list of our current partnerships to date:

Alberta
British Columbia and Yukon
Manitoba and Nunavut
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
 

Alberta

  • Alberta Chinese Cultural Education Society – Providing academic and physical activities for children and youth in the Chinese community of Edmonton. Masks and sanitizer will also be distributed to vulnerable community members.
  • Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council – Developing online resources for those at risk of, or experiencing, elder abuse, as well as family members and caregivers who wish to be better informed about elder abuse.
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association – Virtually connecting Elders in Treaty 7 with Elders from around the world so they can share stories and better comprehend COVID-19, defined by traditional knowledge.
  • Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association – Providing free webinars on COVID-19 risk mitigation and best practices to staff members of senior living organizations across Canada.
  • Alberta Somali Community Centre - Hiring health care workers to better respond to the needs of seniors and families during COVID-19. Virtual and phone support services will be set up and tablets will be loaned out to facilitate access to support, interpretation, and translation services.
  • Arbredevie Fine-Arts World Fellowship - Adapting and delivering webinars to immigrant families, using music, arts and crafts and poetry to demonstrate how to stay healthy during COVID-19.  
  • Association Francophone de Brooks – Ensuring the youth centre is a safe environment during COVID-19 so it can continue to provide service to children and young immigrants.
  • Athabasca Native Friendship Centre Society – Providing digital service delivery of ongoing social inclusion and learning programming, primarily for vulnerable Indigenous people in Athabasca.
  • Black Canadian Women in Action Society – Engaging community volunteers to mentor Black girls, youth, and women in Edmonton to address issues of self-confidence, positivity and skills development.
    • Designing and presenting informational and training webinars for Black children to support their wellbeing, boost their self esteem, and encourage the resumption of physical, artistic and recreational activities.
    • Pairing young Black women in Edmonton with community volunteers to help address issues related to self-confidence, positivity and skill development, which have declined due to isolation as a result of COVID-19.
  • Calgary Family Peer Connections - Providing weekly pop-up distribution sites in the district of Willow Creek where families, couples, and members of the community can obtain educational kits containing food supplies, hygiene products, and information booklets.
  • Calgary Sport Council Society – Purchasing personal protective equipment for instructors and volunteers, thereby allowing free physical activities and sports programs to continue for children and youth.  
  • Calgary West Central P.G. Co. – Educating staff on appropriate COVID-19 infection, prevention and control protocols to help ensure the health and safety of both personnel and patients.
  • Centre de Bien-Etre et de Prevention pour Afro-Canadiens de l’Alberta – Recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to reach out to seniors in the Edmonton area who are experiencing increased isolation as a result of COVID-19 by checking in on their wellbeing, delivering groceries, and ensuring they have access to medications.
  • Children First Canada – Continuing the organization’s Young Canadians’ Parliament program as a means of effectively engaging children and youth about their rights and to educate them about ways in which they may be impacted by COVID-19.
  • Citadel Multicultural Centre – Delivering family-friendly care packages to vulnerable people in Edmonton, using volunteers to help raise awareness about the post-COVID-19 recovery process.
    • Delivering in-person group mental health workshops, one-on-one counselling, and online workshops on themes such as anxiety management, domestic violence, and substance abuse. The workshops are aimed at those living in low-income, children and youth, and people struggling with addiction. Personal protective equipment will also be distributed.
  • Edmonton Heyoka Society – Providing counselling, spiritual and cultural support, as well as practical support such as respite care to Indigenous people with a focus on seniors, Elders, women and girls.  
  • E2S - Edmonton 2 Spirit Society – Offering small group and virtual ribbon skirt-making and beading circles to two-spirit people who are experiencing social isolation due to COVID-19.
  • Edmonton Ski Club – Providing new summer activities for children and their families to address the lack of recreational activities in the Edmonton area due to COVID-19. Preparations will also be made for the next ski season, such as implementing a contactless ticket booth.
  • Family Advancement Association – Providing culturally-sensitive and community-based COVID-19 information for black individuals in Edmonton and distributing tablets so that the most marginalized will have access to these online materials.
  • Family Ties (1997) Association – Training clinicians to provide online, in-person and group counselling for vulnerable people in Lethbridge with a focus on children and youth, Indigenous community members and those living in poverty.
  • Filipino Association of Grande Prairie and Area – Addressing wellbeing and social inclusion by providing activities such as sports, language tutorials and dance to local families in need. Personal protective materials will also be provided.
  • Fort McKay Women's Association – Adjusting summer camp and after school programming for Indigenous children and youth to ensure physical distancing, while focusing on activities that promote social wellbeing, positive mental health and inclusion.
  • Foundation for Oromian Culture, Education and Art Services – Supporting vulnerable people in Alberta by delivering food to seniors and newcomers, providing COVID-19 information through virtual platforms, and offering virtual classes to children and youth.
    • Purchasing and delivering food and hygiene supplies to vulnerable individuals in the Calgary and Edmonton areas who are experiencing hunger as a result of COVID-19. The focus will largely be on newcomers, seniors, and racialized Black seniors, youth, and children. 
  • Free Play for Kids – Broadcasting a daily internet talk show on Facebook aimed at reaching vulnerable children and youth experiencing social barriers.
  • Horn Youth Services Foundation (KULAN) - Providing community support counseling to vulnerable individuals, especially those suffering from domestic violence, as well as hosting recreational activities for children and seniors in Edmonton.
  • Innisfail Senior Drop-In Society – Ensuring the safety requirements needed to reopen the drop-in centre are followed while adapting existing service delivery for seniors to a virtual model in the event the centre cannot re-open due to COVID-19.
  • Institut Guy-Lacombe de la famille - Providing personal protective equipment to vulnerable people and educating parents and children on coping strategies during COVID-19.
  • Kidsport Society of Stettler – Focusing on the mental health and safety of children through activity and sports by implementing health and safety regulations and protocols in community sports programs.  
  • La fédération du sport francophone de l'Alberta – Sharing French-language videos to encourage families, children, the elderly, and women to stay active during COVID-19.
    • Developing a virtual motivational conference to address isolation issues experienced by vulnerable people in the Edmonton area. The conference will also be shared with Francophone and immersion schools across the province.
  • Lao Canadian Seniors Club of Edmonton & Surrounding Districts – Distributing food supplies and assisting Laos seniors who are facing barriers due to the pandemic in attending their medical appointments.
    • Reducing social isolation among Lao seniors, refugees, and newcomers in the Edmonton area through the sharing of Lao language webinars and meetings.
  • Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group – Creating and delivering a mailer to residents outlining local crisis and community resources that are providing support during COVID-19.
  • Markazul Iman for Tomorrow's Shade Association – Delivering food delivery and settlement information translated into native languages to newcomers in the Edmonton area.
  • Northern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association - Loaning equipment such as tablets and laptops and providing virtual training about co-op housing community development to help residents actively participate in democratic governance.
  • Organisation Haitienne d'Edmonton / Haitian Organization of Edmonton Society - Preparing and distributing kits containing basic necessities including food, sanitary products, personal protective equipment and information for vulnerable newcomers, racialized Black community members and people living in poverty.
  • Oromian Community Association of Northern Alberta – Designing and delivering material to raise awareness about the changing phases of COVID-19 among new Canadians, in their first languages. Food and other essential items will also be provided to those in need.  
  • Partners for Humanity Foundation – Adapting service delivery to digital channels to provide access to services for vulnerable people in Edmonton, as well as activities such as literacy classes, virtual training for youth, and parental engagement sessions.
    • Using flyers, billboards and television segments to share COVID-19-related information in English, French, Somali, and Swahili with Black Canadians in the Edmonton area.
  • Pincher Creek Family Resource Society – Providing evidence-based programming to increase confidence in parenting skills among new parents.
  • Portail de l'Immigrant Association de Calgary – Offering wellness activities to vulnerable people to support strong mental and physical health, while designing and distributing community resources related to safe behaviours.
  • Pride Calgary Planning Committee – Increasing the wellbeing and social inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ by adapting annual Calgary Pride week events to a free online learning series.
    • Continuing a series of online workshops to connect the LGBTQ2S+ community to each other and the broader public.
  • Pukhtoon Cultural and Nationalist Council – Delivering meals and groceries to identified families in Calgary. Trained volunteers will also ensure families have access to medication and other basic necessities, and transportation will be provided to those in need.
    • Training volunteers to support seniors in the Calgary area through the delivery of food and other essential items.
  • Rhema Multicultural Centre – Improving food security for newcomers, Indigenous people and vulnerable families while providing seminars and training to help individuals enter the job market.  
  • Rotary Club of Fort McMurray – Distributing books to children under the age of five to support early literacy and development in light of increased recreational closures during COVID-19.
  • Shiloh Centre For Multicultural Roots – Mobilizing trained African American/Canadians in Alberta to ensure the basic needs, as well as school and recreational needs of struggling visible minorities are being met during COVID-19. The project will also focus on ensuring a connection to family for those who are experiencing hardship due to the pandemic.
  • Sikh Youth Edmonton Society – Expanding the provision of food and hygiene supplies to vulnerable members of the community across Alberta.
  • Sinkunia Community Development Organization-Edmonton Association - Recruiting and training volunteer youth from the African immigrant community, as well as youth facilitators, to provide engagement activities, food, and transportation to essential services to vulnerable members of the Black community.
  • Skillcity Institute – Implementing a youth-focused creative and collaborative digital learning environment to enhance the social and mental well-being of vulnerable young people in Edmonton.
  • Somali Canadian Society of Calgary – Recruiting staff and volunteers to provide direct support to families in the Brooks area. This will include translation for those with language barriers, direct aid, and coping strategies.  
  • Stitch It Forward Society of Lethbridge – Engaging new and current volunteers in sewing, knitting, and crocheting protective items such as masks and distributing them to local organizations.
  • The Al-Qaim Charity Foundation – Mobilizing volunteers to provide, prepare and deliver food hampers and run essential errands for vulnerable community members in the Calgary area.
  • The Deen Strong Foundation – Creating an accessible digital platform that connects clients with mental health or mentoring service providers to address the social, cultural, economic, and geographic barriers to receiving mental health support.
  • The Sierra Leone Association of Alberta – Distributing food to members of the Sierra Leone diaspora community in Alberta, focusing on single parent households and those living with disabilities. 
    • Distributing laptops to low-income or vulnerable households to ensure children have access to educational support.
    • Using virtual training and seminars to assist community members as they transition back into the workforce.
  • Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative Foundation – Training volunteers to reach out to newcomers, youth and low-income earners in the Edmonton area who are experiencing challenges due to COVID-19, and promoting inclusion through webinars.
    • Designing and delivering virtual educational and social programming tools for new Canadian families, low-income earners, their children and youth to support them in accessing information and resources during COVID-19.
  • Tribal Chiefs Employment and Training Services Association – Equipping the organization's sites in communities outside of Edmonton, including daycares, to ensure they can safely reopen and continue providing service to Indigenous communities.
  • Tribal Chiefs Ventures – Providing food or grocery gift cards to Indigenous members of the community who are facing challenges accessing local food sources during the pandemic. Information will also be shared on how to prevent transmission of COVID-19.
  • Ukrainian Canadian Congress Alberta Provincial Council - Providing newcomers with educational alternatives through webinars, creative boxes with activities for children, personal protective equipment and back-to-school supplies for children, and hygiene kits and entertainment for seniors.
  • Urji Women's Support Association of Edmonton – Providing groceries and cooked meals to vulnerable people in the Edmonton area as well as to those who have been self-isolating as a result of COVID-19.
  • Willow Creek Community Adult Learning Society – Developing and delivering blended workshops and webinars to families who have limited access to computers/mobile devices or the internet, thereby enabling them to obtain online support and critical services.

British Columbia and Yukon

  • 100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association – Installing appropriate dividers in ice rinks to allow members and coaches to remain safe while on the ice.
  • 333 Recovery Homes Society – Addressing an urgent need for substance abuse treatment during COVID-19 by ensuring there are full-time staff available to deliver programming.
  • African Art & Cultural Community Contributor – Distributing food baskets to vulnerable Black community members on Vancouver Island, while organizing a series of webinars on various themes including food security, financial security, community information and navigation, and mental health and wellbeing.
  • African-Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association – Distributing food hampers to underserved families in Surrey while enhancing the organization’s digital infrastructure to ensure an ongoing online connection with the community.
  • African Friendship Society – Supporting access to community support in a culturally safe space while promoting cultural healing through weekly sessions featuring guest artists.
    • Staging cultural and artistic events for Black men to support cultural healing while adhering to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
  • African Women Empowerment Society – Distributing food hampers to underserved families in Surrey while maintaining an online presence to serve the target population.
  • All Genders Yukon Society – Providing mental health support to members of LGBTQ2S+ communities in Whitehorse through one-on-one counselling sessions, as well as distributing gift cards to families in need.
  • Apex Fire Brigade Society – Purchasing personal protective equipment and sanitation supplies to help keep volunteer firefighters and clients safe while responding to routine calls that could expose them to COVID-19.  
  • Assemblée francophone des retraités et aînés de la Colombie-Britannique – Adapting the organization’s integration and accessibility program to an online version in order to allow for continued support to British Columbia’s most vulnerable and isolated seniors.
  • BC Arabic School Foundation - Adapting in-person weekend programming to online delivery for children and families affected by the pandemic, with a focus on newcomers, families living in low-income, and those whose first language is not English.
  • BCEdAccess Society – Using webinars and videos to distribute information about school division adaptations to COVID-19 to parents of children living with disabilities.
  • Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks of Canada: Lodge #45 – Adapting service delivery options to serve food to seniors, persons with disabilities and community members who are experiencing isolation due to COVID-19.
  • BIBAK Organization of British Columbia - Providing cultural workshops to youth, including racialized Filipinos, who are experiencing isolation due to COVID-19.
  • BizKids Practical Education Association – Providing a safe, interactive online environment for children to engage in educational programming, with a focus on building real world skills.
  • Blackburn Community Association – Gathering ideas from families through phone calls and an online survey to define and implement new recreational programming, as well as to increase the capacity of the organization to respond to the needs of seniors and Elders.
  • Bridge River Valley Community Association – Providing outreach to vulnerable community members who are experiencing increased isolation as a result of COVID-19, including wellness checks, sharing information, and delivering supplies.
  • British Columbia Native Women's Association – Offering a culturally relevant online wellness series for Indigenous women and girls across the province to help address social isolation.
  • calmversation learning foundation - Creating and adapting workshops and online courses to support teachers in bringing calm, connection, and creativity into their physical classroom.
    • Developing and providing a home-care kit to support parents in promoting compassionate dialogue, understanding and creative problem-solving with their children. Online events will help ensure children and youth across the province are reached.
  • Candle Light Foundation for Girls Education Canada – Distributing care packages to women, girls and their families in the Greater Vancouver Area who are experiencing economic challenges as a result of the pandemic.
  • Caregivers Network for East Kootenay Seniors Society - Facilitating access to information and support services for family caregivers and seniors facing increased isolation and health concerns during COVID-19.
    • Delivering wellness kits, including food, to caregivers and medically vulnerable seniors in the East Kootenay region who are experiencing increased isolation as a result of COVID-19. Information materials will also be distributed that focus on mental health and wellbeing.
  • Centre d'Integration pour Immigrants Africains - Centre of Integration for African Immigrants – Establishing a resource centre, primarily for African Francophone communities, providing access to a safe networking venue and socially distanced contacts with their community during COVID-19.
  • Coastal Research, Education, and Advocacy Network – Providing holistic case management to Black, Indigenous, and youth of colour to ensure they are connected to appropriate resources and support in a timely manner.  
    • Providing academic enrichment opportunities to support personal growth and creative expression of vulnerable middle highschool students in Victoria and Vancouver.
  • Cowichan Housing Association – Extending emergency housing provisions to the homeless in the Cowichan Valley, along with meals and laundry services.
  • Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice Society - Developing and enacting policies that reflect a COVID-19 reality in order to continue hosting small group discussions to promote restorative justice in the Cranbrook area.
  • Darkspark – Delivering arts programming for youth in vulnerable communities across the country by developing an online platform to share with community members.
    • Adapting existing services and implementing an online platform to launch a virtual anti-racism program. Youth from diverse backgrounds will be invited to share their experiences of racism and educate others through the arts.
  • Dignidad Migrante Society – Responding to the needs of temporary foreign workers on farms across British Columbia who have become isolated with little access to information, food, and recreational activities.
  • Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative Society – Creating a communication network to deliver COVID-19 information and supplies among single-room occupancy hotels in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
  • DUDES Club Society – Providing weekly virtual talking circles for Indigenous men, including those who are incarcerated in provincial correction centres, to support their mental wellbeing and access to COVID-19 information.
  • East Richmond Community Association – Adapting programs to ensure physically distanced sports, fitness and recreation activities can continue for children, youth, adults and seniors.
  • Enderby and District Curling Society – Adapting the regular curling offering to provide a safe season of curling for seniors during COVID-19.
  • Equality Project Society – Adapting existing client-serving spaces to ensure continuation of support to vulnerable people in Cache Creek, focusing primarily on low-income earners or those living in poverty.
  • FASD Okanagan Valley Assessment and Support Society – Providing meals twice a week during support groups for adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Okanagan Valley.
    • Adapting support services for adults living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and their caregivers, including adapting the physical clinic space and providing online sessions. 
  • Fairway Gorge Paddling Society – Offering a safe and healthy environment during COVID-19 to provide people of all age groups the opportunity to enjoy healthy physical activities on the water.
  • Festivals and Special Events Development Society of Kelowna - Adapting free and accessible community arts programming to comply with COVID-19 health and safety requirements.
  • Fiji Canada Association – Providing bi-weekly meals and hygiene supplies to vulnerable community members in Surrey. Workshops will also be held to share information on COVID-19.
  • First Nations Technology Council – Delivering skills training webinars to Indigenous communities to facilitate discussions related to COVID-19 response strategies, as well as supporting knowledge sharing and the creation of a virtual network among members. 
  • Fit Pets Dog Sports Association – Reducing social isolation among seniors by offering online dog training classes.
  • Flavours of Hope Society – Providing culturally relevant support and community resources to refugee women in the Vancouver and Burnaby areas through online and in-person activities.
  • Fraser Lake Fire Rescue Training Society – Purchasing equipment, including a commercial SCBA mask washer and dryer, to ensure masks are fully disinfected and volunteer firefighters are kept safe during routine calls which could expose them and others to COVID-19.
  • Great Lakes Networking Society of BC – Providing culturally appropriate food to community members in the greater Vancouver area, and webinars for African diaspora.
  • Greater Trail Community Restorative Justice Society – Training new volunteer facilitators in Cranbrook to help facilitate restorative justice for those whose cases have been delayed due to COVID-19, with a goal of mediating the conflict outside of a court system.
  • Kajaks Track and Field Club – Adapting athlete training programs to a virtual method while in-person training is not possible, and then complying with COVID-19 health protocols when in-person training can resume.
  • Kootenay Food Strategy Society – Expanding community gardens to allow families to grow food while increasing the garden’s output of free food for the general public and donations to the local food bank.
  • Lake Trail Community Education Society - Providing arts and outdoor programming, as well as a healthy meal, to students in British Columbia.
    • Adapting service delivery to allow for meals to be provided to vulnerable youth.
  • La Société francophone de Victoria – Offering remote workshops, mini-conferences and even shows to members of the organization in the Victoria region.
  • Latincouver Cultural and Business Society – Recruiting and training volunteers to reach out to Latin American newcomers in the Vancouver area who are experiencing isolation and unemployment due to COVID-19. Online events will also be offered.
  • Lived Experience Community Life and Peer Skills Program Society - Providing breakfast and lunch through a mobile distribution system, primarily to people experiencing homelessness, people living with mental illness and people struggling with addiction.
  • Minoru Seniors Society – Providing wellness-based engagement activities for isolated Chinese seniors facing language barriers.  
  • Mission Alano Club – Allowing the club to reopen and provide assistance to additional people experiencing homelessness, living with mental illness, or struggling with addiction, and others who are also increasingly vulnerable.
  • Modern Man Family Project Society – Offering support to fathers in the Kamloops area through one-on-one counselling and peer support to equip them with coping skills and emotional awareness during COVID-19. This will be complemented by monthly family outings.
  • My Artist's Corner Society, BC – Adapting delivery of a peer mental health and arts program to combat increased isolation resulting from COVID-19.
  • New Horizons Society for Autism & Special Needs – Providing behavioural and educational support to children and youth with special needs and learning disabilities from Williams Lake.
  • Nisga'a Ts'amiks Vancouver Society – Increasing food security by supporting the provision of food to Indigenous Nisga'a Nation members living in remote areas of Nisga'a lands.
    • Delivering traditional food to Indigenous members living away from Nisga'a lands, mental health counselling related to coping with COVID-19, and culturally appropriate small-group tutoring for youth.
  • North Island Metis Association – Providing a monthly food box program and food security information for Metis people living on northern Vancouver Island.
  • Northern Adapted Sports Association – Delivering services to ensure people living with disabilities in British Columbia can remain physically active, healthy, and socially included.
    • Creating and distributing resource packs to communities across northern British Columbia to encourage and facilitate healthy active living with a focus on children and youth, Indigenous and First Nations communities and those living in low-income.
  • Northern Shuswap Tribal Council Society – Hiring additional staff members to conduct outreach into First Nations communities in order to assess their needs, advocate on their behalf, and to apply for government services.
  • North Park Neighbourhood Association – Leveraging park space to support community residents by hosting recreation activities, setting up public seating for local business patrons, and distributing food hampers through a low/no cost farmer's market.
  • Nuru Training Association - Distributing COVID-19 health kits to immigrants in Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey, and training seniors on how to protect themselves against COVID-19.
  • Oromian Canadian Association of BC – Recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to reach seniors and newcomer families in the Vancouver metropolitan area with COVID-19 information through virtual seminars.
  • PacificSport Regional Centre Vancouver Island Society – Providing an after-school sports program for children in Duncan who have limited opportunities to participate in organized physical activity due to the cancellation of community-based sports programs during COVID-19.
  • Protection Island Lions Club – Providing ferry passes, fuel for boats and grocery cards to vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 to encourage activity during the pandemic.
  • Pursuit Projects Society – Delivering groceries to vulnerable people in the Greater Vancouver Area while supporting the development of youth through leadership training.
  • Queer Yukon Society – Using performances to provide community resources and public health information to LGBTQ2S+ community members. The events will specifically target those who are Black, Indigenous, or otherwise racialized within the LGBTQ2S+ community.
  • Reach Community Support Society – Recruiting additional volunteers and providing further training to ensure their outreach program can continue providing support to vulnerable people in need of food and social connection.
  • Richmond City Centre Community Association – Live-streaming community programming to isolated, vulnerable individuals to ensure they can continue engaging with their community, while ensuring that in-person activities respect social distancing and other public health measures.
  • Richmond Gymnastics Association – Continuing to provide gymnastics classes to children and youth by investing in resources to adapt existing service delivery to adhere to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
  • Royal Academy of Bhangra Society – Creating and broadcasting webinars to raise awareness of COVID-19 among the South Asian population in the Surrey area.
  • Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and Agricultural Society – Providing nourishing meals to seniors, people with disabilities, low-income individuals, and people experiencing homelessness.
  • Sher Vancouver LGTBQ+ Friends Society – Providing counselling, crisis support, and peer support to LGTBQ+ people to ensure their specific COVID-19 needs are met.
    • Supporting the organization's capacity to deliver crisis support through counselling. A social worker will be hired to provide intake and community referral support, create a community resource listing and provide supplementary crisis intervention.
  • ShEvalesco Female Empowerment Association – Designing and delivering weekly resources and webinars to women across British Columbia in order to build resilience and reduce isolation.
  • Shuswap Immigrant Services Society – Adapting the organization's English as a second language classes to an online format, while ensuring the classroom setting meets public health guidelines when gradually reopening.
  • Sidney Arts and Media Society – Using story telling and interviews to create programming for listeners to help seniors feel more connected to community.
  • Single Parents Food Banks of BC Society - Providing and delivering food and sundry donations to vulnerable single-parent families around Metro Vancouver.
    • Providing back-to-school knapsacks and supplies to children and parents in single parent households in Port Coquitlam.
  • Soap for Hope Canada – Providing essential hygiene supplies and linens to vulnerable Indigenous communities across British Columbia.
  • Social Planning Council of Williams Lake – Recruiting and mentoring grade-12 students to facilitate workshops for other students on the impacts of COVID-19 and how to maintain their mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Solid State Community Society – Hiring local women to cook halal meals for racialized migrant youth and their families while training youth in cooking and food preparation. A coordinator will also be hired to ensure COVID-19 protocols are being followed.
  • Somali Women Empowerment Society – Mobilizing youth to assist seniors in Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, and Vancouver through the delivery of food hampers and the creation and delivery of webinars.
  • Sooke Sailing Association – Supporting the wellbeing of children and youth by providing free outdoor recreation activities, ensuring COVID-19 health and safety protocols are being followed.
    • Recruiting and training additional staff and volunteers to provide free and safe outdoor recreation to vulnerable children and youth.
  • Soroptimist International of Vancouver – Providing an online youth career mentorship program to connect highschool girls in Vancouver and Richmond with mentors to discuss topics including career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, and overcoming obstacles to success.
  • Soroptimist Tricities – Adapting current services in order to continue safely serving vulnerable women and children who are ready to move into independent living arrangements during COVID-19.
  • Southern Gulf Islands Community Resource Centre Society – Training new volunteers to meet the needs of current and new vulnerable clients by increasing safe home visits, offering grocery and food assistance, garden matching and operating a helpline.
  • SPARK Life Education Foundation – Distributing meals for frontline workers in need and care packages to vulnerable community members while also holding online workshops on financial literacy. This will be supplemented by a marketing campaign of appreciation for frontline workers.
  • SPIRIT (Society of Pillars for Individuals Receiving Involuntary Treatment) – Recruiting and mobilizing peer mental health workers and support staff to support mental health crises exacerbated by COVID-19 among people facing homelessness, poverty, drug addiction and mental health barriers.
  • Squamish Men's Shed Society – Adapting the organization's space to meet COVID-19 requirements so they are able to host opportunities for senior men to be social, access mental and physical health information, and opportunities to give back to the community.
  • Squamish Senior Citizens Home Society – Purchasing equipment to ensure a safe living environment for the residence’s senior occupants. Education sessions will also be offered about COVID-19 safety protocols.
  • St-Michael's Mission – Extending hours of operation to offer increased access to a place to eat and a cool environment, as well as distributing additional emergency food bags, clothing, and hygiene items to vulnerable people.
  • Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour – Ensuring volunteer peer support workers have access to timely, culturally relevant mental and reproductive health information through online training.  
  • Supporting Team Excellence with Patients Society – Assisting patients in navigating systems related to food security and economic stability with a focus on those diagnosed with anxiety or depression.
  • The Children's Festival Society of Kelowna - Offering a virtual children’s festival featuring interactive and engaging shows and workshops for children and youth in Kelowna and Okanagan Valley.
  • The Retail Action Network Society – Distributing information and providing counselling and online training to workers in essential industries, including racialized workers and temporary foreign workers.
  • The Rotary Club of North Delta – Providing additional food to supplement weekly lunches to children and youth of newcomer families in elementary schools in North Delta.
  • The Upper Skeena Community Learning Society – Expanding support to Indigenous community gardens, ensuring the preservation and delivery of food, prioritizing Elders and families with young children.
    • Leasing seacans and freezers to assist the Indigenous community of Gitanyow in preserving and storing food to ensure families have access to healthy local foods.
  • The Yukon Status of Women Council – Purchasing and distributing pre-paid phone cards to people who are experiencing increased vulnerability through isolation and lack of access to online support services.
  • Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers and Caregivers Rights – Responding to the increased demand for services for former and current care workers in the Vancouver area as a result of COVID-19. Services will include individual referral and consultations and group socialization through on-line platforms.
  • Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition – Designing and delivering free, interactive webinars on topics related to human rights in the context of COVID-19, while meeting the increased demand for client referrals regarding discrimination related to COVID-19.
  • Vancouver Island Soccer League – Adapting to comply with public health standards so that games can resume, providing physical and mental health benefits to the youth and adults who play in the league.
  • Victoria Community Health Co-Operative – Adapting well-being information sessions to an online format, as well as adding "check-in" phone calls to assess the needs of the Victoria community during COVID-19. 
    • Delivering health information and personal protective equipment to people living in group homes or supportive living who have been impacted by COVID-19, as well as seniors and those struggling with addiction. Information materials will also be distributed to partner organizations to help raise awareness of COVID-19.  
  • Victoria Multicultural Society – Providing a drop-in and social place where community members can access legal resources related to tenancy and employment, and functional resources such as printing, Wi-Fi and laptops. The project is primarily focused on reaching marginalized people, low-wage workers and LGBTQ2S+ and Latinx communities.
  • Wesburn Community Association – Ensuring adequate staffing levels to allow for soccer programming to continue for children and youth from low-income households.
  • West Kootenay Community EcoSociety – Delivering fresh food to low-income households through the Farms to Friends program.
  • Wildsight Elk Valley – Following COVID-19 health and safety protocols to provide a safe environment at the weekly farmers' market, thereby ensuring access to food for visitors, including those living in low-income, seniors, women and girls.  
  • Williams Lake Blue Fin Swim Club – Dividing existing lanes in order to allow more children to participate in the swim program while maintaining social distancing and ensuring employee protection.
  • Wiseland Humanitarian Association – Recruiting, training and mobilizing additional volunteers to meet the increased demand for free laundry vouchers and personal hygiene supplies from clients living in poverty or experiencing homelessness.
  • Yoga Buggy – Adapting summer programming to deliver online yoga sessions for children and youth in British Columbia to promote social inclusion, wellbeing, and mental health.
  • Youth Leadership Society of BC – Providing access to food supplies to vulnerable families across the Fraser Valley.
  • Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council – Providing culturally relevant and inclusive support for Indigenous people in Yukon and northern British Columbia through virtual and in-person mentoring sessions with an Elder.
  • Yukon Tourism Education Council – Holding a summer camp that is safe and free for children and youth from low-income or multiple households of immigrant families that have been affected by the pandemic.
     
     

Manitoba and Nunavut

  • Baker Lake Prenatal Nutrition Project – Providing COVID-19 information, hygiene supplies, food hampers and nutritious recipe kits and ingredients to make the recipes at home for pre- and post-natal women in the remote Inuit community of Baker Lake, Nunavut.
  • Bilal Community and Family Centre – Adapting existing education and recreation programs to online delivery to provide personal development activities for children and adults in Winnipeg.
    • Providing tutoring to children and youth in Winnipeg who need academic support. Food will also be delivered. 
  • Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation – Hiring outreach workers to support vulnerable individuals at high risk for COVID-19, with a focus on Indigenous community members, people experiencing homelessness, and those struggling with addiction. Outreach workers will provide referrals to appropriate testing resources, monitor symptoms, and direct them to housing resources for isolation purposes.
  • Council of South Sudanese Community of Manitoba – Supplying low-income families with computers to support online learning and completion of homework.
  • Dauphin Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation – Delivering meals and basic necessities to vulnerable people in Dauphin.
  • Ethnocultural Council of Manitoba-Stronger Together – Assisting parents from ethnocultural groups in the use of computers to support online and home schooling. Culturally sensitive activities such as storytelling and traditional games will also be developed to engage seniors who are isolated due to COVID-19.
  • Jubaland Community Association of Manitoba Inc – Maintaining the mental health of Somali youth and seniors by connecting them, through the use of technology, in a mentor/mentee relationship.
    • Providing a virtual violence prevention program for newcomer women and girls in order to address the increased occurrence of domestic violence during COVID-19.
  • Manitoba Somali Association – Adapting the organization’s educational support to children of Somali descent whose parents are unable to help them with their schoolwork, while offering cultural classes through an online/in-person hybrid format.
    • Providing psychosocial support and physical wellness to women who are experiencing domestic and gender-based violence. This includes workshops and a physical fitness program.
  • Manitoba Women for Women of South Sudan – Providing South Sudanese women and children in the province with various social services in response to increased demand for vital services and goods due to COVID-19.
  • Minnedosa & District Services to Seniors – Purchasing tablets to enable seniors in Minnedosa and surrounding area to communicate with loved ones via video chat. Equipment will also be purchased to allow staff members to work from home while continuing to maintain services.
  • Neeginan Centre - Adapting operations to enable Indigenous people safe access to services including a preschool, health clinic, campuses and an employment centre.
  • Nigerian Association of Manitoba – Preparing and delivering food/hygiene packages and mental health services to people in Winnipeg who are feeling the economic impacts of COVID-19, with a focus on newcomers, Black community members and those living in low-income.
  • Nunavut Bilingual Education Society – Delivering Inuktitut literacy packs, including books, DVDs/CDs and learning materials to vulnerable adults living in care outside of Nunavut.
  • Pilot Mound Millennium Recreation Complex – Adapting operations to ensure program delivery can continue, specifically for children, youth and seniors.
  • Programme Jeunesse Ici Corp. – Assisting newcomers to Winnipeg in navigating and understanding information and services during the pandemic through the provision of materials in local languages. Food deliveries and an online concert will also take place.
  • Rahma Community and Youth Centre – Delivering educational and mentorship activities to newcomer children and youth in Winnipeg and are experiencing challenges due to COVID-19.
    • Delivering a community-based resilience and capacity building program for at-risk newcomer youth by harnessing the power of sport, leadership and media literacy while promoting integration and cross-cultural understanding.
  • Seine River Services for Seniors – Covering the costs of materials (masks, disinfectants, gloves) to protect volunteers, possible visitors and the seniors they are supporting through transportation and deliveries of essential items.
  • Success Skills Centre – Recruiting, training and supporting new and existing unemployed and underemployed newcomers impacted by COVID-19 by providing online and onsite employment search services and placement programs.
  • The Council of Caribbean Organizations of Manitoba - Providing information, services and programs as well as trainings to isolated senior Caribbean Manitobans through an active website.
  • U Multicultural – Designing and delivering educational videos for newcomers about how to identify COVID-19, how to access critical services while physical distancing, and general preparedness tips. The videos will be distributed on the web and on local TV stations across Canada.
  • Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Developing a series of twice-monthly online webinars and a weekly newsletter on COVID-19 issues for the Ukrainian community and member organizations.
  • Ukrainian Canadian Congress Manitoba Provincial Council – Mobilizing volunteers to prepare and deliver self-care kits that include masks, hand sanitizers, gloves, etc. and educational sheets to vulnerable seniors.
  • United Community Arts – Ensuring appropriate staffing levels in order to provide workshops and classes to community members who are feeling isolated during COVID-19, with a focus on children and youth and people living with mental illness.
  • Winnipeg Newcomer Sport Academy – Providing safe social and community connections through physical activity and play for newcomer and refugee children during COVID-19.

New Brunswick

  • Agence famille et petite enfance Nord-Ouest – Creating educational kits to help facilitate social and emotional development, language learning and problem solving for families in Grand Falls.
  • Association francophone de la Vallée – Purchasing personal protective equipment and other materials to allow for the safe re-opening of the organization’s daycare and cafeteria, supporting members of the French-speaking minority community.
  • Centre d'accueille et d'accompagnement francophone des immigrants au Sud-Est du Nouveau Brunswick – CAFi – Adapting services to continue offering activities and support to Francophone community members in southeastern New Brunswick.
  • Centre d'Activités La Ruche – Addressing isolation during COVID-19 by providing access to computer equipment for people in Lamèque. This will allow them to connect virtually with family and with the Centre’s support services.
  • Conseil pour le développement de l'alphabétisme et des compétences des adultes du Nouveau-Brunswick – Adapting training to meet the needs of vulnerable seniors by offering workshops on computer skill development.
    • Utilizing new technologies to support the basic skills development of low-literacy Acadian and Francophone adults.
  • Ergon Inc – Continuing to develop a therapeutic activity program while adapting a life skills program to a virtual platform to continue serving individuals in Riverview who are living with a mental illness.
  • Fédération des étudiantes et étudiants du Campus universitaire de Moncton – Enabling access to food and essential items for students who currently have no income and are not eligible for emergency funds from other sources.
  • Fierté Fredericton Pride – Designing and delivering new programming for LGBTQ+ youth, adults and seniors to help reduce social isolation brought on by COVID-19.
  • Groupe de support émotionnel inc. – Helping to ensure that those who suffer from mental illness have access to social inclusion and wellness activities.
  • Les Résidences Communautaires Line Ferguson – Purchasing sports equipment for vulnerable people living in the residence, including adult males with autism spectrum symptoms and those with severe behavioural problems, so that they can lead active lives.
    • Ensuring adequate staffing levels to allow for the adaptation of service delivery.
  • Sackville 20/20 - Designing and delivering an online student tutoring and mentorship service for students and families in the Sackville area, while engaging professional educators and recruiting and training volunteer mentors.
  • The Immigrant Women's Association of New Brunswick – Recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to support immigrant women through direct aid, social inclusion activities, childcare support, food security and digital literacy support through computer labs.
  • The Saint John Multicultural and Newcomers Resource Centre – Adapting service delivery and programming to meet the settlement needs of newcomers in Saint John during COVID-19.
  • Wolastoqey Tribal Council Inc. – Adapting and realigning existing service delivery and programming to mitigate risk to staff, personnel and those they are supporting due to the pandemic.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean Inc. – Reaching out to the local Francophone community in order to overcome isolation and support them through service provision.
  • Burin Peninsula Voice against Violence – Developing new ways of delivering public education and outreach on violence prevention, including virtual workshops, virtual and social distancing events, and direct outreach to vulnerable people.
  • First Technology Association – Engaging youth in a modified and adapted COVID-19 virtual / partial hands-on robotics program where youth of all backgrounds will learn the basics of STEM and apply their skills in an inclusive competition while building habits of learning, confidence, and teamworking skills.
  • Flat Bay Band Inc. – Responding to increased community needs in relation to COVID-19 by hiring a coordinator to tailor programs for virtual delivery as well as to coordinate the provision of programming and direct aid to the community.
  • Fogo Island Pride – Delivering pre-packaged food hampers with ready-to-prepare recipes for vulnerable community members, as well as live-streaming a food preparation series in support of people living in low-income, those living with mental illness and children and youth.
  • Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador – Providing visual arts materials and a meeting space for children and youth who are challenged by social relationships and COVID-19 isolation. Virtual participation will be available to rural and Indigenous participants.
    • Providing free educational support for children and youth of low-income families using specialized intervention materials to address underlying needs in literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Kiwanis Club of Kelligews – Resuming operations while adhering to COVID-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of everyone using the space. 
  • Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network - Assembling and delivering self-care kits in Indigenous communities and providing access to virtual healing circles in an effort to identify and respond to community barriers.
    • Preparing and distributing backpacks containing essential supplies to students to assist with self esteem and mental health as they enter the new school year. A group of men and women will also gather on the land to incorporate traditional ways of building trust and understanding.
  • NL Association of the Deaf – Utilizing deaf interpreters and in-person and online sessions to ensure the deaf community across the province has access to COVID-19-related information in American Sign Language.
  • Northshore Aboriginal Group Inc. – Providing essential food and hygiene supplies to Indigenous seniors and Elders in communities on the Northshore, while at the same time conducting wellness checks.  
  • NunaKatiget Inuit Community Corporation – Providing additional food items and supports such as outreach to Inuit Elders and Inuit people living with disabilities.
  • Organization for Community Action Initiatives – Providing food hampers to vulnerable people, including low-income isolated families and pregnant women who are highly impacted by the pandemic.
  • People First of Newfoundland and Labrador Incorporated – Offering wellness sessions to people in Newfoundland and Labrador who have been identified as having an intellectually disability.
    • Recruiting a project coordinator and organizing in-person wellness workshops in communities outside of St. John's as permitted by public health regulations in order to provide greater support to individuals living with intellectual disabilities. 
  • SaltWater Community Association – Providing food hampers to vulnerable people who live in a remote part of Newfoundland and Labrador.
    • Delivering food hampers to vulnerable and underserved individuals in a manner that complies with COVID-19 health regulations.
  • St. Barbe Development Association - Designing and delivering programs and activities for children and youth across several communities, and delivering hygiene and food packages to families in need.
  • Status of Women Central – Gathering and distributing cell phones to women escaping domestic violence, while also providing SIM cards and prepaid cell phone service.
  • The Corner Brook Arts Centre Ltd – Modifying the organization’s community arts space to adapt to public health guidelines when the space reopens, so that artists, particularly those in the LGBTQ2S+ community and students, have continued access.
    • Engaging qualified instructors to provide virtual art classes to disadvantaged individuals in Corner Brook.
  • Violence Prevention Avalon East Ltd – Transitioning pre-existing violence prevention programming to an online platform and making these resources accessible by translating documents to Indigenous languages and accompanying webinars with sign language interpreters.
    • Delivering care packages, continuing webinars for people experiencing violence at home, and converting in-person workshops for schools to an online platform.

Northwest Territories

  • Growing Together Society – Supplying essential food items to low-income families and those living with mental illness in Hay River.
    • Holding online cooking sessions for adults and children and to provide family wellness kits, healthy snack kits and essentials for families who are feeling isolated due to COVID-19.
  • Tłı̨chǫ Łeagia Ts’ı̨ı̨lı̨ Kǫ (TLTK) - Hiring a psychotherapist to provide virtual or in-person counselling services to individuals who are suffering from substance abuse and domestic violence.

Nova Scotia

  • African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes – Recruiting, training and mobilizing international students in Nova Scotia as volunteers, staff or contractors, to reach out to immigrant families who are experiencing food security challenges as a result of COVID-19.
  • Canning Library and Heritage Centre Association – Recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to reach out to children and youth, seniors, and workers who are vulnerable to ensure safe access to reading materials and computers.
  • Care for Refugees – Responding to the health, social and wellbeing needs of newcomers in Dartmouth during COVID-19, by supporting access to food, information in various languages, and transportation when needed.
  • Centre communautaire francophone de Truro – Using online resources to adapt the social-inclusion program for French-speaking seniors in Truro to reduce isolation caused by COVID-19.
    • Facilitating online activities for Francophone seniors in Truro to mitigate the isolating impact of the pandemic.
  • Cheticamp Kinsmen Club - Providing nutritious meals to vulnerable seniors and disadvantaged individuals, replacing a community program that was cancelled because of COVID-19.
  • Colchester Transportation Cooperative Ltd – Taking COVID-19 safety measures, such as the installation of screens in vehicles, to ensure the organization can continue to deliver affordable transportation services.
  • Community Food Resource Network – Providing protein and fruit and vegetable hampers to people living with disabilities, as well as other vulnerable sectors, in Caledonia.
  • Eritrean Canadian Association of Nova Scotia - Providing workshops on best COVID-19 practices for the Eritrean community, using interpreters to reach those who do not speak English.
  • HRDA Enterprises Ltd – Preparing and delivering healthy choice frozen meals and food baskets to vulnerable people, particularly to families living in poverty, those experiencing homelessness, children and youth, newcomers, and seniors not in care.
    • Providing access to technology to ensure participants can engage in online programming.
  • Ink Storm Screenprinting Society – Providing support – including meals, supplies, educational tools and space to community members in Halifax, with a focus on those living in low income, those who are homeless, and the racialized.
  • Institute of African Advancement – Designing and delivering webinars to clarify and translate COVID-19-related information to members of the racialized Black community, newcomers and those living in low-income. Food, protective equipment and online training will also be provided.
  • Le Jardin des Petits Association – Preparing to reopen the centre for vulnerable youth and students by implementing preventive and sanitary measures for staff and clients.
  • MusGo Rider Valley - Sheet Harbour Cooperative Ltd. – Providing free transportation and delivery services for seniors and others living in poverty or impacted by COVID-19.
  • Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia – Providing additional supports such as food and education to LGBTQ2S+ refugees and families in Nova Scotia.
    • Engaging a volunteer coordinator to help meet the growing needs of LGBTQ+ refugees, including supporting relocation.  
  • Regroupement des aînés de la Nouvelle-Écosse – Maintaining contact with Francophone seniors in rural areas of Nova Scotia by reaching out to them over the phone and through local radio to decrease isolation and inform them of available support.
  • Reserve Mines Seniors and Pensioners – Preparing and delivering nutritious meals to seniors experiencing food insecurity due to the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Sable River Community Hall – Providing health awareness and care packages to vulnerable families in the rural and remote areas of Sable River.
  • Shelburne and Area Lions Club – Helping the club reopen safely so it can continue to provide support to people living in low income, seniors, and veterans.
  • Shelburne County Mental Health & Wellness Association – Training existing volunteers on new technology to provide short-term emotional support for vulnerable populations in non-crisis situations in Nova Scotia.
  • Sickle Cell Disease Association of Atlantic Canada – Loaning out tablets to support access to medical advice and health webinars for family members with Sickle Cell Disease who have concerns about going to medical appointments due to COVID-19.
  • South Indian Cultural Association of the Maritimes – Delivering food to vulnerable people in Bedford while complying with COVID-19 health regulations and social distancing guidelines.
  • South Shore Fieldhouse Society – Continuing to deliver critical community support, particularly to seniors, by providing a sanitized and clean recreational facility where they can continue to be socially active.
  • The Health Association of African Canadians – Connecting Black Canadians in Nova Scotia with psychologists, counselors, and trained clergy members to provide culturally sensitive remote mental health and grief support.
  • The Sudanese Association of the Maritimes – Providing and delivering groceries on a regular basis to vulnerable people in Halifax, particularly those who are facing financial difficulties or health barriers due to COVID-19.  
  • United African Canadian Women Association – Distributing gift cards for food and hygiene products to vulnerable African households, laptops and tablets to students for distance learning, and providing public and mental health information to support community members facing language barriers.
  • Valley African Nova Scotian Development Association – Providing additional educational support to racialized students to ensure their continued success during COVID-19 by offering workshops with community leaders and visiting heritage sites.
  • Votive Dance Society – Providing a free virtual and/or in-person dance program to youth, including those who are racialized or from the LGBT2QS+ community.
    • We Are Young Association – Mobilizing volunteers to deliver care packages to isolated seniors and veterans.
  • Welcoming Intercultural Newcomers Association – Providing wellness support for international students at four local universities who are new to the area and are facing increased isolation during COVID-19.
  • Women of the First Light - Addressing food insecurity within First Nations communities in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick by teaching safe food preservation techniques.

Ontario

  • Aangen: A Community Service Organization – Supporting the mental health of people connected to the Families in Need Program through peer and one-on-one consultations. Cleaning staff will also be trained on the new health measures related to COVID-19.
    • Providing nutrient-rich pre-packed goods and hot-and-fresh meals to seniors and vulnerable groups in shelters in Toronto.
      Abode Respite Services – Recruiting additional staff to help the organization adhere to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, while providing food and personal protective equipment to people who are visiting those in respite care.
  • Action for Safe and Healthy Communities – Mobilizing volunteers to create and distribute non-medical masks to community members including low-income families, seniors, people living with disabilities, and newcomers in the North York area.
  • Action positive VIH-Sida – Providing additional support to people in Ontario who are HIV-positive or at increased risk of infection through the distribution of food and grocery store gift cards.
    Adrenaline Power Team Gymnastics – Purchasing personal protective equipment and engaging staff in additional thorough cleaning of equipment to help ensure the health and safety of all gymnasts and staff. 
  • Adulam Foundation – Utilizing a mobile service to provide individual support sessions, particularly for children and youth and Latin American community members.
  • Afiwi Groove School – Adapting dance and drumming classes for Black children and youth to an online format in order to reduce social isolation brought on by COVID-19.
    • Engaging a certified health coach to provide an online program for Black women that focuses on empowerment.
  • Africa Live Canada – Distributing packages of food and essential supplies to vulnerable families in the Ottawa region who are struggling with food security and isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • African Canadian Association of Ottawa – Addressing food security and safety issues by providing face masks to seniors and safely delivering non-perishable food items to vulnerable families, particularly racialized Blacks, seniors and those living in low-income.
  • African Women Acting - Providing online workshops for African women in the Toronto area, featuring cultural art and complemented by mental health counsellors in order to reduce social isolation and offer access to resources.
    • Hiring tailors to make handmade masks which will be distributed to Black women workers in client-facing roles. Video tutorials will also be created to teach community members how to make masks at home.
  • Afropolitan Canada – Addressing the impact of school closures on Black youth in the Greater Toronto Area by adapting their bilingual career accelerator program which enhances employment skills.
  • Al-Sirat Al-Mustaqeem Islamic Center – Using workshops to raise awareness among the Arabic community about COVID-19, and providing counselling support and information on parenting skills, safety measures, and wellbeing to help cope with the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Alison Neighbourhood Community Centre - Coordinating volunteers to translate public health information for the Arabic speaking community they serve and adapting their space in anticipation of reopening by implementing public safety and sanitation practices.
  • Alsalam Foundation - Training volunteers to reach out to seniors in Mississauga, help them with grocery shopping and delivering medications along with checking in on their wellbeing. A weekly virtual meeting for families will also be offered to share COVID-19 information.
  • Arab Women in Waterloo Region – Recruiting, mobilizing and training female Arabic volunteers to reach out to new or expecting Arabic mothers who are experiencing isolation.
  • Art Not Shame – Mobilizing artists to deliver art-making materials and weekly on-line lessons to vulnerable people in Guelph, with a focus on those living in low-income or poverty, and people living with mental illness.
  • Artists and Artisans Development and Network – Using music, art and dance therapists to provide coping strategies through virtual workshops for volunteers and women and seniors experiencing violence.
  • Asees Foundation – Delivering sessions on physical fitness and mental wellbeing to youth who are struggling due to COVID-19 in order to equip them with the tools, education and resources to adapt to the ‘new normal’.
    Securing and delivering food donations, including hygiene supplies, to vulnerable individuals, families, and seniors within the Region of Peel. 
  • Association Marocaine de Toronto – Providing assistance to Moroccan students and others facing challenges of paying rent and lack of employment; providing necessary services to the elderly to ensure their wellbeing; and motivating volunteers to help meet the needs of the Moroccan community via the Association's website and social networks.
  • Association of Ontario Snowboarders – Purchasing protective and physical distancing equipment to provide a safe environment for continued training and snowboarding competitions, particularly for children and youth.
  • Atelier d'Innovation sociale de l'Université Saint Paul – Providing a safe co-working, meeting and kitchen space while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. Programming aimed at eradicating inequality and poverty will also be moved online.
    Athletics Ontario - Purchasing supplies and equipment, including personal protective equipment, to adapt athletic services to a COVID-19 reality.
  • Auberge Francophone d'Accueil et des Services aux Immigrants – Assisting seniors with essential groceries, informing the community and providing food hampers to low-income families, newcomers, Blacks and Francophone racial minorities in the Etobicoke and Peel regions.
  • Auntie Amal Community Center – Distributing food boxes to vulnerable families in the St. James Town area of Toronto while complying with COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Beat the Streets – Delivering online personal development workshops and fitness classes to low-income and racialized youth in the Greater Toronto Area who are facing challenges to their physical and mental wellbeing due to COVID-19.
  • Bengali Information and Employment Services – Raising awareness of COVID-19 among vulnerable people in the Greater Toronto Area who experience language barriers. This will be accomplished through telephone, ethnic print media, social media etc. 
    Supporting vulnerable Bengali families struggling with mental health crises and wellbeing.
  • Black Canadians for Cultural, Educational and Economic Progress – Creating and delivering weekly interactive virtual social programs and activities including cooking and dance classes and arts and crafts to children and youth, racialized Black people and those living in low income in Windsor-Essex.  
  • Bradford Immigrant & Community Services – Providing online settlement and language assistance to newcomers to support their wellbeing and address isolation.
  • Brain Beat Dance Canada Seniors Association – Ensuring services and programming are adapted to, and supportive of, all vulnerable groups by moving to a virtual format.
  • Brampton Tamil Seniors Association - Training volunteers to support seniors through virtual recreation and learning activities, delivering medicine and food, and connecting them virtually to medical and social professionals for consultation and information.
  • Brams United Girls Soccer Club – Adapting the existing service delivery of the soccer club to a COVID-19 reality in order to provide inclusive and safe recreational programs for women and girls in the community through socially distanced in-person or virtual programs.
  • Burlington Youth Soccer Club – Adapting service delivery to a COVID-19 reality to allow youth to continue to access recreational sports programs.
  • CPAC – Delivering webinars in English and Chinese to East Asian community members in the Greater Toronto Area on how to respond to xenophobic and racist incidents, which have increased against this community since the start of the pandemic.
  • Canada India Alliances – Providing virtual coaching and mentoring support to children and youth, including newcomers, to help them navigate the changes to their lives brought on by COVID-19.
  • Canada International Dance Culture Association – Providing dancing sessions and training to vulnerable children, youth, and young adults by adapting service delivery to an online platform.
    • Teaching vulnerable children and youth in Toronto to dance and volunteer to participate in a flash mob production with the goal of promoting social distancing and becoming a role model for others.
  • Canada International Children's Art Foundation (North York) – Offering free virtual training classes on cooking, arts, technology, a showcase competition, and one-on-one professional sessions for children and youth from low-income families.
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation – Training counselors to work on the newly established TeleCounseling platform to assist people struggling with addiction across Canada through various channels such as texting, chatting, audio, and video calls.
    • Designing and delivering addiction and mental health training for people across the country with a focus on First Nations, Inuit, and Metis populations as well as northern populations.
  • Canadian and African Women Aid Program - Training Afro-Black community members who have lost their employment and source of livelihood due to COVID-19, and to support them with basic needs such as food, and tablets to access online training.
    • Distributing groceries, personal care items and personal protective equipment to seniors of visible minorities and low-income in the Brampton area.
  • Canadian Association of Retired Persons Windsor Essex Chapter – Developing events and resources for seniors and elders not in care, by engaging and videotaping local talent to lead virtual activities focusing on music and virtual sharing of meals.
  • Canadian Association of Wound Care – Developing free resources to help patients and their caregivers prevent and treat wounds at home.
  • Canadian Caribbean Cultural Association of Durham – Preparing and delivering food to reach vulnerable children, youth and seniors. Seniors will also receive Gift of Hope baskets and information sessions on how to protect themselves from telephone scams.
  • Canadian Centre for Better Living – Delivering culturally appropriate meals and care packages to seniors in the Greater Toronto Area who are facing mobility issues.
  • Canadian Centre for Information and Knowledge – Designing and implementing virtual workshops for South Asian seniors and youth in the Scarborough area on health, wellness and coping strategies during COVID-19. Face masks, flyers and information kits will also be distributed.
    • Publishing an information booklet to help advise South Asian community members in Toronto on how to take care of their mental health during COVID-19, provide tips for staying healthy and what to do if they become sick, and connect them with community resources.
  • Canadian Foundation for Classical Cultural Education – Helping children and youth in Markham, Scarborough, and Vaughan develop their creativity and social skills by learning about oriental and western classical cultures. Regular virtual workshops will also help strengthen various aspects of health among those feeling isolated during the pandemic.
    • Providing mental health lectures, tai chi workshops and healthy eating lectures to people living in group homes or supportive living, those in low-income or poverty, and those with mental illness.
  • Canadian Multicultural Heritage Council – Delivering virtual experiential learning opportunities to members of vulnerable groups using the art of stop-motion animation filmmaking as an outlet for self-expression.
  • Canadian School of Cricket – Providing continuous service delivery, consistent communication and social interaction to seniors and other vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario – Producing and distributing masks to seniors and essential workers in the Tibetan community of Toronto. Grocery support will also be provided to seniors, as will virtual dance and meditation programming.
    • Providing structured sports, wellness and cultural activities to children, youth and adults who are experiencing increased social isolation due to COVID-19.
  • Cansomida Inc. – Providing new Canadian families in Kitchener with COVID-19 information in their native language through flyers, an information booklet and webinar.
  • CANVAS Arts Action Programs – Training LGBTQ2S+ facilitators in digital programming while engaging vulnerable youth to co-design digital programming related to healthy relationships, to be shared with youth across Toronto and the Peel region.
  • Capital Rainbow Refuge – Providing online English As A Second Language classes to LBGTQ2S+ newcomers in the Ottawa area. iPads will be loaned to students to ensure they can complete their lessons which were interrupted due to COVID-19. Food vouchers and personal protective equipment will also be provided for workers.
    • Making food baskets available to newcomer members of the LGBTQ2S+ community while supporting those with limited English language skills with access to lessons.
  • Caregiver Connections, Education and Support Organization – Providing online mental health training and socialization opportunities to live-in mental health caregivers in Ontario.
    • Providing a series of workshops to care workers in the Greater Toronto Area to build their advocacy and leadership skills and to form a peer support group.
  • Caribbean-Canadian Parents United – Recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to design and deliver a crisis text line and a virtual inter-generational mentorship program for youth and seniors.
  • Caribbean Women's Society - Recruiting, training and mobilizing new volunteers to deliver food and basic necessities in the Greater Toronto Area and to develop virtual social inclusion activities to Caribbean-Canadian women, girls, and seniors.
  • Carrefour des Femmes et Familles - Offering several virtual meetings to Congolese seniors who are experiencing increased isolation due to COVID-19. Information and access to resources will be provided, with material being translated into the local language.
    • Offering therapy sessions to Francophone parents in the Ottawa region and offering listening sessions to Black youth in Ottawa in order to motivate them to pursue their studies at a distance.
  • Casa de Macau Cultural and Recreational Centre in Ontario – Providing and ensuring a safe environment for members and implementing on-site social distancing measures to direct people and vehicular traffic.
  • Centre canadien pour l'unité de famille – Creating "Flavours of the World" interactive online cooking classes for Francophone and racialized families in Halton and Peel regions of Ontario, while distributing hot meals to marginalized communities.
  • Centre communautaire Francophone Windsor Essex Kent – Improving access to support services for Francophone minority communities through the referral of a navigator to address issues related to food security, mental health, etc.
  • Centre Communautaire Regionale de Sarnia Lambton – Providing hot meals to seniors and families in difficulty while improving access to support services for seniors, people with mental health issues and families with back-to-school concerns.
  • Centre d’Alphabetisation et d’Actions Socio-Communautaire de l’Ontario – Mobilizing volunteers to distribute hygiene supplies and raise awareness about COVID-19 to vulnerable community members.
  • Centr'Elles: Centre des femmes francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario – Purchasing protective equipment to allow for the continued operation of services to women and girls experiencing violence in northwestern Ontario.
  • Centre for New Immigrant Well-Being – Providing access to workshops, a hotline for Mandarin speakers, and sessions with a therapist for Chinese Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area who are experiencing racism and xenophobia as a result of the pandemic.
    • Organizing newcomer youth volunteers to connect with Chinese-Canadian seniors in order to build intergenerational connections, reduce social isolation, and promote healthy living. Webinars promoting wellbeing will be presented as well as opportunities for youth and seniors to present the workshops.
  • Centre for Resilience and Social Development – Creating and disseminating culturally and linguistically appropriate posters, videos, and social media tools on how to prevent COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority communities. Food, hygiene supplies and personal protective equipment will also be delivered to those in need in Ottawa West.
  •  Centro Cultural Latinoamericano – Implementing a food bank to provide food and basic goods for vulnerable community members.
  • Certified Listeners Society - Recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to support people across Canada who are experiencing increased isolation as a result of COVID-19 and are in need of emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Chinese Canadian Collective – Creating and delivering a social media campaign to raise awareness about COVID-19 among Chinese followers. Virtual hangouts will also be implemented for Asian-Canadian youth to help create a sense of community.
  • Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter – Recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to connect vulnerable Chinese Canadians with existing resources, offer language translation and interpretation around social benefits, health and government supports, and produce information for frontline workplace safety.
  • Ciranda Brasileira Community Association – Providing a regular online platform for children to interact with one another and to learn about Brazilian culture.
  • Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario – Publishing and distributing a COVID-19 Guide for Persons with Disabilities to community partners and members; recruiting, training, and mobilizing volunteers to reach out to members who do not have email access; and delivering bi-weekly webinars to members to provide COVID-19 information and to decrease social isolation.
  • City for All Women Initiative – Transitioning civic engagement training sessions to an online and accessible learning platform, thereby ensuring the continuity of services for the vulnerable population of Ottawa.
  • Coalition of Muslim Women of KW - Translating and distributing informed resources on topics such as domestic violence, stress management, and parenting within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will also be presented online.
    • Providing computer equipment to staff and interns to allow them to continue supporting marginalized communities while working remotely.
  • Conseil des organismes francophones de la région de Durham – Addressing food security issues by delivering grocery cards to new families and vulnerable individuals in the Durham region.
  • Contact interculturel francophone de Sudbury – Assembling and distributing food baskets to vulnerable families in the Sudbury area.
  • Coopérative Enseignants Pas À Pas – Mobilizing French-speaking volunteers from diverse communities to provide educational opportunities to children and young people from French-speaking immigrant families in need of support.
    • Mobilizing Francophone teachers to facilitate distance and home learning for children and youth from Francophone immigrant families.
  • Council of Nigerian Professionals – Designing and delivering webinars and events for new and vulnerable Canadian families.
    • Activities include sharing of information on COVID-19, how to access critical services while physical distancing measures are in place, and general emergency preparedness. 
  • CrueTV Digital Media Network – Allowing low income youth in Toronto to receive online training by providing free access to virtual workspaces and creative digital software.
  • Crystal Ridge Dream Center – Preparing and serving meals to marginalized individuals and families in the Crystal Beach and Ridgeway communities.
    • Supporting students with tutoring and meals through an after-school program.
  • Cuisine Sante des Canadiens – Offering emergency healthy meals to vulnerable Francophone and immigrant populations.
  • Cyber-Seniors:Connecting Generations - Providing telephone and webinar tech lessons to seniors, including health and wellness programs.
  • Dancing Damsels - Providing weekly therapeutic dance and yoga lessons to children, youth, women and seniors who are experiencing isolation and are cut off from their regular physical activities due to the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Dandelion Initiative – Providing weekly virtual support sessions and resources and delivering care packages to survivors of gender-based violence.
  • Darlington Soccer Club – Purchasing equipment, employing safety marshals, and providing training to ensure membership teams can resume playing soccer safely while following COVID-19 Return to Play Guidelines.
  • DawaNet – Delivering bi-weekly food baskets or food gift cards to low-income families, as well as providing fresh, hot meals to homeless shelters across the Greater Toronto Area.
  • District of Parry Sound Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service – Provide staff with personal protective equipment to ensure they can continue to safely provide crisis support and family court support to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent death.
  • DiversityCanada Foundation – Providing mobile devices, internet and access to seniors and Elders in the rural community of Elliot Lake to help reduce isolation brought on by COVID-19.
    • Consulting with seniors to create an online platform and to make this technology accessible in order to keep seniors connected and informed about COVID-19 and to provide a means for community organizations to reach out to seniors.
  • Documentation Ethnoculturelle des Jeunes – Delivering food hampers and personal protective equipment to children and youth and racialized Black people in the Toronto area.
  • Downtown Coalition – Providing food to vulnerable people in Toronto with a focus on those living in low-income or poverty, the homeless, seniors and elders not in care.
  • Drews Residential Services – Implementing daily food programs as well as day programs teaching life skills for residents of a group home in Scarborough.
  • Drive for Dreams Foundation – Mobilizing coaches to provide youth basketball players, primarily Black males, with skills training and development.
  • Durham Alliance Association Social Club – Providing food security and crisis support to people within the LGBTQ2S+ community. Personal protective equipment will also be provided where in-person interactions are required.
  • Durham Integrated Growers for a Sustainable Community – Expanding operations of community gardens for local food production in order to address food insecurity in the Durham region.
  • Dynamic Basketball Development Academy – Electronically engaging youth and racialized Canadians while providing them with learning, engagement and social inclusion through free basketball programming.
  • Early Childhood Development Initiative - Developing culturally appropriate online content and virtual drop-in programming to support newcomer West African parents’ knowledge about child development, strengthen parent-child bonding, play-based early learning and children's school readiness.
  • East End Arts Toronto – Working with seniors in need to keep spirits up during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing weekly food hampers, arts and supplies, weekly phone check-ins and weekly creative prompts.
    • Hiring additional staff to develop new safety protocols in order to adapt the organization's summer camp programming for girls in Toronto.
  • EcoSuperior Environmental Programs – Reducing the impact of climate change by promoting local food, active transportation, active living and a healthy lifestyle among residents in Thunder Bay, particularly children, women and seniors.
  • Emmanuel Residences Charity – Providing “isolation” bags including masks, sanitizer, games and produce, for seniors in-residence in Belleville, as well as tablets to help them stay connected to friends and family.
  • Equal Chance – Designing and delivering programs and services for racialized and language minority communities who, because of COVID-19 impacts, are experiencing increased challenges due to financial barriers, mental health, employment and food security.
  • Erin Mills Soccer Club – Adapting recreational programs to present health and safety guidelines to enable participants to take part in sports and recreation in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Eritrean Community Network – Providing healthcare packages and culturally specific information about COVID-19 to Eritrean youth, seniors and newcomers in Toronto.
  • Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic – Improving access to care through virtual primary and allied health services, pre-recorded health and wellness videos and live group programming.
  • Fabiola's Addiction and Mental Health Awareness and Support Foundation – Offering psychosocial support to Black Canadians through referrals and sponsoring of counselling sessions with Black mental health professionals.
  • Faith Welland Outreach – Supporting children and youth in Niagara Regional Housing through online learning assistance, and the provision of hygiene products, groceries, and at-home activities.
    • Delivering programs, meals, hygiene kits and craft kits to low-income seniors to help them engage, educate and socialize.
  • Family Support and Care Services Centre – Providing emotional and wellbeing support to isolated Chinese seniors living in social housing in downtown Ottawa, and translating official COVID-19-related material into Chinese.
  • Fédération des Aînés et des Retraités Francophones de l'Ontario – Adapting virtual programming of webinars, discussion groups and workshops to better reach Francophone seniors in Ontario who are isolated due to the pandemic.
  • Federation of Sierra Leonean Communities of Canada – Providing one-on-one counselling and workshops on mental health and wellness to people in Toronto who are experiencing stress and isolation due to COVID-19 with a focus on those who are racialized and women and girls.
  • Feed it Forward – Supplying equipment to allow for the distribution of food to those experiencing hunger as a result of COVID-19 in the Greater Toronto Area, particularly youth, children, and seniors.
    • Preparing and delivering cooked meals and grocery kits to people with increased vulnerabilities in the Greater Toronto Area who require urgent food assistance, with a focus on reaching those living in poverty, seniors, and children and youth.
  • Fengcai Arts Association – Recruiting and training volunteers to support vulnerable seniors in the Greater Toronto Area by offering direct aid and hygiene products, virtual social inclusion activities, and access to essential information related to COVID-19.
    • Distributing personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to community members in the Markham area who are working in low- and medium-risk frontline jobs.
  • Fiddlehead Care Farm – Continuing to provide a nature-based therapeutic program for children and families who are directly affected by COVID-19 in Mono, while ensuring appropriate health and safety guidelines are followed.
    • Providing more small group opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities in the Mono area by increasing staffing and updating the facility to meet COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Five Save Life – Providing essential food and hygiene kits to single parents and seniors who live alone in the London to Oshawa corridor.
    • Distributing gift cards to help identified families purchase winter jackets for vulnerable children and youth.
  • FOCUS Media Arts Centre – Engaging a team of volunteers and summer job students to serve as a team of print, broadcast, and radio journalists with the aim of developing information and promoting stories related to COVID-19 to ensure the wellbeing and safety of residents.
  • Fondation Sylvenie Lindor &Centre Multiculturalisme Jean Marcelin Fontaine Inc – Supporting Black Francophone seniors in Toronto by conducting regular check-ins, facilitating access to essential services, and providing information on emergency preparedness.
  • Food for Thought Net-Café – Providing hot meals for those who do not have kitchen facilities or cannot cook for any reason.
    • Serving culturally appropriate meals with a focus on newcomers and those living in low-income who cannot cook.
  • Football Forward – Recruiting and training coaches to design and deliver safe no-touch football training, with physical distancing measures in place, to children and youth from racialized, single-parents and otherwise marginalized families.
  • FrancoQueer – Providing grocery gift cards and personal protective equipment to vulnerable people within the LGBTQIA community in the Toronto area and in Ottawa.
  • F.R.E.S.H. Collective – Providing virtual / telephone wellness checks and emotional support counselling to single-parent households in the Golden Horseshoe area, as well as supporting home-based activities for children.
  • Friends of Gujarat – Purchasing culturally sensitive vegetarian meals for distribution to vulnerable Gujarati seniors and those living with disabilities in Brampton. A virtual helpline will also be established to help connect people with food security services.
    • Engaging licensed hairdressers and barbers to provide haircuts to seniors with mobility issues and individuals living with disabilities, ensuring COVID-19 protocols are followed.
  • Frontline Community Centre – Transiting activities to a phone or virtual platform and providing back-to-school supplies to families in need.
  • Garvi Gujarat Seniors Group – Providing culturally sensitive vegetarian and diet-specific meals as well as essential supplies to seniors in the Peel region with mobility issues.
  • Ghanaian Canadian Association of Ontario – Delivering virtual tutoring, youth counseling, and health education programs to help reduce social isolation among youth and seniors. Food and personal protective equipment will also be delivered to families most in need.
  • Gibraltar Leadership Academy – Providing students from marginalized, vulnerable and racialized communities with access to personal protective equipment so they can continue to access school and recreational programming. 
  • Global Leadership Village – Combining mentorship, creation of community and COVID-19 education to reach BIPOC LGBTQ2S+ youth. The virtual program involves mentors who will lead in the areas of visual art, spoken word and West African dance/vogueing.
  • Glowing Sunset Wan-Xia Senior Association - Supporting newcomer and low-income Chinese-Canadian seniors in Toronto in staying safe and connected during COVID-19 through online nutrition classes, workshops, and the delivery of masks and fresh food.
  • Go Green Youth Centre – Holding a computer coding camp for children and youth in Toronto who have been socially isolated due to COVID-19.
  • Golden Maple Leaf Seniors Association – Mobilizing volunteers to reach seniors in the Greater Toronto Area by doing wellness checks, delivering groceries and other essential supplies, and running virtual meetings with families on COVID-19 safety and prevention.
    • Providing food and other supplies to seniors, immigrant women and low-income families in Agincourt-Scarborough.
  • Gravenhurst Women's Centre – Providing grocery gift cards to marginalized and at-risk women and their families.
  • Greater Toronto Chapter, National Association of Japanese Canadians – Adapting service delivery to ensure COVID-19 health and safety protocols are followed, thereby allowing the organization to continue offering community events to Japanese-Canadian seniors.
  • Greater Toronto Community Engagement and Family Support Centre – Providing online baking and cake decoration training, nutritional lunchbox preparation, and information workshops on schools re-opening to women and children of cultural minorities in the Greater Toronto Area.
    • Promoting new activities such as online English classes, iPad training, and nutritional food preparation to seniors of cultural and minority groups in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Guelph Soccer Club Incorporated – Adapting operational requirements according to the new health protocols for a safe return to playing soccer for children and youth in Guelph.
    • Hosting an education series for coaches focusing on mental and social wellbeing for both coaches and athletes, with a particular focus on children and youth.
  • Guelph Tool Library – Providing tools, workshops and gardening advice to vulnerable and marginalized people impacted financially by COVID-19.
  • Gymnastics Energy Training Centre - Redesigning health and safety protocols, training staff and purchasing supplies in order to provide safe programming to children in the Niagara region.
  • Halton Gujarati Seniors Samaj – Organizing online wellness programs such as yoga, dance, and lectures for seniors in the Milton region to help keep them connected.
  • Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia – Providing the necessary tools and technology to enable staff to continue providing virtual services to people with schizophrenia.
  • Harriet Tubman Community Organization – Creating a crisis support line to provide culturally relevant and responsive counselling supports, resources, and referrals to Black youth in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • HealingAsOne – Addressing food security challenges for vulnerable people in the Regent Park neighbourhood of Toronto by delivering food boxes and hot meals to identified families.
  • Heritage Skills Development Centre – Providing support and mentorship to vulnerable people in Scarborough through phone and virtual engagement, online computer training, navigation to community resources, as well as in-person emergency support.
    • Delivering weekly fresh food baskets, recipes and nutritional menu plans to vulnerable seniors in Scarborough.
  • Homebound Wellness Centre – Recruiting, training and mobilizing Activation Coordinators to support seniors with one-on-one cognitive engaging activities from their homes.
  • HSDN International – Mobilizing volunteers to provide food and protective equipment to vulnerable youth, international students and seniors and to deliver virtual workshops to vulnerable families in Toronto.
    • Organizing workshops for people in Toronto affected by the pandemic psychologically and financially, with a focus on those living in low-income or poverty. 
  • Human Well-being First – Providing mental and social support to vulnerable families in Mississauga through the delivery of food and essential items, and virtual training.
    • Recruiting volunteers to provide mental and social support to seniors, people living with mental illness and those living in low income. Webinars will also be offered, providing COVID-19-related information.
  • Hungarian Canadian Club of Waterloo-Wellington – Increasing their virtual presence to support the delivery of existing online services to members of the Hungarian-Canadian community living in Waterloo-Wellington.
    • Providing cultural home-style meals to the community's most vulnerable members, especially those who are living alone without the direct support of a caregiver. Seniors will also receive support with shopping and the filling of prescriptions.
    • Implementing on-site social distancing measures to direct people and vehicular traffic to support reopening and public gatherings.
  • Hungarian Seniors Association of Canada – Delivering meals to Hungarian seniors in the Welland-Port Colborne-Niagara Falls-Thorold area who are unable to meet their grocery shopping and / or cooking needs.
  • Ifarada: Centre for Excellence – Providing mental health support to racialized youth in the Greater Toronto Area through virtual counselling and webinars for volunteers and families to increase their awareness of mental health challenges in a COVID-19 context.
  • Imani Children's Education and Literacy - Providing virtual academic counselling and support to children and youth in the Black community of North York.
    • Developing a peer support program and providing school supplies and educational resources for students from low-income families who have opted to take their classes from home due to fears of COVID-19.
  • Imani's Foundation – Hiring a social worker and youth counsellor to provide crisis support and mental health counselling to youth in Simcoe.
    • Adapting programming to a COVID-19 reality to ensure Imani’s Place can continue providing services for women who are homeless due to domestic violence and/or human trafficking in Alliston.
  • Immigrant Francophone D'Afrique Pour Intégration et le Développement – Educating, mobilizing and informing vulnerable people in the Windsor area about the measures advocated by health authorities to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, with a special focus on seniors.
    • Hiring and training team members and volunteers to help disseminate COVID-19 information to vulnerable community members who only speak their native African languages.
  • Immigrants Healthcare Support Network – Training volunteers to provide mental health counselling and wellbeing workshops to vulnerable refugees and newcomers in the Greater Toronto Area. Food, protective equipment and transportation will also be provided with a focus on those living in shelters.
  • Immigreat Me Service – Training volunteers to provide virtual services for people facing domestic violence. Computers will be purchased to support survivors in accessing resources and meals will be provided.
    • Providing counselling for people living with disabilities, mental health issues and depression while conducting an integrated resiliency training with partner organizations.
  • Indigenous Kids Network of Canada – Hiring a full-time worker to oversee the distribution of home-school supplies, craft kits and sporting equipment to children from Indigenous communities.
  • Inforce Foundation – Designing and delivering mental health and wellness webinars for visible minority community members, connecting them with appropriate support services, and addressing the management and prevention of chronic diseases.
  • Innovate Inclusion – Designing and delivering a series of mental health webinars and connecting Black entrepreneurs with a culturally appropriate Black psychologist to help develop coping mechanisms during COVID-19.
  • INSPIRE Church Canada – Mobilizing accredited and registered health care practitioners to provide in-person and virtual mental health support to low-income, undocumented individuals, youth, and members of racialized and Black communities in Ontario.  
  • International Afro Society – Providing mental health support through online webinars on mental and physical health, emotional wellness, spiritual wellness, financial literacy and legal counselling, focusing on caregivers, those living in low income and Black people in West Toronto.
  • International Humanitarian Education Lifeline Program – Delivering meals to meet the dietary needs of seniors, including kosher, halal, vegan or vegetarian meals.
  • Italian Cultural Centre of Milton – Equipping the organization's kitchen to adequately serve meals to Milton area residents in need during COVID-19.
  • J&C Maple Panda – Providing free online recreational programming such as table tennis, piano lessons and dance classes for children and youth facing social isolation.
    • Providing additional online recreational programming such as learning how to play golf, an introduction to robots, and painting at home for youth who may be experiencing social isolation due to COVID-19.
  • Jaku Konbit - Increasing opportunities for seniors and their families to participate in community events and programs addressing the issues of loneliness, isolation and fear resulting from social distancing.
  • Jamaican Ottawa Community Association - Designing and delivering bi-weekly virtual forums for families from racialized, Black, low-income, and new immigrant communities, to help reduce the education achievement gap and isolation experienced during COVID-19.
  • Jeffery Ikeaka Foundation – Adapting programming to ensure safety during COVID-19 as well as distributing food, clothing, and hygiene items to individuals experiencing homelessness in Toronto.
  • Jesus Revival For All Nations – Recruiting, training and engaging volunteers to educate and assist individuals and families in the Brampton area who are experiencing economic, emotional and psychosocial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Jeunes Pour Leadership & Développement – Delivering webinars to provide COVID-19 awareness among French-speaking racializing Black families. Individual protection materials will also be distributed to families in need.
    • Organizing activities such as park and waterfront outings, financial planning workshops and sports for marginalized and vulnerable people in the Ottawa area.
  • Kannada Sangha Toronto – Offering social inclusion activities, awareness webinars and direct aid to vulnerable persons suffering from isolation due to the pandemic.
  • Keep6ix Non-Profit Organization – Providing a bi-monthly food box to former detainees in Toronto, as well as online workshops about food storage and preparation.
  • Key-Action Network – Recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to work on an online community platform to engage seniors in the African communities of Hamilton, Kitchener, and London.
    • Providing grocery gift cards and back-to-school parents / single mothers of primary and secondary school children in Hamilton.
  • Kidane Mihret Mission Toronto – Distributing food packages to vulnerable children, youth and seniors; and providing online counselling and crisis intervention and social group therapy sessions.  
  • Kidnetix Kidz Association – Creating online and in-person learning pods programs by providing individual sports, recreation and STEM activities for children and youth.
  • Kids and Youth Activity Centre - Providing mental health workshops and direct aid in the form of food, care packages, and gift cards to people in Mississauga while respecting social distancing and public health guidelines during COVID-19.
  • Kleinburg Nobleton Soccer Club – Creating a recreational soccer program for children and youth, ensuring all COVID-19 health and safety protocols are followed.
  • Korean Canadian Business Association of North Toronto - Providing culturally appropriate food and supplies to vulnerable members of the Korean community who lack English communication skills, support from families or friends, or have a health condition.
  • Krish Hope Rehabilitation Service – Providing expert-led online information sessions for those caring for people living with disabilities in the Peel region of Ontario.
  • Kulture Musings – Delivering community boxes containing non-perishable food, frozen meals, personal care items, and animal care supplies to isolated and vulnerable individuals, including those from the LGBTQ2S+ community, as well as hosting live entertainment to help reduce social isolation.
  • La Clé d'la Baie en Huronie - Association culturelle francophone – Offering a food delivery service to seniors and vulnerable families struggling to take care of their specific dietary needs during the pandemic.
  • La Communauté Camerounaise du Canada-Région de la Capitale Nationale – Supporting members of the Cameroonian community by training volunteers to assist in raising awareness, providing mental health and wellbeing support, as well as logistical aid for seniors and families.
  • LaSalle Hangout for Youth – Distributing basic food necessities to vulnerable families in the LaSalle area while also providing group youth counselling.
  • La Société d’appui direct au développement économique communautaire / Enterprise for Community and Economic Development – Assembling and distributing food baskets to newcomer and racialized families in Peel region.
  • Latin@s en Toronto - communication for social development – Providing information related to COVID-19 and other health matters in English and Spanish to the Latin American community including newcomers and those living in low income.
  • Launch Pad Youth Activity & Technology Centre – Mobilizing youth in Grey and Bruce counties to broadcast a podcast to local youth. Podcasts will dispel myths about COVID-19 and address topics related to the Black Lives Matter movement, Indigenous rights and community outreach.
  • Leander Boat Club of Hamilton - Continuing to offer rowing services, particularly to children and youth, seniors and women, while adapting to public health measures related to COVID-19.
  • Less Fortunate Children Organization – Delivering food hampers, personal protective equipment and school supplies to children and youth, newcomers and people living with mental illness in the Hamilton area. Mental health programs will also be offered.
  • Le Collège Du Savoir – Providing coaching, counselling and virtual mentorship to  youth across Peel region who are suffering from mental health challenges and are struggling academically as a result of COVID-19.
  • Liberian Association of Canada – Providing grocery cards or purchasing and delivering food to vulnerable families in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Life of Hope Foundation Canada – Providing after school programs and free tutoring to children and youth affected by school closures, and offering mental health support and job readiness support to those who have lost employment due to COVID-19.
  • Living Space North Against Poverty – Providing sustainable support through outreach activities to assist people experiencing homelessness.
    • Supporting additional staff who were recruited to operate additional isolation shelters that were opened due to COVID-19 for those experiencing homelessness in the Timmins area.
  • Malton Women Council - Providing individualized and group peer support to women of mostly South Asian descent experiencing COVID-19 challenges and losses related to health and wellbeing, economic security, social and cultural connections, and personal freedom.
    • Providing individualized IT support to seniors who are living alone in order to create a virtual support system during COVID-19.
  • Manor Park Community Council – Working with community centres and volunteers to ensure the reliable delivery of food to vulnerable community members and increasing access to recreational activities.
  • Maple Panda – Providing social inclusion activities through virtual table tennis workshops to enhance the wellbeing and engagement of vulnerable Chinese Canadians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and experiencing discrimination.
  • M-Bridge Culture Integration Society for Professionals – Designing and delivering employment training workshops and webinars for vulnerable people, including immigrants and refugees.
  • Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic – Providing access to legal services to Toronto’s Asian community through virtual service delivery.
  • Migrants Resource Centre Canada – Forming a peer support group for clients to connect with workers, youth, and women-led grassroots groups. Workshops will also be delivered.
  • Milton Speed Skating Club – Providing COVID-19 information, personal protective equipment and sanitation supplies to help ensure the health and safety of participants and program deliverers.
  • Mindtrust Inc. - Adapting youth leadership development programming to an online format to ensure youth, newcomers and those who are racialized can still access it during COVID-19.
  • MonstrARTity Creative Community – Adjusting cultural arts programming to online delivery in order to reduce the isolation of South Asian seniors in Mississauga.
  • Mouvement Ontarien des femmes immigrantes francophones – Establishing virtual support groups for immigrant women on nutrition, mental and physical health, natural management of hypertension and stress management.
    • Contributing to the wellbeing of vulnerable Francophone immigrant girls and women in Toronto and Windsor by providing them with essential community services, including COVID-19 prevention measures and access to basic hygiene products and healthy nutrition.
  • Multicultural Association of Perth Huron – Providing emotional support through a toll-free phone line; and delivering groceries, masks and COVID-19 awareness events with a focus on newcomers and people living with mental illness.
  • Multiculture & Folk Arts Association of Canada – Offering virtual workshops and small in-person classes to vulnerable Chinese-Canadian seniors who are struggling with mental health, language barriers, and isolation.
    • Providing leadership opportunities for children and youth and encouraging family unity through a virtual Family Olympics, where children will connect with the organization and compete with their family in at-home activities such as cooking and art online.
  • Music Education for the Young at Heart - Transforming the delivery of virtual programming of musical lessons and musical concerts for vulnerable youth, children and seniors in Mississauga.
  • National Talent Service Canada – Designing and providing online activities to share COVID-19 information with seniors and families with children, including a talent show, skills training, and psychological counselling.
  • New Canadian Community Centre – Providing support to Chinese seniors including virtual psychological counselling, yoga, tai chi, and painting, as well as support in attending medical appointments and the delivery of groceries.
  • Newmarket Soccer Club – Investing in new equipment and supplies such as personal protective equipment, sanitizing products, portable goals, cones, and other training aids as well as masks and gloves for the safety of coaches and spectators.
  • Ngonda Sawa O Canada – Providing workshops, pamphlets translated into native languages, and follow-up phone calls to raise awareness about COVID-19 among vulnerable newcomers in the Ottawa area.
  • Nigerian Canadians for Cultural, Educational and Economic Progress – Distributing essential goods to members of the Black community in Windsor as well as loaning iPads to community members in order for them to stay connected and informed during the pandemic.
    • Delivering culturally appropriate food to the Black community and implementing social programs for international students who are no longer attending classes, seniors and newcomers.
  • Niro Dance Creation – Creating an intergenerational initiative that will pair trained teenagers of Tamil origin with seniors for culturally sensitive virtual therapeutic dance workshops.
  • Nord-Sud Developpement Racines et Culture – Distributing personal protective equipment and providing training to volunteers so they can help newcomers and those who are racialized safely access medical services during COVID-19.
  • Not 9 to 5 – Delivering hospitality industry-specific online courses to workers, focusing on coping strategies for mental wellness and substance dependency.
  • Notre Dame Rowing Club – Hiring a head coach / COVID-19 captain to ensure the proper cleaning supplies are purchased and that health and safety protocols are followed both on and off the water in order to provide a safe return to rowing for youth athletes.  
  • Oakville Chinese Network Society – Increasing social inclusion for the Chinese community in Halton through the loaning of tablets so people can participate in virtual workshops. Hygiene products will also be delivered, along with tutoring for children.
    • Distributing groceries and weekly culturally relevant hot meals to isolated seniors and single parent families in the Chinese communities of Halton and Peel regions. Workshops on personal hygiene and food safety will also be delivered.
  • Oakville Jiu-Jiu Senior Association – Training seniors on the use of virtual meetings apps to help them stay connected and participate in virtual events and activities.
  • Oakville Soccer Club – Adapting operations by providing personal protective equipment to staff and patrons, hiring additional field marshals, posting updated signage, and ensuring facility sanitization to allow people continued access to physical activity during COVID-19.
  • Oasis Youth Care Program – Redesigning and adapting existing life coaching programs to a virtual platform to ensure youth who are transitioning from child protection and foster care to adult independence are not interrupted by the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Old Ottawa South Community Association - Creating free virtual programs for children and seniors in Ottawa, focusing on health and wellness, fitness, yoga and meditation and education.
  • Ontario Para Network – Adapting the outreach program to a virtual model to reach people living with disabilities and to ensure they continue to receive information about inclusive sport and experience the health benefits of physical activity and community involvement, at a time when many training facilities are closed.
  • Ontario Psychological Association – Hiring a project manager to effectively triage and match requests for service, in order to respond to increased demand for services during COVID-19.
  • Ontario Rowing Association – Replacing rowing event equipment that was traditionally shared between volunteers with personal safety kits for each volunteer official.
  • Ontario Sailing Association - Training of staff to adapt and realign programs and services to a COVID-19 reality, primarily in support of children and youth.
    • Adapting programming to an online format for children, youth, and people living with disabilities in the Toronto, Ottawa, and Oakville areas. Sanitizing supplies will also be acquired to meet public health guidelines.
  • Ontario Senior Tamils Benevolent Association – Providing information sessions for seniors on precautionary measures to be taken in light of COVID-19.
  • Ontario Volleyball Association – Adapting the indoor and outdoor volleyball athlete development Team Ontario programming from an in-person experience to a virtual-led training program for female and male athletes between the ages of 13 and 17.
    • Creating and providing an online platform for youth, coaches, club executives and referees to ensure youth athletes can resume indoor volleyball activities across Ontario and reap the physical and mental health benefits associated with playing.
  • Organization of Canadian Tamils with Disabilities – Redesigning existing programs to deliver online support and to establish a hotline for members of the Tamil community to aid in their mental health.
  • Oshawa Storm Ringette – Purchasing and distributing personal protective equipment, sanitizing supplies, and individual jerseys and water bottles, thus allowing for a safe return to play for players, coaches and spectators.
  • Ottawa Nepean Soccer Club – Hiring staff and purchasing hygiene supplies to ensure COVID-19 health and safety protocols are followed to allow for a safe return to play for children and youth.
  • Overcomer Community Development Center – Recruiting a project coordinator to oversee food donations to distribute to vulnerable residents in Brampton while providing healthy cooking sessions for seniors in Peel region. A food festival will also be organized to celebrate food from various African countries and to provide food for those in need.
  • Overseas Friends of India Canada – Offering webinars on COVID-19 awareness and strategies for preservation of mental health and providing free online individual counselling sessions to those most in need.
  • Paris Ringette Association – Offering personal protective equipment and increased safety measures in order to continue delivering ringette sporting and recreation activities to children and youth.
  • Parkdale Intercultural Association – Reaching out to newcomers and immigrant seniors and their families in Toronto to support the delivery of basic hygiene kits, grocery cards, and weekly communication. Seniors will also receive printed resources on service benefits and health guidelines translated into several languages.
    • Designing and delivering virtual and in-person webinars to vulnerable seniors in Parkdale, particularly newcomers who may be experiencing language and cultural barriers. 
  • Phase 1 Youth Association - Providing Adaptive Physical Education for children with autism in the Greater Toronto Area. The project will also monitor the progress of each child focusing on communication and behaviour skills necessary for success in their personal and professional lives.
  • Philippine Centre Canada – Mobilizing volunteers to provide care and food packages to Filipino-Canadian seniors, caregivers and essential workers in Ottawa.
    • Developing and delivering an online program about self-awareness, positive thinking, life skills etc., to enable Filipino-Canadian youth to thrive despite the uncertainties brought about by COVID-19.
  • Positive Community Development – Building community within vulnerable Toronto neighbourhoods, with a focus on those who are experiencing food security challenges during COVID-19. Delivering food hampers and connecting identified recipients with the appropriate community resources.
  • Power to Girls Foundation – Supporting Black and marginalized girls and their families by delivering virtual programming that covers art, mental health, personal development, and entrepreneurship.
  • Prayer Planters Christian Centre – Delivering food, medication and other daily supplies to vulnerable children, youth, women and seniors.
  • Prestige African-Canadian Support Services – Distributing food, personal protective equipment and workshops to African-Canadian community members in Toronto.
  • Pride Niagara – Increasing their online capacity to offer virtual events for Niagara’s LGBTQ2S+ residents while supporting postsecondary and high school students struggling with transitioning to a virtual academic experience.
  • Priority Wellness – Providing information on COVID-19 prevention to seniors and caregivers in the Brampton area through online workshops and seminars.
    • Providing caregivers, frontline workers and personal support workers with culturally sensitive training and information on how to deal with COVID-19 as it relates to seniors and those living with disabilities.
  • Project Autism Canada – Engaging people with disabilities and caregivers, who are further isolated during COVID-19, by adapting program delivery to include online settings to provide social, emotional, physical, educational and community support.
  • Quantum Sports and Learning Association – Adapting programming in the Toronto area, which couples sports with academic support, to a COVID-19 reality in support of children and youth.
    • Delivering an online platform to engage vulnerable youth on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics curriculum, through real-time lessons, interactive digital content and mentorship by community partners.
  • Racialized Birth Experience - Recruiting Black therapists to provide virtual or over-the-phone therapy sessions to Black parents. An emergency fund to reduce inequities faced by Black mothers during the pandemic will also be established.
  • Rainbow Faith and Freedom - Providing virtual resources to multifaith members of the LGBTQ2S+ community in order to reduce isolation and fight religious-based discrimination.
  • Redleaf Cultural Integration – Supporting primarily Chinese seniors in Burlington through online workshops to reduce isolation while social distancing and phone calls with volunteers to check on their wellbeing.
  • Red Dot Project – Expanding existing services to provide menstrual supplies and other basic need items to those experiencing housing insecurity. A nurse will also be mobilized to provide wellness checks during deliveries.  
  • Refugee Career Jumpstart Project – Transitioning all programming to a virtual platform to allow for the continuation of services to people in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Regroupement Affaires Femmes – Loaning music, videos and jokes to vulnerable Black, Francophone senior women in order to break the isolation caused by COVID-19, and having volunteers sharing COVID-19-related information with participants while checking on their wellbeing during follow-up sessions.
  • Regroupement Ethnoculturel des Parents Francophones de l’Ontario (REPFO) – Recruiting a family therapist to strengthen the intervention team at REPFO while designing and delivering a series of culturally appropriate webinars to reach families with COVID-19 information.
    • Providing school support to disadvantaged students in French-language schools. This includes distributing school supplies and providing training for parents who wish to improve their digital skills. 
  • Rella Braithwaite Black History Foundation – Delivering a weekly Black history webinar series for Black seniors who are experiencing increased isolation as a result of COVID-19.
  • Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d'Ottawa – Adapting telephone and reservation services in order to offer new virtual activities such as cooking classes, exercises, and information sessions to seniors.
  • Réseau des femmes du sud de l'Ontario - Sarnia-Lambton – Hiring a new worker to help provide frontline services and psychosocial support to women and children who are experiencing domestic violence.
  • Retraite en Action – Providing online social inclusion and recreational activities to vulnerable seniors, women and girls in Ottawa.
  • Rhema Educational Development Corporation – Providing online tutoring to elementary school students in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Richmond Hill Soccer Club – Adapting the soccer club's programming for children and youth to be able to operate safely in the COVID-19 environment.
  • R.I.S.E. Arts and Community Services – Providing youth, particularly those who are racialized and/or members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, with access to digital music-based programs in Scarborough.
  • R.M. International Youth Mission – Delivering food or gift cards, and holding online trainings and webinars ranging from financial literacy workshops to referral navigation services for those living in low income and the racialized.
  • Rwandan Canadian Healing Centre – Developing a digital resource platform to facilitate easy access to COVID-19 resources for continental African Canadian communities.
  • SacredHand Canada – Delivering food baskets, hygiene kits, and cleaning supplies to vulnerable individuals in the Greater Toronto Area.
    • Procuring and delivering food baskets, including hygiene items, for vulnerable community members with a focus on children and youth, people living in low-income or in poverty, and those who are racialized.
  • Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre – Purchasing equipment and putting in place the necessary infrastructure to meet the increasing demand of virtual health service delivery for vulnerable people living in Kitchener.  
  • Sanctuary Students Solidarity & Support Collective – Designing and delivering webinars for migrant communities on how to overcome existing barriers and access essential community services during COVID-19.
  • Scarborough Cares Community Network - Designing an online audio-visual web portal to offer free multi-lingual training related to COVID-19 to LGBTQ2S+ communities, newcomers and racialized people in Scarborough.
  • Scarborough Food Security Initiative – Ensuring access to hot meals, using trainees to prepare them. Youth, new immigrants, refugees and Indigenous youth in Scarborough will be trained in hospitality, culinary, and customer service to support their employment opportunities. 
  • Scarborough Gym-Elites Club - Adapting programming, purchasing equipment and protective gear and delivering training at a reduced cost so children from a low-income neighbourhood can enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits of regular physical activity in a safe environment.
  • Sesheme Foundation - Adapting programming to virtual platforms and creating new online and outreach programs to keep seniors and youth included, engaged, and active.
  • Sheen for She Foundation – Recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers and staff to reach vulnerable women with a monthly care package.
  • Side By Side Family Centre – Designing and delivering webinars to address social isolation and other matters related to COVID-19 to Black and racialized youth.
    • Recruiting a youth outreach worker and mentors / volunteers to design and deliver webinars and community resources such as phone cards, to isolated Black and racialized youth. 
  • Sinai Foundation Canada – Recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to support seniors with grocery purchases and delivery in the Peel region, with a specific emphasis on Mississauga.
    • Providing groceries to single mothers with young children in need due to COVID-19.
  • Sisters in Synch – Designing and delivering services to help women and girls in the Black, Francophone community who are dealing with low self-esteem related to barriers to employment, mental health services, health and hygiene and sexual safety in Hamilton, Toronto and Ottawa.
  • Sisters Overcoming Together – Distributing school supplies and grocery gift cards to single and young mothers in Toronto and Brampton as they take on additional challenges as a result of COVID-19.
  • Skate Ontario – Adapting programming to a COVID-19 reality by designing and delivering webinars and workshops to skating clubs and schools. This will allow children and youth to safely participate in figure skating, increase social inclusion and support their overall health.
  • SOFIFRAN (Solidarité des femmes et familles interconnectées francophones du Niagara) – Distributing weekly food baskets to Black and Arab racialized families in Niagara, and seniors living in increased isolation due to COVID-19.
    • Using weekly webinars to deliver information related to accessing essential services and general emergency preparedness to immigrant and non-immigrant families in the Niagara region and Toronto.
  • Solidarité et Espoir Ontario – Assembling and distributing food baskets to seniors in the Ottawa area to help mitigate the increase in food costs during COVID-19.
  • Somali Immigrant Aid Organization – Establishing a digital literacy lab to support, train and deliver immediate online settlement services for newcomers to Ontario.
  • SOSO World Ministries – Distributing food to low income families and those living in public housing in Toronto. Donations of food will be supplemented with culturally appropriate meat to distribute to families.
  • SoundCheck Youth Arts – Supporting Black youth by safely reopening the organization’s site for music programming while adhering to COVID-19 protocols.  
  • South Asian Women's Rights Organization Inc. – Creating a multigenerational online program to promote leadership for South Asian women of all ages, in support of the overall goal of advocating for newcomers and vulnerable workers in the community.
  • Stabilization Support Services – Acquiring food and hygiene supplies to be delivered to families in need due to COVID-19, especially people with low incomes, newcomers, children, youth, and racialized people.
  • Step Up Now Community Programs – Mobilizing volunteers and staff to deliver essential food supplies to seniors, youth and women in low-income communities in York.
  • Stolen From Africa / Volé D'Afrique – Hiring counsellors and community outreach workers to counsel and support Black and low-income youth and families with a focus on mental health, academic supports and additional resources as needed.
  • Stree Canada – Developing culturally sensitive training tools on mental wellbeing in the Gujarati language for seniors, women and youth in the Greater Toronto Area. Effective parenting strategies on how to cope during COVID-19 will also be addressed.
    • Providing culturally relevant virtual counselling sessions in English and Gujarati to at-risk teenaged girls to help them cope with COVID-19 and stay in school.
  • Strong Play – Transitioning programming for youth to online and hybrid-class platforms to help meet an increase in demand for service during COVID-19.
  • Study Circle – Having experienced instructors provide real time online yoga sessions for students from marginalized communities as a means of addressing social isolation.
  • Swar Gunjan Music Academy - Using virtual cultural music and dance sessions to engage isolated seniors in Brampton.
    • Conducting language-specific online musical training and loaning out tablets for children, people living with disabilities, and seniors not in care.
  • Syyidah Centre - Mobilizing staff and volunteers to prepare and deliver halal / kosher food boxes and medication to vulnerable families in Milton, while complying with health regulations and social distancing guidelines. 
  • Thamil Poonka School & Daycare Centre - Conducting online seminars for seniors in the Greater Toronto Area to raise awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep youth engaged.
  • The Ancaster Youth Soccer Club – Adapting soccer programming in order to meet public health guidelines in a COVID-19 reality.
  • The Art of Life Community Health Centre – Developing video content related to mindfulness and delivering virtual mindfulness practice sessions to racialized and newcomer/immigrant youth.
    • Realigning the existing School of Healthy Living program to support vulnerable families during COVID-19 with information and resources on family resilience and healthy child development.
  • The Get REAL Movement Inc. – Providing access to virtual sessions with a trans-identified registered social worker to trans and nonbinary youth, in order to provide a gender affirming space to voice their concerns as related to COVID-19.
  • The Guitar Society of Brantford - Creating an inclusive online platform to host a virtual classroom for guitar lessons, concerts, and online educational programming, primarily for children and youth.
  • The HopeWorks Connection – Adapting performing arts programming into an online format to allow Black youth to connect with participants in the Greater Toronto Area, Halifax, and Montreal.
    • Providing tablets to core program staff and participants in the Greater Toronto Area as a way to offset social isolation brought on by COVID-19.
    • Providing personal protective equipment to youth and adapting the premises to allow in-person activities to safely resume.
  • The Iraqi Canadian Group Organization - Providing and delivering food and basic life necessities to seniors, people living with disabilities, and other vulnerable community members who are unable to access services during COVID-19.
  • The Iraqi Canadian Society of Ontario - Delivering food to families in need of assistance and offering webinars in both Arabic and English featuring health and labour law professionals in order to share information about adapting to COVID-19.
    • Holding outdoor events to encourage social inclusion in a safe environment, while also distributing back-to-school baskets.
    • Providing and delivering food and other basic life necessities to seniors, people living with disabilities and others who are unable to access services during the pandemic.
  • The Multicultural Association of Kenora and District – Continuing to keep volunteers, clients, and staff safe while providing settlement services to vulnerable clientele during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Nepean Housing Corporation - Adapting current programming and developing new virtual programming to support vulnerable seniors with activities, food, art supplies, and loaning iPads.
  • The New Six Soccer – Offering subsidized online and in-person soccer training and academic support programming to newcomer youth, marginalized youth and low-income families in the Toronto area.
  • The Ontario Speed Skating Association – Adapting programming to align with COVID-19 safety requirements in order to continue providing services to the speed skating community.  
  • The Oshawa Kicks Soccer Club – Mobilizing additional part-time staff to support the adapted delivery of community sports programming in line with Return to Play guidelines.
    • Creating an education platform to provide a series on mental health, social inclusion and nutrition for coaches, volunteer team officials, and youth leaders.
  • The Ottawa Korean Evergreen Society - Redesigning and adapting existing programs and activities to support the physical and mental wellbeing of members while ensuring COVID-19 health guidelines are followed.
    • Providing seniors with masks, hand sanitizer, basic Korean groceries and other items needed during COVID-19.
  • The Quinte Bay Gymnastic Club – Hiring and training additional staff and purchasing sanitation equipment to allow the gymnastic club to continue to provide programming in line with COVID-19 health and safety protocols.  
  • The Trillium Gymnastics School of Gymnastics – Hiring a cleaner, purchasing appropriate sanitation supplies, and adapting the facilities to provide children with the opportunity to safely return to gymnastic activities.  
  • The Vic Johnston Community Centre Inc. – Making changes to the community centre space to meet the public health requirements of COVID-19 so that the large number of community members who use the space can access it once again.
    • Providing volunteers with personal protective equipment and installing appropriate signage and physical distancing markers to allow programming, specifically for children and youth, to resume.
  • Thinking Rock Community Projects - Connecting professional artists with equity-seeking / vulnerable community members from rural and remote Algoma towns and First Nations to co-create welcoming, soothing, collaborative online textile and fabric arts.
  • Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association – Redesigning services to ensure physical distancing measures are in place, thereby allowing recreational gymnastics programming to resume.
  • Thunder Bay Multicultural Association – Installing plexi-glass in order to protect workers and clients when delivering services during COVID-19.   
  • Tibetan Women’s Association of Ontario – Making and distributing handmade masks, implementing virtual wellness classes, and engaging youth in fun activities for members of the Tibetan community.
    • Mentoring youth from low-income families on career development and advancement through seminars and workshops.
  • Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club – Distributing protective equipment and disinfecting the premises to allow for the continuation of recreational and educational soccer programming to children and youth.
  • Toronto Teen Track Program – Creating a team of youth volunteers to make phone calls in multiple languages to previous participants to reduce isolation and offering delivery of free community resources through rideshare services.
    • Providing a free weekly newsletter for parents to help keep their children active during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Toronto Queer Media & Arts Centre – Providing vulnerable migrant households in the Toronto area with access to food and personal protective equipment, while highlighting community voices through online workshops moderated by local migrants.
    • Recruiting and training queer/trans/2 Spirit community members on how to make a documentary video about their communities/experiences during the pandemic.
  • Townline Muslim Centre – Providing in-person and virtual mental health and resiliency workshops, as well as the delivery of essential items, to youth and caregivers in the Cambridge area.
  • Trenton Memorial Lodge - Delivering mental wellbeing services to vulnerable people living in the senior residential building.
  • Trenton Ontario Branch 110 Legion Village Non-Profit Housing Corporation – Providing care packages, which include hygiene supplies and mobile tablets, to support the mental health of seniors living in a housing complex.
    • Loaning tablets to seniors so they can access entertainment and other online activities, while mobilizing students to improve the quantity and delivery of care packages to seniors.
  • Tumaini Nurses International – Delivering food and food vouchers to African families who are newly arrived in Toronto.
    • Equipping youth impacted by COVID-19 with effective mental health coping strategies through mentorship programs, awareness forums and interactive seminars.
  • Uganda Association of Ottawa – Hiring certified summer camp counsellors and staff to lead activities in summer camps for children and youth in the Uganda community of Ottawa. Delivering food baskets and hygiene supplies; organizing recreational activities for children and youth; and purchasing laptops / iPads for children and youth to support those who are engaged in online learning.
  • Uganda Association of Ottawa – Providing opportunities for children and youth in the Ugandan community to attend summer camp, especially those whose parents have been working in healthcare and long-term care facilities during the pandemic.
    • Delivering food baskets and hygiene supplies to newcomers and immigrants; organizing recreational activities for children and youth; and providing computer equipment to support at-home learning.
  • United Anambra Association Canada - Delivering personal protective equipment, groceries, and medication to organization members in cities surrounding Toronto.
  • Urban STEM – Developing an online platform to deliver simultaneous weekly virtual science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs for low-income racialized youth in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Urhobo Progressive Union of Ontario - Training volunteers to assist seniors and newcomers in the Greater Toronto Area with accessing ethnic food and medical supplies, as well as checking in on their wellbeing.
  • Uzima Women Relief Group International - Supporting racialized seniors in Toronto experiencing increased isolation as a result of COVID-19 by safely delivering groceries and ensuring they have access to essential services such as health care and medications.
    • Engaging staff and volunteers to provide crisis support to vulnerable Black men, particularly those living in low-income.
  • V Serve Canada – Designing virtual workshops for volunteers, frontline workers, and families on mental wellness and coping strategies post-COVID-19.
    • Holding practical and interactive sessions on wellbeing activities for seniors and their caregivers in Mississauga. This includes yoga, music classes and nutrition awareness classes.
  • VV'S Adult Support Centre Corp. – Hiring drivers to provide a safe commute for seniors to ensure they can access their activities, such as grocery shopping.
    • Providing virtual mental health support to seniors and people over 50 in the Durham Region through the support of additional counsellors and counsellors-in-training.
  • Vaughan Gymnastics Club - Training coaches and volunteers to teach children while following COVIC-19 protocols. This will entail virtual coaching as well as in-person screening of everyone who enters the gym, along with enhanced disinfection.
  • Vaughan International Film Festival – Creating opportunities for mentorship to young Black people, focused on film, who need access to additional opportunities as a result of the pandemic.
  • Villa Elegance – Connecting seniors living in residence with information and recreation activities through an in-house TV channel run by volunteers. This channel will provide access to updates on COVID-19, videos on recreational and exercise programs, etc.
  • Waterloo Minor Soccer Club – Delivering soccer coaching and activities to youth and children safely by securing personal protective equipment to ensure that coaches, volunteers, participants and spectators are protected.
  • Waterloo Region Chinese Canadian Association – Delivering community-based support to vulnerable people in the Waterloo region who are affected by the health and economic consequences of COVID-19 and are experiencing physical and social isolation.
    • Holding weekly meetings for seniors, women, youth and unemployed low-income families on a variety of subjects including government benefits, financial fraud and mental health.
  • West Scarborough Community Legal Services – Providing public legal education and outreach about government benefits, programs, policies etc., as a result of COVID-19.
  • West Toronto Community Legal Services – Hiring a junior lawyer to address the increased need for legal services related to housing security, social assistance and workers’ rights.
  • Williamsburg Community Association – Adapting the current community program to a virtual platform in order to reach people by live-streaming programming, enabling at-home participation, and socializing.
  • Windsor Centre for Film, Digital Media & the Creative Arts – Hiring and training youth to offer free daily online arts programming and classic board game challenges, as well as facilitating access for homebound seniors and youth who are low-income or are living with a disability.
  • Windsor Overdose Prevention Society – Launching a new outreach program to deliver harm reduction and hygiene supplies, overdose response training, peer support, and meals to clients.
  • Women Focus Canada Inc - Delivering webinars, social media live sessions, and WhatsApp group video chats to the Afro-Caribbean community in Toronto to elevate community awareness, disseminate information, and access critical services.
    • Addressing domestic violence issues aggravated by the pandemic by providing a virtual series for vulnerable women and girls focusing on self-care, reskilling counselling, and access to resources.
  • Women Warriors' Healing Garden Corp – Adapting therapeutic programs to a virtual space for women and LGBTQ2S+ veterans while following COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
  • Workers' Action Centre – Giving legal information, referral and support to low wage and precariously employed workers in the Somali, Punjabi, Tamil and Chinese communities, and developing a digital media literacy program to workers in their first language.
    • Distributing information about workers’ rights to vulnerable communities in Toronto through formal and informal networks.
  • Youth LEAPS – Assisting vulnerable youth in Toronto with access to unemployment support, housing services, health care, and food banks, and delivering food packages to those who cannot afford public transportation.  
  • Youth Troopers for Global Awareness - Providing an art-based program that will provide laptops and editing software to youth to learn graphic design skills, focusing on their experiences around mental health and COVID-19.

Prince Edward Island

  • Afton Community Centre Recreation Committee – Redesigning programming to ensure physical distancing and safety measures are followed to allow people, primarily children, youth and seniors to safely participate in social, recreational and exercise activities.
  • Benevolent Irish Society – Adapting operations to ensure continuation of social programming and community supports, including the provision of food and hygiene items to those most in need.
  • East Prince Women's Information Centre – Adapting existing services to online delivery to enable the continuation of programming for vulnerable women and girls in the community, particularly those who are living in low-income or poverty and those who are experiencing domestic or gender-based violence.
  • Milton Community Hall - Facilitating information sessions and recruiting volunteers to run a supply closet, necessity drop-offs and wellness checks for people living in low income, those living with disabilities and seniors.

Quebec

  • Académie du cinéma – Providing young people with access to creative activities through cinematography, including the opportunity to learn from professional videographers.
  • Accès Santé Mentale Cible Travail – Reducing social isolation by introducing people to the use of computerized devices to enable them to acquire the necessary skills to communicate with their entourage.
  • Action Emploi Haute-Yamaska – Adapting the delivery of direct services to ensure vulnerable people in Granby have access to counselling and employment support services.
  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network – Ensuring the livelihood and wellness of Black families living in poverty and seniors during COVID-19 through delivery of food and other services, as well as regular check-ins.
    • Providing back to school support to English speaking Black families in Montreal through access to English language resources and in-person events related to COVID-19 safety measures. Food security support will also be provided through the distribution of meals and gift cards.
  • AGIR: Action LGBTQ avec les immigrants et les réfugiés – Offering webinars and virtual support in English, French, Arabic and Spanish to LGBTQ migrants; offering grocery gift cards to the most vulnerable; and providing individualized accompaniment to enable members to access support services.
  • Aidants Scolaires: La Cidants Scolaires: La communauté au service de l'enseignement – Adapting the delivery of volunteer services by setting up a tele-volunteer platform through which students can connect virtually to carry out extracurricular activities.
  • Aidants Scolaires : La Communauté au Service de l'Enseignement – Providing opportunities for students impacted by COVID-19 to engage in extra-curricular activities through the creation of a digital platform.
  • Aide et Support aux Aînés – Providing groceries for elderly residents, ensuring COVID-19 health and safety guidelines are followed.
  • ALLIANCE DE COMMERCES MEXICAINS À MONTRÉAL – Contributing to the wellbeing and financial wellbeing of vulnerable people in Montreal through webinars, personalized psychosocial and financial support, and online listening services.
    • Ensuring adequate staffing levels to help provide development workshops, and social skills and vocational training to newcomers, students and racialized Latin American residents.
  • AlterHéros – Responding to the increasing psychosocial support needs of LGBTQ2S+ youth and the material needs of autistic LGBTQ2S+ youth in Quebec who are experiencing increased isolation due to COVID-19.
  • Alpha Bellechasse – Designing learning tools and offering training in basic computer literacy to vulnerable people living in Saint-Anselme who do not have access to the internet or a computer.
  • Apprendre Autrement - Offering individualized educational support to children and adolescents with learning difficulties or disabilities to build their self-confidence and help them succeed at school.
  • aqdr Montmagny-L'islet – Conducting technology awareness training for seniors who are experiencing increased isolation due to COVID-19 so that they can access information and re-connect socially.
  • ARC - Aînés et retraités de la communauté – Going online through blogs, chat groups, video conferencing and online forums to provide support related to anxiety and insomnia to members of the organization in Montreal.
  • Aro, club de plongeon de Québec - Providing personal protective equipment to coaches, volunteers and athletes to ensure the continuation of sports during COVID-19.
    • Hiring and training rescuers to ensure the safety of divers, especially children and youth, so that they can safely practice their exercises.
  • Arthrite Rive-Sud – Establishing a bilingual virtual platform allowing arthritis patients to have an adapted remote access to support and training services.
  • Association de la Piscine Westminster (Westminster Pool) - Ensuring ongoing access to the Westminster Pool, an important community recreation space, by introducing new safety measures such as handwashing stations and touchless faucets.
  • Association des centres d,écoute téléphonique du Québec – Developing and providing training to newly hired volunteers in responding to calls from those experiencing mental health, addiction, or isolation concerns as a result of COVID-19.
  • ASSOCIATION DES INFIRMIÈRES ET INFIRMIERS D'URGENCE DU QUÉBEC – Providing distance training on triage techniques to emergency nurses from Quebec.
  • Association des parents-étudiants de l'Université Laval – Adapting the existing service delivery and support program, while recruiting volunteers to reach out to single parents in difficult family situations.
  • Association Horizon Rosemère – Adapting the delivery of existing services and programs to include an online component to promote better physical and mental health among senior members. 
  • Association québécoise pour l'équité et l'inclusion au postsecondaire – Offering a series of virtual workshops on equity and inclusion in distance education courses in order to equip teachers to accommodate students with disabilities.
  • Association Salam (Paix) de Montreal – Recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to help meet the vital needs of vulnerable people in downtown Montreal. This includes distributing food vouchers and hygiene supplies.
  • Au Panier de Chomedey – Providing food baskets to support newcomers and people living in low income. Café-Citoyen will also be revived and training activities that allow marginalized people to attend free workshops on topics such as personal finance.
  • Black Community Resource Centre – Creating intergenerational online and in-person workshops to provide information in English on services and resources as well as recreational activities with a focus on minorities, and racialized Black people, seniors and Elders not in care.  
  • Buffet Acces Emploi – Educating people about COVID-19 and providing masks to vulnerable individuals in Montcalm while distributing hygiene supplies to participants involved in a social and professional reintegration program.
  • Bureau Associatif pour la Diversité et la Réinsertion – Recruiting staff and mobilizing volunteers to support emergency food relief efforts, while providing a parent respite camp to support mental health and family wellness.
  • Canadian Caregiver Network – Providing online skills courses to Canadians interested in supporting their mental health through mindfulness-based stress reduction practices.
    • Providing free online mental health services to seniors, caregivers, racialized communities, youth, LGBTQIA+, frontline and emergency workers, and individuals living with a chronic health problem who are experiencing elevated levels of distress, anxiety and depression as a result of COVID-19.
  • Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Montreal chapter – Preparing and delivering food baskets to vulnerable people in the Montreal area who are facing food security concerns due to COVID-19.
  • Canadian Refugee Initiative – Shifting existing services for vulnerable people including refugees and newcomers, online. Services include language classes, technology bootcamp, coding classes, employment workshops, consultation sessions and skills workshops.
  • C.A.Re Montreal – Hiring outreach workers to respond to an increased demand for services due to COVID-19, thereby supporting those who are homeless in Montreal.
  • Carrefour communautaire l'Arc-en-Ciel – Offering a meal delivery service to seniors in rural areas to ensure they are able to access nutritious and varied meals and to reduce isolation.
  • Carrefour des générations du Grand Daveluyville – Allowing the organization to maintain its services in a safe manner while respecting public health guidelines for staff as well as clients.
  • Carrefour jeunesse-emploi d'Abitibi-Est – Establishing a tele-practice so staff can continue to provide remote services to young adults. Adjustments will also be made to the organization’s premises and personal protective and sanitizing products procured in order to resume in-person service.
  • Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de la MRC Deux-Montagnes – Acquiring the necessary protective equipment required to reopen during COVID-19 so that they can continue to provide service to vulnerable young people.
    • Providing protective equipment to all staff and clients, and rearranging the offices to meet COVID-19 protocols.
  • Carrefour Relance – Providing mental health support through workshops, support sessions and telephone meetings to clients in the Montreal area.
  • Casa C.A.F.I. (Centre d'Aide aux Familles Immigrantes) – Preparing and delivering packed lunches to families in the Montréal area living in poverty who cannot safely leave their homes because of COVID-19.
  • Centre Communautaire de Roxboro – Realigning service delivery during COVID-19 to provide both virtual and outdoor tai chi, chi kung, kung fu, and online day camps at the community centre.
    • Providing regular meals for youth and seniors, as well as a space for seniors to socialize while following appropriate social distancing measures.  
  • Centre d'action bénévole de la MRC Manicouagan – Recruiting volunteers to support seniors and caregivers who are isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing deliveries, transportation, and access to a support line.
  • Centre d'écoute et de référence Multi-Écoute – Hiring staff to increase services to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and organizing educational workshops and events for clients, including newcomers, people experiencing domestic or gender-based violence and those living with mental illness.
  • Centre d'employabilité de La Baie – Continuing to provide essential community laundry services to users in four long-term care residences as well as local health care facilities.
  • Centre de formation Jean-Paul-Lemay – Offering online and distance school refreshment programs for vulnerable children and youth living, including newcomers, in the Montreal area, supporting those who wish return to school.
  • Centre de ressources en employabilité Montréal centre-ville - Offering online workshops on digital literacy to job seekers, especially newcomers and temporary foreign workers.
  • Centre du Plateau – Adapt the centre to ensure COVID-19 protocols are being followed while providing family and socio-community activities.
    • Providing protective equipment to allow children, youth, people with disabilities and caregivers to access the day camp safely.
  • Centre de ressources en employabilité Montréal centre-ville – Offering online workshops on digital literacy to job seekers living in Montreal to enable participants to acquire new skills that are relevant to employers.
  • Centre d'intégration professionnelle de Lanaudière – Adapting remote service delivery by providing the necessary equipment to support vulnerable women in Lanaudière. 
    • Adopting COVID-19 health protocols to ensure the delivery of employment assistance services can continue, either online or on site. This includes loaning laptops to ensure clients can participate in virtual job training opportunities.
  • Centre du Cheval Enchanteur – Offering equitherapy services to people affected by anxiety in the region of La Malbaie, particularly those living in low income, people living with mental illness, and children and youth.
  • Centre du Plateau – Ensuring a safe and secure day camp by providing protective equipment to participants and their caregivers.
  • Centre Femmes de Portneuf – Conducting virtual painting workshops for women in the Portneuf area to address issues related to insecurity and isolation.
  • Centre International de L’Espoir – Providing supplies to support vulnerable families in the Montreal area in welcoming their newborn babies in dignity, while providing support their other young children.
  • Centre Mgr Marcoux – Making healthy food at affordable prices accessible to vulnerable people who are in need as a result of COVID-19.
    • Purchasing and providing personal protective equipment to vulnerable and volunteer service delivery workers.
  • Centre Prénatal et Jeunes Familles – Offering support to new families in Vaudreuil-Soulanges who are living in a context of increased vulnerability due to COVID-19.
    • Providing information and discussion workshops to future parents concerning pregnancy and the arrival of a child in a time of uncertainty.
  • Centre récréatif, culturel et sportif St-Zotique – Adapting a local community space to allow for physically distant sports and recreation activities for children and youth.
    • Ensuring appropriate health and safety protocols are followed, hygiene stations are set up, and proper signage is in place to allow for service delivery to continue during COVID-19.
  • Centre sportif de la Petite-Bourgogne – Adapting the workspace and providing the necessary sanitary and protective equipment to ensure safe service delivery for staff, members and volunteers. Centre Unicura (consultation familiale) – Hiring additional staff to support smaller group activities at The Girls Inc camps, purchasing personal protective equipment and providing for more food deliveries.
  • Centre Unicura (consultation familiale) – Hiring additional staff to support smaller group activities, purchasing personal protective equipment and more food for deliveries to ensure the camp adheres to COVID-19 guidelines.
  • CIIMO – Recruiting and training volunteers to provide information sessions for newcomers, people living in low-income, and seniors on personal protection in relation to COVID-19.
  • Clan métis centre nord du Saguenay – Recruitment of new volunteers to provide comfort and support to vulnerable or isolated people in need.
    • Providing vulnerable children and families in Jonquière with community-based services related to schooling, childcare and access to personal protective equipment. 
  • Club de l'âge d'or espoir de nos jours de Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci – Acquiring protective equipment and professional services to ensure a healthy environment for the provision of recreational services to the elderly. 
  • Club de boxe olympique de Jonquière – Adapting the premises to ensure COVID-19 health and safety protocols are being followed to allow service to continue for those struggling with addiction, while helping to cover staffing costs directly related to COVID-19.
  • Club de plongeon Gatineau – Providing cleaning materials and additional training to ensure the cleaning process in facilities used by the organization meets public health COVID-19 guidelines, thus allowing ongoing access to recreational activities for children and youth.
  • Club des aînés Dollard-des-Ormeaux – Adapting an existing club for seniors to a virtual format to allow seniors to stay connected and informed while following appropriate physical distancing guidelines.
  • Club Joie de vivre – Ensuring that the centre is able to meet COVID-19 safety requirements needed to reopen and allow for continued support on inclusion and community integration for people with intellectual disabilities and those living with autism.
    • Refurbishing the premises so it can resume service; hiring a facilitator to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols; and equipping the centre with computers to loan to clients so they can stay virtually connected.
  • Comité d'action des personnes vivant des situations de handicap – Providing support to people living with disabilities by maintaining daily contact, reducing isolation through engagement, and sharing health materials.
  • Comité d'animation du troisième âge de Laval – Engaging new volunteers to support seniors in remaining connected via virtual social networks.
  • Comité des citoyen(nes)s de Milton-Parc - Providing support to isolated and low-income individuals by distributing grocery store coupons to increase food security, building food autonomy, developing cooking skills, and collective resilience.
  • Comité des citoyens et citoyennes pour la protection de l'environnement Maskoutain – Introducing newcomer families and individuals to urban agriculture to help ensure access to fresh produce.
  • Conseil de la Gaspésie pour l'alphabétisme – Designing online training for volunteers and community members who have low literacy in how to use technology and online platforms to continue to participate in literacy programming, stay socially connected, and keep informed.
  • Conseil national des chômeurs et chômeuses – Development of a website with information on income assistance programs and training on how to apply in order to increase access for people experiencing unemployment.
  • Contact'L de Varennes – Incorporating COVID-19 public safety requirements into activities to ensure they are still able to provide service to women living in precarious conditions, experiencing violence, or are socially isolated.
    • Implementing online classes, borrowing shelves, and distributing leisure cards to support women living in low-income or poverty, women living with disabilities and female seniors and Elders affected by isolation brought on by COVID-19. 
  • Coop de solidarité Santé Saint-Hubert – Organizing activities to promote the exchange of health services between generations with participation from volunteers and healthcare professionals.
    • Recruiting an occupational therapist and purchasing portable medical equipment to provide services to home-based clients who have become socially isolated during COVID-19.
  • Coopérative de solidarité alimentaire des Sources – Providing meals to primary and secondary schools of the MRC des Sources, helping to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Coopérative de solidarité en aide domestique des 1001 Corvées – Ensuring staff have access to the necessary tools and training to safely deliver services during COVID-19.
  • Coopérative de solidarité Wenicec – Offering social inclusion activities and counselling services to vulnerable people affected by the pandemic to relieve stress and promote self-expression.
    • Acquiring equipment to sanitize the facilities to allow the gradual return of employees and providing training on COVID-19 protocols.
  • Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association – Distributing care packages and holding Grandmother gatherings where valuable teachings are shared and support provided to those who are feeling isolated.
  • Cumulus: Prévention des toxicomanies – Responding to an immediate need for individual and collective wellbeing by ensuring that drug prevention services are maintained in local areas.
    • Reducing drug overuse among youth in Ville-Émard and LaSalle, Montreal, by offering services that promote a healthy lifestyle with new activities.
  • Cybernet café de Trois-Rivières - Addressing the food needs of impoverished seniors in Trois-Rivières by preparing and delivering meals throughout the week.
  • École Nour Al-Eman – Creating improved access to mental health support in the Montreal area by training volunteers to offer counselling to community members, with a focus on challenges faced by youth during the pandemic.
    • Distributing tablets and hosting online information sessions about online safety for children and youth within the Arabic community of Montreal.
  • Elm Park Recreation Association - Adapting the community pool's operations to enable people continued access to physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Empreinte Bleue - Transforming digital literacy services and producing animations to ensure continuity of service during COVID-19 to vulnerable people living in the MRC du Haut Saint-François. 
    • Producing cultural live streams for people to enjoy, for free, at a distance.
  • Entente pour la Solidarité, l'Entre aide et l'Amitié Rive Sud – Adapting and reorganizing the delivery of existing programs, such as the summer day camp, to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 for employees, volunteers and participants.
  • ÉquiTravail – Offering job search support to clientele who are further removed from the labour market.
  • Événement Hoodstock – Distributing sanitary kits, reusable masks and information pamphlets to raise awareness about COVID-19, especially among newcomers, those who are racialized and those living in low income in Montreal North.
  • événements Prima Danse – Using art to reduce social isolation, raise awareness, and provide information about COVID-19 to vulnerable people.
  • FADOQ-Région Centre-du-Québec – Engaging volunteers to offer virtual activities and webinars about COVID-19 to seniors.
  • FADOQ - Région Côte-Nord – Providing webinar and / or classroom training on COVID-19 to Board members, regional representatives, staff, and seniors. Tablets will also be loaned out to facilitate training.  
  • FADOQ Région Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine – Relaunching social activities of various clubs to help reduce isolation among senior members.
    • Adapting practices to ensure COVID-19 health and safety protocols are being followed, while providing training, including basic computer literacy, to help senior members remain socially active.
  • FADOQ - Région Lanaudière - Re-establishing recreational and sports activities for seniors in the Lanaudière region of Quebec.
  • FADOQ Région Laval – Lending tablets to elderly people living in community housing or to those who are living with poverty so they can virtually connect with their families.
  • FADOQ - Région des Laurentides – Equipping seniors in the Laurentian region with computer equipment and providing training on usage in order to support their participation in online leisure activities and distance education.  
  • FADOQ, région Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean-Ungava – Implement social distancing and hygiene measures in the region’s clubs in accordance with COVID-19 health guidelines.
  • Fédération québécoise d'ultimate – Changing the way activities are conducted and obtaining protective equipment in order to allow young people to have continued access to sports during the pandemic.
  • Femmes en Emploi – Providing gift cards to vulnerable allophone mothers and survivors of psychological and financial abuse.
  • Fierté Val-d'Or – Recruiting and training volunteers who will help reduce social isolation by reaching out to members of LGBTQ2S+ community.
  • Fondation Indo-Canadien Seniors du Québec – Recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to reach out to Indo-Canadian seniors in the Greater Montreal Area who are experiencing increased isolation as a result of COVID-19. Online training will be provided along with webinars, info sessions, and the delivery of essential supplies such as food and medication.
  • Fondation Un élan pour la vie – Increasing the number of food baskets, including staple foods, for families in Montreal affected by food insecurity related to the pandemic.
    • Recruiting a counsellor to help meet the increased demand for services due to COVID-19, with a focus on newcomer families, those living in poverty or low-income and seniors and Elders not in care.
  • Frigo de l'Est - Épicerie Communautaire et Solidaire – Distributing balanced food baskets to residents living in low income, people living with disabilities, and seniors in the East Island of Montreal.
  • Groupe Conseil Saint-Denis – Equipping the workplace with the necessary equipment to prevent the spread of COVID-19, thereby allowing service delivery to continue.  
  • Groupe d'action trans de l'Université de Sherbrooke – Meeting the increased demand for services by ensuring adequate staffing, supplementing available resources, and conducting focus group discussions and workshops.
  • Groupe d'entraide Allaitement Sein-Pathique - Delivering webinars to young mothers with low income or within minority language groups who are expecting a child in order to provide information about maternal and child health during COVID-19.
  • Groupe d'entraide de la fibromyalgie et des douleurs chroniques des Îles – Ensuring the resumption of activities of the self-help group that serves people in the Magdalen Islands through a variety of activities including training.
  • Groupe de ressources techniques en habitation de la région de Sorel – Supporting households of vulnerable people living in community housing by providing information, access to essential services, and personal protective equipment.
  • Groupe Promo-Santé Laval – Opening a day camp that will provide a safe and fun environment for children to play and grow, while supporting the work-life balance of parents during COVID-19.
  • Habitations communautaires Entre-deux-âges – Offering seniors in Montreal, workshops on safe behaviours, stress management, the importance of a social network and the need for a balanced diet.
  • Immigrant Workers Centre - Providing immigrant workers with education and information about their rights while developing virtual educational materials for workshops.
  • Indo-Canadian Seniors Foundation of Quebec – Recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to reach out to Indo-Canadian seniors in the greater Montreal area who are experiencing increased isolation as a result of COVID-19. The project will provide online training, webinars and information sessions, as well as the delivery of food, medications and personal protective equipment.
  • Institut National du Portage des Enfants – Providing baby carriers, educational material and the support of instructors to women living in low-income or poverty to help them gain autonomy and to promote postpartum breastfeeding.
  • Intégration Travail Roussillon – Modifying the centre and providing protective equipment to ensure that service can continue to be delivered to people with low income, newcomers, and those with intellectual disabilities.
    • Installing plexi-glass, purchasing hygiene products and stickers and provide protective equipment to employees in order to continue serving users of the organization.
  • Laconia Brotherhood of Canada – Distributing direct aid, including food and clothing, and offering mental health support to members of the Laconian community in the Montreal area. The Project will host separate sessions for children and for the elderly, given their different experiences and needs.
  • La maison de NaNa Labrecque – Offering increased support for online support services and referrals to other organizations to vulnerable people experiencing mental health issues.
    • Increasing support for online listening services and referrals and providing emergency food assistance to local seniors in the community.
  • La Maison Le Réveil – Developing a degree of autonomy for seniors through the provision of access to online training, as well as recreational and social activities.
  • La Manne Rouge, je récolte! – Ensuring the wellbeing of vulnerable people by coordinating the delivery of food to seniors and those living in poverty.
  • «La Perle Retrouvée» Haïti-Canada – Modifying existing service delivery and providing a safe environment in order to continue to promote social inclusion and access to essential services for seniors and newcomers.
    • Providing follow-up sessions to seniors and isolated individuals to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. 
  • LaSalle Minor Soccer Association – Providing a day camp with enrichment activities to children from low-income and single parent families.
  • La Table de quartier Hochelaga-Maisonneuve – Offering animated and playful workshops to parents and young children to help prepare the children for kindergarten.
  • Le Club Sportif et Culturel Ouest Can – Promoting physical activity and reducing social isolation among the English-speaking Carribbean community in Quebec through in-person and virtual performing arts classes.
    • Designing and providing virtual workshops on Caribbean cooking to individuals and families promoting well-being, decreasing social isolation and maintaining a connection to culture.
  • Le Jardin des Petits Association – Preparing to reopen the centre for vulnerable youth and students by implementing preventive and sanitary measures for staff and service beneficiaries.
  • Le Journal de la Rue – Providing psychosocial services as well as art therapy workshops to meet the growing demand for support due to COVID-19.
    • Mobilizing youth to provide COVID-19-related information to vulnerable people in Montreal through round-table and virtual sessions.
  • Le pavois de loretteville – Modifying resources and equipment to ensure there is continued access to mental health support for individuals and families.
  • Le Re-Lait Montmagny L'Islet – Purchasing and loaning out hospital-grade breast pumps to breastfeeding mothers, as well as acquiring protection and disinfection equipment to ensure safe premises for the delivery of services.
  • Les Ailes de l’Espoir de St-Calixte – Recruiting people to support vulnerable people in the community of St-Calixte, by cooking meals and providing technical support to help them communicate with their families.
  • Les Cercles de Fermières du Québec – Producing online training to reduce isolation for female members of the organization across Quebec.
  • Les Habitations Paul-Pratt – Providing community support services in housing to members/tenants and volunteers of various committees in Longueuil with a focus on vulnerable and isolated seniors, caregivers, and low-income earners.
    • Ensuring vulnerable seniors on the South Shore of Montreal have access to computer equipment so they can connect virtually with their friends and families.
  • Les Sports Vida Sana – Implementing a telephone support line to provide remote support in three languages to ethnocultural communities in the Greater Montreal Area.
    • Ensuring appropriate staffing levels so that the children’s summer camp in the Indigenous village of Puvirnituq can continue.
  • Les volontaires de la sensibilisation et de l'action humanitaire – Distributing food to vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19, while raising awareness about the virus.
    • Sensitizing young people to respect COVID-19 health guidelines and distributing products for personal hygiene and sanitary protection. 
  • Liberian Association of Canada – Mobilizing volunteers to reach out to vulnerable Black people who are experiencing language barriers in Montreal, and to support food security needs.
  • Logements de l'Outaouais - Implementing safety and hygiene measures to help ensure the health and safety of residents. This includes the hiring of security guards, delivering meals, disinfecting common areas and purchasing protective equipment.
  • Loisirs du centre Père-Marquette - Introducing low-income individuals or families in Montreal to the practice of leisure activities. These individuals are experiencing increased isolation due to COVID-19 and this project will aim to improve their well-being, self-esteem and integration into a social structure.
  • Loisirs Laurendeau-Dunton – Distributing food baskets to people living in low income, newcomers and other people in need in the borough of LaSalle to help meet the growing need for food security in the wake of the pandemic.
  • Loisirs Lebourgneuf Inc – Creating a series of webinars offered to families and vulnerable people promoting active living, a healthy lifestyle, and the importance of leisure during the epidemic.
  • Loisirs récréatifs et communautaires de Rosemont – Hiring housekeepers, providing training, and purchasing products to ensure sanitary hygiene in various activity sites used by children and youth in the Rosemont-La-Petite-Patriedes area of Montreal.
  • Loisirs St-Damien – Adapting day camps to allow for the continuation of programming during COVID-19, while also designing subsidies for children from low-income families.
  • Maison d'accueil des Nouveaux arrivants -Île des Soeurs (MANA) – Supporting vulnerable immigrants by addressing critical social inclusion and wellness needs. This will be achieved by the development of communication tools to strengthen French-language skills and virtual pilates classes.  
    • Offering courses in robotics, public speaking, cultural dances and music to young people who are struggling academically due to COVID-19 and their inability to communicate with confidence in French.
  • Maison des Jeunes Le Break – Providing academic coaching, homework and school reintegration assistance, social support and a healthy snack to young adolescents experiencing various difficulties related to returning to school.
  • Maison des Jeunes Niwitcewakan-wapi – Increasing awareness of available services, health and protection measures, as well as other potential risks linked to the pandemic for members of the Atikamekw community.
  • Maison des Jeunes Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon - Addressing the issue of isolation experienced by youth in Saint-Lambert de Lauzon by increasing services offered at the youth centre.
  • Manoir Marc-Aurèle Fortin - Providing protective equipment, masks, alcohol-based hand washing solutions, and hiring security guards to support seniors living in-residence.
  • Moisson Haut-Saint-François – Offering a food delivery service to those in need of food aid, particularly people with low incomes or living with poverty, people experiencing homelessness, and the elderly.
  • Office Municipal d’Habitation d’Amqui – Creating a mobile animation unit for vulnerable people in accordance with public health guidelines, as well as offering training sessions.
  • Piscine Fairview Pool – Adapting existing service delivery by hiring additional lifeguards and swimming instructors to allow for smaller working groups, thereby offering access to the pool and swimming classes to vulnerable community members.
  • PRISE Inc. – Allowing employees to continue their work on social and professional integration for young people through the provision of personal protective equipment.
    • Enabling employees in training to benefit from a safe and healthy environment as part of the new norm that is being established during COVID-19, with the additional assistance of appropriate equipment.
  • Quebec board of Black Educator - Delivering workshops and health and safety kits to low-income families with young mothers in the Montreal area to support them with anxiety, guidance counselling, mentoring, and family planning.
  • Radio CKUT – Providing recording equipment so volunteers can pre-record and live broadcast important community access shows from their homes during COVID-19. Training will also be provided on how to use the equipment.
  • Regroupement Lavallois des Chambres et Pensions pour Personnes Âgées – Supporting the wellbeing of seniors living in residences in Laval through videoconferencing with family and friends; providing emotional support through a robotic companion (dog or cat); and financially supporting respite needs.
  • Relais des Jeunes Gatinois – Organizing a day camp for young people and those with disabilities who are living with increased isolation due to COVID-19.
  • RePère, relation d'entraide pour une paternité renouvelée – Offering tools and services to promote parenting skills in fathers as many have become stressed, isolated, and are grappling with unemployment.
    • Supporting fathers in need with psychosocial interventions, small group workshops, continuing education, referrals, legal support and food and clothing.
  • Répit aînés Montérégie Senior Respite Montérégie - Opening a “coffee shop” drop-in centre for local seniors who experience depression and anxiety due to forced isolation as a result of COVID-19.
  • Réseau Maisons Oxygène – Improving training to ensure quality front-line services are being offered to fathers who are experiencing personal, family or marital difficulties and who have their children in sole, shared or access custody.
  • Réseau Surdité Montérégie – Providing virtual workshops and conferences to help reduce isolation among official language minority communities and those living with disabilities.
  • Réseaux Emploi Entrepreneurship – Providing an interactive art and music program to isolated seniors, using internet-enabled video conferencing devices.
    • Delivering virtual dance classes to seniors in remote locations surrounding Vaudreuil-Dorion in order to reduce social isolation, which will culminate in a socially distanced recital if permitted by public health guidelines.
  • Sarker Family Hope Foundation – Providing transportation, counselling, recreational activities, and community awareness activities to support the well-being of those in the Parc-Extension area.
  • SEMO Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean – Maintaining and improving the training and intervention service for clients, while providing space for people with reduced mobility, taking into account COVID-19 protocols.
  • Service d'aide au consommateur- région 04 – Setting up teleworking equipment to enable employees to continue to remotely serve people living in the Shawinigan area, while also adapting information workshops to a web-based platform.
  • Service d'Évaluation Spécialisée du Nord-Ouest – Adapting existing counselling services to support remote sessions in order to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellness.
    • Implementing a telephone / text / virtual school and professional information line for the vulnerable population, including young people looking for work.
  • Service de transport collectif des Sources – Implementing health and safety measures to ensure better security for public transit users and vulnerable workers.
  • Service des Loisirs Ste-Claire - Providing virtual programming to people of all ages, with a focus on those living in low-income. Individual kits will also be distributed to allow participants to safely take part on-site, if they wish.
  • Société de développement et d'animation de Mascouche – Adapting the delivery of existing services and programs as a result of COVID-19 to ensure continued access for clients.
  • Sphère de services de l'AéESG – Creating a food bank and offering economical meals to address issues related to food insecurity, with a focus on children and youth, post-secondary students and people living in low-income or poverty.
  • St-Michael's Mission – Extending hours of operation to offer increased access to a place to eat and a cool environment, as well as distributing additional emergency food bags, clothing, and hygiene items to vulnerable people.
  • Table de la sécurité alimentaire de Jonquière – Meeting the increased requests for food support due to the pandemic.
  • Tandem emploi – Adapting the centre with protective panels, hygiene products and equipment to ensure it can continue to serve vulnerable people and those looking for work in the Quebec City area.
  • Télévision Communautaire Frontenac – Delivering essential COVID-19-related information to people in Montreal, such as employment and training opportunities, food bank services, and assistance that is available.
  • Télévision communautaire des Basses-Laurentides - Producing television programming to raise awareness about the Portuguese community in the Lower Laurentians.
  • Univers des mots - Purchasing and providing training in a video conferencing system to respond to client needs through virtual literacy workshops and enabling increased independence through reading, writing, numeracy and computers for participants.
    • Purchasing training supplies and sanitary materials to ensure a safe environment for volunteers, staff and clients.  
  • UrbaNature Education – Creating a virtual walk called “Exploring the Falaise of St-Jacques” to support the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of all, but with a particular focus on children and seniors.
  • Villa Beaurepaire – Engaging additional staff to support the increased needs of seniors living in a low-cost housing project, including accessing groceries and virtual activities for their wellbeing.
  • Youth Stars Foundation – Offering an online summer camp and online fall programming for children and youth with special needs or of newly-arrived immigrants.

Saskatchewan

  • Age Friendly Outreach & Resource Network Moose Jaw – Providing access to support lines and social inclusion and recreational activities for vulnerable seniors, especially those living in remote, rural areas of Saskatchewan.
  • Assemblée communautaire fransaskois – Adapting service delivery by setting up a virtual platform with opportunities for tele-volunteering, social and intercultural meetings and activities to reach members of Saskatchewan's official language minority community.
  • Athabasca Health Authority – Supplying personal protective equipment to Athabasca Health Authority frontline health workers and clients in the northern region of Saskatchewan.
  • Battlefords Family Health Centre – Modifying activities to ensure access to social inclusion and recreational activities through the community gardening project, while following appropriate social distancing and hygiene practices.
  • Battlefords Immigration Resource Centre Inc. – Continuing to provide services to clients in Saskatchewan who are newcomers to Canada and are further isolated and vulnerable as a result of COVID-19.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Yorkton, Inc. – Supporting children, youth, and families with at-home activities and wellness kits in response to pandemic-related closures, as well as distributing food hampers.
  • Fugug Heritage and Relief Association Corporation – Supporting new members of the Fugug Oromo community in Saskatoon with education for students, and transportation and groceries for single mothers and seniors.
  • New North SANC Services - Providing mentoring and service navigation support for Indigenous youth living in remote northern communities, with a focus on youth at risk of domestic violence and homelessness. 
  • Oromo Community of Saskatoon Corporation – Loaning out laptops to vulnerable newcomers to support the strengthening of their English-language skills through online classes. Groceries and essential food items will also be delivered to vulnerable members of the community.
  • Pelican's Nest Safe House – Offering alternative therapy gatherings that follow public health guidelines for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in northern Saskatchewan, primarily for Indigenous communities.
  • Pine Island Community Reference Panel – Conducting wellness checks and delivering monthly food and sanitation supplies to low-income households in Cumberland House.
  • Prairie Community Endeavours – Increasing staffing levels and purchasing personal protective equipment to provide a safe environment for people living with disabilities who frequent the day centre or live within the group home.
  • Radville Community Grown Childcare – Providing care to children of essential workers as a priority and other community members, ensuring appropriate COVID-19 health and safety protocols are followed.
  • The Generation Love Project – Delivering food, hygiene supplies, and craft kits to, and hosting small-scale activities for low-income Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, in addition to training staff and volunteers on how to safely deliver care packages and engage with youth in the context of COVID-19.
  • Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc - Delivering online training and information sessions to families in Saskatoon and increasing digital literacy for newcomers to Canada through computer labs.
    • Providing workshops to families and youth in Saskatoon to help them cope with anxiety and prepare for returning to school or work.
  • UR Pride Centre for Sexuality & Gender Diversity Inc. – Recruiting peers to provide support to members of the LGBTQ2S+ community across Saskatchewan who may not feel safe accessing other resources and services related to COVID-19.
    • Providing meaningful and inclusive programs for LGBTQ2S+ students who are isolated from their peers due to the cancellation of extra-curriculum activities.