COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.
But it was in the weeks before that public health agencies, social services agencies, municipal governments, and United Way Centraide gathered to see how we could support those most in need in local communities across Canada. Since then, grassroots groups have formed. Neighbours are helping neighbours. Volunteers are stepping up.
Everyone has an important role to play.
Ensure people have access to life’s essentials, such as food and shelter.
CAPACITY FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES
Ensure that community partners can continue to do their vital local work and enable system navigation services like 211 to support them.
HELP FOR SENIORS
Ensure that while vulnerable people are isolated, they are also supported.
We will get through this together
We know that in our communities many people could not, and cannot, afford to adequately prepare for how COVID-19 is affecting their family. Many do not have supports, should they need to self-isolate. Those who already face barriers—things like poverty, homelessness and social isolation—need even more help during this time. The needs will continue to evolve. But, as you protect your family and those closest to you to keep them healthy, we urge you to think of those who may need the help of their neighbours.
Together we can keep our communities strong.