Emergency Community Support Fund - Round 2

United Way Regina and the Government of Canada support Vulnerable Populations in Regina and Surrounding Area with Round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund

Regina, SK – December 15, 2020

On October 5, 2020, United Way Regina launched an open call for applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) Round 2 and is now pleased to announce an investment of $499,617 funded by the Government of Canada through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). These funds will be distributed to agencies and organizations to support vulnerable people in Regina and surrounding Area as they manage the impacts of COVID-19.

United Way Regina received 54 applications for community programs and services that support vulnerable community members. Community agencies and organizations could apply for more than one service or more than one area. Experienced local volunteers reviewed all the applications and 33 agencies and organizations have been approved. Activities for grants must be completed by March 31, 2021.

This funding is intended to assist community agencies and organizations support vulnerable populations in all parts of Canada including rural and remote communities.  The following agencies and organizations are receiving funding in southern Saskatchewan:

Agency 

Service

Service Area(s)

Location

Funding

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yorkton and Area Inc

Virtual Mentoring Expansion

Food security; Mental health; Safety; Transportation; Financial wellness; Social inclusion and learning

Yorkton

$15,010

Canadian Mental Health Association – Moose Jaw Branch

CMHA One on One Peer Support Program

Financial wellness; Information and community navigation; Mental health and wellness; Social inclusion and learning; Transportation

Moose Jaw

$15,000

Cornwall Alternative School

Transportation and Food for Vulnerable Youth and Children

Food security; Transportation

Regina

$10,000

Eagle Heart Centre Inc.

Food Security Project

Food security

Regina

$25,000

Family Resource Centre Swift Current Inc.

Driving to Success

Health and hygiene; Information and community navigation; Mental health and wellness; Social inclusion and learning.

Swift Current 

$20,000

FASD Network of Saskatchewan

Integrated Justice Program 

Transportation and Community navigation

Regina

$2,980

Habitat for Humanity Regina Inc.

Affordable Homeownership

Shelter

Regina

$7,000

Horizon School Division #205

Outdoor Classroom and Learning Space

Social inclusion and learning

Ituna

$10,000

Ignite Adult Learning Corporation

Finding Work During COVID-19: Design and Delivery of the First Let’s Get Working Course

Employment Support; Information and community navigation; Mental health and wellness; Financial wellness; Social inclusion and learning

Regina

$20,000

Inclusion Weyburn

Respite Care Program 2020-2021

Respite for Persons with Disabilities; Social inclusion and learning

Weyburn

$25,000

Iver Main Place Inc

Personal Care Home Addition & Supports During COVID-19

Support for Seniors; Health and hygiene; Financial wellness; Home care or personal support services

Central Butte 

$12,750

Mental Health Association Regina Branch

Grocery Support Program

Food security 

Regina

$10,000

Mental Health Association Regina Branch

Branch Telephone System Replacement

Mental health

Regina

$4,130

Moose Jaw & District Food Bank

Curb-Side Pick-Up

Food security

Moose Jaw

$13,000

Moose Jaw Family Services Inc.

Support / Therapeutic Education Groups

Mental health and wellness

Moose Jaw

$8,039

Moose Jaw Women’s Transition Association Inc

Transition House Volunteer Outreach Program

Personal safety; Food security; Financial wellness

Moose Jaw

$10,460

Moosomin Organization for the Transportation of Handicapped

Dial-A-Van

Transportation 

Moosomin

$5,000

North Central Family Centre Inc.

Hot Meal Service

Food security

Regina

$10,000

Prairie Wind Estate Inc

Connection and Wellbeing

Support for Seniors; Health and hygiene;  Home care or personal support services; Mental health and wellness; Transportation

Herbert 

$20,000

Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger Inc. 

REACH Infrastructure Renewal and Building Renovations – COVID 19 Additions

Food security

Regina

$42,119

Regina Indian Community Awareness Inc. (aka Chili for Children)

Regina Indian Community Awareness Inc.

Food security

Regina

$25,000

Regina Sexual Assault Centre

Client Outreach and Support

Food security;    Financial wellness; 
Health and Hygiene;    Information and community navigation;    Legal support;  Shelter; Safety; Transportation  

Regina and Moose Jaw 

$10,000

Saskatchewan Abilities Council Inc

Enhancing Mental Health & Coping Skills during COVID-19

Mental health and wellness

Swift Current

$10,000

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission

COVID-19 Relief Supplies

Food security; Safety

Regina and Moose Jaw

$10,000

Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre Inc.

Newcomer Emergency Access Program

Financial wellness;   Information and community navigation; Social inclusion and learning; Transportation   

Swift Current

$20,000

Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan Inc.

Rehabilitation and Peer Mentorship Network Supports and Services During Challenging Times

Food security;  Financial wellness;  Health and Hygiene;  Information and community navigation;  Mental health and wellness;     Shelter;  Safety; Social inclusion and learning

Regina

$20,000

Street Worker’s Advocacy Project Regina Inc.

Emergency Food Hamper Program

Food security

Regina

$20,000

Students Commision of Canada

Yorkton Youth Engagement

Mental health; Social Inclusion and learning

Yorkton

$15,000

Swift Current Community Youth Initiative

Counselling Services

Mental health

Swift Current

$10,000

The Kidney Foundation of Canada

COVID-19 Patient Relief Fund

Basic needs; Financial Wellness; Mental health and wellness

Southern SK

$15,419

Wesley United Church (WUC)

Ubuntu Professional Counselling and Mentorship Services.

Financial wellness; Health and Hygiene; Home care or personal support services; Information and community navigation;  Legal support; Mental health and wellness; Safety; Social inclusion and learning; Transportation  

Regina

$25,000

YMCA of Regina

Shared Services Mentorship Program

Food security; Health and Hygiene; Information and community navigation; Mental health and wellness; Safety; Social inclusion and learning; Transportation   

Moose Jaw

$3,710

Young Women’s Christian Association Regina

YWCA Covid Response Plan Phase 2

Food security; Health and Hygiene; Home care or personal support services; Information and community navigation; Legal support; Mental health and wellness; Shelter; Safety; Social inclusion and learning; Transportation

Regina

$30,000

 

About the Emergency Community Support Fund (ESCF)

The Emergency Community Support Fund (ESCF) is a $350 million investment made by the Government of Canada, through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).  The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECSF is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross in communities from coast to coast to coast. 

About United Way of Regina

For over 60 years, United Way Regina has been working to positively impact the lives of vulnerable children, youth, and their families in our community by identifying and addressing barriers. More recently, we have expanded our service area to provide support to the communities of Moose Jaw, Swift Current and Weyburn.  We are committed to working with local community partners and volunteers to create opportunities for a better life for everyone.

For more information contact:

United Way Regina

Robyn Edwards-Bentz, CEO
P: 306-751-4750  Ext. 754
redwardsbentz@unitedwayregina.ca

For application specific inquiries contact: 

Kristin Gushuliak, Performance Measurement Advisor
P: 306-751-4750 Ext. 761
kgushuliak@unitedwayregina.ca

The Emergency Community Support Fund is funded by the Government of Canada through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

If you’re able, please give generously today.