Emergency Community Support Fund in Niagara

Emergency Community Support Fund in Niagara


The Emergency Community Support Fund has allowed us to make many investments in our community to support the most vulnerable. We are pleased to work alongside United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, The Canadian Red Cross, and the Government of Canada. Together, we can keep our communities strong by ensuring rapid relief reaches those that need it most.

We are proud to have partnered with United Way Centraide Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in the Niagara region.

Over the past two months, United Way Niagara received 84 applications for community programs and services that support vulnerable community members. A total of 59 programs and services have been approved for ECSF funds totaling more than $1,200,000 in funding for our community.

We are pleased to announce the ECSF is supporting the following:

  • ALS Society of Canada, Niagara Equipment Program, $3,500
  • Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region, Connecting Seniors, $25,000
  • Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH) Niagara, Trauma Specific Therapy and Programming, $15,000
  • Bethesda Community Services, Tablet Library - Connecting our Community, $10,000
  • Bethlehem Housing and Support Services, Reducing Barriers to Access Virtual Support Services, $40,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of North & West Niagara, Social Inclusion and Learning, Mental Health & Wellness and Recruitment of Volunteers, $65,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara, Community Based Virtual Mentoring, Match and Intake Support, $22,500*
  • Brain Injury Association of Niagara, Community Based Outreach and Advocacy, $12,000
  • Community Care of West Niagara, Food Security Liaison and Decentralized Outreach and Support Service, $45,000
  • Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold, Food Security Program, $40,000
  • Community Living Welland Pelham, Virtual Connecting, $20,000*
  • Community Support Services Niagara, Frozen Meal Provision through COVID-19, $40,000
  • Community Support Services Niagara, Region-wide Meals on Wheels Programming Support, $50,000
  • Distress Centre of Niagara, 24-Hour Crisis Line, $20,000
  • Dreamwalker Dance Company, The Welcome Project - Sharing Stories, $20,000
  • Folk Arts Council of St. Catharines, Mental Health Platform for Newcomers, $10,000
  • Foundation of Resources for Teens, FORT COVID-19 Response, $15,000
  • GROW Community Food Literacy Centre, Community Food Market, $15,672*
  • Heartland Forest Nature Experience, Virtual Heartland Forest Programming, $12,000
  • Home Hospice Association, Our Babies, Our Grief, $3,000
  • INCommunities, Tech Connect, $10,000
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region, Online Remedial Reading Program, $5,000
  • Links for Greener Learning, Healthy & Appropriate Food Access and Provision, $32,517
  • March of Dimes Canada, Community Support Services, $7,500
  • Momentum Choir, Keeping the Momentum through Virtual Programming, $20,000
  • Niagara Chapter - Native Women, Pandemic Outreach Program, $40,000
  • Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, Combating Isolation and Loneliness in Niagara's Long-Term Care Homes, $55,000
  • Niagara Furniture Bank, Furniture & Home Support through COVID-19, $10,000
  • Niagara Nutrition Partners, School Supplies & Snacks Program, $50,000
  • Niagara Regional Native Centre, Children, Youth and Family Support, $20,000
  • Niagara Victim Crisis Support Services, Regional Victim Services Platform, $20,000
  • Niagara Worship Centre, Meal Provision for Vulnerable Individuals, $5,000*
  • Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer, Gas & Parking Support For Niagara Childhood Cancer Families, $5,000
  • Port Cares, Reach Out Centre Support Program, $10,000*
  • Project Share, Food Provision, Access and Support $26,937
  • Regional Municipality of Niagara, Children's Services and Centre de Santé Support, $13,500
  • Regional Municipality of Niagara, Seniors Community Programs, Calls for Connection Initiative, $23,000
  • Silver Spire United Church, Drop In & Cooling Centre, $20,000
  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Community Support , $15,000
  • Southridge Community Church, Southridge Shelter Program, $15,000*
  • Special Olympics Ontario, Healthy At Home, $7,700
  • St. James and St. Brendan Anglican Church, Out of the Cold Meal Program, $4,000
  • Start Me Up Niagara, Necessities of Life Triage Through COVID-19, $45,000
  • The Corporation of the City of St. Catharines, Seniors' Centre Without Walls, $30,000
  • The Hope Centre, Food Security Program, $30,000
  • The Salvation Army, Eventide Home Supports For Seniors in Care, $14,000
  • The Synod of the Diocese of Niagara, Migrant Farmworkers Project, $7,500
  • Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre, Supporting Vulnerable Congolese Individuals in Niagara, $20,000
  • Wellspring Niagara, Cancer Support Services, $18,700
  • West Lincoln Community Care, Food Safe Storage, $5,000
  • YMCA of Niagara, YMCA Adventure Club, $70,000
  • YWCA Niagara Region, Safer House & Emergency Shelter, $50,000

*Additional funds were provided from United Way Niagara's own Emergency Response Fund to compliment the ECSF investment.

Funded by the Government of Canada