Emergency Community Support Fund

Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada

Provides emergency funding for community organizations to serve vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis.

Service offers funding for:

  • increasing volunteer based home deliveries of groceries and medications
  • scaling up help lines that provide information and support
  • helping vulnerable Canadians access government benefits
  • providing training, supplies, and other required supports to volunteers
  • replacing in-person, one-on-one contact and social gatherings with virtual contact through phone calls, texts, teleconferences, or the Internet
Yes, Service targeted to organizations with projects that:
  • address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19, by supplying the necessaries of life and supporting activities of daily living
  • serves one or more vulnerable populations during COVID-19
  • can be carried out in a short timeframe with a reasonable budget
  • can attest to not having secured funds to cover the costs of the activities for which they have applied from another intermediary, another federal COVID-19 response program or a different source
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service visit website to apply online.
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Web Site
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Last Verified On
May 20, 2020