Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)

Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now. Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.


We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in northern Manitoba, to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing $40.000.00 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations. Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020.


To learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply: Phone: 204-281-3110  |  Email: tcf@mymts.net

















Eligible community organizations will be able to apply for funds through the national partners or their local entities. Interested community organizations are encouraged to visit intermediary partner websites regularly to learn more about how and when they will be able to apply.

Canadian Red Cross

  • Intake method: National intake through the Canadian Red Cross

  • Eligible organizations: Non-profits serving vulnerable Canadians

  • Decision-making: National (with regional and local representatives)

Visit the Canadian Red Cross

Community Foundation Canada

  • Intake method: National and local intake through the Community Foundations of Canada

  • Eligible organizations: Qualified donees (including charities) serving vulnerable Canadians

  • Decision-making: Local (community foundations)

Visit the Community Foundations of Canada

United Way Centraide Canada

  • Intake method: Local intake through United Way agencies

  • Eligible organizations: Qualified donees (including charities) serving vulnerable Canadians

  • Decision-making: Local (United Way agencies)

Visit United Way Centraide Canada


How to submit an application for granting under the Emergency Community Support Fund? 

Click here to learn more about the ECSF and download the applicant guide. When you are ready to send your online application, Apply Here to access the Community Foundations of Canada's portal


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