$400 million fund to help charities in Mississauga and beyond recover from the pandemic


Published November 23, 2022 at 1:28 pm

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Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, announced a $400 fund to help charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies recover from the pandemic.

Mississauga charities and non-profits can apply for a grant from a $400 million allocated for organizations across Canada from the federal government.

The one-time, $400 million allocation or Community Services Recovery Fund is meant help charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies adapt and modernize from the impacts of the pandemic, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, announced this week.

Community Foundations of Canada – including the Community Foundation of Mississauga, the Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada will distribute funding.

Charitable organizations have struggled with increased demand for services along with reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving due to the rising cost of living, and a greater need to make use of digital tools as part of adapting and modernizing their operations, the Community Foundation of Mississauga said in a press release.

“Charities and non-profits are at the forefront of addressing communities’ needs, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Glenn Gumulka, president and CEO of The Community Foundation of Mississauga. “However, many of them are struggling to recover and adapt their services to the changing needs of the Mississauga community.”

Through the Community Services Recovery Fund, The Community Foundation of Mississauga will be able to give organizations the support they need.

Charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies can apply for funding to:

  • Adapt the way they deliver services to support the needs of their staff and volunteers;
  • Buy equipment such as computers and software;
  • Create new ways of working, such as developing new fundraising approaches;
  • Provide support for staff and volunteers, such as staff training, supports for mental health and wellbeing;
  • Develop plans to receive funding from diverse sources.

Non-profit organizations are defined as groups or associations organized and operated exclusively for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, recreation, or any other purpose except profit.

Indigenous Governing Bodies are not registered as qualified donees or non-profits, such as First Nations bands, Métis settlements, and Inuit governments or associations.

Registered charities are charities and other qualified donees registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Applications open on Jan. 6, 2023. Find out more on the website or sign up for a webinar.

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