ECSF – Round 2

Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF – Round 2) The Government of Canada has released the balance of the $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in a second round of funding ($73.9 million). These funds will continue to support communities addressing the impact of the pandemic. United Way of Durham Region was pleased to administer… Continue Reading ECSF – Round 2

Guidelines for Community Service Organizations Seeking ECSF Funds from UWDR

COVID-19 is top of mind for everyone and it is affecting the ways we support those who are vulnerable in our communities.  This pandemic has created an increase in demand for local services, shortages in supplies, and disruption in service. The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) is a $350 million investment made by the Government… Continue Reading Guidelines for Community Service Organizations Seeking ECSF Funds from UWDR

ECSF Call for Applications

Who can Apply? Organizations providing front-line services to vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply, including registered charities, and other qualified donees. This funding is intended to support community service organizations providing services to support vulnerable Canadians, including low-income seniors, women, children and youth, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, refugees,… Continue Reading ECSF Call for Applications

Frequently Asked Questions

How well did the Emergency Community Support Fund work for community organizations in the first round? The Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada funded more than 7,000 projects over about three months during the Fund’s first round. Those projects spanned the country and met the needs of many different… Continue Reading Frequently Asked Questions

Seniors Response Fund

To help seniors across the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on March 29, 2020 that the federal government will be investing $9 million across Canada to support vulnerable seniors. These funds, distributed by local United Ways, will support agencies with the delivery of a range of community services including meeting basic needs like food,… Continue Reading Seniors Response Fund

The United Way Durham Region COVID-19 Relief Fund The COVID-19 Community Relief Fund can be accessed by local organizations that are providing COVID-19 relief to individuals and families in Durham Region. We will be working closely with local organizations in the coming weeks to respond where support is needed most.  Applications will be accepted on… Continue Reading

UWDR Community Relief Fund

About The COVID-19 emergency is having a profound impact on the lives of all Canadians and we in Durham see and feel the impacts every day. What began as a medical crisis/emergency very rapidly morphed into an economic crisis and what is needed to mitigate the impacts on all of us, is a broad and… Continue Reading UWDR Community Relief Fund

              211 is a United Way Durham Region partner and Canada’s primary source of information on government and community based health and social services. We are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information to local residents about responses to the novel coronavirus in our Region. Please visit the links… Continue Reading

211 needs your help

Many programs, services, and businesses are closing down or offering limited services in an effort to keep staff and clients safe. These measures are important to limit the spread of COVID-19. However, these changes also leave significant gaps in services for the most vulnerable in our community. It is important that we know what essential services… Continue Reading 211 needs your help