ECSF – Round 2

Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF – Round 2)

Emergency Community Support Fund Round 2The 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 a vital first round investment of $1,583,163.00 by the Government of Canada in critical services for vulnerable people in our community to date.

We are pleased to support an additional investment of $658,537.55 through this second round of emergency funding. We are grateful to the Government of Canada for their support and to the United Way Centraide Canada for their assistance.

The following organizations have received funding in round 2:

Alzheimer Society of Durham Region

Description: Eliminating barriers to access support by providing alternative means of client communication.
Amount: $25,000.00

Belka Enrichment Center

Description:  Provide culture respected food and PE materials to African and Caribbean residents in Durham Region.
Amount: $38,000.00

Brock Community Health Centre

Description: Reduce social isolation through quality online programs and timely access to food and supplies.
Amount: $13,799.24

Brock Township Public Library

Description: Providing Wi-Fi hotspots to individuals without dedicated internet access.
Amount: $6,000.00

Canadian Hope for Africa

Description: Food basket and supplies provided to vulnerable Congolese refugees & immigrants in different locations in Durham Region during COVID.
Amount: $40,070.00

Catholic Family Services of Durham

Description: Designated worker to facilitate a more suitable version of a virtual walk in and address the backlog of clients waiting for an intake screening.
Amount: $20,000.00

Charles Best Diabetes Centre

Description: To provide a virtual counselling program with our clinical team and patients to connect remotely and safely while meeting the requirement of regular care interactions, without interruption.
Amount: $11,000.00

Community Care Durham – Foot Care

Description: Continue with an expanded Foot Care Clinic for vulnerable clients with vision and mobility difficulties.
Amount: $56,375.00

Community Care Durham – COPE

Description: The provision of additional mental health support groups.
Amount: $19,130.00

Community Living Oshawa/Clarington

Description: Deliver activity/hygiene/food kits to people with developmental disabilities supported in residential and independent living programs.
Amount: $23,956.56

Durham Outlook for the Needy

Description: Extend Food Bank hours to include weekends.
Amount: $20,000.00

Easter Seals Ontario

Description: Providing mobility and accessibility equipment to children and supporting their families in the Durham region facing increased challenges due to the COVID19 crisis.
Amount: $10,103.00


Description: Reopen respite program and provide virtual support.
Amount: $8,000.00

Friends in Toronto Community Services

Description: Mental Health and Wellness promotion for vulnerable youth in racialized communities throughout Durham Region.
Amount: $40,775.00

Girls Inc.

Description: Pivoting programs to virtual format.
Amount: $30,000.00

Grandview Kids

Description: Allowing kids to receive critical therapy virtually.
Amount: $15,000.00

Literacy Council Durham

Description: Pivoting to digital delivery of services.
Amount: $14,260.00

North House

Description: Life skills virtual training for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness in our Housing First program.
Amount: $19,450.00

Open Arms Church

Description: Delivering prepared meals to Senior Citizens, Low income Families, abused women transitioning into their own place, recovering addicts, the homeless and those with disabilities in a racialized community.
Amount: $22,756.27

Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre

Description: Delivery of frozen meals and groceries to vulnerable seniors.
Amount: $34,427.00

Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre

Description: Safe accessible foot care for seniors during COVID.
Amount: $11,815.00

Participation House

Description: Employment services program for people with disabilities.
Amount: $21,686.40

Pickering Islamic Centre

Description: We will provide vulnerable people living in Pickering with food baskets, hygiene kits, virtual mental health sessions and telephone check ins with isolated seniors.
Amount: $46,500.00

Precious Minds

Description: Walking club and virtual physical activity coach.
Amount: $4,542.58

Salvation Army Whitby

Description: Continued support of the Food Bank.
Amount: $41,560.00

Simcoe Hall

Description: Virtual after school programming.
Amount: $31,116.00

Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre

Description: Enhance volunteer recruitment and delivery of basic needs kits.
Amount: $13,215.50


Description: Purchase of a vehicle used to transport clients to essential appointments and to pick up donations, program supplies and groceries for all programs.
Amount: $20,000.00