4 emergency funds
to support community agencies
In March 2020, the pandemic hit Greater Montreal. While the lockdowns have disrupted everyone’s lives, they have badly affected people who are marginalized or living in vulnerable conditions, such as isolated seniors, people with disabilities, the homeless, or families experiencing lost income.
Thanks to four emergency funds and strong partnerships already in place, Centraide along with neighbourhood roundtables and community agencies were able to respond to emerging issues and act quickly to provide essential services while adapting their operations to the new health restrictions.
To date, an additional $24 million has been allocated to some 635 agencies.
Centraide COVID-19 Emergency Fund
During the first months of the crisis, 438 agencies served vulnerable populations, providing 277,000 people with emergency support. *Including $710,000 from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).
Emergency Community Support Fund
349 agencies received funding, which enabled these agencies to increase services offered up to spring 2021.
56 agencies reached more than 10,000 youth and offered them academic, psychosocial, and technological support.
New Horizons for Seniors Program
74 agencies that work with isolated seniors received funding to support their efforts during the lockdown period.