Emergency Community Support Fund

Banner of Covid-19 Emergency Community Support Fund

Alberni Valley Community Foundation activating Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities coast to coast to coast

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.

The Alberni Valley Community Foundation is proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in the Alberni Valley to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing $75,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations.

Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through July 27 or until funds are fully allocated.

Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply:

Need more information? Contact us at info@albernifoundation.ca.

The Emergency Community Support Fund is funded by the Government of Canada through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). 


Contact the Foundation to find out how you, your family, or your organization can help create lasting benefits for our Community.

Alberni Valley Community Foundation
The Station, 3100 Kingsway Avenue, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 3B1
P: (250)-724-4503   E: info@albernifoundation.ca