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We're re-activating the
Emergency Community Support Fund
alongside Community Foundations of Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability than others. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that have faced increased challenges. To provide emergency relief, the Government of Canada launched the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to help support communities made increasingly vulnerable by the pandemic.


With COVID-19 cases increasing in many communities, and a continuous call for emergency relief, the ECSF will reopen with a second round of funding, providing much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving communities experiencing vulnerability. The Government of Canada is flowing this funding through Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.


We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally Surrey, White Rock, Langley City and Langley Township to ensure that our citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing an additional $525,250 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting people experiencing heightened vulnerability. Organizations can apply starting on October 5, 2020. 

Learn more about the program and find out if your organization

is eligible to apply:  

           Should you follow the National or Provincial stream?

           Should you apply to your Community Foundation, United Way or the Red Cross?


  • Recording of "How to Apply for the Emergency Community Support Fund Round 2" webinar on October 6th. 

Quick Fact Sheets in multiple languages:

About the application and granting process 


  • The ECSF has simple eligibility criteria and a quick application process and reporting procedure.


  • The application is designed to be straightforward and efficient. It should take your organization about 30 minutes to complete. 


  • Applications are due by 11:59 PM PST on October 30, 2020.  


  • Qualified donees will be funded through United Way and community foundations. Non-profit organizations will be funded through the Canadian Red Cross. 

If you have additional questions, you can contact Lynne at our dedicated ECSF email or call her at 604-591-2699. We are working remotely during this time but phone messages are being checked frequently

between 9 am and 4 pm.  

Are you looking for ideas and resources to help with fundraising during COVID-19? You might find this list compiled by Imagine Canada helpful.

The Emergency Community Support Fund

Funded by



Other Funding



We'd like to thank  photographer Rick Chapman for allowing us to use many of his amazing photos of life in Surrey.

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Tel. 604-591-2699


P.O. Box 34089, Surrey, BC, Canada V3S 8C4

Charitable Registration: 892378043 RR0001

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