• Community Response Fund Impact Report

    UWCNEO established the Community Response Fund to provide short-term, flexible financial assistance to local charity organizations providing frontline support to those in need.

The impact of your generosity and support is far reaching and continues to help many people throughout our region. Thank you!


Over $1.8M

in emergency funding has been distributed to local charitable organizations and qualified donees through the Community Response Fund, the Government of Canada's Emergency Response Fund, and New Horizons for Seniors Program.


Programs delivered by charitable community organizations across the region have received funding to help meet high priority needs related to COVID-19.

Thank you for showing your #locallove in this global crisis.

You’ve helped positively impact the following community organizations during these unprecedented times.

Emergency Community Support Fund - Funded By The Government of Canada

Funded by the Government of Canada


The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund aims to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19. The ECSF is administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. Locally, UWCNEO has deployed ECSF funding to the following charities and qualified donees to help ensure that essential programs are available throughout the region.

Emergency Community Support Fund R2 - Funded By The Government of Canada

Funded by the Government of Canada


The Government of Canada released the balance of the $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) through a second round of funding. These funds are supporting communities continuing to address the impact of the pandemic.

Community Response Fund

North East Ontario


UWCNEO established the CFR to provide emergency grants to local charitable organizations working to meet the basic needs of individuals disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). These short-term, emergency grants were focused to three key pillars; Community Services, Help for Seniors, and Basic Needs.

New Horizons for Seniors Program - Funded By The Government of Canada

Funded by the Government of Canada


The $9M fund to support vulnerable seniors announced by the Federal Government under the New Horizons Seniors Program (March 29, 2020) was distributed through the United Way Centraide network for investment in senior-serving agencies in communities across Canada providing urgent support to isolated seniors dealing with the impact of COVID-19 measures. Locally, UWCNEO worked closely with our community to identify needs, and to deploy resources efficiently and effectively.

Thank you for all of your support.

We want to thank our community for their tremendous support and encourage people to continue to donate generously.