Emergency Community Support Fund

Emergency Community Support Fund –

support for communities coast to coast to coast

We are proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) across Nova Scotia.

Launched on May 19, 2020, we’ve invested $1.12M through the ECSF towards local charities and qualified donees supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during this crisis.

Round Two Information:

The following is a list of successful applicants from the second round of funding:

OrganizationProjectGrant
AIDS Coalition of Nova ScotiaACNS HIV+ Support Services – COVID Edition $13,347.00
Avalon Sexual Assault CentreSexual Assault Initial Response Service $50,000.00
Boys & Girls Club of PrestonAfrican Nova Scotia Cohort $25,000.00
Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia)CPA (NS) Virtual Service Delivery -Strengthening Regional Capacity and Representation $23,648.00
Dartmouth Child Development CentreDCDC’s Healthy Kitchen $21,000.00
Dartmouth Learning Network SocietyTransitioning to Blended & Online Learning $40,000.00
Every Woman’s Centre AssociationA Helping Hand $25,000.00
Halifax Refugee Clinic AssociationBridging the Digital Divide For Refugee Claimants During Covid-19 $34,500.00
Halifax Transition House Association (HTHA) (Bryony House Shelter)Innovation while Supporting Individuals Leaving Situations of Intimate Partner Violence. $30,230.00
John McNeil Elementary SchoolWellness and Literacy Support in Dartmouth North $7,200.00
Laing HouseWeekend Wellness with Laing House $15,000.00
MacPhee Centre for Creative LearningCommunity Outreach Project $15,000.00
Phoenix Youth ProgramsSupporting basic needs during crisis $30,000.00
Regional Independent Students Association (RISA)Support Our Essential Youth Support Workers $10,000.00
St. Leonard’s Society of Nova Scotia operating as Shelter Nova ScotiaSir Sandford Fleming House COVID Dignity and Safety Snugs Renovation $25,000.00
The Discovery Centre“Why Immunize – Seniors Outreach and Education” $30,000.00
The John Howard Society of Nova ScotiaSupport Through the Cold Months $20,000.00
The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia (Holistic Responses)Holistic Responses $12,115.00
The Youth ProjectRaising Bridges: Developing Culturally Relevant Programs 2SQTBIPOC Youth $10,000.00
YWCA Halifax (Young Women’s Christian Association of Halifax)Safe and Sound: Financial Support to Exit Violence $30,000.00

Round One Recipients

We invite you to click on the image above to see some of the amazing initiatives that were supported in the first round of funding. 

Links from the video:


The following is a complete list of projects that have been funded through the first round of ECSF:


OrganizationProjectAmount Granted
Adsum Association for Women & ChildrenRenovations at Adsum House shelter for social distancing and safety$15,000.00
Adsum for Women & ChildrenRapid rehousing for women and trans$73,715.00
Association of Black Social WorkersABSW/HAAC COVID-19 Provincial Impact Toll-Free Line$75,000.00
Association of Black Social Workers on Behalf of East Preston Empowerment Academy  Supporting our Marginalized Adult Learners through Online/Virtual Services$12,000.00
Autism Nova ScotiaCritical Technology Needs to adapt to the “New Normal”$62,400.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater HalifaxE-Mentoring$75,000.00
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater HalifaxYouth drop-in program$65,000.00
Canadian National Institute for the BlindCNIB Virtual Programming–Addressing isolation during COVID-19$75,000.00
Chebucto Links Senior Support AssociationOnline and Socially Distanced Communications, Programs and Services for Seniors$19,000.00
Childhood Cancer CanadaEmergency Fund for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Cancer$27,500.00
Cobequid Arts CouncilPreparation and implementation of the “New Normal”$34,407.00
Crohn’s and ColitisCOVID-19 and IBD: Webinars and Resources$8,000.00
Crohn’s and Colitis CanadaCommunity Outreach and Support$1,500.00
Dartmouth General Hospital FoundationUniting to Protect African Nova Scotians from COVID-19$30,000.00
Family SOS AssociationSummer Program Support$10,000.00
Halifax Transition House Association (HTHA) (Bryony House Shelter)Safe spaces for women & children fleeing intimate partner violence$15,000.00
Jack.orgJack.org Digital Mental Health Education Program Expansion in Nova Scotia$19,759.00
Live DifferentLive Different Circles10,000.00
March of Dimes CanadaSocial Connect$40,000.00
New Boundaries SocietyFurniture and supplies accommodations due to Covid-19, 2020$3,500.00
Nova Scotia Hospice and Palliative Care AssociationAdvance Care Planning in Nova Scotia$75,000.00
Scleroderma CanadaScleroderma Self-Care/Care Halifax Community Support Program$37,298.00
St. Leonard’s Society of Nova Scotia operating as Shelter Nova ScotiaMetro Turning Point COVID Wellness Renovation$75,000.00
The Lung Association of Nova ScotiaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Virtual Support Group$50,000.00
The North GroveEmergency Food Community Kitchen$26,951.00
The Ship’s Company Theatre SocietyPlay-making for Rural Youth$35,650.00
The Shoe ProjectCOVID & Us: Immigrants in Pandemic$7,000.00
Undercurrent youth centersOnline art, music, and science$5,500.00
Vedanta Ashram SocietyInternational Students – Help – COVID 19$38,000.00
Veterans Transition Network / Réseau de Transition des VétéransOperation Outreach$10,000.00
Victoria Hall Society (VHS)Enhanced Services$5,000.00
YMCA of Greater Halifax/DartmouthReopening Community: A YMCA Health and Safety Plan$75,000.00

The Emergency Community Support Fund

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