Applications are now open for the second and final round of the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund.

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 $350 million 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 has reopened 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 in Squamish to ensure that our citizens are safe and healthy.

In June and July 2020, SCF distributed over $80,000 to 13 non-profit organizations covering 15 community programs in Squamish. Through the ECSF, we will be investing an additional $30,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting people experiencing heightened vulnerability.

Applications are now open! APPLY NOW.

All applications for this final round of ECSF funding must be submitted by 11:59PST on October 30, 2020.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us directly by email at



The Emergency Community Support Fund is funded by the Government of Canada.

Support provided by Community Foundations of Canada.