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Northern organizations receive over $400,000 from Emergency Community Support Fund

18 organizations across northern Ontario, as well as 2 local ones, will be benefitting from the second round of funding by the Emergency Community Support Fund.

In a release, United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario (UWCNEO) says it’s pleased to announce that 18 organizations throughout the North have been approved for funding with an investment totalling $406,151.

Of those 18, two reside in the West Nipissing District;

The Horizon Women’s Centre is receiving $7,777 to offer more counselling sessions to their clients. 

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The Markstay Golden Age and Senior Citizens Club will receive $5,000 for their food basket delivery program, enabling them to enhance their food security and social inclusion for seniors in      Markstay.

The fund is an investment by the Government of Canada, administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, to provide financial support to charities and qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Charities and non-profit organizations are at the heart of our communities, helping the most vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. “The Government of Canada is pleased to support these organizations through the Emergency Community Support Fund so that they can continue their invaluable work.”
A complete listing of organizations, including a brief description of the approved programs and funding allocations is available at




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