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ECSF Round 2 Recipients

During this second round of applications we were able to fund  26 programs across Central New Brunswick with a total of $240,676.00 going towards community programs and organizations as they continue to repair and rebuild from Covid-19.

You can see a full list below of programs funded through the second round of ECSF and a brief description of each program:

Aids NB (1) – Funding of the Evening/Weekend Outreach Program to ensure there is a safe, warm place for homeless during a time where most services are closed to the public.

Aids NB (2) -Funding will support essential rough sleeping survival items and kits for those who are homeless and sleeping outside. Over thirty individuals will be provided with sleeping bags, tents and backpacks to mitigate the risks of frostbite and more this winter.

Care ‘N’ Share Inc. Family Resource Center –  Funding will help them to assist moms in providing food for their children and thermometers to check temperatures.

Centre Horizon – Funding will help Centre Horizon to offer alternative services, tools, and equipment for clients living with mental illness.

Centre D’apprentissage Dexter Learning Center – Funding will help to provide the technology needed to continue to teach life and works skills to people living with disabilities.

CHIMO – Funding will help Chimo Helpline to increase their workspace capacity in order to bring in more volunteers per shift to help answer calls and chats through their crisis helpline.

Chipman Community Care Inc. – Funding will go towards their hygiene packages which are distributed to food bank clients. Hygiene packages include medicine, thermometers, hand sanitizer, masks, and other hygiene products.

Chipman NSP (Newcomer Settlement Program) – Funding will help to hire a Chipman volunteer/event coordinator. This program will support newcomers and all community members to navigate and access services during and in light of Covid-19.

Chipman Youth Centre – Funding will help them to purchase 2 laptops for student use and to enable them to provide sponsorship of children ages 5 – 12 for the afterschool program.

Eel River Bar Ground First Nation – Funding will help support their Food Security Project, helping to provide food delivery for high risk and vulnerable first nation families, Elders and youth.

Fredericton Downtown Community Health ClinicFunding will support an early evening warming centre at the site of the Phoenix Learning Centre to provide much needed shelter from the elements throughout the winter, provides a safe and welcoming space for those experiencing homelessness in Fredericton.

Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick Ltd.Funding will help to reprint and distribute Let’s Learn! Their early childhood and family literacy booklets in four languages and ship them to service providers who are in direct contact with young families and vulnerable people.

L’Atelier R.A.D.O. Inc. – Funding will help support with the acquisition of a blast freezer for rapid freezing of vacuum-packed meals intended for distribution to low-income school-aged children or seniors living in isolation.

Minto Community Resource Centre Inc. Funding will help support the Minto Community Resource Centre Inc. to alleviate some mental, emotional, and physical stress by providing basic food and hygiene supplies to those in need.

Maison Notre-Dame House Inc. -Funding will support in providing emergency shelter in second stage housing, counselling and food security to victims of family violence.

Nackawic Area Wellness Funding will help support their Meals4U Program and to continue with their Bulk Buy Program. This will allow them to continue to provide the service to local seniors at no cost and through donations from their local Union and to families in need during COVID-19.

Neil Squire Society – Funding will support in providing them with the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) needed to continue to help people with disabilities through in-person services.

OPAL Family Services -Funding will help support their Kids Club for Children with Disabilities, which gives children and youth with disabilities opportunities to develop friendships and social skills in an accessible, inclusive, and fun environment.

Oromocto and Area Food Bank – Funds will help support their, Freeze More, Waste Less Project, which maximizes their Food Reclamation with added available freezer space. This added space will provide additional frozen food items of significant nutritional value to all clientele.

Smythe Street Cathedral Church  and the Multicultural Association of Fredericton -Funding will help support Fredericton Newcomers’ access to essential services.  This includes meeting their basic needs such as food and housing.

Services a la Famille Restigouche – Funding will help support their Ca va bien aller, Restigouche project, which will assist them in acquiring the resources needed to clean and disinfect facilities and provide specialized equipment / games for children with special needs who are deeply impacted by the isolation caused by COVID-19.

The Rotary Club of Campbellton – Funding will help support to the Youth Action Centre to establish an LGBTQ+ Support Group which will offer a safe, welcoming, inclusive and fun space for youth from the LGBTQ+ community to feel supported and loved.

Upper Valley Autism Resource Centre – Funding will help support them to provide a mentoring program for at risk youth with Autism to make wellness kits for other community members who have struggled during the pandemic. Youth with autism will learn about their communities and how they can be involved in an important service.

Volunteer Family Services Inc./Valley Food Bank – Funds will help support them to build an outdoor shelter for clients to safely wait in during inclement weather.

Wilmot United Church – Funds will help support their outreach programs. The outreach programs contribute to the health and well-being of people living in poverty while dealing with stress and isolation of COVID-19. They also provide access to fresh, nutritious food, bus tickets for essential travel within the city, and top-up minutes for cellphone.

Woodstock First Nation (1) – Funding will support them to increase the availability of one-on-one access to a mental health counsellor.

Woodstock First Nation (2) – Funding will support their Resilient Minds Program, assisting to provide a  12 week group meeting with Mental Health Social Worker for WFN community members that can be attended in-person/virtually to help find support during COVID.


The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) was a $350 million investment made by the Government of Canada, through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to support vulnerable populations as they manage the impacts of COVID-19.

The Government of Canada partnered with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross to distribute the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) across the country.

United Ways and Centraides in Canada are pleased to provide support to local community service organizations that provide rapid, emergency community support to vulnerable community members.