Sean Casey
Sean Casey
Member of Parliament for Charlottetown
Emergency Community Support Fund at Work for PEI
December 11, 2020

In April 2020, the $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund was announced to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt their frontline services to better serve vulnerable Canadians during this pandemic.

Since its launch in May, over 7,000 charitable and non-profit projects across Canada have been supported. The funding has helped organizations to adapt their services to better reach and support vulnerable Canadians who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Here in Prince Edward Island, the United Way of PEI has approved funding for the following projects:







Voluntary Resource Centre in partnership with Meals on Wheels 

Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response and Expansion 


Boys Girls Club Charlottetown  

Safe Transportation Project 


PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre 

Sexual Assault Support Therapist 


Cooper Institute in partnership with PEI Fight for Affordable Housing  

Improving tenant wellbeing, safety, stability and empowerment during the COVID pandemic 


PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada 

Equipping Newcomers for Mobile Services 


PEI Council of People with Disabilities 

Designated Parking Permit Renewal in COVID 



Family Service PEI 

Mental Health Counselling Service Expansion 


Abegweit First Nation Mi’kmaq Wellness Centre 

Greenhouse Project for Food Insecurity 


PEERS Alliance 

Support for PEI’s 2SLGBTQ+ community 


Cooper Institute in partnership with BIPOC USHR 

Responding to Racism in COVID-19 


Boys and Girls Club Summerside 

Project Backpack 


Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division  

Tablets & internet access for Isolated and vulnerable clients   


PEI Literacy Alliance  

Ready, Set, Learn Online Program Delivery 


Joyriders Therapeutic Riding Association of PEI  

New Covid Normal 


Special Olympics PEI 

Healthy @ Home 


PEI Association for Community Living 

Support Match Worker 



ECSF has been critical to strengthening the capacity of community service organizations and is helping them to adapt frontline services to meet the urgent needs of vulnerable individuals and families affected by COVID-19. This opportunity to address the well-being and inclusion needs of our communities and our more vulnerable populations is a critical piece in providing the support and short-term relief needed in communities during the second wave of this pandemic.

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