For Immediate Release
Carleton North Community Foundation delivers $194410 to seven community service organizations through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund.
September 19, 2023 Carleton North, NB Carleton North Community Foundation
The Carleton North Community Foundation is proud to have worked with community foundations across Canada as part of the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. This fund is administered collaboratively by the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies or Registered Charities located in Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what Community Service Organizations need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.
Today, The Carleton North Community Foundation is pleased to announce $194410 in funding to support seven projects in Carleton North and the surrounding area through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF). Other CSRF funds were awarded to local organizations through the other two funding streams, administered by the Canadian Red Cross and the United Way Centraide Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million to help community service organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services that they provide through the pandemic recovery and beyond.
The following projects are being supported in Carleton North and area:
- $70000 was invested to fund the Upper Valley Autism Resource Centre Inc. to upgrade electronic equipment and communications to better serve and support their communities. This will provide the centre access to modern and innovative ways to communicate with autism families, caregivers, schools and professionals.
- $29550 was invested to fund the Juniper Community Centre to modernize and enhance technological infrastructure. The upgrade will allow the organization to better serve the community through strengthened internal processes for organization, digitization, communication and security.
- $27600 was invested to fund the Carleton Ground Search and Rescue Inc. to modernize and upgrade technology to more effectively and efficiently operate and communicate with the community. The project will support modernization of equipment to more advanced systems and standards, recruit new members, and make meetings and training more accessible.
- $24000 was invested to fund the Community Residential Living Board to invest in equipment and IT/digital infrastructure, and physical space to modernize administrative responsibilities.
- $16750 was invested to fund Centreville Childcare Inc to modernize technology and strengthen communication approaches with families by moving all communication to one central secure platform. This will improve the quality, expediency and confidentially of communication between families and the centre.
- $16510 was invested to fund the River Valley Arts Alliance inc. to work on board governance and explore a renewed future for the organization.
- $10000 was invested to fund the Bath Step Ahead Early Learning Center to work on board governance training. The project will strengthen the board by educating members on structures, goal setting, and the collective impact of the organization.
Community service organizations are at the forefront of addressing communities’ needs. Since the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have struggled with increased demand for their services, reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving due to the rising cost of living, and a greater need to make use of digital tools. Many organizations are struggling to recover and adapt their services to the changing needs of (community name).
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“It has been a terrific and rewarding experience to be involved in the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) process, whereby the Carleton North Community Foundation (CNCF) worked on behalf of our funding partner, Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), to receive, process, and review applications and to award CSRF funding to local organizations.
More importantly, we heard from local organizations how the pandemic had significantly impacted their operations and how impactful the CSRF grants have been to help them recover and elevate their efforts for the future. The amount generously allocated to this area has allowed CNCF to significantly amplify its ongoing support of a wide and diverse variety of community-based organizations. We are grateful to the Government of Canada for this opportunity.”
– Elspeth Hagan, Chair Carleton North Community Foundation and CSRF Lead
“Community service organizations are at the heart of communities like Carleton North, creating a sense of belonging from coast to coast to coast. The Community Services Recovery Fund will enable the organizations that serve our diverse communities to adapt and modernize their programs and services and to invest in the future of their organizations, staff, and volunteers. Together, we can rebuild from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and build a more just and equitable future for those in Carleton North.”
– Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
- The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support community service organizations, including charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies, as they adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery.
- Now more than ever, community service organizations play a key role in addressing complex social problems faced by many communities across Canada.
- From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, community service organizations across Canada have shown impressive stamina and creativity in their response to the diverse and increasingly challenging needs of their communities.
- The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what community service organizations need right now and supports them as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.
- As community service organizations across Canada work to support recovery in their communities, the CSRF will help them adapt and modernize their operations to grow their impact.
- The Government of Canada is delivering the CSRF through three National Funders (Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada). The Funders are distributing funding to eligible community service organizations, including charities, non-profits, and Indigenous governing bodies, providing services in communities across Canada.
- The Government of Canada supports a more inclusive model of economic growth, one that creates opportunities for everyone in Canada, as the long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
The Carleton North Community Foundation was launched in 2008 with a $2-million donation from The McCain Foundation as part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of McCain Foods. Its Board of Directors is made up of 12 community leaders from the Carleton North Region.
The Foundation supports a variety of eligible initiatives under categories such as Arts & Culture, Education, Beautification, Economic Development, Recreation, Health & Wellness, and Environment.
Funds donated to the Foundation are invested and the proceeds are used to support local charitable organizations, registered Canadian amateur athletic associations, local schools and hospitals, and projects supported by federal, provincial or municipal governments or a government agency.
Eligible organizations in the Carleton North area are encouraged to apply to the Foundation.
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