Prime Minister announces further support to help Canadians in need

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Canadians across the country are continuing to face challenges during this difficult time, particularly those who are most vulnerable to the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19. For many Canadians who were already struggling, it’s even harder now, and they are turning more and more to charities and non-profit organizations for help.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced an investment of $350 million to support vulnerable Canadians through charities and non-profit organizations that deliver essential services to those in need.

“Protecting and supporting our most vulnerable Canadians, who are already struggling, is a high priority for the Government of Canada, especially now, as they face the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Emergency Community Support Fund will support charities and non-profits as they work to get these community members the resources they need, now more than ever.” said, MP Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary for Fednor and Official Languages and MP for the Riding of Sault Ste. Marie

The government has been working to put in place supports for all Canadians facing a tough situation. However, COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on those most vulnerable, creating a greater need for community-based organizations. To help these Canadians, the Government of Canada will provide additional support to charities and non-profit organizations through the Emergency Community Support Fund.

“While COVID-19 is affecting all Canadians, some people are more at risk to the impacts of the pandemic. Today’s announcement will further help our most vulnerable Canadians and ensure organizations have what they need to help. Canadians need to look out for one another in the these difficult times. We will get through this together.” said,  Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

The investment will flow through national organizations that have the ability to get funds quickly to local organizations that serve vulnerable populations. It will support a variety of activities, such as:

 

·       Increasing volunteer-based home deliveries of groceries and medications

·       Providing transportation services, like accompanying or driving seniors or persons with disabilities to appointments

·       Scaling up help lines that provide information and support

·       Helping vulnerable Canadians access government benefits

·       Providing training, supplies, and other required supports to volunteers so they can continue to make their invaluable contributions to the COVID-19 response

·       Replacing in-person, one-on-one contact and social gatherings with virtual contact through phone calls, texts, teleconferences, or the Internet

With these further supports, we are making sure vulnerable Canadians feeling the financial and social impacts of COVID-19 can get the help they need, when they need it most. The government will continue to have the backs of organizations helping Canadians get through this difficult time.

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  1. Does anybody have statics on the salaries and bonuses paid out to the organizations executives? Or statistics of what percentage of a dollar makes it to the people in need. None of this money should go thru these organizations that skim the gravy. Salvation Army is one of the most trustworthy, that I support.

  2. Ppl are being turned away from shelters because of the protocols the shelters follow wimmen being turned away from woman’s shelter because they are homeless or don’t have a police report proving there abused Canada is broken give all the money you want if the policy doesn’t change your not helping the problem

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