Prime Minister announces support for food banks and local food organizations

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced an investment of $100 million to improve access to food for Canadians facing social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada will provide funding to national, regional, and local organizations across Canada that are able to reach people and communities experiencing food insecurity. These organizations – including but not limited to […]

Volunteer BC launches virtual volunteer appreciation to celebrate National Volunteer Week

This year’s National Volunteer Week theme is: “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers.“ But Volunteer BC wants to put a new spin to celebrate ALL community service organizations and volunteers in BC for the strong contributions they make in communities. This can include non-profits, charities, NGO’s etc. Volunteer BC wants to see photos of your staff and […]

The Slaight Family Foundation donates over $3,000,000 to support food insecure Canadians

Continuing their strategic philanthropic approach, The Slaight Family Foundation is donating over three million dollars to four organizations all focused on food.  This comprehensive approach looks to address specific societal issues around food – namely food insecurity and food rescue – at a critical time when concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic grow.  This crisis has created challenges […]

Calgary lawyers launch free hotline to help with COVID-19

Albertans with legal problems due to COVID-19 are being offered a free resource to get them out of difficulties and on the right track – a free lawyer from Resolve Legal. The firm’s free telephone line 1-844-446-6622 is manned 24/7 by lawyers on rotating shifts. The lawyers will provide legal information – not advice – and that […]

CMHA offering free, weekly webinars from their Mental Health Works Program

To assist organizations and their staff who many be working from home and/or managing workplace stress during this time, CMHA Ontario is conducting a weekly webinar on a variety of topics from the Mental Health Works Program, which integrate best practices in workplace mental health with the importance of engaging in physical distancing. CMHA Kelowna branch in BC is sharing a […]

AFP report reveals a decline in 2019 donations in the US

Giving decreased nominally by 1.4 percent in 2019 compared to 2018, but remained 6 percent higher than in 2017, according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2019 Fourth Quarter Report, published by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The losses in donations were focused during the months of April to June of 2019, where giving year to date was down 5.7 percent […]

Government of Canada support for Canadian businesses and charities impacted by COVID-19

The Government of Canada has introduced a wide range of economic supports to organizations, both businesses and nonprofits, in the wake of the massive impact of COVID-19. The Canada Emergency Business Account will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their […]

Roche Canada establishes COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge

Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada) is pleased to announce the launch of the COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge to encourage Canadians to help develop solutions to the challenges we face from the COVID-19 pandemic. The winning submissions will receive funds to help develop and implement the solutions. Individuals or teams are asked to submit a solution to a […]

$60M in advance funding to help stabilize backbone of arts sector as it faces COVID-19 crisis

The Canada Council for the Arts announced plans to provide approximately $60 million in advance funding, the equivalent of 35% of annual grants held by over 1,100 core funded organizations. This is the latest in Council’s ongoing efforts to stabilize the sector by addressing the shortfalls that arts organizations are experiencing since the cancellation of public […]

COVID-19 resources from Canadian nonprofit umbrella groups

A number of Canadian nonprofit and charitable sector umbrella groups are busy compiling much needed resources and information to help our community manage through the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a current list of resource pages: Service Availability Alberta Council for Global Cooperation AFP Global Anxiety Canada (mental health resources) Arts BC Artscape Toronto (Resources […]