The Community Foundation of Portage & District is activating Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities coast to coast to coast 

Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now.


Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Portage la Prairie to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy.


Through the ECSF, CFPD will be investing $40,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations. The ECSF has simple eligibility criteria and a quick application process. Applications will be received and assessed on a weekly basis so that you can get an answer as soon as possible and we can start flowing funds swiftly. 


Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020. Learn more about the program and determine if your organization is eligible to apply:  


Applicant Guide 

Application Portal

We encourage charities in our community who are serving vulnerable populations to apply to the fund, through our community foundation or United Way Central Plains. Qualified donees may apply more than once for different projects however they cannot receive funding for the same project from two intermediaries.


206 Saskatchewan Ave East

Portage la Prairie, MB 

R1N 0K9



T: 204.856.1971

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9am - 4pm

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