United Way Regina distributes federal funding to area organizations

United Way Regina has received over 60 applications for community programs and services that support vulnerable community members over the past month. To date, 43 organizations have been approved for over $980,000.

The recipients include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Regina & Area (Regina, Moose Jaw and Weyburn areas); Canadian Mental Health Association - Moose Jaw, Swift Current and Weyburn Branches; Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc.; Inclusion Weyburn; Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association; Saskatchewan Health Authority; The Kidney Foundation of Canada (Southern Saskatchewan).

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United Way Regina launched a call for applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) on May 19. The fund provides financial support to charities adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECSF is funded by the Government of Canada and is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

United Way Regina is proud to support the important investment of over $980,000 into our local communities.

“Canadian charities and non-profit organizations are at the heart of our communities, providing important services and programs to those in need. The Government of Canada is pleased to support these organizations so they can continue to serve vulnerable Canadians, including children and youth, during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

“United Way Regina is very proud to be a trusted community builder. Working together, we were able to swiftly distribute funding to charitable organizations who were quickly adapting their programs to better serve the needs of individuals and families most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in southern Saskatchewan,” said Robyn Edwards-Bentz, CEO, United Way Regina.