The COVID-related grants provided an opportunity to respond quickly and strategically to the pandemic in the community. These grants were funded through our Rapid Response Funds, helping organizations doing things in a new or enhanced ways within current circumstances and the Emergency Community Support Fund, a federally supported grant program that was specifically designed to assist organizations providing services to vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19.

ABC Head Start SocietyEssential Food and Supplies$19,200
To help families make food bank requests, volunteers pick up food for families, and purchase supplies such as food, formula, and diaper requests.
Action for Healthy Communities Society of EdmontonEmergency Food and Supplies$17,000
To support an emergency response plan with a team of volunteers delivering food, formula for infants, prescription drugs, and other needs.
Alberta AdaptAbilities AssociationJames Stanfield Curriculum$20,300
To support the purchase and implementation of a curriculum to support social competence and transition readiness of young people with cognitive, learning and/or behavioral disabilities.
Alberta AdaptAbilities AssociationOnline Program - COVID-19 Response$57,643
To provide online programming for individuals with disabilities who are experiencing social isolation and are unable to attend regular programming, while providing respite for their parents/guardians.
Alberta AdaptAbilities AssociationNew Orange Hub Space and Lending Library$4,600
To add space to support more participants in a respite centre and to grow usage of a lending library.
Alberta Ballet CompanyVirtual Training Program$13,100
To spearhead an online program to ensure students have ongoing access to their classes, the craft and their peers.
Alberta Baroque Music SocietyVideo Streaming Performance$9,700
To video a baroque concert, with no audience, to be streamed to patrons.
Alberta Science NetworkVideo Production$10,000
To produce eight to ten educational videos to bring science to life for students in grades 1 to 9.
Alberta Symphony Orchestra SocietyOde to Humanity$10,000
To reboot events and live performances, exploring digital tools such as live streaming.
Alpine Club of CanadaAlpine Outreach and Equity Project$40,000
To connect marginalized individuals with equipment and instruction in order to educate and facilitate alpine adventures within their abilities.
Altview Foundation for Gender Variant and Sexual MinoritiesOnline Alternatives$3,500
To provide online alternatives for GSA participants to connect with their peers in their school and beyond.
Amoris ProjectsCrossed Wires Cabaret$8,000
A community engagement event centred around taking the things theatre artists have learned from the digital pivot and integrating them into live theatre once they return to stages.
Anglican Parish of Christ ChurchSchool Lunch Project$10,000
To connect with four schools in Edmonton, to support students who are no longer able to access food from schools, who now receive a hot meal hamper.
Arabian Muslim AssociationDinner to Door Meals$24,000
To help with priority needs to provide dinners to 300 seniors, low income families, and others in need.
Arabian Muslim AssociationCircle of Care$65,000
To provide care for communities that have lost cultural and religious norms that place high value on the care for elders and their families and to support spiritual and mental wellbeing.
Art Gallery of AlbertaComputer Upgrades$30,000
To purchase new workstations to improve their ability to work from home and to develop new online programming.
Arts On The AvenueIt Takes a Village$30,300
To match vulnerable families with host families who can provide support, advice and encouragement.
Arts On The AvenueRelocation$30,000
To assist with relocation costs associated with moving and setting up new location.
Assist Community Services CentreSupporting Isolated Chinese Seniors$47,000
To provide emotional support and information to connect seniors and help them access needed benefits and resources.
Assist Community Services CentreSupporting Newcomers Through Covid-19$26,302
To provide information and support to access resources to help with financial security in addition to interpretation to navigate systems.
Autism Society of Edmonton AreaTechnology Purchase$18,692
To purchase laptops and docking stations to help staff continue delivering much-needed programs and services.
Basically Babies Ltd.Infection Prevention and Control$4,100
To purchase hands-free devices (paper towel, soap and sanitizer dispensers), personal protective equipment, and hygiene and disinfecting products.
Battle River Community FoundationRapid Response and Matching Funds$9,125
This is a transfer related to the provincial matching.
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing SocietyCommunity Computer Deployment$30,000
To purchase chromebooks or laptops and distribute devices to families and Elders in need.
Boyle McCauley Health CentreEdmonton Isolation Shelter$71,000
To provide a place for Edmontonians affected by homelessness to be tested, isolate, and recuperate from COVID-related illness.
Boyle Street Services Society COVID-19 Inner-City Supports$75,000
To increase security screening, sanitation practices, and outreach supports for vulnerable populations accessing services at the downtown Community Center.
Boyle Street Services Society COVID-19 Youth Coordinated Response Initiative$50,000
Multi-agency, multi-sector, coordinated response to leverage innovative technology for youth homelessness, safety and well-being during COVID-19 and beyond.
Boys' & Girls' Club of Leduc Girls Support and Wellness Group$5,000
To develop and deliver an online mental, physical, social support and wellness program for girls ages 12 to 18 years.
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area Society Camping in the Backyard Pilot$2,500
To pilot a program in Capital Regional Housing backyards for 30 families, to put up tents for kids to go in their backyard to read or have a break from large families.
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area Society Activity Kits$11,900
To deliver personalized activity kits to families who have identified they need additional resources for their children during COVID-19.
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area Society Personal Protective Equipment$50,000
To cover PPE for offices and 19 clubs including janitorial services, cleaning supplies, masks for staff and youth, office equipment, plexiglass barriers and sanitizing stations.
Brain Care Centre (BCC) IT Upgrades$5,000
To purchase new software to work securely, remotely, and a new phone system that could work outside a physical office.
Brain Care Centre (BCC) Administrative Support Staff$12,250
To support an administrative position to assist staff and clients during the new COVID-19 return to office procedures.
Brain Care Centre (BCC) Virtual Support during COVID-19 Pandemic$22,600
To host a virtual support group for their most vulnerable clients during the pandemic by providing both staff and clients access to the resources and technology.
Canadian Child Care Federation Communication and Coordination for Early Learning and Care$32,000
A coordinator position to support organizations and operators to address both current problems and long-term issues for the early learning and care sector.
Canadian Diabetes Association A Dose of D-Camps$5,000
A virtual Diabetes Camp (D-Camp) experience for children, youth and families living with type 1 diabetes from Edmonton.
Canadian Native Friendship Centre Indigenous Family Meal Program$17,693
To provide 160 individuals or 40 families with meal hampers containing a mix of frozen and fresh foods and non-perishable items once per month.
CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental HealthRemote Consultation$19,500
To purchase new hardware and software to maintain safety for staff and clients, while endeavouring to support their clients' needs.
CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Video Conferencing Room for Multi-Family Group Therapy Sessions$31,800
To add video conferencing capabilities at CASA House to enable multi-family group therapy (MFGT) sessions in large working area to ensure social distancing rules are adhered to.
Catholic Social Services Food Security for Women$15,000
To purchase food and basic necessities in bulk and distribute hampers at two women's' shelters.
CEASE: Centre to End All Sexual ExploitationBridging the Affordability Gap$30,000
To bridge income gaps made worse during COVID-19 by covering some basic needs, providing financial coaching and other CEASE programs so people don't have to turn to the sex trade to pay their bills.
Centre for Autism Services Alberta Centre for Autism Services Alberta (CFASA) Revised Summer Camp$8,682
To provide a safe, physically distanced opportunity for children and teens with autism to attend modified summer camp in Edmonton.
Centre for Family Literacy Society of Alberta Online Delivery of Workshops and Training$14,800
To transform the training to a digital format to share theory and best practices that support literacy development in families.
Cerebral Palsy Association in AlbertaVirtual Services$10,000
To support the transition of local service delivery to virtual recreational and therapy programs, online support groups, resource kits, counselling and essential services for clients.
Chamber Orchestra of Edmonton Society Outdoor Concerts$7,000
To present small, free outdoor concerts, with volunteers helping to ensure physical distancing.
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation / Foundation Canadienne Du Cancer Chez L'Enfant Emergency Fund for Youth$27,500
To provide financial and food security support to families who have a child or adolescent in active cancer treatment and to young adults in active cancer treatment in Edmonton.
Chinatown Multi-Level Care Foundation Bring the World$5,000
To address loneliness among seniors by purchasing additional technology to allow regular video visitation with loved ones and increased access to online recreation and entertainment from around the world.
Church of Pentecost Canada Inc.God's love grocery and meal services$20,000
To provide groceries and catering services to seniors, international students, and less privileged immigrants impacted by COVID-19.
Citadel Theatre Stuck in the House series$10,000
To continue offering online videos of artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
Citadel Theatre Online Arts Education$4,000
To continue learning in theatre arts for all ages, in the month of May, with free online workshops and masterclasses.
Citadel Theatre Masterclass Series$6,000
To offer a weekly online masterclass to engage with emerging, professional artists, and the general public.
Citadel TheatreHorizon$10,000
To create two small live events featuring BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ Edmonton artists.
Citadel Theatre Digital Christmas Carol$50,000
To support production costs to bring the seasonal favourite "A Christmas Carol" to the screen.
Clubhouse Society of Edmonton & Area Meal in a Box$22,000
To start delivering packages of healthy food to clients weekly to help address food security and reduce anxiety.
Compassion House FoundationCompassionConnects$25,000
To provide programming to support the mental health of women battling cancer and reduce isolation induced by COVID-19.
Connect SocietyInformation and Systems Navigation$21,300
A social worker will provide Deaf community with information about COVID-19 and systems navigation to facilitate equity of knowledge and services.
Connect SocietyDeafBlind Support Services$21,600
To provide temporary support during to Deafblind individuals through Support Service Providers (SSPs) who provide safe navigation and continuous information about the environment using tactile sign language.
Council for the Advancement of African Canadians in AlbertaFood and Systems Navigation$25,000
To provide food and systems navigation, to help people in need access other existing programs.
Council for the Advancement of African Canadians in AlbertaCOVID19 African Diaspora Community Response$64,000
To coordinate a food drive and hamper distribution program.
Crohn's and Colitis CanadaCOVID-19 and IBD: Webinars and Resources$8,000
To provide the latest updates on COVID-19 and recommendations for people affected by Crohn's or Colitis in order to provide the community with up-to-date information to manage their health at this time.
Crohn's and Colitis CanadaCommunity Outreach and Support$1,500
To pivot local chapter meetings, education events, and volunteer recruitment to virtual platforms.
Cultural Connections Institute — The Learning Exchange Technical Hosting and Instruction$6,800
To support workshop development and delivery for training sessions to support our volunteers to be successful online facilitators.
Cultural Connections Institute — The Learning ExchangeOnline English Language Learning Programs for Adult Newcomers$44,650
To increase staffing support to effectively deliver and support online English language learning programs for adult newcomers.
Dickinsfield Amity HouseFood Security$9,400
To provide a few small scale food programs, with the goal of both supporting immediate food needs and introducing their community to longer term food programs.
Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog SocietyRe-Entry and Digital Technology$4,200
To purchase a laptop for the trainer and webcams for the fosters, so they can see each other and provide dogs advanced training.
Drive Happiness Seniors AssociationExpanded services$10,000
To create car-kits for drivers to keep everything clean and actively recruit new volunteers.
Drive Happiness Seniors Association Transportation and Delivery COVID Response Project$25,598
To assist seniors with accessing transportation, or deliveries, for medical needs, grocery shopping, prescriptions, and food hampers for registered riders, partner organizations, and their clients.
Edmonton Arts Council SocietyDigital Art Fund$50,000
To allow artists, arts, and festival organizations to engage Edmontonians through a wide range of artistic works.
Edmonton Arts Council SocietyCreators' Reserve$20,000
To allow artists to explore, develop and create new artistic works. Funds specifically allocated for Indigenous artists and artists from equity-seeking groups.
Edmonton Arts Council SocietyThe New Experience Economy$10,000
To support research into the viability of future events, bringing people back together, and changing attitudes and behaviours toward social and group activities.
Edmonton Catholic Schools FoundationStudent Support$10,000
To support low income families with needs such as connecting to internet, school supplies, utilities, rent, and moving costs (for families leaving domestic violence).
Edmonton Catholic Schools FoundationHelping Hands - Emergency Support$35,000
To provide resources to assist schools in addressing student and/or family emergency needs including clothing, food, shelter, health and transportation.
Edmonton Catholic Schools FoundationConquer Hunger - Feeding Students in Need$40,000
To provides financial supports for healthy school lunch, breakfast, and snack programs, targeted to students in their schools who are experiencing food insecurity.
Edmonton Down Syndrome SocietyZooming Around the Province$31,000
To deliver virtual therapies to their families at a time when they cannot access them through the organization or the schools for the foreseeable future.
Edmonton Epilepsy AssociationReaching out Programs$7,900
To adapt and renew core services for the organizations to support members living with epilepsy and their families during COVID-19 pandemic times.
Edmonton Family Violence CentreZoom Group Treatment$24,940
To change from in-office groups to a Zoom format.
Edmonton Gleaners AssociationResponse to COVID-19$33,950
To support the Food Bank in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Edmonton Gleaners Association Beyond Food Re-Launch & Space Upgrades$21,000
To reopen/upgrade the Beyond Food Program by adding technologies that will allow for increased physical distancing during program activities.
Edmonton Gleaners Association Edmonton Christmas Market$10,000
To hire local artists to animate the physical space and support the transition to online programming for the event.
Edmonton Heritage Council Society Equity in Heritage$35,000
To provide training and mentorship for amateur and emerging practitioners, ensuring stories and documentation of Edmonton's history are reflective of the diversity of our community.
Edmonton Heritage Council Society Change Capital Project Grants$20,000
To support heritage organizations undertaking internal capacity-building projects such as governance review, strategic planning, and fund development audits.
Edmonton Heritage Festival AssociationHeritage Fest To Go!$20,000
To provide a three-day live feed of performances, including a virtual map and an online cultural food delivery/pickup program.
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival StreetFest Online$20,000
To offer online 'Troupe du Jour' performances and a variety of workshops for a festival audience of all ages, abilities, and cultures.
Edmonton John Howard Society Building Foundations for Employment Program$30,000
To purchase laptops for participant use, to resume programming and help clients gain the knowledge and skills to increase their likelihood of securing and maintaining meaningful employment.
Edmonton Meals on Wheels Food Handling Equipment$30,000
To purchase new equipment which allows them to seal whole meals, improving food safety and significantly expanding capacity.
Edmonton Meals on WheelsAddressing Food Security$75,000
To support the meal subsidy program for low resourced seniors and marginalized Edmontonians having difficulty accessing appropriate, safe, healthy, reasonably priced home-made meals.
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers SocietyEmergency Response Coordination$24,100
To support staff to help with eligibility screening and delivery as the organization received gifts of home kits, laptops, and food hampers.
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers SocietyFood Program$10,000
To respond to increasing number of families experiencing a food crisis by delivering food hampers.
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers SocietyRapid Response Emergency Distribution$44,378
To ensure full needs assessments in the context of emergency resource distribution, to maximize the partnership contributions to support the needs of immigrants and refugees.
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers Society C5 Safety Tickets$20,000
To support safety tickets for clients who aren’t eligible for support through other programs.
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers SocietyC5 Community Pantry Expansion Program$64,603
To build on the program currently serving 550 families with emergency food hampers, responding to increased community need.
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers Society North East Employment Hub Enhancement$34,636
To support clients at the C5 Employment Hub with exposure courses, or safety tickets, to successfully gain employment.
Edmonton Opera Association Online Programming$5,000
To provide online content for both adults and youth by supporting artists to direct and host programming.
Edmonton Public SchoolsFood and Transit Supports$10,000
To purchase groceries and bus passes for students and families of M.E. LaZerte High School.
Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC)Technology Upgrade for Digital Conversion of Programs & Events$33,700
To transition in-person programs, services and events to a virtual program platform.
Edmontion Seniors CentreOnline Event Coordinator$6,800
To hire an online event planner for planning and executing online programs, conferences, and classes.
Edmonton Symphony Society Wind Instruments Aerosol Production$5,000
To partner with the U of A to conduct a study to understand aerosol production from brass and woodwinds.
Edmonton Youth Justice Committee SocietyOperational Re-start into a New Normal$14,500
To restart operations to response to the increased need through a build up of cases in youth court, by continuing circles and outreach efforts in their community.
Edson Friendship CentreIndigenous Covid Response$40,000
To support families and individuals through a delivery service and companion shopping.
Eagle Canada-Human Rights TrustVirtual Leadership Camp for LGBTQI2S Youth$15,719
To offer a virtual leadership camp for LGBTQI2S youth, including a mix of educational, skills building and recreational activities with mental health support.
Elizabeth Fry Society of EdmontonEnhanced Access$25,000
To help vulnerable clients, with technology and barrier reductions, to access online programming and supports.
Elizabeth Fry Society of EdmontonLaptop Project$30,000
To provide laptops to vulnerable individuals to connect with community resources, family, supports, pursuing goals and addressing barriers that are negatively affecting their wellbeing.
Enoch Cree Nation Food Program$20,000
To help members who are living on and off-reserve, who are in need of assistance with food costs.
Enoch Cree Nation Enoch Cree Nation COVID-19 Emergency Food Security Assistance Project$55,000
To address the urgent and immediate need for increased food security for our members living on and off-reserve.
Film & Video Arts Society of AlbertaIndian Film Festival$22,000
To partner with the Edmonton Movie Club for the India Film Festival, to include drive-ins and online screenings.
Film & Video Arts Society of Alberta Keeping Arts Alive$30,000
To support Red Wine, a collaborative initiative that brings emerging filmmakers from South Asian Community together with recognized artists from the Edmonton film community to create a socially and culturally relevant drama.
First Alberta Campus Radio Association CJSR Adaptations to COVID$7,000
To purchase equipment and supplies to increase safety for staff and volunteers, such as telescopic mic poles, mic windscreens, safety signage, and floor decals.
Free FootieFree Footie$30,000
To resume free soccer programs for vulnerable kids, with adapting operations, spreading out activities and hiring youth workers to manage kids.
Friends of University Hospitals Hospital Art Tour$10,000
To create an Art Tour to encourage movement within the hospital and engagement with the 2,000-piece UAH Art Collection.
Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Centre of Edmonton Outreach$21,000
To develop Pride activities online, or incorporating physical distancing, and providing increased support navigating through COVID-19.
Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Centre of Edmonton 2SLGBTQ+ Newcomers COVID-19 Relief Practitioner$57,226
To support the 2SLGBTQ+ Newcomer community with information, navigating impact relief services, and to assist with finding employment opportunities.
Good Samaritan SocietySuzyQ Cart System$10,000
To eliminate most of the challenges that occur in Health Care Community food service by allowing table or room side service to occur.
Good Samaritan SocietyEnhanced Dining Rooms$25,000
The creation of nine enhanced dining rooms to allow for social distancing during meals and a safe area for residents to visit with family, friends, and other residents.
Good Samaritan SocietyOutdoor Enhancements$10,348
To renovate and upgrade their outdoor space to allow more residents and visitors and ensure social distancing.
Habitat for Humanity Edmonton Society Computerized Sales System$29,000
To upgrade their sales software at five area ReStore locations in response to COVID, which will allow online sales and reduce operating costs.
Health Arts Society of AlbertaConcerts in Care Digital Series$20,000
A quarantine digital series brings concerts to elders via online concerts and iPad.
HIV Network of Edmonton Society HIV and COVID-19 Communication tools$25,000
To purchase well-priced tablets and upload them with Zoom and WhatsApp to allow for communication and support to continue while safely distanced.
iHuman Youth Society Web Broadcasting Studio$9,300
To purchase equipment to provide service over distances, and to encourage young people in the community to practice isolation in a good way.
iHuman Youth Society iHuman's Broadcast Studio Production Project$36,680
To focus on growing iHuman's Broadcast Studio capacity and the new virtual programming including producing shows and assisting with the technical set-up of the studio for virtual care sessions.
iHuman Youth Society Guerilla Fundraisers$3,000
To recruit guerrilla fundraisers for the Christmas season.
Indo-Canadian Women's Association of EdmontonCreating Safer Communities Initiative$50,000
To create a system navigation position for supporting immigrant women who are victims of family violence.
Industrial Areas Foundation CanadaRecovery Jobs and Living Wages$25,000
To build community support for public and private sector investments in projects that create quality jobs, including recruiting and publicly recognizing employers that agree to pay a Living Wage.
Intercultural Child and Family CentreSupporting Children, Families and Educators$75,000
The hire a Family Support Worker that will support and assist vulnerable populations of children, families and staff as they deal with the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Islamic Circle of North AmericaCOVID-19 Emergency Food Relief$75,000
To distribute grocery gift cards to vulnerable populations in Edmonton.
Jack.orgMental Health Education Program Expansion$30,000
To build and expand their digital programming to equip young people in Edmonton to care for their mental health and support peers who may be struggling.
Jasper Place Wellness CentreEmergency Food Support$16,000
To provide hampers of nutritious food to help close the gap.
Jasper Place Wellness Centre Emergency Food Support$16,000
To provide hampers of nutritious food to help close the gap.
Jasper Place Wellness CentreGood Food 2 Go$35,000
To offer low-cost food boxes and meal assembly kits for delivery, along with online educational content focusing on nutrition, kitchen skills & health promotion.
Jewish Family ServicesRemote Access$7,500
To assist with costs related to technology and implementation to move services online.
John Bosco Child and Family Service Foundation Zanzibari Community Association$9,400
In support of office space for the Zanzibari Community Association.
John Humphrey Centre for Peace an Human Rights Food Programming$20,200
To help with supplies for the YEG Community Response to COVID-19 Facebook group which helps to distributes food hampers and information regarding financial benefit programs through volunteers.
John Humphrey Centre for Peace an Human Rights Systems Navigation for African Francophones$12,000
To partner with CANAVUA (Canadian Volunteers United in Action), to provide systems navigation to help guide the Francophone (and in particular the African diaspora) community to existing services and benefits, such as food, mental health support, and income benefits.
John Humphrey Centre for Peace an Human Rights CANAVUA Community Food Truck$8,300
To cook culturally relevant food and take it to three sites of Francophone schools.
John Humphrey Centre for Peace an Human Rights Strengthening Street Stride and Collective Kitchen Efforts$75,000
To sustain street and food outreach support for unhoused and isolated individuals in Edmonton and to cultivate the growth of grassroots collective kitchens supporting Edmonton's most vulnerable.
Junior League of Edmonton Black Mould Remediation$2,800
To remediate black mold after water damage occurred during the pandemic, when the office was vacant.
KidSport Canada Removing financial barriers$30,000
To provide assistance to all children in Fort Saskatchewan that require help so they can play organized sports.
KidSport Society of Edmonton Technology Upgrade$6,500
To update laptops, printer, and other equipment to increase their ability to work remotely.
Kompany Theatre Artist SocietyPuppets are essential too$2,500
To create, package and distribute 300 puppet craft kits to families impacted by the pandemic
Loa Alberta Buddhist TempleServices for Seniors$10,000
In partnership with the Lao Canadian Seniors Club of Edmonton, to provide resources such as food, social service support, technology needs, and translation to low-income Lao Canadian Seniors in Edmonton
Latitude 53 Society of Artists Virtual Programs$9,000
To purchase technology to continue to serve the community, virtually.
Learning Centre Literacy Association Reader's Theatre$10,000
To create an opportunity for marginalized individuals to connect through a bimonthly script-reading group.
Leduc & District Food Bank AssociationFood Hamper Program$10,000
To assist with some of the costs of non-perishable food and gift cards to allow recipients to purchase dairy and produce.
Leftovers Foundation Food Relief$31,000
To respond quickly to the food crisis by collecting food from restaurants and distributors, purchasing fresh food, and distributing it to ensure basic needs are met.
Leftovers Foundation Emergency Delivery & Large-Scale Food Rescue$50,000
To reduce food waste and increase food access with a comprehensive plan of COVID-specific programming.
Let's Talk Science The Horizon Project$52,324
To provide Grade 4-6 youth from low socio-economic families with a package of "unplugged" learning resources.
Level. Changing Lives Through Law Indigenous Youth Outreach Program Online$10,000
To build and expand on their existing digital justice education platform for the Indigenous Youth Outreach Program (IYOP), to deliver justice education programming remotely to local Indigenous students.
Little Warriors On-line Counselling Platform$26,500
To build three custom online programs that will give therapists, counsellors and care teams the ability to connect with and serve the children and teens who rely on them for support.
Little Warriors Be Brave Bridge$15,900
A comprehensive online program to support children, teens, and their families to reduce the harm of childhood sexual abuse, and provide a bridge to critical mental health trauma supports, fully accessible through the internet.
Mental Health Foundation Text4Hope$100,000
An accessible tool to support healing in a time of stress and isolation.
Mental Health Foundation E-mental health supports and resources$75,000
An accessible digital platform for young people and families/caregivers in Alberta to access resources, tools, and services pertaining to their health and wellness.
Mental Health Foundation Emergency Essentials Care Packages$50,000
To provide essential food and emergency items to Edmonton's vulnerable addiction and mental health clients during the pandemic.
Medridian FoundationVirtual Connections$7,747
To purchase technology to help seniors in lodge residence connect with family, friends and community virtually.
Multicultural Family Resource SocietyGrocery Run$23,100
To assist with the collection and distribution of food to newcomer families.
Mental Health Foundation Matching commitment$10,000
In partnership with other mental health charities, to hold a fundraising initiative to increase much needed funds during this crisis.
Multicultural Family Resource SocietyResiliency for Frontline Service Providers - Newcomer Serving Agencies$22,000
To focus on providing evidence-based, non-intensive approaches to supporting frontline service providers who are currently supporting vulnerable newcomer populations in Edmonton through the COVID-19 crisis.
Multicultural Family Resource SocietyTechnology Ambassadors Initiative$60,000
To provide laptops or devices and internet access to marginalized immigrant and refugee families by working with existing networks and incorporating a youth capacity-building component.
Muscular Dystrophy Association of CanadaVirtual Programs and Services$30,000
To develop a new approach to programs and services including systems navigation, webinars, networks, emotional support, essential equipment and shifting delivery to a virtual platform.
Natamoowin Education Foundation On the Land programming$29,700
To bring five anchor families for respite care families to reclaim their own health and families.
National Zakat Foundation Nisa Homes$18,400
To provide food and emergency assistance to women who have left the shelter or who cannot move into the shelter, as well as hire additional relief staff and enhance the cleaning regimen.
Native Counselling Services of AlbertaCoordinator Position$15,500
To help mobilize staff and programs to ensure that clients are connected to food security programs, receive appropriate supports through changing justice and child welfare systems.
Nina Haggerty Centre for this ArtsIncreased Studio Time$25,000
To increase studio time to be able to accommodate the artists in the collective in studio, due to new physical distancing and sanitation safety requirements.
NorQuest College Preventing Infections During Outbreaks Course$40,000
To develop a training program for community organizations that serve vulnerable populations, that will provide specific information on how to safely stay open to patrons while preventing infections.
Paralympic Sports Association Play from Home$47,230
Targeted equipment and resources provided to children and adults with disabilities to facilitate play and recreation while they are socially distancing at home.
Pilgrims Hospice Society Communications$4,400
To support regular communication with clients, creating a sense of belonging and connection, including phone calls, virtual visits and care packages.
Policywise for Children & FamiliesImproving Online Programming for Social Services$35,000
To understand and share how to maximize the impact of online services to serve vulnerable populations.
Rapid Fire Theatre Society The Blank Who Stole Christmas$12,000
To support costs for distanced theatre production of holiday musical parody of The Grinch and to develop sketches and videos for our social media platforms.
Red Road Healing Society Red Road Indigenous West Covid 19 Programs$75,000
To provide further crisis intervention and support services, including, cultural (Elders) legal, mental health, educational needs, communication, information, temporary financial, travel, and utility needs.
Second Chance Animal Rescue Society Operational Capacity$10,000
To support general operations in light of the intake closures due to pandemic impact.
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton Digital Capacity$20,000
To deliver programming digitally with content design, web development, and new platforms to support their work.
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton Safety, Communication, and Trauma-Centered Care$39,620
To enhance community care during COVID-19 through trauma-centred crisis support and information for people who have been impacted by sexual violence.
Society for SelectionsEmergency Electronic Library Resource Centre Project$14,000
To employ the use of technologies to connect clients to staff for training and job search, support, and the enhancement of community.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Edmonton Emergency Assistance$2,000
To meet demands for help with rent and utilities where all other sources of support have been exhausted.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul EdmontonFood Insecurity$25,000
To help those experiencing food insecurity especially vulnerable families, children, youth and seniors.
Somali Canadian Education & Rural Development Organization (SCERDO)Food Programming$20,000
To deliver food to seniors, newcomers, physical challenged people, single parents, and other people in need.
Somali Canadian Education & Rural Development Organization (SCERDO) Newcomers Integration, Settlement and Health Awareness Project (NISHAP)$30,000
To work with vulnerable newcomers to provide information and awareness related to settlement services and the effects and prevention of COVID-19.
Somali Canadian Women & Children Association Improving the lives of newcomer families$50,000
To create safer and stronger families due to added stress and time together, caused by the pandemic.
Somali Canadian Women & Children AssociationSocial inclusion for seniors during COVID-19$20,000
To provide support to ensure an ongoing commitment to seniors in the community.
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta (SBHANA)Emergency Support$20,000
To provide support for individuals and their families for the unexpected, such as, medical supplies, emotional toll, extra caregiving support, schooling at home, and assistance due to loss of income all due to COVID 19.
Sport Central Association Purchase of bikes$15,000
To buy new bikes and to purchase new tools, to keep up with bike repairs.
St. Alberta Stop Abuse in Families SocietyMental Health Support$15,000
To implement hardware and software upgrades required to allow secure online mental health supports.
St. Faith's Anglican ChurchFood Programming$10,000
To respond to increasing needs, including, non-school lunches to meals and food for AISH recipients.
Starlight Children's Foundation CanadaPlay From Home Packs$65,470
To help seriously and chronically ill children and their families during these desperate, isolated times of COVID 19.
Strathcona Nursery School Relaunch Supplies$6,000
To purchase a commercial dishwasher, new toys, and classroom materials to be in compliance with COVID 19 regulations and ensure a safe environment.
Synod of the Diocese of Edmonton Indigenous Birth Support Worker Program$45,000
To support Indigenous women and their families during pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period and beyond, providing wrap around care.
Synod of the Diocese of Edmonton Neighbours Helping Neighbours$37,000
To inspire and enable local Edmonton neighbours to connect and care for each other during the pandemic.
The Today Family Violence Help Centre A Secure Chat to Secure Safety for Family Violence Victims$20,000
To add a secure chat feature to the website, giving victims of family violence an accessible tool they can use to reach out for help while maintaining their safety.
Theartre Prospero Association Enchanted Antlers$4,900
To offer a virtual version of the annual holiday production of Enchanted Antlers to schools, in and around, the Alberta Avenue revitalization area.
Thousands Faces Festival Association Connecting Under Represented Artists with Audiences in a Pandemic$10,000
To bring together under-represented multicultural artists and audiences.
Thousands Faces Festival Association Urashima Taro$13,100
To transform their performance into a puppet show, which will be videoed and shown to classes virtually.
Toy Guns Dance Theatre Ltd. Online Dance Festival$6,500
To reimagine their annual Dancing in the Park event, to showcase the work of young, emerging artists whose careers are likely to be the most effected by the pandemic.
Ukrainian Shumka DancersSummer Dance Camps$10,800
To make changes to their popular summer dance camps in order to follow current AHS protocols while keeping young dancers mentally and physically stimulated.
Ukrainian Shumka DancersSimultaneous online and in-person classes$14,600
To provide new technology to allow everyone to participate, whether they can attend in person or not.
United Way of the Alberta Capital RegionCovid-19 Rapid Response for All In For Youth$81,300
To support costs to purchase 420 laptops, to be provided to families served by All In For Youth, so children can continue learning and being supported.
University of Alberta Address Increasing Food Insecurity$50,000
To address the food insecurity experienced by newcomer families from Edmonton's ethnocultural communities who, due to the structural challenges and barriers of resettlement, are some of the most vulnerable to experiencing profound economic impacts as a result of the pandemic.
Volunteer Alberta Information Technology Infrastructure$25,000
To support an overhaul of their website to an online e-learning and active resource platform, and a crisis communications plan.
Walterdale Theatre Association Postmarginal$12,000
To build connections between organizations and individuals that are diverse, or that are interested in adopting better practices, of working with diversity.
Wecan Food Basket of Alberta Food Basket Delivery$7,200
To cover additional costs for delivery of food baskets to increase the number of members that are unable to pick up their baskets.
Westend Seniors Activity Centre Outreach Support$23,400
To support additional staff to provide enhanced outreach services and assistance getting connected through technology, with specific Chinese language services for that community.
Westend Seniors Activity Centre WESeniors Connect: a Digital or Physical Outreach Support Hub for Seniors$40,000
To establish a wrap around digital and physical outreach support hub for seniors to help them maintain or enhance mental health.
WINGS of Providence SocietyFacility Assistant Position$11,400
To hire a Facility Assistant worker in order to meet the increased needs of the families during Covid-19, as well as the influx of community requests and facility work due to staff self isolating and heightened government protocols.
Wood Buffalo Community Foundation Rapid Response and Matching Funds$17,078
This is a transfer related to the provincial matching.
Wood Buffalo Community Foundation Pandemic Support$100,000
To help the community of Fort McMurray cope with the effects of the pandemic, the recent floods and the economic downturn.
Young Men's Christian Association of Edmonton Youth Support Worker$18,300
To support additional staff for at-risk youth and development of resources on topics such as mindfulness, coping strategies for stress, anxiety and self-isolation.
Young Men's Christian Association of Edmonton Community Kitchen$21,300
To support a facilitator that connects with participants through phone or video chat, develops a virtual kitchen to continue their learning, reduces social isolation, and connect them to resources.
Youth Emergency Shelter Society of Edmonton Coordinated COVID19 Response Vulnerable Youth Integrated Service Model$75,000
To develop and implement a streamlined process and service model suited for vulnerable youth to help coordinate services between youth-serving agencies and potentially other community and government support services to support their city efforts in serving youth during the pandemic.
Youth Emergency Shelter Society of Edmonton COVID-19 response$75,000
A direct response to meeting the needs of homeless and vulnerable youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Youth Emergency Shelter Society of Edmonton COVID-19 Youth Isolation Space$75,000
To purchase additional PPE and cleaning supplies and increase their staffing to ensure that the youth isolation unit is meticulously cleaned and sanitized for the protection of youth and staff.
YWCA EdmontonCounselling Services Technology$23,900
To adapt their counselling services to offer telephone, video, and online sessions and support to their clients.
YWCA EdmontonCounselling Services$50,000
To respond to an increase in demand due to the stresses brought on by the pandemic, including an increase in need surrounding family violence, and shifting services online.

Total amount granted: $5,448,184