Community Services Recovery Fund

The application deadline for the Community Services Recovery Fund was February 21, 2023. Submitted applications are now being reviewed, and results will be available by early summer 2023.

We’re proud to be one of the participating community foundations across Canada taking part in the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund, a collaboration between the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada.

The Community Services Recovery Fund aims to support the adaptation and modernization needs of non-profit and charitable Community Service Organizations facing immediate and long-term impacts of the pandemic, as they continue to support communities.

What kinds of activities are eligible?

The Fund will support activities in three focus areas:

  • People: with a focus on recruitment, retention, engagement and support of personnel, including staff, volunteers and boards of directors
  • Systems and Processes: with a focus on the internal workings of an organization’s overall structure
  • Program and Service Innovation and Redesign: with a focus on adapting and creating new programs using information gained during the COVID-19 pandemic

Community Foundations, in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, will deliver funding through the Systems and Processes focus area.

Can you further explain Systems and Processes?

The following downloadable document provides a detailed explanation of systems and processes as they pertain to applications to the Community Services Recovery Fund:

Where can I learn more?

Program details can be found in the following Applicant Guide. If you have additional questions, please contact Kevin Ronaghan at