Innisfil Community Foundation delivers $315,827 to six community organizations through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund

Innisfil, ON – Today, Innisfil Community Foundation is pleased to announce $315,827 in funding to support six projects in Innisfil through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million by the Government of Canada to help community service organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services that they provide through the pandemic recovery and beyond.

The following projects are being supported in Innisfil:

$99,000 was invested to fund Imani Foundation to invest in their systems and processes to increase the shelter’s resilience;

$80,000 was invested to fund S.H.I.F.T to create a fundraising plan;

$43,750 was invested to fund Innisfil Community Church/The Life Center to develop their volunteer management system;

$44,396 was invested to fund Victim Services of Simcoe County to modernize their technology and security;

$26,431 was invested to fund Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation to enhance their digital infrastructure;

$22,250 was invested to fund Stroud Curling Club to upgrade their club’s cameras and technology.

Community service organizations are at the forefront of addressing communities’ needs. Since the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have struggled with increased demand for their services, reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving due to the rising cost of living and a greater need to make use of digital tools. Many organizations are struggling to recover and adapt their services to the changing needs of Innisfil.

“Community service organizations are at the heart of communities like Innisfil, creating a sense of belonging from coast to coast to coast. The Community Services Recovery Fund will enable organizations that serve our diverse communities to adapt and modernize their programs and services and to invest in the future of their organizations, staff and volunteers. Together, we can revuild from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and build a more just and equitable future for those in Innisfil.”

– Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development