Several Central Alberta organizations are receiving federal funding through the Community Services Recovery Fund.
Minister of families, children and social development Jenna Sudds announced this week that more than 5,000 projects across Canada will be funded under the national program.
The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. This funding aims to help community service organizations adapt, modernize and equip themselves to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services they provide.
Fifteen Red Deer organizations will receive funding for projects:Red Deer Symphony Orchestra — $69,000 for “Building Awareness: Marketing and Advocacy Strategies for 2023 and Beyond”
Shining Mountains Living Community Services — $100,000 for “Building the Future”
Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre — $99,974 for “Going Digital – Records Management Transformation”
Red Deer Native Friendship Society — $86,804 for “Human Resources Infrastructure Rebuild”
The Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre — $62,000 for “Innovation for Our New Normal”
Dress for Success Central Alberta Women’s Centre — $65,324 for “Modernizing and adapting to volunteer needs post-pandemic”
Urban Aboriginal Voices Society — $64,776 for “Recovering our Community and Knowledge”
Friends of Sunnybrook Farm Society — $19,040 for “Sunnybrook Farm Museum Volunteer Enrichment Program”
The Lending Cupboard — $31,900 for “Systems Streamlined and Future Sustainability”
Shalom Counselling Centre of Alberta — $98,083 for “Healthy Families”
Parkland Community Living and Supports Society — $149,731 for “Supporting Staff to Benefit Individuals Training and Technological Initiatives”
Boys and Girls of Club of Red Deer and District — $75,704 for “BGC Program Service Innovation”
City of Red Deer Library Board — $9,714 for “Red Deer Public Library Youth Literacy Program”
Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association — $89,639 for “Adapting Program Delivery Best Practices Gained during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Ubuntu-Mobilizing Central Alberta — $40,337 for “Collective Alberta-Project”
Projects in other Central Alberta communities, including Red Deer County, Rocky Mountain House and Ponoka have received funding as well.
“Now more than ever, charities and non-profits are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all communities,” the fund website states.
“The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what charities and non-profits need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.”
To see a full list of recipients, visit www.communityservicesrecoveryfund.ca.