Oakville Community Foundation to distribute $550,000 through Community Services Recovery Fund


Oakville, Ont., January 10, 2023 – The Community Services Recovery Fund, in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and the United Way Centraide Canada, is now open for applications.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a historic one-time investment of $400 million by the Government of Canada that will help community service organizations to adapt, to modernize and to be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services that they provide, so they can continue to support communities across Canada through the pandemic recovery and beyond.

Community Foundations, including the Oakville Community Foundation, are managing the application process alongside the Canadian Red Cross and local United Ways in order to reach a broad and diverse range of community service organizations that include charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies.  

Through this Fund, The Foundation will help to distribute $550,000 to community service organizations that apply through the Investing in Systems and Processes Project Focus Area. Other Project Focus Areas include Investing in People, administered by the Canadian Red Cross, and Investing in Program and Service Innovation and Redesign, administered by the United Way. Applicants can determine their Project Focus Area through the Where to Apply Questionnaire.

Applications for funding can be submitted here until February 21, 2023. Additional information and resources, including an applicant guide and upcoming webinar, can be found here.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, local organizations have stood up for and supported our community. Now, more than ever, charities and non-profits are playing a key role in addressing the complex social problems faced by Canadians. Through this Fund, the Oakville Community Foundation will support projects by charities that invest in their internal systems and processes, making them more resilient for the future and ensure they’re able to continue supporting those in our community who are most in need.” – CEO of the Oakville Community Foundation, Wendy Rinella

“The Government is supporting the long-term COVID-19 pandemic recovery in communities across Canada through this historic fund. This transformational investment with the National Funders supports a more inclusive model of economic growth that creates opportunities at the community level. The Community Services Recovery Fund will strengthen the ability of community service organizations, including charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies, to deliver services and resources where they will have the most impact.” – Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould


Oakville Community Foundation
The Oakville Community Foundation is a local charitable solutions provider, delivering the tools to realize your charitable passions. The Foundation acts as a philanthropic medium, investing donations to generate new money for our community. We conduct local research to provide our diverse donors with knowledge and solutions to make an impact in the local community, both today and in the future. Thanks to the visionaries in our community who started The Foundation more than 25 years ago, The Foundation has granted more than $57 million to support charities locally and beyond.

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