United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern NB region funds 24 community service organizations through the Community Services Recovery Fund
United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern NB Region is proud to have worked with United Way Centraide Canada as part of the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. This fund is being administered collaboratively by the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies, and Registered Charities located in Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what Community Service Organizations need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.
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 are providing through the pandemic recovery and beyond.
The following projects are being supported in Southeastern NB (Albert, Westmorland and Kent):
- $30,000 was invested to fund Ensemble Services Greater Moncton to refine and revise programs, services and organizational systems that were impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic;
- $44,100 was invested to fund bgc Riverview to create a new space specific to the needs and wants of the youth of Riverview;
- $22,406 was invested to fund Open Sky Co-operative to Improve essential technologies and technology-based programming, by upgrading inadequate networks, equipment, and online resources;
- $65,000 was invested to fund Hospice Southeast New Brunswick to invigorate the delivery of local hospice care through the provision of coordinated up-to-date technology systems to support their interdisciplinary team;
- $79,925 was invested to fund Sackville Commons Co-operative to assess the community regarding impacts from pandemic, identify key strengths, emerging needs, and necessary ongoing or new collective actions to support those living in poverty;
- $21,000 was invested to fund Live Bait Theatre to increase and professionalize the creation and streaming of interactive programing by and for youth;
- $90,000 was invested to fund Canadian Mental Health Association Albert Branch to develop an Aquaponics social enterprise that will provide their participants with an opportunity for sustainable, supportive and gainful employment in their community;
- $75,000 was invested to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Moncton to turn their waiting list into a program of early engagement and ongoing skill-building and support;
- $60,000 was invested to support the Riverview Lions Club to modernize kitchen and washroom requirements to service the community and its members;
- $32,000 was invested to support Foods of the Fundy Valley to assist those most vulnerable to food security issues with information, skills training, food access, community kitchens, cooking with kids’ programs and more;
- $45,000 was invested to support Bien Vieillir Chez Soi Cocagne to develop a strategy to adapt and expand community support services for seniors through the implementation of a Meals at Home project.
The following projects are being supported in Northeastern NB (Northumberland, Gloucester):
- $89,717 was invested to support Centre d’excellence en autisme de la Péninsule acadienne to help people with autism receive the assistance necessary to integrate the labor market and to develop their self-determination;
- $58,880 was invested to support A Family Place to create many family support groups in several rural and urban communities all through Northumberland county;
- $83,681 was invested to support Vie Autonome Péninsule Acadienne to offer education of and training in different technologies adapted to the need, as well as wellness workshops, in order to break isolation, to integrate socially and economically;
- $94,000 was invested to support Natoaganeg Community Food Centre to develop a well-resourced garden program in order to get fresh food to supply their programs, as well re-engage people in the community to develop and share gardening skills;
- $14,422 was invested to support Bibliothèque Carrefour Beausoleil to organize interesting activities in French after school hours for families or teenagers;
- $17,000 was invested to support Anglican Parish of New Bandon to provide opportunities for multi-generational activities and learning experiences;
- $8,000 was invested to support Owl’s rest Disc Golf Club to give them the required modern equipment to properly teach their sport, in particular to school groups and others.
The following projects are being supported in Northwestern NB (Victoria, Madawaska, Restigouche):
- $21,197 was invested to support Le Club d’âge d’or des Forges de Ledges Coop to support digital literacy by acquiring laptops, lending them along with individualized learning sheets;
- $11,361 was invested to support St. Peters Lutheran Church to update their current infrastructure to allow for a more modern and virtual approach to connecting with and serving their community;
- $17,218.28 was invested to support Bethany Lutheran Church to create new infrastructure that will allow for a multi-layered approach to accessing the programs and services that they offer;
- $80,000 was invested to support Édifice Maillet to develop new projects following the pandemic and help them modernize the services offered;
- $23,800 was invested to support L’Agence Famille et petite enfance Nord-Ouest to create kits that will contain books as well as craft materials that will promote interaction with books, an information sheet on the stages of development and activities to do related to literacy;
- $49,178 was invested to support The Restigouche Entrepreneurship Centre to merge and revolutionize two of their existing youth programs to ensure that they can adapt to the various challenges brought about by the pandemic.