Category Archives: Owen Sound

The Emergency Community Support Fund (ESCF) is back for Round 2.

As Covid-19 continues to have a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations in Canada, the Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19. In the first round of funding, the United Way

Our Backpack Program is winding down and we have so many people to thank!

As our Backpack Program begins to wind down for the summer, we are so thankful for so many people and organizations who came together to help make a difference in the lives of local children. We wish to thank all of our AMAZING donors and volunteers whose support is the

The Rural Pathways for Newcomer Women Project offers informative workshops for employers.

The Rural Pathways for Newcomer Women in Grey Bruce Project is hosting a series of informative webinars geared towards local employers. The first webinar looks at “Creating A Diverse and Inclusive Workplace” and is happening Thursday, August 13th at 10 am. Experts from the Middle East Studies Program, Leads Employment

Our School Supply Drive in support of our Backpack Program is on!

Have you heard about our School Supply Drive in support of our Backpack Program? This program supplies fully stocked backpacks to children of low income families across Bruce and Grey Counties. This year, due to the economical effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are expecting our backpack numbers to be

Our Backpack Program needs your help!

The deep economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted many in our region and we need your help now more than ever to insure our Backpack Program can adequately serve families in need. Already, we are seeing a large surge in agency requests for backpacks and we are expecting

Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) Application details

The Government of Canada, through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), worked with United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC), Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross to establish the foundational program design for the Emergency Community Support Fund. Thank you for your interest, the fund is now closed for

Our amazing donors sponsored 744 boxes of Girl Guide Cookies to thank local long term care homes.

When we put the call out to thank the front line workers at our local term care homes while we help out our local Girl Guide packs as well – YOU responded! What an incredible community we have! Thanks to your amazing generosity, 744 boxes (62 cases) of Girl Guide

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