CVC partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)  in the Comox Valley. Launched on May 19, 2020 and January 2021, CVCF invested $173,020 through the ECSF towards local charities and qualified donees supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during the COVID-19 crisis.

July 2020 – $121,850

Organization Project Description Amount Funded
BC SPCA Comox Valley Pet food for Comox Valley food banks and those in need, plus emergency boarding to assist pet guardians requiring support      $2,500
Canadian Council of the Blind – Comox Valley Chapter Non-medical face masks for members      $600
Comox Valley Family Services Healthy Families program supported and offered in a new way, as a result of the pandemic – PPE for clients, IT upgrades & new, larger location to allow for in-person meetings      $14,560
Comox Valley Head Injury Society PPE for clients and enhanced food program supports during COVID-19 through March 31/2021      $6,095
Comox Valley Transition Society Additional counselling for women impacted by violence & COVID-19 related isolation through March 31/2021      $20,000
Comox Valley Transition Society/Coalition to End Homelessness Warming Centre staffing – to allow the Connect Centre to remain open 7 days/week through March 31/2021      $20,000
Cumberland Community Schools Society Food Share program – hamper and hot meal delivery program, for the period Oct. 1-Nov. 30/2020      $10,655
Diabetes Canada Attendance at virtual D-camps for Comox Valley children, youth and families living with Type-1 diabetes      $2,000
Glacier View Lodge Society Ensuring safety and comfort of vulnerable seniors – to assist with the purchase of additional supplies to protect residents and staff and technology to support resident-family visits      $5,000
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North Building affordable homes in a pandemic – supplies, PPE, sanitizer to ensure a safe building site for volunteers      $3,000
Hornby Island Education Society Upgrade refrigeration for Community Kitchen to safely undertake COVID-19 food program      $5,295
John Howard Society of North Island Grocery store gift cards for youth clients and their families to meet food security needs during pandemic      $5,000
LUSH Valley Food Action Society Continuation of Good Food Box delivery program through Sept. 2020 (450 households every 2 weeks)      $20,000
Vancouver Island Regional Library Digital care packages to combat social isolation in seniors, includes technology to access library resources and books delivered to all local care homes in Comox Valley       $7,145

January 2021 – $51,170

Organization Project Description Amount Funded
Cumberland Community Schools Society Extension of Food Share program through Feb 28/2021 (Food Shed & Healthy Food Boxes)      $10,000
Comox Valley Senior Support Society Counselling support for low-income seniors to combat impact of isolation      $5,000
Comox Valley Transition Society (Coalition to End Homelessness) Connect Dinner Program – provision of a hot meal each evening at the Connect Centre      $10,000
Glacier View Lodge Society Supporting Safety during Visitation – additional screening supplies, barriers, disposable PPE & masks to increase visitation at facility      $6,201
Hornby Denman Community Health Care Society Transportation for Rural, Remote and Low-Income Seniors – inclusive of taxis, mileage reimbursement for volunteers, and grocery shopping and delivery      $4,800
LUSH Valley Food Action Society Hot Meal Delivery Program from Jan-Mar 2021 – 600 meals/week      $15,169