THUNDER BAY – On Monday night at the City Council meeting, Council voted unanimously to provide COVID-19 Pandemic emergency relief funding to four organizations currently funded through the Community, Youth & Cultural Funding Program.
A total of $168,300 was approved in Phase I of the Community, Youth & Cultural Funding Program Emergency Fund, which prioritized critical and essential services related to food and shelter. The four recipients are: Shelter House, Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA), Roots to Harvest and Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre – Good Food Box Program.
“These organizations are playing an urgent or coordinating role in the community to help people access food and shelter,” said Mayor Mauro, “We are grateful to these organizations that are helping to meet the basic needs of our residents during these uncertain times.”
Council approved the establishment of a $235,000 Emergency Fund on March 30 to assist currently funded organizations in mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic. These organizations will be given the opportunity to provide updated information for consideration for remaining Phase II funding, which is expected to be announced in June.
The Community, Youth & Cultural Funding Program provides funding to non-profit organizations in the social service, youth, culture, and community sport sectors.