Support for Seniors

We sent out a call for funding proposals from community agencies this week following a $850,000 investment from the federal government to help support isolated GTA seniors. The application deadline is April 30, and we expect to turn around funding decisions in 24 to 48 hours. This one-time funding opportunity for agencies will support emergency needs of low-income and vulnerable seniors in Peel, Toronto and York Region and offer rapid-response to COVID-19 related issues.

New GTA programs

This week we distributed funds to 23 new programs that will help address the urgent needs of people and families in the GTA during the crisis. To date, we’ve distributed close to $1 million in funding to more than 70 programs.

Mental Health supports

We are one of several community organizations that have partnered with the City of Toronto to offer vital mental health services. Residents can call 211 to access support and get connected to primary mental health service partners for direct phone support. Mental health service information is also available at United Way agencies CAFCAN Social Services (Caribbean African Canadian Social Services) and Native Child and Family Services of Toronto are part of this initiative, which will be supporting diverse communities struggling with mental health issues.

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