COVID-19 resources: funding sustainability for non-profits

Please Read: As information on prevention, policy, and programs is rapidly evolving, these resources generally direct users to frequently updated sites, rather than single pages that can go quickly out of date. We provide evidence-based resources and encourage members to dig deeper as their mission/work requires. We are grateful to everyone as they do their best through this crisis and wish all well as we work within this extraordinary time.


The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund: The Emergency Community Support Fund supports community organizations helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis. Community organizations may seek funds to undertake a wide range of activities and to serve a wide range of vulnerable groups.


BC’s Response to COVID-19
Here’s your hub for BC’s information on vaccination and prevention, provincial health orders, financial help, recovery plans, housing info for renters and landlords, health statistics and how to stay informed.


Vancouver Foundation Fund to Support Community through COVID-19
Although Vancouver Foundation is not accepting applications at this time, this link remains should that status change.


Knowledge and Resources for Charities and Nonprofit Organizations During COVID-19 from Imagine Canada
Summary of Federal Government COVID-19 programs that apply to the sector, and is very regularly updated it as more programs are announced.  Clear, concise summary from Imagine Canada.


Vantage Point for BC Not-for-Profits
Collated information on resources and training for non-profits in BC.


Federal guide and application links, including:

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers

  • Information to share with staff (Federal) – Increased childcare, facing unemployment.

BC Provincial guide, including:

  • Deferring Employer Health Tax.
  • Information to share with staff (Provincial):
  • BC Emergency Benefit for Workers provides a one-time $1,000 payment for people who lost income.
  • Taking unpaid, job-protected leave due to COVID-19.
  • Increases to income, disability assistance.


See all COVID-19 resource pages


PAN updates to members


COVID-19 Prevention and vaccine updates

HIV and Hepatitis C




Harm Reduction: substances and sex



Indigenous Communities and Cultural Safety


Prison Populations


Mental Health



Economic Response Plans


Funding sustainability for non-profits


Workplace Adaptation


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Reviewed  April 2021