United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington funds 13 community service organizations through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund

United Way KFL&A is proud to have worked with United Way Centraide
Canada as part of the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund.
This fund is being administered collaboratively by the Canadian Red Cross,
Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies, and Registered Charities located in Canada.

The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what Community Service Organizations need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the longterm impacts of the pandemic.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million by the Government of Canada to help Community Service Organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize, and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they are providing through the pandemic recovery and beyond.

The following projects are being supported in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington:

Girls Inc. Limestone
Women+ Recovery Project
The Women+ Recovery Project will provide financial supports to 200 women throughout our four-county service district to assist them in overcoming heightened adversity caused by the pandemic. This funding will provide long-term sustainability by bridging the gap between COVID-19 funding and the launch of our Capital Program Delivery campaign, which will build these financial supports into our ongoing, core programs.

Resolve Counselling Services Canada
Workplace Wellness for Small and Medium Businesses and Organizations
This project involves growing our workplace wellness services to manage the increased needs during the COVID pandemic, and to offer it to small and medium sized businesses who are struggling with Workplace Wellness. With support, we will gain the capacity to modernize our business plan, improve our services and materials, and increase a revenue generating program to improve sustainability.

Alzheimer Society of KFLA
In-Home Recreation
The In-Home Recreation Program will focus on those that are no longer able to attend group programs, we know that socialization, physical and mental stimulation are key to living well with dementia. Having this program will ensure that we are meeting clients where they are at in their dementia journey

Sydenham Street United Church
Sanctuary Accessibility Project
Install audio and video streaming system and hearing assistance devices into sanctuary space. Offer streaming options to Sydenham Street United Church events, to those who are unable to attend, due to health, distance, or disability, and provide hearing assistance devices to those able to attend live events but who have a hearing disability.

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
A Service Delivery System that Hears You: A Pilot Project
SACK hopes to adapt the current crisis line Service Delivery System by integrating & piloting a new platform (Izzy) that would improve response time, client satisfaction, and service referral. This project will support SACK to adapt to the increased demand for the crisis line service that has been seen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beth Israel Congregation
Improving delivery of programs & services through technology
This project uses technology to reduce barriers in accessing our services and programs, and allows us to reach participants who are isolated or off-site. By so doing, Beth Israel strengthens its connection with members and better serves their religious and educational needs.

St. Vincent de Paul Society Kingston
Air Quality Improvement Project
Investment in a sophisticated ventilation/filtration system will allow us to reduce the spread of infectious disease and the impact to health presented by contaminants. With the addition of this equipment, we can safely resume our in house dining program and offer recreational programming addressing social isolation and the loneliness that results from having no place to belong or meet with peers.

New Leaf Link
New Leaf Link Goes to Camp!
Nell wishes to pilot a project to introduce an outdoor camp experience/program to our annual curriculum to allow all participants to prepare for & attend. This is a new, innovative project that will expose participants to a novel learning experience to enhance social connections, foster independence skills & provide exposure to outdoors in an environment with friends, & enhance recruitment.

Outreach St. George’s Kingston
George To Go
George to Go will provide funding for the continuation of our take-out meal program that began with the pandemic. Continuation of this program while also operating our dine-in program will allow us to better serve our clients based on their choices, as well as allowing for a quick pivot to take-out only if there is another service disruption from COVID.

Kingston Historical Society, Murney Tower Museum
Interactive Exhibit Redevelopment
The project includes the development of new interactive and technological exhibits to be displayed at the Murney Tower Museum. By purchasing new technological and audio visual equipment and developing new interactive activities, the museum will be able to transfer the digital skills gained during COVID-19 into museum operations and adapt its existing exhibits to the digital and interactive needs of audiences.

Amherstview Lions Club
Emergency Food Bank
The project will assist the Working poor in Amherstview, Ontario. We presently assist 118 families with Christmas Food Hampers and the project will extend to 18 additional families so they will not suffer from food insecurity during the year.

Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region
Updating Technology for Accessibility
This project will allow us to better serve a variety of people with different needs by updating ourtechnology. New sound systems will allow grief group participants, especially those with hearing loss, tobetter hear each other. A new projector/screen will allow us to do hybrid volunteer training. New iPads will allow volunteers/staff to facilitate groups and support clients.

St. Andrew’s By-The-Lake United Church
Update of Visual Streaming Capabilities and Website Refresh
Using large “smart” TVs to show hymns and music lyrics makes it easier for the congregation to follow and limits the need for hymn books and bulletins which can transmit disease. There is the potential to take advantage of programs and images that enhance Sunday worship via the internet and broaden community outreach.

Visit www.communityservicesrecoveryfund.ca for more information.


How to Apply:
To find out if you are eligible to apply visit the National Community Services Recovery Fund website  here. For local applicants apply below.

CSRF Applicant Guide
CSRF Where to Apply

United Way Kingston, Frontenace, Lennox & Addington participe au Fonds de relance des services communautaires, un investissement de 400 millions de dollars dans les organismes de bienfaisance et les organismes à but non lucratif

Plus que jamais, les organismes de bienfaisance et les organismes à but non lucratif jouent un rôle de premier plan pour offrir des solutions aux problèmes sociaux persistants et complexes qui affectent les Canadiens et Canadiennes. Le Fonds de relance des services communautaires est un investissement de 400 millions de dollars du gouvernement du Canada pour aider les organismes de bienfaisance et les organismes à but non lucratif à bâtir leur résilience en investissant dans leurs gens, leurs organisations et l’innovation de leurs programmes.

United Way KFL&A est fière d’administrer le Fonds de relance des services communautaires, une collaboration entre Centraide United Way Canada, la Croix-Rouge canadienne et les Fondations communautaires du Canada pour fournir du financement aux organismes communautaires, incluant les organismes à but non lucratif, les corps dirigeants autochtones et les organismes de bienfaisance enregistrés situés partout au Canada. Le Fonds de relance des services communautaires est une réponse aux besoins actuels des organismes de bienfaisance et organismes à but non lucratif. Il les aidera à s’adapter aux effets à long terme de la pandémie de COVID-19.

La date limite pour présenter une demande était le 21 février 2023. Les demandes sont en cours d’évaluation et les organismes retenus en seront informés d’ici l’été.

Pour en savoir davantage, visitez le site fondsderelancedesservicescommunautaires.ca.

« Grâce à ce fonds historique, le gouvernement soutient la relance à long terme dans les collectivités de tout le Canada à la suite de la pandémie de COVID-19. Cet investissement transformateur concrétisé en collaboration avec les financeurs nationaux appuie un modèle de croissance économique plus inclusif qui crée des possibilités à l’échelle communautaire. Le Fonds de relance des services communautaires renforcera la capacité des organismes de services communautaires, y compris les organismes de bienfaisance, les organismes sans but lucratif et les corps dirigeants autochtones, à offrir des services et des ressources là où ils auront le plus de répercussions positives. »