United Way Yukon has worked with the federal government and our community partners to respond to the ways that the pandemic is affecting us, especially those most in need.

We have seen neighbours helping neighbours. Volunteers have been stepping up. Everyone has an important role to play in this pandemic.

Emergency Community Support Fund

Launched on May 19, 2020, federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) was a $350M investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations as they manage the impacts of COVID-19.

A second round of funding under the ECSF was made available in October 2020 for projects eligible until March 31, 2021.

#LocalLove in a Global Crisis

United Way Yukon, as part of United Way Centraide Canada, helped deliver federal funding for services to vulnerable Canadians. Our organization was approached as it was uniquely positioned to help distribute funds in communities across the Yukon alongside municipalities, public health centres and community agencies to ensure funds are going to where they are needed most.

Emergency Community Support Fund
United Way Yukon, using funds from the Government of Canada’s, helped charities and non-profit organizations adapt their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 2,700 Yukoners were helped by the Emergency Community Support Fund. ARCHIVE PAGE

Vulnerable Seniors Response Fund
United Way Yukon, using funds from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, supported 10 groups that provided immediate help to about 2,000 seniors and Elders across Yukon. ARCHIVE PAGE

Need help? Want to help? Our response to COVID-19 was bolstered through the use of this volunteer matching service, designed to connect people in need with the resources they require. Offered in collaboration with Volunteer Yukon Bénévoles. ARCHIVE PAGE

COVID-19 Community Response Fund
United Way Yukon helped people with urgent needs as a result of the pandemic, using $25 gift cards that allowed individuals to meet their priorities with dignity. ARCHIVE PAGE

Updated December 2021