Nunavut Emergency Community Support Fund

COVID-19 is top of mind for everyone, and is affecting the way we all support the most vulnerable in our community. United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) has asked United Way East Ontario (UWEO) to manage investments of the Emergency Community Support Fund for Nunavut. UWEO knows this pandemic has already created an increase in demand for many local programs, shortages in supplies for others, and an elevated risk of disruption in service. 

The Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund is a vital step forward in our country’s rapid response to COVID-19.

This Call for Proposals for funding through the Emergency Community Support Fund only open to agencies located in and serving people in Nunavut.

Local community service agencies were invited to submit a proposal to address one of the following needs:

  • Basic Needs: access to life’s essentials, such as food, cleansers and hygiene products, or other resources essential to helping the most vulnerable stay healthy.
  • Help for Elders: to support those who are already vulnerable as they are isolated. Funds raised can support activities such as virtual programming, telephone check ins, low risk engagement activities, transportation and basic needs product delivery for those who are self-isolating.
  • Capacity for Community Services: To ensure that community organizations can continue to do their vital local work.
  • Mental Health Support: enabling crisis lines and system navigation services that benefit us all. Services such as youth and adult mental health crisis lines, and other virtual and online crisis and mental health counselling and supports have already seen an increase in use.
  • Support for Volunteers: To bring together amazing people rallying to support others.

Important Dates and Deadlines

June 26, 2020

Nunavut ECSF Call for Proposals Launch

July 15, 2020

Application deadline (1pm)

July 15 – July 25, 2020

Assessment process

No later than July 31, 2020

Notification to Applicants

We suggest that you use our comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions to help you complete the application. Completed proposals can be sent to

Please note that although the application form is available in Inuktitut, English and French, support by phone and email is only available in English and French.

We thank you, our social service providers, for continuing to support our communities’ most vulnerable and ensuring their access to much needed supports continues.

Help the most vulnerable as we respond to COVID-19.