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these resources generally direct users to frequently updated sites, rather than single pages that can go quickly out of date.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 COVID-19 Action Plan
Get information on 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
Vancouver Foundation has joined a multi-sector partnership to launch a Community Response Fund to support community through this unprecedented time.


COVID-19 Event and Fundraising Resources During Possible Impact: Event planning, communication with donors, and more


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 – COVID-19 Financial Resources for BC Not-for-Profits
Detailed information collated and expanded from both federal and provincial sources – for employers and workers facing different scenarios (full staff, reduced hours, layoffs).


Federal guide and application links, including:

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy that would cover 75 per cent of salaries for qualifying businesses (that see a drop of at least 30 per cent of their revenue), for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020.Organizations that do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy may qualify for the previously announced Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers paid from March 18 to before June 20, 2020 that covers 10% of remuneration paid to employees.

  • Work-Sharing program lengthened.
  • Applying for Credit: Canada Emergency Business Account will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits
  • Deferring income tax amounts, and GST remittances.
  • 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.


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COVID-19 Prevention and vaccine updates

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Funding sustainability for non-profits


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