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Emergency Resiliency Fund

The Emergency Resiliency Fund (ERF) is a one-time emergency fund established by Calgary City Council in December 2015 to help non-profit organizations experiencing excess demand as a result of the current economic downturn and global events. The call for funding proposals closed on May 5, 2016.

Below is the full list of the organizations that received financial support through the Emergency Resiliency Fund.

​Organization ​Program Description
​Alexandra Community Health Centre ​Mental health support for newcomers
​Autism Calgary Association ​Adult peer support program
​BowWest Community Supports Society ​Building resiliency and community support
​Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary ​Outreach and access to programs for Syrian refugee families
​Calgary Alpha House Society ​Downtown outreach addiction partnership
​Calgary Cerebral Palsy Association ​Equipping kids living with neuromotor disabilities to be resilient to change
​Calgary Counselling Centre ​Mental health resiliency program
​Calgary Dream Centre ​Youth addictions recovery program
​Calgary Health Trust ​Dental clinic: vulnerable populations
​Calgary Immigrant Educational Society ​Syrian refugees: Life skills and resource information
​Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society ​Emergency hampers and food support for community partners
​Calgary John Howard Society ​Transitional support
​Calgary Reads (An Early Literacy Initiative) Society ​Low-income book bank
​Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society ​Seniors’ emergency support 
​Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Association ​Building connections to community resources
​Canadian Baptists of Western Canada ​Re-settlement support
​Canadian Mental Health Association ​Peer support program
​Carya Society of Calgary ​Crisis family support program
​Centre for Suicide Prevention ​Suicide prevention awareness training
​Closer to Home Community Services ​Building community connections and resiliency
​Community Kitchen Program of Calgary ​Community food distribution program
​Deaf & Hear Alberta ​Reducing communication barriers: programs and services
​Distress Centre ​211 marketing
​Fresh Start Recovery Centre ​Out-patient support program
​HIV Community Link Society ​Social support program
​HomeFront Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence ​Domestic violence intervention and resource team
​Hospice Calgary Society ​Children, youth and family grief support
​I Can for Kids Foundation ​Summer food distribution program for children and youth
​KidSport Society of Calgary ​Fee assistance program
​Kids Up Front Calgary ​Marketing of event ticket donations
​Muslim Families Network Society ​Syrian refugee mentorship
​Native Addictions Services Society ​Outpatient counselling relief
​Sharp Foundation ​Long-term and palliative support at Beswick House
​Victory Foundation ​Community food program:  Forest Lawn Area
​The Welcome Centre for Newcomers (Muslim Community Foundation of Calgary) ​Community and casual language support for refugees and newcomers
​Women's Centre of Calgary ​Basic needs (women’s products)
​Women in Need ​Free goods referral program
​Wood's Homes ​Walk-in short term counselling

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