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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. Additional funds were approved by Council in November 2016 to provide a second year of emergency resiliency funds for 2017.

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Recipients of the Emergency Resiliency Fund - March 2017

Essential Supports

​Organizations Program Description
​Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society ​Emergency Hampers and Food Support for Community Partners
​Calgary John Howard Society, The ​Supporting Recently Released Individuals from Correctional Institutions
​Community Kitchen Program of Calgary Society ​Spinz-A-Round
​I Can for Kids Foundation ​I Can for Kids - Summer Food Program
​Victory Outreach Foundation ​Income Supports (Food)
​Women's Centre of Calgary ​Basic Needs
​Women in Need Society Of Alberta ​Free Goods Referral Program

Mental Health and Addictions

​Organizations Program Description
​Calgary Counselling Centre ​Mental Health Resiliency Program
​Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region ​Peer Navigation
​Calgary Alpha House Society ​Downtown Outreach Addiction Partnership (DOAP Team)
​Calgary Dream Centre ​Youth Addictions Recovery Program
​Fresh Start Recovery Centre ​Economic Fallout Response
​Native Addictions Services Society ​Outpatient Counselling Relief Initiative

Global Events

​​Organizations ​​Program Description
​Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary ​New Beginnings Family Outreach
​Calgary Immigrant Educational Society ​Empowering Syrian Refugees through Life Skills and Resource Information
​Canadian Baptists of Western Canada ​Web-Based Settlement Handbook
​Muslim Families Network Society ​MFNS Syrian Refugee Mentorship Program
​Muslim Community Foundation of Calgary - Center for Newcomers ​ESL Program for Refugees and Newcomers

Programs Targeting Vulnerable Populations

​​​Organizations Program Description
​Autism Calgary Association ​ASD Adult Support Program
​Bow West Community Support Services Society ​Community Connections
​Calgary Cerebral Palsy Association ​Equipping Kids and Families To Be Resilient to Change
​Calgary Health Trust ​Public Health Dental Clinic - Homeless and Vulnerable Population Needs
​Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Association ​Community Resource Program
​Carya Society of Calgary ​Urgent Family Care - Program Support
​Closer to Home Community Services Society ​Supports for Resiliency
​Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Calgary Region Society ​Deaf Programs & Services, Hearing Loss & Accessibility Services
​HIV Community Link Society ​Support Services
​Homefront Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence ​Domestic Violence Intervention & Resource Team

Access to Activities for Children

​Organizations Program Description
​Kids Up Front Foundation of Alberta ​Can't Use Your Ticket
​KidSport Society of Calgary ​KidSport Calgary Fee Assistance Program