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

Mental Health and Addictions

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

Global Events

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

Programs Targeting Vulnerable Populations

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

Access to Activities for Children

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