City Receives Funding to Support Vulnerable Populations
September 21, 2020
The City of Regina has received $117,000 to support community agencies that have been assisting Regina’s most vulnerable residents through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regina is one of 73 municipalities to receive funding as part of a $10 million donation from the CMA Foundation (CMAF), in collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), to address the needs of those across Canada experiencing homelessness, food insecurity and mental health challenges.
“The COVID-19 Community Response Fund for Vulnerable Populations will help our city and others across Canada to assist our most vulnerable by supporting local and community-level action,” Mayor Michael Fougere said. “I want to thank the CMAF for this donation, and I thank and commend all of the community service providers, front-line workers and volunteers throughout Regina for their high level of care, partnership, and resilience in assisting our most vulnerable neighbours throughout this past year.”
The funds will be distributed as grants to community organizations to assist with the purchase of specialized cleaning and sanitizing products, personal hygiene products and personal protective equipment for staff and vulnerable individuals. This will help ensure front-line, non-profit agencies will have the tools and equipment they require to continue serving Regina residents safely while also ensuring the safety and security of those that access these services.
The City of Regina will work collaboratively with our partners to ensure that all eligible organizations have an opportunity to apply for funds to support their COVID-19 responses.
For more information, visit Regina.ca/covid19.