COVID-19

Emergency Community Resiliency Fund

The Community Resilience Fund has been established to accelerate the transition of SII, our affiliate the Centre for Social Innovation and our members towards the creation of the next economy, one that fosters caring and wellbeing, one that puts people and planet first.

The Fund will help people adapt to the multiple demands and challenges of this COVID-19 pandemic, taking action today that creates the future we need tomorrow.

What Actions Are We Taking?

The Fund will help people adapt to the multiple demands and challenges of this pandemic, taking action today that creates the future we need tomorrow.

  • Contribute to direct member support and services – Supporting those facing economic hardship continue to access affordable workspaces, programs and services. Including the forthcoming Common Platform.
  • Help those who are in need navigate federal and other COVID-19 related support through CSI Supports and the Emergency Concierge service.
  • Build awareness of what is possible through the Next Economy Dialogues – monthly conversations with change-makers who are paving the way towards a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous economy. 
  • Help women-lead social enterprises retool and adapt –Women social enterprise leaders can get access to a community of peers, subject-matter experts, coaches and social enterprise support organizations to support them in navigating their response to the COVID-19 crisis and recovery.
  • Develop comprehensive systemic responses to the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 through national, sector-wide collaborations focused on helping to unleash the power and potential of social enterprise and impact investing.

 

We are pleased to announce that VanCity Community Investment Bank (VCIB) has pledged $50,000 to the Community Resilience Fund. That’s $50,000 that will go directly towards the creation of the next economy, one that fosters caring and wellbeing, one that puts people and planet first. 

Join us and add to VCIB’s pledge. Together, we can move beyond this pandemic and keep our ‘virtual’ doors open in the short-term, so we can keep helping everyone get back on their feet in the long-term