Atlantic Compassion Fund Update
Now more than ever, we need to pull together to support those who need it most. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic Compassion Fund is helping us do just that. The Atlantic Compassion Fund is here to provide financial support to local registered charities across PEI to help them respond to the immediate and emerging needs of vulnerable populations their local communities.
The fund consists of two tiers – Emergency Community Support Fund and Compassion Fund for Charities. The first tier is aimed at ensuring that the needs of vulnerable Islanders resulting from the COVID-19 crisis are being addressed. We are working closely with other key stakeholders to identify the needs as the landscape continues to change and the Tier 2 funding model that will focus on how we support the essential services of the community sector throughout the crisis. See below how the funds have helped Islanders so far:
For further information, please contact United Way of PEI at 902-894-8202 or 1-877-902-4438 or email [email protected].
In-Kind Furniture Donations from Atlantic Business Interiors
When Tom Rose, President of Atlantic Business Interiors made the founding $100,000 donation to kick-start the Atlantic Compassion Fund, he also pledged to donate $100,000 in office furniture to non-profit organizations in Atlantic Canada whose working conditions have been directly impacted by COVID-19.
During these unprecedented times, many non-profit and charitable organizations are making changes to how and where they work. Offices are being set up at home or in other settings which allow for social and physical distancing and other health-first practices designed to “flatten the curve” and minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Federal and Provincial Programs:
We continue to work hard to keep you updated on the latest news and government announcements related to the non-profit sector and COVID-19. There are many programs rolling out for employers and employees.
Here is a helpful link from Resolve HR to support non-profits as we all work to navigate eligibility for funds: https://resolvehr.ca/resources/pandemic-hr-faqs/
We encourage Island non-profits to check the following resource pages on a regular basis for crucial Federal and Provincial updates: