$114 000 funded to five local organizations!
The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust is proud to have worked with community foundations across Canada as part of the Community Services Recovery Fund.
This fund is a collaboration between the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies or Registered Charities located in Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what Community Service Organizations need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.
The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment from the Government of Canada of $400 million to help community service organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services that they provide through the pandemic recovery and beyond.
The following projects were supported by the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region:
- $10,000 was invested to fund the Cedar Coast Field Station to fund contract positions to oversee the development of a fundraising strategy, report, and grant writing and administration of the organization.
- $35,000 was invested to fund Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society to determine the processes and lay the foundation for ways to secure the longevity of the programs and services that they provide to the region.
- $17,141 was invested to fund Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild to create a new platform to integrate online community store, inventory, fulfillment, customer, supplier, and partner relationships, order management, and expand to encompass community food hub activities. Improve efficiencies among systems, reduce staff and volunteer capacity needs, open use to other local organizations as a hub, and reduce overall operations costs to help keep prices low on food.
- $14,040 was invested to fund The Tofino Community Food Initiative to strengthen their community partnerships to support local food security (e.g., innovative community garden spaces; seed saving; gardening, harvesting, and preservation skills, etc.) and includes preparing a business plan for a social enterprise.
- $38,000 was invested to fund Clayoquot Action to implement a redesigned strategy to improve the systems and processes of the Youth Warrior Leadership Development program across 9 Nuu-chah-nulth Nations. An amalgamation of Warrior fundraising and administration into a dedicated Nuu-chah-nulth Warrior Family (NWF) not-for-profit organization will reduce the workload of participating communities while increasing the overall resilience and resources available for multi-Nation Warrior projects, courses, and gatherings.