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Emergency Community Support Fund
ECSF Equity Lightning Talks: COVID-19 & Black Communities in…

In this 30 minute ‘Lightning Talk’ we will hear stories and perspectives from leaders in the Black community of how COVID-19 is impacting Black Canadians. We will hear from: Agapi Gessesse, Executive Director of Careers Education Empowerment Centre for Young Black Professionals Evelynl Myrie, President, Afro Canadian Caribbean Association of Hamilton and District Amanuel Melles, Director, Network for the Advancement of Black Communities (NABC)

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Emergency Community Support Fund
ECSF Equity Lightning Talks: Grantmaking and Equity in an…

This 30-minute ‘Lightning Talk’ will focus on grantmaking with principles and practices of equity in times of emergency. It will be a conversation between Kate Kroeger, the Executive Director of the Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, and Jess Tomlin, Co-CEO of the Equality Fund, and will be followed by a Q&A session. This session will be offered with simultaneous translation.

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ECSF Equity Lightning Talks: COVID-19’s Impact on Migrant Workers…

This 30-minute ‘Lightning Talk’ will highlight the particular challenges facing migrant workers during COVID-19. How can community foundations ensure that migrant workers, including undocumented workers, are not slipping through the cracks? We will hear from: Syed Hussan, Executive Director at the Migrant Worker’s Alliance for Change Karen Cocq, Campaigns Coordinator for Migrant Rights Network

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Emergency Community Support Fund
COVID-19 | ECSF: Application Form (PDF)

If you are unable to apply for the Emergency Community Support Fund through the online application portal, you can download, complete and submit a paper-based application. This application form can also be used by participating community foundations to share with applicants who would like to review the questions beforehand. If you are submitting a paper application, please send it directly to your community foundation, or to

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If your area is not served by a community foundation and you are interested in applying to the Fund, contact our team at