CFNL To Support 28 Organizations Through Community Services Recovery Fund

Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (CFNL) 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.

This was a competitive process with over 60 applications requesting over $3 million. The following projects are being supported in Newfoundland and Labrador through CFNL with $1,243,000 investment. You can learn more about projects funded through the United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Red Cross here and here

Organization Amount Funded Project Description
Alexander Murray Hiking Trail $70,500 Develop an annual Fundraising strategy which includes budget projections with resource and timeline details.
All Saints Anglican Parish Conception Bay South $31,320 Procure and install a computerized GIS-based Cemetery Management System containing all current paper records, maps and financial data.
Baccalieu Trail SPCA Inc. $55,000 Engage a qualified consultant to provide analysis, strategy, direction, design and implementation of a comprehensive marketing strategy and financial sustainability plan.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland $44,875 Digital and Data Transformation to safeguard client files, maximize time spent on program delivery and allow for better connections with program alumni.
Bridges to Hope $64,350 Plan and implement a Fund Development Strategy to identify new opportunities while improving donor relations and stewardship.
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) $15,000 Development of a Client Information & Management System that will improve client information intake and case management, enhance loans of hearing assistive technology, inventory control and security for remote work and streamline reports, statistical management and database management.
Clarenville Nordic Ski Club Inc. $11,854 Modernize and simplify operational processes with the aim of mitigating the effects of the loss of revenue and increased demands on volunteers.
Exploits Valley Community Coalition $60,950 Governance review for organizational resilience, a new internal and external communications plan and exploring the merger with other community support organizations.
Gander and Area SPCA Inc. $58,690 Modernize the organization by creating a brand and establishing integral communication approaches, as well as developing improved and sustainable systems for generating stable revenue.
Harbour AUTHORITY of Rose Blanche and Harbour Le cou $11,500 Digital transformation of accounting system to allow access to customer files and to enhance electronic communication and processes.
Intervale Associates Inc. $32,070 Develop a comprehensive set of policies relating to employment standards, health and the workplace environment.
Logy Bay Development Association Inc. $10,227 Purchase video conferencing equipment to allow meetings and community programs to be held virtually or in a hybrid format.
MacMorran Community Centre $11,673 Branding audit and evaluation to redefine the community’s understanding of the diverse program and service offerings that make MacMorran much more than a “community centre.”
Southern Avalon Senior Citizens Housing Assoc. $17,660 Enhance electronic communications with the purchase of video conferencing equipment and training.
Mokami Status of Women Council $82,500 Evaluate trauma-informed practices across MSWC, prioritizing staff collective care to address burnout and vicarious trauma.
Mushuau Innu First Nation $100,000 An information technology assessment and digital roadmap project will review the current technology used by the First Nation and develop a roadmap and plan to modernize the delivery of social services in the community.
Newfoundland & Labrador Public Sector Pensioners’ Association $12,355 Equip the board room of the Association with the necessary digital infrastructure to conduct virtual and in-person meetings and events.
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra $33,000 Install an orchestra management system which will link all functional departments and groups across the organization.
Norris Arm Heritage Society $68,650 Install a POS system, update the accounting and payroll system and create an inventory control system.
Shallaway Youth Choir $44,000 Redesign of the choir’s website, with the goal of making it more user-friendly and engaging for diverse youth, parents and audiences.
Shorefast $75,000 Expand fundraising infrastructure to support a growing team of fundraisers. Focus will include prospect research, pipeline development and management, CRM capabilities and articulating funding priorities.
St. Gabriel’s Hall Inc. $77,000 Enhance the organization’s capacity to plan and host events in partnership with organizations promoting diversity, equality, and environmental stewardship.
St. John’s Minor Baseball Association $13,000 Update accounting processes to allow for more time to be spent on programming and less on administration.
St. John’s Tool Library Inc. $15,000 Affix durable anodized aluminum tags onto all “tag-friendly” tools and program them into an asset management system via
St. Lawrence Anglican Church $15,000 Additional shelving, fridges and displays to meet the increased demands at its Thrift Store and Pop Up Pantry Food Bank.
The Gathering Place Inc. $100,000 Streamline, strengthen, and secure a Digital Guest Database, providing pertinent safety and programming information to Guest Support Workers and Guests while accurately capturing data.
Tuckamore Festival $39,826 Implement a digital content management strategy to develop audiences and promote our performance and education activities online.
Wonderbolt Productions Inc $72,000 Revamp, expand and improve the organization’s systemic infrastructure, strategic planning and overall resilience, including a comprehensive review of governance and work processes.