City Receives COVID-19 Community Response Funding for Vulnerable Populations from Canadian Medical Association Foundation

City Receives COVID-19 Community Response Funding for Vulnerable Populations from Canadian Medical Association Foundation

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The City of Grande Prairie is proud to accept a $26,000 donation from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation (CMAF). The funds will be delivered to the city thanks to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund for Vulnerable Populations, the result of a collaboration between the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the CMAF.

The funds are being used locally to enable our community to better support and assist those experiencing homelessness in Grande Prairie.

“I want to thank the CMAF for this donation,” says Angela Sutherland, Community Social Development Manager.

“To receive this kind of direct funding from an organization like the CMAF is a testament to the great work of the social services sector in Grande Prairie. We are proud to be recognized for our COVID-19 response, and to receive this support which will allow us to continue to provide vital services to all of our residents.”

Background

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund for Vulnerable Populations is providing support for cities all over Canada to urgently help the most vulnerable by supporting local and community-level action. It complements funding provided through existing federal homelessness programs. The funding has been directly administered to municipalities as they have been on the frontlines since the beginning of the pandemic. They have seen first-hand how vulnerable populations have been impacted by COVID-19 and are ideally placed to effectively direct funds to deliver immediate results.