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Welcome to our Resource Library! Whether you are a seasoned staff member or a new board member, our Learning Institute offers ongoing educational experiences and learning resources tailored to your — and your Community Foundation’s — needs.

We help leaders in the community philanthropy sector to identify important trends, seize emerging opportunities, strategically address risks, capitalize on new technologies and more. We provide useful and timely research, practical tools and tips and experiential learning opportunities designed to help you and your Community Foundation work better and achieve more.

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Video: How to use the ECSF SMApply Portal

This screencast will walk you through completing an application for…

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This screencast will walk you through completing an application for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) through the Survey Monkey Apply (SMApply) platform.

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COVID-19 Webinar: How to Apply to the ECSF

This webinar was presented by Employment and Social Development Canada…

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This webinar was presented by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) alongside the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) intermediaries, Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), the Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada. #ECSFund

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COVID-19 | ECSF Budget Template (Excel file)

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Budget template for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF).

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COVID-19 | ECSF: Application Form (PDF)

If you are unable to apply for the Emergency Community…

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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 covid19@communityfoundations.ca

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COVID-19 | ECSF: Applicant Guide (PDF)

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This document intends to support qualified donee applicants interested in applying to Community Foundations of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) program.

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COVID-19 | ECSF: Which partner should I apply to?…

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Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund led by Employment and Social Development Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada are supporting community organizations across the country as they deliver services to those who are most vulnerable to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Webinar Recording: Community Foundations and the Canada Wage…

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The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program provides an opportunity for community foundations to apply for financial support for employees. This webinar covered the key components of the program and what community foundations need to consider when applying.

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COVID-19 Webinar Recording: Stewarding donors in turbulent times

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Stewarding donors through a time of crisis means reaching out, strengthening, and maintaining relationships. This was a conversation on key strategies the Winnipeg Foundation and Hamilton Community Foundation have put in place to ensure donors receive the right messages and are connected during a time of crisis.

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COVID-19 Webinar Recording: Best practices for engaging in virtual…

As we swiftly adapt to working remotely, staff are distributed…

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As we swiftly adapt to working remotely, staff are distributed and we are engaging in more virtual meetings, this webinar shares key practices that will help your next meeting run smoothly. Grantbook also shares some tips and ideas on leveraging tools available through Zoom and other platforms.

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COVID-19 Webinar Recording: Giving to Non-Qualified Donees

This webinar discussed the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements for…

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This webinar discussed the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements for working with non-registered charities and other non-qualified donees. It explored how to meet the CRA requirements in a practical way, as well as in a way that protects your foundation and supports the on-the-ground organizations working directly with those in need. This event was hosted by Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC), and featured speakers Troy McEachren and Susan Manwaring from Miller Thomas.