The federal government is providing additional funds to help charities and non-profits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday they’re allocating $350 million to allow these organizations to continue services in their communities.
The majority of funds will be given to groups such as the United Way and the Canadian Red Cross who, in return, will hand them out to other groups.
“While COVID-19 is affecting all Canadians, some people are more at risk to the impacts of the pandemic,” said Trudeau.
“Today’s announcement will further help our most vulnerable Canadians and ensure organizations have what they need to help. Canadians need to look out for one another in the these difficult times. We will get through this together.”
The funds will help these organizations increase volunteer training, helping vulnerable Canadians access government benefits, replace in-person, one-on-one contact, and social gatherings with virtual contact through phone calls, texts, teleconferences, or on the internet, and more.
Meanwhile, charities and non-profits can also apply for the Canada Wage Emergency Subsidy.