Stewarding Your Federal Dollars

United Way Peterborough & District helps with the stewardship of Federal Funds and distributes them accordingly. Here are some examples of the funds:


Emergency Community Support Fund

We are proud to have partnered with United Way Centraide Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in Peterborough. United Way Peterborough & District received over 40 applications (round one) for community programs and services that support vulnerable community members. Here’s some detailed information on where the money was allocated:

Reaching Home Canada’s Homelessness Strategy – Designated Community funding

Canada’s Homelessness Strategy is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness across Canada. This program provides funding to communities to help them address their local homelessness needs. Reaching Home supports the goals of the National Housing Strategy, in particular, to support the most vulnerable Canadians in maintaining safe, stable and affordable housing and to reduce chronic homelessness nationally by 50% by 2028.

To qualify for funding, projects must clearly demonstrate an alignment with the following outcomes as identified by Peterborough’s Homelessness Plan

  • To reduce chronic homelessness to zero by 2025
  • Priority populations include youth under 24 and seniors over 65 and the chronically homeless
  • To reduce new inflows into homelessness
  • To reduce returns to homelessness
  • To have real time data through a by-name list and data dashboards that show everyone in the community experiencing homelessness

Here is a list of the agencies that receive funding for the Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy Designated Community funding:

YES Shelter for Youth & Families
iCountPtbo – Homelessness Enumeration

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough


Reaching Home – Canada’s Covid-19 Economic Response Plan – Support for People Experiencing and at Risk of Homelessness

We are proud to have partnered with the Government of Canada who are continuing to support people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 outbreak by providing $157.5 million to the Reaching Home initiative.

The funding can be used by recipients for a range of needs such as purchasing beds and physical barriers for social distancing and securing accommodation to reduce overcrowding in shelters. If you’d like more details on this fund, click here.

Here is a list of the projects that receive funding for the Reaching Home: Canada’s Covid-19 Economic Response Plan funding: 

YES Shelter for Youth & Families
Brock Mission
Community Counselling and Resource Centra
Canadian Mental Health Association
Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre
One City

If you’d like more information on the allocation of funds and the specific projects, please click here.


COVID-19 Seniors Response New Horizons Grant

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program. It provides funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities. If you’d like more details on this fund, click here.

Program objectives:

  • Promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations
  • Engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others
  • Expand awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse
  • Support the social participation and inclusion of seniors
  • Provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors

Report on COVID-19 Seniors Response Funding Agreement 

New Horizons Grant Stats

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