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Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)

Winkler Community Foundation activating Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities coast to coast to coast.  Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now. Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Winkler to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing  $40,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations. Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020. Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply:   Emergency Community Support Fund Is your organization a qualified donee working to support vulnerable populations during #COVID19? Applications are now open. Contact the Winkler Community […]

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Make It A Reality!

SCHOLARSHIPS MAKE STUDENT DREAMS REALITY It is with great honor to announce our 2020 Gordon Wiebe Make It A Reality Scholarship recipient, Mikaela Warkentin. Mikaela is the fourth student to ever receive this $20,000 award by showcasing her commitment to serving her community in the RM of Stanley, her resilience in navigating barriers, and the leadership skills she has shown in her past personal projects. Mikaela has a drive and spirit that is the very definition of what Gordon Wiebe would have hoped that our scholarship recipients would possess. Mikaela is the fourth recipient to ever receive this award, along with the past recipients, Bailey Neufeld, Tyler Froese, and Maria Gruen. She continues to give back to her community spending many hours volunteering on student council, making contributions to the Stanley Agricultural Society, and by volunteering in her church. Mikaela is also a leader, demonstrated by her ability to rally her community of Osterwick around a common cause, the need for a new outdoor rink warming shack. Mikaela created a committee, she created a fundraiser, she found sponsors to support the cause, and was able to see her goal completed. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… This year, WCF received numerous applications for the Make […]

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