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CMHA Brant Haldimand Norfolk receives Community Services Recovery Funding

Media Release

The Brant Community Foundation is pleased to announce $442,000 in funding to support 13 organizations in Brantford, Brant County, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million by the Government of Canada to help community service organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize, and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they provide through the pandemic recovery and beyond. Community Foundations across Canada were responsible for funding the “Investing in Systems and Processes” Grant Stream.

Brant Community Foundation is pleased to support the following project:

• Canadian Mental Health Association, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Branch Branch received $10,000 for the project “Investment in equipment, IT/digital infrastructure.” We thank the BCF for their generous support.

Community service organizations are at the forefront of addressing communities’ needs. Since the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have struggled with increased demand for their services, reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving due to the rising cost of living, and a greater need to make use of digital tools. Many organizations are struggling to recover and adapt their services to the changing needs of Brant.

For more information, visit the Community Services Recovery Fund website. For more information on Brant Community Foundation, you can visit

“The Community Services Recovery Fund was an extraordinary investment in the future of organizations across Brant County communities. Thanks to the Government of Canada’s foresight, our community will be better served through important infrastructure improvements.” – Anne Marie Peirce, Executive Director, Brant Community Foundation

“Community service organizations are at the heart of communities like Brant County, creating a sense of belonging from coast to coast to coast. The Community Services Recovery Fund will enable organizations that serve our diverse communities to adapt and modernize their programs and services and to invest in the future of their organizations, staff, and volunteers. Together, we can rebuild from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and build a more just and equitable future for those in Brant County.” – Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Quick Facts:

• The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support community service organizations, including charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies, as they adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery.

• Now more than ever, community service organizations play a key role in addressing complex social problems faced by many communities across Canada.

• From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, community service organizations across Canada have shown impressive stamina and creativity in their response to the diverse and increasingly challenging needs of their communities.

• The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what community service organizations need right now and supports them as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

• As community service organizations across Canada work to support recovery in their communities, the CSRF will help them adapt and modernize their operations to grow their impact.

• The Government of Canada is delivering the CSRF through three National Funders (Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada). The National Funders are distributing funding to eligible community service organizations, including charities, non-profits, and Indigenous governing bodies, providing services in communities across Canada.

• The Government of Canada supports a more inclusive model of economic growth, one that creates opportunities for everyone in Canada, as the long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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