$1.9 million in additional funding for community services
Oct. 21, 2020
Global Korean Post
On Oct. 20, Mayor John Tory announced that approximately $1.9 million in additional funding will be distributed from the TO Supports Investment Fund to 33 community-based agencies supporting vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the second installment of the City’s commitment of 20 per cent towards the provincial Social Services Relief Fund to support non-profit social service agencies during this pandemic.
Similar to the first round of funding announced on June 23, this funding will be invested in community-based agencies, many of which are partnering with the City of Toronto on city-wide solutions in the following eight priority areas: housing and homelessness; food access and security; family support; mental health support; income support; social connection; community sector support; and community safety and well-being.
Additional funding for community-based agencies is critical at this time for vulnerable residents, families and neighbourhoods as the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to increase. This support may include mental health support through enhanced phone support, distribution of culturally-appropriate prepared meals and food hampers, baby food, hygiene kits, Wi-Fi hot spots and more.