Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy
Rural and Remote (Ontario)
THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW OPEN (2023-2024)
United Way Simcoe Muskoka, in partnership with its Regional Advisory Board (RAB), invites organizations operating in rural and remote communities across Ontario to submit applications for funding consideration.
The Government of Canada is taking decisive action to help communities address the impacts of the pandemic among people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness, and to provide additional support to the homeless-serving sector during this period.
A total of $3,231,547 will be available to support the needs of individuals and families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, including those that support culturally appropriate programming for Indigenous individuals and families.
Projects must take place during the funding period of April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.
Funding priorities for the 2023-2024 funding period include: funding organizations serving rural and remote clients in Northern Ontario; projects that create new units or maintain and improve the quality of existing units; projects that demonstrate that funding can be invested in 12-month period of time; projects that serve vulnerable populations and organizations new to United Way Simcoe Muskoka and Reaching Home Rural and Remote are supported.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 AT 5:00PM EST
Please review the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) ‘Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy Directives’ found here before submitting an application. Please note on November 2, 2022, the Homelessness Policy Directorate (HPD) at Infrastructure Canada published content updates on the Infrastructure Canada – Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy Directives Web page. These updates provide greater clarity around the temporary COVID-19 flexibilities, and the removal of these flexibilities as of the next fiscal year (starting April 1, 2023).
If you have any questions, are unsure if you are eligible or would like to discuss your project idea(s), please contact:
Kelsey Nicholls | Federal Programs Associate
705.726.2301 x 2026
Tally Lajeunesse | Federal Programs Associate
705.726.2301 x 2012