COVID-19 Support

The Atlantic Compassion Fund

The Atlantic Compassion Fund is helping to meet the needs of vulnerable people and families across PEI who are most at-risk due to physical distancing and the other public health precautions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here on PEI, more than $154,000 of funding has been committed to local agencies who are adapting their vital services, and the United Way of PEI team is making sure they are having the biggest impact possible.

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To date, the following 24 organizations have received funding for 26 projects across the province:

  • Cooper Institute
  • Abegweit First Nation Mi'kmaq Wellness Center
  • Gifts From the Heart Inc
  • Town of North Rustico
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of PEI
  • PEERS Alliance
  • Island Pregnancy Centre
  • Boys & Girls Club of Charlottetown
  • Southshore Foodshare
  • CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) PEI Chapter
  • Family Service PEI
  • North Rustico Lions Club
  • Kensington Meals-on-Wheels & Kensington Community Food Bank
  • Boys and Girls Club of Summerside
  • PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Centre
  • Winsloe Pastoral Charge
  • Harbourview Training Center
  • St Vincent de Paul Summerside
  • St Francis of Assisi Parish & St Vincent de Paul in Cornwall
  • Wellington and Area Boys and Girls Club
  • PEI Council of People with Disabilities
  • Enriched Residential Care Concepts Ltd & The Phillips Residence
  • Inclusions East Inc.
  • East Prince Community Coalition Inc - Family Place

* Please note: We have suspended the application process for the Atlantic Compassion Fund as of May 28th, 2020. 

Emergency Community Support Fund

The Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund aims to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, community-based charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to provide emergency support of all kinds—in particular, to individuals and communities experiencing continued or heightened vulnerability. Demand for their services has increased dramatically.

Together, the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada are collaborating with the Government of Canada to flow ECSF support to those who need it most right now. PEI registered charities are encouraged to apply for funding through the United Way of PEI for projects of over $20,000 by October 30th, 2020. Note: The application period for the 2nd round of ECSF Funding is now closed. 

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For all general inquiries, please contact:
United Way of Prince Edward Island
180 Kent Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 247
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 7K4

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Phone: 902-894-8202
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