Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta (CFNA) will distribute the Community Services Recovery Fund to charities, non-profits, and Indigenous Governing Bodies. The amount allocated to CFNA is $515,000 for the northwestern Alberta region.

On November 22, 2022, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, announced that Community Foundations of Canada alongside Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada have been selected to distribute funding to help a broad and diverse range of charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies adapt and modernize, so they can support pandemic recovery in communities across Canada.

Community foundations across the country will be investing in systems and processes. This funding will support one-time projects that invest in the systems and processes involved in creating the internal workings of an organization’s overall structure. Examples include accounting systems, review of governance structures, contract management systems, fundraising strategy development, and communication planning.

Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta CEO, Laura LaValley says, “We are thrilled to be the vessel of this federal support for our communities. Enhancing the systems and processes for our community groups will strengthen their resiliency and improve outcomes for the people they serve.”

Since the early phases of the pandemic, charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies 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 as part of adapting and modernizing their operations.

As a result of the investments provided by the Community Services Recovery Fund, charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies will be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they provide.

The application process launched on January 6, 2023. For more information visit

Information provided by the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta