Fife House receives grant from the Community Services Recovery Fund
September 2023 – Fife House is pleased to announce that we are a recipient of the Community Services Recovery Fund, a one-time $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery.
Now more than ever, charities and non-profits like Fife House are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by our communities. The funds which Fife House receives from the Community Services Recovery Fund will be invested into the creation of a Training and Wellness Portal (TWP), and training and wellness opportunities for Fife House staff and volunteers – to assist the organization in adapting to the long-term impacts of the pandemic, and position it to better serve the needs of our residents and clients into the future.
“I am continually impressed by the passion, dedication, and creativity of community service organizations, like Fife House. And I am equally proud the Government of Canada has supported their important work through the Community Services Recovery Fund,” says the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jenna Sudds. “By investing in organizations, like Fife House, and their projects, we can help to create a more just and equitable society, where everyone has opportunities to succeed. I look forward to seeing the positive impact of this investment in Toronto over the years to come.”
“Fife House is grateful to be a recipient of the Community Services Recovery Fund. The funding is testament to the critical work and services that our organization, staff and volunteers provide to some of the most vulnerable members of our community – people and families living with HIV/AIDS – with their housing and other needs,” says Nadine Sookermany, Executive Director of Fife House. “The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and stretched Fife House, our people, systems and resources. Our staff and volunteers rose to the challenge and remained opened throughout the height of the pandemic in order to continue to serve our residents and clients – who were disproportionately impacted and isolated due to their existing health conditions and housing situations. The funding from the Government of Canada through the Community Services Recovery Fund will enable Fife House to invest in our most important resource: our staff and volunteers, to support their wellness and empower them with the skills and tools they need to do well and succeed as frontline service providers, so that in turn, they are better equipped to respond and support the myriad needs and challenges faced by our residents and clients.”
About Fife House
Based in Toronto, Fife House is one of Canada’s largest provider of supportive housing and services for people and families living with HIV/AIDS, and works to achieve social change through research and advocacy that addresses systemic oppression. Fife House is recognized as a North American leader in its innovative, client-focused delivery of services, which are focused on enhancing quality of life, building on individual strengths and promoting independence – recognizing that access to secure and affordable housing is a key determinant for the health and well-being of people living with HIV. Each year, Fife House serves more than 300 residents/clients through our supportive and transitional housing programs, and an additional 300+ clients through our outreach program for persons experiencing houselessness and living outdoors.
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