COVID-19 & Nonprofits: Resources Round up
COVID-19 and the Canadian nonprofit sector
Imagine Canada - Charities and nonprofits are on the front lines of dealing with the current COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, and we at Imagine Canada are dedicated to supporting you as the situation evolves, and advocating for support from the federal government.
Innoweave and the McConnell Foundation - Innoweave and the McConnell Foundation are continuously scanning the field for best practices and publicly available resources for nonprofit emergency response and leadership for Canadian nonprofits. Further, this document is a repository of upcoming COVID-19 events hosted by other organizations and an extensive list of resources to help you lead through this crisis.
COVID-19 and Volunteering
Volunteer Canada - Volunteer Canada has continued to work with Canadian and international colleagues on resources to help organizations adjust to the evolving situation. We’re regularly updating our growing list of resources about volunteerism, corporate-community engagement and continuity planning on
VolunteerConnector - VolunteerConnector has made it easier to respond to urgent volunteer opportunities through adding a "COVID-19" tag to the cause categories. We are also asking organizations to post any virtual volunteering opportunities available through their organization.
Resources from Canadian Nonprofit Umbrella Groups
Charity Village - A number of Canadian nonprofit and charitable sector umbrella groups are busy compiling much needed resources and information to help our community manage through the COVID-19 crisis.
Ontario Nonprofit Network - ONN’s role will be to share information at the provincial level that might affect your work, to advocate to both government and other funders to ensure nonprofits and charities are supported during this time, and to share tools and resources with our network.
CCVO - Many organizations have quickly come together to create resources to help your organization with fundraising concerns, human resources issues, mental health supports, and other important topics that are top of mind for your nonprofit right now.
Other Relevant Resources
Sask Nonprofits Impact Summary Report - The Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership conducted a survey to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the operations and program delivery of nonprofit organizations in Saskatchewan.
211 Saskatchewan - 211 Saskatchewan is a free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects individuals to human services in the province by telephone, text, or web chat, plus a searchable website with over 5,000 listings of social, community, non-clinical health, and government services across the province.
Tamarack Institute - This Guide for working remotely has been put together to celebrate the benefits of remote work, address the challenges and to provide guidelines for making remote work a successful and satisfying part of your life.
CRA - CRA’s Charities Directorate call centre, which had paused operations due to COVID-19, has now reopened Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. They are working towards a gradual resumption of other services, such as online registrations, while audit activities are suspended until further notice.
TechSoup Canada - TechSoup Canada understands all too well the challenges facing the Canadian nonprofit sector and they want to help. They can connect you to donated and discounted technologies through their technology donations program and provide valuable learning resources to equip you and your colleagues with technology tips and best practices.