Our Response to Covid-19

Supporting Our Community

United Way of Saskatoon and Area is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely as the World Health Organization is now terming it a pandemic.

Now, more than ever we need to remember to spread kindness and Local Love to those around us. Please, remember that some will feel the effects of the outbreak and social distancing much more than others. It’s important for us to support our community’s most vulnerable in the coming weeks.

How We’re Supporting Our Community:

Round Two Emergency Community Support Fund

On October 5, 2020, United Way of Saskatoon and Area launched a second call for applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada has released the balance of funding for ECSF which is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

Emergency Community Support Fund

Emergency Community Support Fund, funded by the Government of Canada,  was created to fund organizations that provide direct services to vulnerable populations who are impacted by COVID-19. United Way of Saskatoon has allocated over $1.2M to organizations and communities in Central and Northern Saskatchewan to support these individuals during the pandemic.

Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program Funding

United Way of Saskatoon and Area and the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program will be spreading funds throughout our community to tackle two #UNIGNORABLE issues: hunger and social isolation, two of the most pressing issues affecting seniors in our community.

Saskatoon Covid-19 Response Fund

United Way of Saskatoon and Area and Saskatoon Community Foundation joined together to start the Saskatoon COVID-19 Community Response Fund to help those that need it the most in Saskatoon due to the pandemic.

Office Closure


To help limit the spread of COVID-19 and support efforts to promote social distancing, United Way offices will be closed to the public effective March 17th, 2020, until further notice. We recognize our role to ensure that everyone in our community gets the support they need during this critical time. As such, most United Way staff will be working remotely and will continue to be available by email, phone, or virtually.

Our office is actively monitoring the developments as put forth by all levels of government including Health Canada and we’ll continue to provide updates as this situation develops.

Thank you for your patience and remember to share kindness and Local Love.

Nicole Mulenga-WooOur Response to Covid-19