COVID-19 ECSF Grants Awarded

Some of the local community organizations we are supporting in the fight against COVID-19, thanks to the Emergency Community Support Fund, in collaboration with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada.

Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation - $27,606.00

Improving Communication at Campbellford Memorial Hospital and its Campus Partners

Speaking to friends, family and caregivers is an important part of the recovery process for Hospital patients, support for MultiCare Lodge Residents and counselling for Mental Health Clients. However, due to the current restrictions maintaining communications has been very difficult, especially at CMH and its partner facilities, which have very limited internet access in aging facilities.
The funds will be used to install a Free Public Wi-Fi Access Network to improve personal connections and communications for patients, clients and residents at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, Campbellford Memorial MultiCare Lodge, and Campbellford & District Community Mental Health.

Community Living Campbellford/Brighton - $14,289.00

CLCB Food Program

Due to the fragile nature of the health of some of these residents, it is imperative they self isolate and not risk going out unnecessarily. During normal times, Community Living Campbellford/Brighton supports people to cook meals in their homes, and this has not been an option as the staff must practice physical distancing, for their own safety as well as those they support.
This funding will be used to deliver meals on a regular basis, which also provides a "doorstep check in", which is the only social contact for many.

Rotary Club of Campbellford - $9,605.00

Personal Protective Equipment for all Businesses in Trent Hills

The Rotary Club of Campbellford is a service club whose members are from the business community. The business community needs to be compliant with Government of Canada’s COVID-19 health regulations for businesses to re-open their business. The Rotary Club of Campbellford, in an effort to assist with the COVID-19 Crisis, has already provided over 400 polycarbonate re-usable protective face shields in our community with funding from the Community Foundation's COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
The original order of face shields was quickly exhausted and this funding allowed the purchase of more PPE, such as face shields, face masks and infrared thermometers.

Five Counties Children's Centre - $7,000.00

"Help at Home' Program - Northumberland County

This program will allow children to receive their much-needed therapy/treatment virtually at home and continue their progress while Centre sites are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff want to be available to support kids & families as they work remotely and offer assistance if clients determine this will work for them.
Grant funding will be used to purchase computer equipment that will allow staff to provide the connection, comfort and support our families need, and provide equipment for families that don’t have the financial means to purchase the computer equipment for their child to receive and benefit from treatment.

Book Clubs for Inmates - $5,000.00

Supporting Book Clubs in Federal Prisons

Through book clubs, Book Clubs for Inmates (BCFI) promotes literacy and pro-social skills and the value of community. Inmates gain empathy and self-awareness through engagement with characters in literary fiction and non-fiction. These meaningful life lessons help them reintegrate more successfully back into the community upon release.
Inmates take a major part in choosing the books they read each year. The books come from a list of reviewed, appropriate books, put together by BCFI volunteers. The list is then sent into the institutions, and with the support of the book club facilitators, the inmates select the books they will read. As well, the inmates help guide the group discussion each month. All opinions are given equal respect.
Grant funding will be used to provide a book club to incarcerated men at Warkworth Institution. 

Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation - $11,500.00

Creation of a Self-Contained Trauma Room in the Emergency Department

The COVID-19 Pandemic has highlighted the need to install a self-contained Trauma Room in the Campbellford Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department to treat patients arriving at the hospital with any suspected communicable diseases. 
The pandemic has placed unprecedented demands on Campbellford Memorial Hospital. This has been extremely challenging in the 67-year old facility, particularly in the Emergency Department. Prior to the pandemic infection control and isolating the spread of disease was a challenge for CMH staff. If an ill patient arrives at the hospital with a suspected communicable disease it is difficult to isolate and treat them, while protecting staff and other patients. Currently the Trauma Room (Room 3) is a part of a larger space with no separation between patient stretchers other than a pull curtain.
Grant funding will go towards the installation of a movable divider, new doors and an infection control shield system in the Emergency Department.