To be able to continue to provide essential services in this time of need, the Alberta Nonprofit Network (ABNN) has written a letter urging the Government of Alberta to ensure funding security and flexibility. We are eager to establish clear lines of communication with the Government regarding the impacts of the COVID-19 on service delivery and the expectations of the sector.
We were pleased to see the province provide emergency funding of $60 million to support select COVID-19-related social services; however, it is important to recognize that there are many other frontline nonprofits that will see increased demand for their services, including care facilities, food banks and mental health organizations. Beyond frontline COVID-19 related services, other organizations are also feeling the immediate impacts of COVID-19 on operations, staffing, service delivery and funding, including lost casino and event revenue.
We urge the Government of Alberta to consider the following recommendations to address some immediate concerns:
Read the full letter here.
Check out our COVID updates and resources here, including Advocacy & Issues Gathering and How to Talk to Funders.