In the 5 years since we launched the FirstService Relief Fund we have awarded more than $1M in grants to team members experiencing personal financial hardships in the US and Canada. We have helped nearly 2,000 team members with traditional grants, and awarded Immediate Response Program grants to more than 1,600 others.
We are always looking for ways to support the needs of our team members and are pleased to announce some enhancements to the FirstService Relief Fund.
NEW: FirstService Relief Fund Canada
The most exciting news is that we have launched a new Relief Fund to provide assistance to our team members residing in Canada. This Fund works just like the original Relief Fund, but now Canadian team members will receive tax-free grants, and donors to the Fund in Canada will receive tax credits for their donations.
Effective January 1, donors residing in Canada who have elected to contribute through payroll donations are having their donations re-directed to the new Canadian Relief Fund.
The Canadian Fund is administered by Emergency Assistance Foundation Canada and has its own dedicated website which is accessible at firstservicereliefcanada.ca.