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Press Release: Edmonton COVID19 Rapid Response Collective

For Immediate Release

Edmonton COVID19 Rapid Response Collaborative

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

From: Edmonton COVID19 Rapid Response Collaborative (ECRRC)

The Edmonton COVID19 Rapid Response Collaborative (ECRRC) consists of 13 agencies that have been responding to social and economic crisis triggered by COVID-19 pandemic. With financial support from the Province of Alberta, and the in kind assistance of the Government of Canada and the City of Edmonton, the collaboration aims to effectively contribute to flattening the curve by leveraging efforts of the various agencies involved. ECRRC will provide timely, dignified and culturally safe supports and information for Edmontonians who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

ECRRC believes that a strong community is created through building collaborative working relationships and creating new models to leverage each agency’s strengths and capacities to better serve the communities in which they are rooted. The communities served by the 13 organizations include Indigenous Peoples, immigrants, those living with disability and other vulnerable communities in Edmonton. ECRRC welcomes all Edmontonians in need of support to heal in dignified and caring ways to contact our (toll free) multilingual emergency response centre at 1-833-738-7727.  Starting March 1, 2021, outreach workers will provide support in 30+ languages from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Callers will receive relevant information and be connected to needed services and supports including food, assistance with applications for income support, health and wellness, and cultural connections.

Action for Healthy Communities Society of Alberta www.a4hc.ca

Multicultural Health Brokers mchb.org

Edmonton Immigrant Services Association www.eisa-edmonton.org

John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights www.jhcentre.org

Islamic Family & Social Services Association www.ifssa.ca

Africa Centre www.africacentre.ca

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers www.emcn.ab.ca

ASSIST Community Services Centre www.assistcsc.org

Catholic Social Services www.cssalberta.ca

Francophonie Albertaine Plurielle www.frap.ca

Creating Hope Society www.creatinghopesociety.ca

Canadian Native Friendship Centre www.cnfc.ca

Coalition for Justice and Human Rights www.coalition4jhr.org

 

Special thank you to the City of Edmonton, Edmonton’s Food Bank, Alberta Health Services, and 211 for the continuous support in reaching the ECRRC objective.
 

For further details, please contact:

Bernadette Lahtail - biahtail@creatinghopesociety.ca

Angelica Quesada - angelica@jhcentre.org

Emmanuel Onah - Ofodile Emmanuel Onah - emmanuel.onah@africacentre.ca

Co-Chairs of the Collaborative Edmonton COVID -19 Rapid Response

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