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Check back here often as we provide the latest updates on COVID-19 and the impact on your fundraising events.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Trudeau promises more help is on the way after $10.5 billion has already been paid out. 


Saturday, June 6, 2020

The Stay at Home Gala ‘Hope in the Valley’ virtual event in Thornbury, Ontario raises just shy of $40,000 for the local community, enjoying a night of dressing up, and staying in. 


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Reimagining your non-profit to survive a crisis. 


Monday, June 1, 2020

Jillian Harris uses to run Santa Jilly’s Christmas in June, raising over $200,000 for Mamas for Mamas.


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Employment will be the way back in Canada. Justin Trudeau encourages employers to begin hiring again. 


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Anxiety and depression spikes as COVID continues in USA. 


Monday, May 25, 2020

Here’s what needs to happen before we can all get vaccinated for COVID-19.


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Tiger Woods plays for US $10 million for COVID-19.


Friday, May 22, 2020

Potential COVID vaccine shows promising results. 


Friday, May 15, 2020

Cases and death rates of COVID expected to spike in USA as the country continues to reopen. 


Thursday, May 14, 2020

What to consider for fundraising events during COVID. 


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Canada prepares for COVID test number 1,00,000 within the next 24 hours

What back-to-school looks like in Wuhan as they reopen. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

5 tips for hosting digital fundraising events during COVID-19 (featuring insights from your friends at!).

USA death rates to double as the economy reopens.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Canada Prime Minister commits $850 million to fight COVID-19 globally. 


Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Stay at Home Gala runs across Canada, raising almost $500k for Canadian communities.


Thursday, April 30, 2020

The biggest US mall plans to reopen, kickstarting what retail will look like amid COVID-19.


Thursday, April 23, 2020

US States discuss plans to reopen the country during COVID-19.

The first COVID-19 test drug proves ineffective


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A rise in direct cash donations from major donors and foundations is seen across the board since COVID-19 broke out.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Haircuts for Good, a North American movement launches encouraging people to cut their hair and donate to Hospital Foundations.

Canadian government announces $350M to support charitable organizations impacted by COVID-19. 


Monday, April 20, 2020

British Columbia expects to see no lift on 50 person gatherings this summer, impacting fundraising events.


Saturday, April 18, 2020

The star-studded One World: Together at Home living room concert raised $127M for COVID-19 relief.


Friday, April 17, 2020

British Columbia, Canada could see an ease in COVID restrictions come May. 

U.K.’s Capitan Tom Moore’s fundraiser hits £17M raised for National Health Services.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Edinburgh runner raises millions for COVID-19 Relief by inspiring runners around the world. 


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

TechSoup is offering a discount for Zoom accounts to assist with organizations working remotely. 


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Trump halts funding to WHO (World Health Organization)


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Shopify CEO pivots their charitable foundation to fund COVID-19 efforts. 


Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Read suggestions around what needs to happen before life goes back to normal in Canada.

New CDC guidelines to protect essential workers. 


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

New York City sees it’s deadliest day of COVID-19.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Stay at Home Galas launch across Canada, in a push to raise $1,000,000 for COVID relief in the country.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

One World: Together at Home, the latest star-studded fundraiser for COVID-19 relief is announced which will be aired on April 18.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

What we can learn from Europe about the impact of COVID-19 on fundraising professionals.

Friday, April 3, 2020

How to establish a celebrity fundraising partnership amid COVID-19. 

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Podcast: How the charitable sector is likely to evolve post COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

COVID-19 continues to shift how fundraising events are held

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

City of Toronto cancels all major events until June 30, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Justin Trudeau announces 75% wage subsidies for non-profit organizations currently seeing a decrease in revenue due to COVID-19.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Trump extends US social distancing guidelines until April 30.

Elton John and celebrity friends host the iHeart Living Room Concert for America raising nearly $8 Million for Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation

Canadian charities call on federal funding amid COVID-19

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Travel advisories put in place for parts of the US.

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Stay at Home Gala fundraiser is hosted (virtually) raising money for Canadian Foundations (North Okanagan, Central Okanagan and South Okanagan).

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

British Columbia, Canada declares state of emergency due to COVID-19.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The United Way Southern Interior BC launches a COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Okanagan launches a Stay at Home Gala raising money for COVID-19 Relief and in support of local small businesses. 

To discuss how this could work for your organization book a meeting with the Trellis team here

Friday, March 20, 2020

Canada implements a temporary wage subsidy for employers including non-profit organizations, registered charities, and small businesses. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Central Okanagan Food Bank announced the winner of the Sprout a Fundraiser challenge hosted by Trellis in a time of great need. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

British Columbia, Canada declares state of emergency due to COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Public Health Authorities encourage individuals to stay in isolation to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donated $1 Million to Canadian and US food banks! 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Public Health Authorities encourage individuals to stay in isolation to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Gatherings over 50 people are discouraged. Canada chooses to close Canadian borders.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Trellis releases a FREE COVID-19 Resource Guide for fundraisers. Download your copy for insights around how to navigate fundraising events during COVID-19.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Public Health Authorities encourage individuals to practice social-distancing and reducing time spent in groups to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Trellis offers FREE COVID-19 Response Strategy Sessions for charitable organizations, we discuss alternate fundraising options.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Events and gatherings of over 250 people are not encouraged, impacting many fundraising events.

We’ve created some free resources specifically for you as your organization navigates the covid-19 outbreak!