Innisfil, Ont.’s mayor, council and chief administrative officer are donating 10 per cent of their monthly salaries to a new fund that will provide monthly micro-grants to people and groups who have been negatively affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Town council voted unanimously for the “Innisfil Helping Hands” initiative on Wednesday.

“So many people in our community have told us their heartbreaking stories about losing their jobs, their way of life, and so much more because of this pandemic,” Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin said in a statement.

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“Although the salary donations are not large amounts of money, it really mattered to each of us that we dig into our own pockets and provide some relief in a way that isn’t complicated or cumbersome.”

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