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San Rafael approves COVID urgency eviction moratorium

Posted: June 23, 2022

The San Rafael City Council unanimously approved an urgency ordinance this week prohibiting pandemic-related residential evictions through Sept. 30.


Canal Alliance brings Covid-19 resources to small businesses in the Canal   

Posted: June 2, 2022

Business pop ups, begun in Spring 2022, are the latest way that the Covid-19 outreach team at Canal Alliance is helping stem transmissions and keep the community safe and protected.

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Recovery and Resilience in the Canal Community: Economic Impacts and Solutions During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted: May 23, 2022

Public health pandemics, such as COVID-19, not only impact the physical health and wellbeing of communities but also often have far-reaching effects on their social, psychological, environmental, and economic welfare.

Firefighter at Picklweed

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency response teams connect with communities

Posted: April 11, 2022

Marin County turned to community-based organizations like Canal Alliance to form the new model of emergency preparedness : Community Response Teams.

Canal Alliance volunteer Aurelia Vargas hands out free COVID home tests outside Canal Alliance


Marin nonprofits seek equitable pandemic recovery

Posted: March 28, 2022

With societal inequities coming into sharper focus during the pandemic, vulnerable residents in Marin should be at the center of a countywide COVID-19 recovery strategy, a new report says.


Marin leaders promote COVID boosters in Canal area

Posted: February 20, 2022

Marin County’s public health office, hoping to get more COVID-19 booster shots into arms, is set to expand mobile vaccination clinics in San Rafael’s predominately Latino Canal neighborhood.

Aliados por la salud members


Aliados por la Salud (Allies for Health) implement creative strategies to support the health of vulnerable communities

Posted: June 11, 2021

In January 2021, Canal Alliance joined the Aliados por la Salud (Allies for Health) campaign. This partnership includes University of California San Francisco, Marin County, and Merced County and is focused on identifying challenges and proposing solutions for improving COVID-19 services to Latino immigrant communities.  

Yolanda Oviedo, Senior Manager Residential Properties/COVID Response


Partnership with UCSF on NIH grant to bring critical resources to Latino immigrants

Posted: February 3, 2021

Through an exciting new partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Canal Alliance will participate in the development of more effective measures for COVID-19 testing, resource distribution and vaccine distribution in under-resourced, Latino-immigrant communities.

Lauren Silver


Committed to supporting the community

Posted: January 21, 2021

As the Financial Assistance Program Supervisor, Lauren Silver oversees a team that connects community members with emergency cash payments to help support individuals and families with the economic repercussions of the pandemic.

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October 9th: Opportunities for Growth

Posted: October 9, 2020

At Canal Alliance, we are always looking for opportunities to better support the Latino community. We invite you to learn about our opportunities for making a difference when you join us in our efforts!

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