NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says grants for Courtenay-Comox organizations will help people access vital community services

July 13, 2022 at 12:34 pm  Politics, Provincial

 Courtenay-Comox – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“These organizations serve countless people, from all walks of life, in Courtenay-Comox,” said MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard. “Whether it is the Comox Valley Hospice, the Head Injury Society, LUSH Valley Food Action Society, or any of the other 30 local organizations receiving funding- I am so grateful for their contribution.”

This year, 33 organizations in the Courtenay-Comox region received over $1,000,000 in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. Recipients include:

  • Comox Valley Hospice Society- $99,300
  • LUSH Food Action Society- $94,000
  • Comox Valley Child Development Association- $88,000
  • Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women Society- $60,000
  • John Howard Society of North Island- $60,000

This year, the New Democrat government will distribute more than $61 million in grants to 1,364 human and social services organizations around B.C. This funding means people can continue access to services such as food banks, children and youth programs, mental health supports, and other services that enhance health and wellbeing.

Quick Facts:

  • Community Gaming Grants provides around $140 million annually to approximately 5,000 not-for-profit organizations that deliver services to people throughout the province.
  • In addition to human and social services, the grants fund arts, culture and sport, public safety and environmental conservation, as well as parent and district parent advisory councils in B.C. schools.

For more information on Community Gaming Grants, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/gambling-fundraising/gaminggrants/community-gaming-grants

Community Gaming Grants for Courtenay-Comox:

Black Creek Community Association $19,000
Comox Valley Children’s Day Care Society $36,100
d’Esterre Seniors’ Centre Association $11,250
Rotary Club of Comox $7,000
Scouts Canada – 1st Comox $1,200
4R’s Education Centre (Soc.) $45,000
Alano Club of Courtenay $55,000
Beaufort Child Care Society $20,500
Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks – Lodge #60 – Courtenay $11,000
Comox Bay Care Society $23,500
Comox Valley Child Development Association $88,000
Comox Valley Family Services Association $15,250
Comox Valley Food Bank Society $66,250
Comox Valley Head Injury Society $23,000
Comox Valley Hospice Society $99,300
Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club $20,000
Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society $50,000
Comox Valley Toy Library Society $1,800
Comox Valley Transition Society $70,000
Eureka Support Society $9,200
Glacier View Lodge  Society $12,200
John Howard Society of North Island $60,000
Kiwanis Club of Courtenay $20,000
Lake Trail Community Education Society $45,500
L’Arche Comox Valley $27,000
LUSH Valley Food Action Society $94,000
Scouts Canada – 3rd Courtenay $900
Soroptimist International Of Courtenay $10,000
Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women Society $60,000
Today ‘N’ Tomorrow Learning Society $18,000
Valley Charitable Gaming Society $23,000
Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society $9,000
Wiseland Humanitarian Association $17,200

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