NDP MLAs say grants for Burnaby organizations will help people access vital community services

July 13, 2022 at 10:26 am  Politics, Provincial

BURNABY – New Democrat MLAs Janet Routledge, Anne Kang, Raj Chouhan and Katrina Chen say that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“Local organizations are vital to our work in strengthening communities, and building them back to be more resilient than ever,” says Janet Routledge, MLA for Burnaby North. “These Community Gaming Grants will support organizations like Burnaby Meals on Wheels Society, so that they can keep delivering affordable, local and nutritious food to people in need.”

This year, 54 organizations in Burnaby received over 3 million in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program.

Recipients include:

  • Burnaby Meals on Wheels – $62,000
  • Burnaby Children’s Centres Society – $20,000
  • Burnaby Neighbourhood House Society – $100,000
  • Charlford House Society for Women – $73,000

“Organizations across the province have adapted to keep people connected in uncertain times and have provided moments of joy and comfort to people in our community,” says Anne Kang, MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake. “We are stronger together, and I want people to know that our government is dedicated to supporting these organizations and their valuable work.”

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.

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“Local organizations enrich the lives of so many people across the province,” says Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds. “Here in Burnaby-Edmonds, I know that these organizations work hard to both support people and deliver opportunities for learning, and I’m pleased our government is funding these efforts.”

“We know that the pandemic disproportionately affected vulnerable people, and I’m grateful for the tireless efforts of Burnaby-based organizations like Charlford House Society for Women for their ongoing work in providing addictions support and recovery,” says Katrina Chen, MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed. “This funding will ensure organizations like this one can continue to deliver programs and services to people in need, when they need it.”

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

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Community Gaming Grants for Burnaby:

  • 759 Falcon Squadron Sponsoring Committee – $10,900
  • ACT – Autism Community Training Society – $154,000
  • Brentwood Nursery School Society – $7,000
  • British Columbia Epilepsy Society – $110,000
  • Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion – $100,000
  • Burnaby Community Services Society – $54,000
  • Burnaby Meals on Wheels Society – $62,000
  • Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society – $79,000
  • Burnaby Volunteer Centre Society – $74,500
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada – British Columbia Association – $50,000
  • Dixon Transition Society – $50,500
  • Gizeh Drum & Bugle Corps – $5,000
  • Helping Families in Need Society – $50,000
  • Neil Squire Society – $135,000
  • posAbilities Association of British Columbia – $8,000
  • The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch – $250,000
  • VIP Volunteers for Intergenerational Programs – $43,800
  • Burnaby Family Life Institute – $84,000
  • Burnaby Fire Fighters Charitable Society – $55,000
  • Burnaby French Language Playschool Society – $6,400
  • Burnaby Hospice Society – $94,000
  • Burnaby MoreSports – $30,000
  • Burnaby Neighbourhood House Society – $100,000
  • Burnaby Rainbow Preschool Association – $7,000
  • Children’s Heart Network of BC Society – $55,000
  • Eternity Club – $49,000
  • Scouts Canada – 6th Centre Lake – $1,700
  • Burnaby Children’s Centres Society – $20,000
  • Hillview Parent Participation Preschool – $7,600
  • Hindu Cultural Society and Community Centre of B. C. – $14,500
  • Knights of Columbus, Council #8853 – $28,000
  • My Artist’s Corner Society, BC – $7,500
  • Parent Support Services Society of BC – $150,000
  • Rotary Club of Burnaby – $30,000
  • Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown – $10,500
  • Royal Canadian Air Cadets – 637 Arrow Squadron – $16,500
  • Scouts Canada – 76th Burnaby Scout Group – $5,400
  • St. Matthews Day Care Society – $34,150
  • Vancouver Transportation Foundation – $20,000
  • Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia – $104,700
  • Canadian Red Cross Society – BC & Yukon  $100,000
  • Canadian Society for Information Children – $28,700
  • Charlford House Society for Women – $73,000
  • CTS Youth Society – $20,000
  • Down Syndrome Resource Foundation – $240,000
  • Northeast Burnaby Community Association – $25,000
  • Pacific Assistance Dogs Society – $250,000
  • Pacific Post – Partum Support Society – $76,500
  • Scouts Canada – 1st Centre Lake – $6,800
  • Scouts Canada – 1st Southwest Burnaby – $7,400
  • Scouts Canada – 7th Mountain Burnaby – $5,100
  • SFU Childcare Society – $100,000
  • Westminster Shrine Club #8 – $16,000
  • Lions Club of Burnaby Lougheed – $20,000

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