NDP MLAs Bowinn Ma and Susie chant say grants for North Vancouver organizations will help people access vital community services

July 14, 2022 at 8:34 am  Politics, Provincial

NORTH VANCOUVER– New Democrat MLAs Bowinn Ma and Susie Chant say that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“Local organizations have worked hard to ensure people in North Vancouver have access to important services like childcare, foodbanks, family services, mental health supports and more,” said Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale. “This funding will ensure vital organizations that have positively impacted generations of people in our community are able to continue to provide the programs and supports people need.”

“Here in North Vancouver, there are countless organizations that have made a positive impact on our community,” said Susie Chant, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour. “Each organization has worked to make sure people get the services they need and I’m excited to know that this funding will support them as they continue to make life better for people and keep our community resilient.”

This year, 35 organizations in North Vancouver received over $1.6 million in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. Recipients include:

  • North Shore Neighbourhood House – Children, youth and family services, education, tutoring services, and more – $179,000
  • North Shore Women’s Centre Society – Education, tutoring services, emergency social services, and more – $77,800
  • BC Original Minds Association – Human and social services – $159,000

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 to access 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 North Vancouver:

BC Original Minds Association


British Columbia Family French Camp Society


Deep Cove Parent Participation Preschool


Elders Council for Parks in BC


Lions Club of Mount Seymour


Lynn Valley Lions Club Society


Lynn Valley Parent Participation Preschool


North Shore Disability Resource Centre


North Vancouver Deep Cove Lions Club


Parkgate Community Services Society


Royal Canadian Legion Lynn Valley Branch 114


Scouts Canada – 11th Seymour


Seymour Heights Play-Based Programs Association


Spectrum Mothers Support Society


Street Saviours Outreach Society


The Vancouver Waldorf School Society


Upper Lonsdale Preschool Society


Alano Club of the North Shore


Canadian Federation of University Women – North Vancouver


Canadian Mental Health Association North and West Vancouver Branch


Family Services of the North Shore


Hollyburn Community Services Society


Lifeways Childcare Society


Lionsview Senior’s Planning Society North and West Vancouver, BC


Lonsdale Creek Day Care Centre Society


North Shore Community Resources Society


North Shore Connexions Society


North Shore Crisis Services Society


North Shore Neighbourhood House


North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre


North Shore Women’s Centre Society


Scouts Canada – 180th Pacific Coast Group


Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia


The Air Cadet League of Canada, 103 Thunderbird Squadron Sponsoring Committee


The Cinderella Project Society


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