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

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Community Gaming Grants for North Vancouver:

BC Original Minds Association

$159,500

British Columbia Family French Camp Society

$10,000

Deep Cove Parent Participation Preschool

$7,000

Elders Council for Parks in BC

$7,000

Lions Club of Mount Seymour

$21,400

Lynn Valley Lions Club Society

$29,000

Lynn Valley Parent Participation Preschool

$5,000

North Shore Disability Resource Centre

$77,500

North Vancouver Deep Cove Lions Club

$15,000

Parkgate Community Services Society

$93,500

Royal Canadian Legion Lynn Valley Branch 114

$47,000

Scouts Canada – 11th Seymour

$18,450

Seymour Heights Play-Based Programs Association

$8,500

Spectrum Mothers Support Society

$20,000

Street Saviours Outreach Society

$4,000

The Vancouver Waldorf School Society

$46,000

Upper Lonsdale Preschool Society

$8,500

Alano Club of the North Shore

$32,000

Canadian Federation of University Women – North Vancouver

$12,000

Canadian Mental Health Association North and West Vancouver Branch

$62,000

Family Services of the North Shore

$158,500

Hollyburn Community Services Society

$100,000

Lifeways Childcare Society

$8,500

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

$16,000

Lonsdale Creek Day Care Centre Society

$63,000

North Shore Community Resources Society

$63,500

North Shore Connexions Society

$99,000

North Shore Crisis Services Society

$26,000

North Shore Neighbourhood House

$179,000

North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre

$30,000

North Shore Women’s Centre Society

$77,800

Scouts Canada – 180th Pacific Coast Group

$1,100

Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia

$78,000

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

$6,000

The Cinderella Project Society

$15,000

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