NDP MLAs Farnworth, Donnelly, Glumac and Robinson say grants for the Tri-City organizations will help people access vital community services

July 14, 2022 at 8:36 am  Politics, Provincial

TRI-CITIES – New Democrat MLAs Mike Farnworth, Fin Donnelly, Rick Glumac and Selina Robinson say that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

This year, 45 organizations in the Tri-Cities received over $1 million in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. Recipients include:

  • SHARE Family and Community Services Society – Children youth and families services, food and nutrition, and more – $95,000
  • Tri-City Family Place Society – Children, youth and family services – $36,000
  • Kinsight Community Society – Developmental disability supports – $84,000

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/gaming-grants/community-gaming-grants

Quotes

Fin Donnelly, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain

“Since the start of the pandemic, not-for-profit organizations in the health and social services sector have worked tirelessly to provide supports and services that people in our community rely on daily. With this funding, organizations like the SHARE Family and Community Services Society will be able to continue the services that have made life better for people.”

Mike Farnworth, MLA for Port Coquitlam

“The supports and services that not-for-profit organizations offer have helped enhance the lives of many people in our community. This funding will ensure that these important services are available to those who need them most.”

Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam

“Not-for-profit organizations play a vital role in the community and many people rely on them for supports. With this funding, organizations will be able to provide supports such as childcare, foodbanks, family services and more to those who need it and continue to make a positive difference in peoples lives.”

Selina Robinson, MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville

“We’re fortunate to have so many amazing not-for-profit organizations in our community that offer vital supports and services to people. I’m glad to know that our government is committed to supporting a wide range of organizations that make life better for everyone.”

Backgrounders

Community Gaming Grants for Tri-Cities:

Crossroads Hospice Society

$68,200

Low Entropy Foundation

$22,000

Low Entropy Foundation

$5,000

SHARE Family and Community Services Society

$95,000

Tri-City Family Place Society

$36,000

808 Coquitlam Squadron Sponsoring Committee

$13,700

Children’s House Montessori Pre-School Society

$16,000

Do What U Luv Foundation

$19,500

Evening Optimist Club of Coquitlam

$7,000

Immigrant Link Centre Society

$25,000

Kid’s Cottage Daycare Society

$20,250

Kinsight Community Society

$84,000

Kinsmen Club of Coquitlam

$36,000

Little Neighbours Preschool Society

$7,000

Scouts Canada – 12th Coquitlam

$4,200

Scouts Canada – 1st Ranch Park

$2,100

Scouts Francophones de la Colombie-Britannique

$20,000

Societe Place Maillardville Society

$41,500

Talitha Koum Society

$60,000

B.C. Pets & Friends

$20,000

British Columbia Hands and Voices Association

$4,000

Cedar Drive Preschool Society

$21,350

Kiddies Korner Preschool Society

$6,550

La Societe Francophone Les P’tits Lutins

$20,000

Port Coquitlam Daycare Society

$20,750

Port Coquitlam Royal Purple Lodge #10

$11,500

Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial

$40,000

Scouts Canada – 10th Coquitlam

$6,900

Scouts Canada – 13th Burnaby Ismaili Scout Group

$15,000

Scouts Canada – 18th Seymour

$5,900

Scouts Canada – 1st Port Coquitlam

$5,400

Scouts Canada – 9th Port Coquitlam Group

$6,500

The Air Cadet League of Canada 777 Neptune Squadron Sponsoring Committee

$18,000

Friendly Forest Preschool Association

$8,500

Scouts Canada – 1st Anmore

$4,000

Association of Neighbourhood Houses – Sasamat Outdoor Centre

$50,500

Canadian Federation of University Women – Coquitlam

$9,000

Scouts Canada – 1st Coquitlam Scout Group

$2,000

Scouts Canada – 1st Glenayre

$7,500

Scouts Canada – 5th Coquitlam

$8,250

Step By Step Child Development Society

$51,800

754 Phoenix Squadron Sponsoring Committee

$12,000

BizKids Practical Education Assn

$10,000

Camp Jubilee Society

$51,500

Rotary Club of Port Moody

$10,000

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