NDP MLAs says grants for Central Island organizations will help people access vital community services

July 14, 2022 at 8:38 am  Politics, Provincial

CENTRAL ISLAND – New Democrat MLAs Sheila Malcolmson, Doug Routley, and Adam Walker say that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“These not-for-profit organizations play an important role in our community and I am thankful for their hard work,” said Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo. “This funding will go a long way to ensure they can continue supporting people.”

This year, over 80 organizations in the Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, and Oceanside regions received over $3 million in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. Recipients include:

  • Tilicum Lelum Aboriginal Society – $78,000
  • Nanaimo Community Hospce Society – $100,000
  • Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank Society – $169,000
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island – $214,500
  • People for a Healthy Community On Gabriola Society – $67,830
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“Whether it’s People for a Healthy Community on Gabriola, the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association, or the Tilicum Lelum Aboriginal Society, these organizations and the others receiving this funding are a valuable resource to the people they serve,” said Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. “It is great news that our government is able to support their important efforts.”

“Oceanside is full of hardworking and caring people who provide services that community members rely on through these organizations,” said Adam Walker, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. “Our government recognizes how vital their role is and that’s why we are investing in their 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.

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 Nanaimo:

  • Altrusa Club of Nanaimo – $15,475
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island – $91,750
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island – $214,500
  • Enchanted Woodland Children’s Society – $18,450
  • Hub-City Lions Society Nanaimo – $18,000
  • Kinsmen Club of Nanaimo – $4,000
  • Knights Mid-Island Charitable Society – $10,200
  • Nanaimo Association for Community Living  – $32,100
  • Nanaimo Brain Injury Society – $75,000
  • Nanaimo Child Development Centre Society – $85,000
  • Nanaimo Community Gardens Society – $25,000
  • Nanaimo Community Hospice Society – $100,000
  • Nanaimo Community Kitchens Society – $41,000
  • Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre Society – $57,400
  • Nanaimo Family Life Association – $79,100
  • Nanaimo Foodshare Society – $111,000
  • Nanaimo Lions Club of Nanaimo B.C. – $19,000
  • Nanaimo Literacy Association – $72,000
  • Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre – $110,000
  • Nanaimo Parent Participation Preschool – $6,300
  • Nanaimo Volunteer and Information Centre Society – $28,500
  • Rotary Club of Nanaimo North – $17,750
  • Scouts Canada – 1st Departure Bay – $8,400
  • Vancouver Island Crisis Society – $71,550
  • Vancouver Island Integrated Counselling and Community Services Society – $60,000
  • Vancouver Island Mental Health Society – $45,000

Community Gaming Grants for Nanaimo-North Cowichan:

  • Chemainus Community Schools Association – $38,900
  • Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association – $24,000
  • Rotary Club of Chemainus – $23,000
  • Gabriola Lions Club – $14,000
  • Gabriola Nursery School Society       Child Care – $7,000
  • People for a Healthy Community On Gabriola Society – $67,830
  • 257 RCACS Parent Committee – $2,700
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles #2101 Ladies Auxiliary     – $22,000
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladysmith Aerie 2101 – $21,250
  • Kinsmen Club of Ladysmith – $24,000
  • Ladysmith Family and Friends Society – $70,510
  • Ladysmith Lions Club – $19,400
  • Ladysmith Resources Centre Association – $64,900
  • Rotary Club of Ladysmith – $9,500
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch #171 Ladysmith – $12,000
  • Cedar School and Community Enhancement Society – $9,000
  • Lions Club of Cedar – $18,000
  • Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank Society – $169,000
  • Nanaimo Innovation Academy Foundation – $22,000
  • Pacificsport Regional Centre – Vancouver Island – $51,000
  • Scouts Canada – 1st Nanaimo – $4,500
  • Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Society – $78,000
  • Women of the Moose #197 – $20,000

Community Gaming Grants for Cowichan Valley:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Cowichan Valley Branch 1992 – $62,300
  • Clements Centre Society – $51,000
  • Cowichan Family Caregivers Support Society – $20,230
  • Cowichan Family Life Association – $47,175
  • Cowichan Green Community Foundation – $55,000
  • Cowichan Preschool Association – $7,000
  • Cowichan Station Area Association – $6,000
  • Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association – $60,000
  • Cowichan Valley Alano Club – $25,000
  • Cowichan Valley Hospice Society – $98,150
  • Cowichan Valley Independent Living Resource Centre Society – $42,000
  • Cowichan Valley Intercultural and Immigrant Aid Society – $37,200
  • Cowichan Women Against Violence Society – $19,000
  • Duncan Day Care Society – $28,300
  • GTCPS Growing Together Child And Parent Society – $23,000
  • Hiiye’yu Lelum (House of Friendship) Society – $54,500
  • Literacy Now Cowichan Society – $45,000
  • Navy League of Canada – Cowichan Branch – $4,000
  • Nourish Cowichan Society – $75,000
  • Rotary Club of Duncan – $16,200
  • Vancouver Island Providence Community Association – $98,600
  • VC Volunteer Cowichan – $47,000
  • Lions Club of Cowichan Lake – $10,000
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch #210 Lake Cowichan – $15,000
  • Lions Club of Mill Bay – $10,000
  • Scouts Canada – 1st Cobble Hill – $4,000
  • Malahat Lions Club Society – $18,000

Community Gaming Grants for Parksville-Qualicum:

  • Central Island Independent School Society – $35,000
  • Rotary Club of Lantzville Society – $18,000
  • Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak – $16,500
  • Knights of Columbus Ascension Council #7991 – $26,000
  • Navy League of Canada – Oceanside Branch – $4,900
  • Oceanside Building Learning Together Society – $24,000
  • Parksville Lions Club – $10,000
  • Sunrise Preschool Association – $8,500
  • Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks #589 – $15,000
  • Oceanside Hospice Society – $94,000
  • Parksville Qualicum 4-H District Council – $7,000
  • The Air Cadet League of Canada, 893 Beaufort Squadron Sponsoring Committee – $4,100

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