Grants will support local organizations in delivering vital programs for people in the Mid Island and Pacific Rim region says MLA Osborne

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PORT ALBERNI – Local organizations will continue to deliver programs that improve people’s quality of life thanks to nearly $61 million in Community Gaming Grants for human and social services, says New Democrat MLA Josie Osborne.

“When organizations have the support they need to continue their work, people are better served by reliable, ongoing care,” said Josie Osborne, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim. “This funding for our local social and community service organizations will ensure they can continue their work to support people in our community.”

Twenty-seven organizations in the region are receiving $863,750 in funding for human and social services, such as meeting the needs of under-served groups, providing public outreach and education, and more, including:

  • Denman Island Community Education Society – $12,700
  • Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society – $50,000
  • Pacific Rim Hospice Society – $45,150
  • Kuu-Us Crisis Line Society – $75,000
  • Port Alberni Association for Community Living – $55,000

The $61 million in funding this year for human and social services grants comes out of the $140 million distributed annually to not-for-profit organizations that deliver other essential services and make life better for people in British Columbia.

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