NDP MLA Josie Osborne says grant will support reconciliation in Port Alberni

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PORT ALBERNI New Democrat MLA Josie Osborne says funding for a local Indigenous organization will support the group’s economic and organizational resilience so they can continue their meaningful work for people and families in the community.

“Indigenous non-profits work hard to empower people, advance reconciliation, and change lives, but they need resources in order to do that work,” said Josie Osborne, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim. “The Kuu-us Crisis Line Society is a critical service that supports people in Port Alberni, as well as Indigenous people across BC, and this grant will help ensure they can continue their operations and help people in need.”

The Kuu-us Crisis Line Society in Port Alberni will be receiving $216,000 over three years.

As part of the Indigenous Resilience and Recovery Grant Initiative, 23 non-profit organizations are each receiving a share of nearly $5 million in total funding. The initiative is being administered in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation, United Way BC, and New Relationship Trust.

Throughout the pandemic and recovery, Indigenous non-profit organizations have faced challenges and increased demand for their programs and services. This funding will help address gaps in their operations so they can continue their work.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023SDPR0003-000129