NDP MLA Katrina Chen says new infrastructure funding a boost for community services

BURNABY – New Democrat MLA Katrina Chen says that Capital Grants through the Community Gaming Grants (CGG) program will help Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia upgrade and deliver better services to Burnaby.

“I’m grateful for our local non-profit organizations and the ways they support resilience in Burnaby,” said Katrina Chen, MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed. “With this grant, Adoptive Families Association of British Columba will be able to upgrade their website and reduce barriers for people wanting to access information or services.”

The Capital Grants stream of the CGG supports not-for-profits and other community organizations to purchase, build, upgrade, or expand infrastructure that allows them to continue providing services or meet growing demand. Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia will be receiving $75,000 to update and rebuild their website.

The Capital Grants stream is providing over $5 million to 45 organizations across British Columbia for the 2021/22 fiscal year.

The capital projects program is part of the annual $140-million Community Gaming Grants program supporting about 5,000 community organizations that deliver arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, and parent advisory councils