NDP MLA Michele Babchuk says grants for North Island organizations will help people access vital community services

North Island – New Democrat MLA Michele Babchuk says that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“People rely on the services that these not-for-profits provide across North Island,” said MLA Michele Babchuk. “Our government knows how important it is to support meaningful work in our urban centres and our rural communities and that’s why we are investing in the work these organizations are doing.”

This year, 27 organizations in the North Island received over $900,000 in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. Recipients include:

  • Campbell River North Island Transition Society- $97,000
  • The North Island Survivors’ Healing Society- $94,500
  • Campbell River Hospice Society- $76,000
  • Pacific Centre Family Services Association- $60,000

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 access to 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/gaminggrants/community-gaming-grants

Community Gaming Grants for the North Island:

Altrusa Club of Campbell River $28,500
Campbell River and District Adult Care Society $20,000
Campbell River and North Island Transition Society $97,000
Campbell River Beacon Club $20,000
Campbell River Family Services Society $25,000
Campbell River Head Injury Support Society $12,500
Campbell River Hospice Society $76,000
Campbell River Shrine Club #22 $35,000
Campbell River Volunteer Society $45,900
IODE  Laura Gordon Chapter $11,940
Knights of Columbus  #5468 – Bishop Hill $15,000
Multicultural and Immigrant Services Association Of North Vancouver Island $41,900
North Island Supportive Recovery Society $64,000
Opportunities Career Services Society $19,500
Rotary Club of Campbell River $25,000
Rotary Club of Campbell River – Daybreak $15,000
Scouts Canada – 1st Willow Point $7,000
Shrine Club #5 – Comox Valley $8,000
The Kinsmen Society of Campbell River $17,000
The North Island Survivors’ Healing Society $94,500
Cortes Community Health Association $27,875
Southern Cortes Community Association $23,500
North Island Early Child Development Society $31,200
North Island Community Services Society $33,600
Phil Thompson Memorial Daycare Society $15,500
The Sointula Resource Centre Society $35,000
Pacific Centre Family Services Association $60,000