COURTENAY – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep people safe thanks to $396,400 from the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.
“Not-for-profit organizations do amazing work in our community,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “From watershed protection to animal rescue and even community justice, I know that this funding will go a long way in making a positive impact.”
In Courtenay-Comox, the following community organizations are receiving funding for public safety work, which can include restorative justice, firefighting, search and rescue, emergency preparedness and community safety.
- North Island Amateur Radio Society- $6,500
- Comox Valley Marine Rescue Society- $25,400
- Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue Association- $91,500
- Community Justice Centre of the Comox Valley Society- $40,000
The following local organizations are receiving funding for environmental initiatives, such as animal protection, conservation and environmental awareness programs:
- Cat Advocates Teaching & Saving Society- $15,000
- Tsolum River Restoration Society- $25,000
- Comox Valley Land Trust- $13,000
- Comox Valley Project Watershed Society- $90,000
- Kitty Cat P.A.L. Society- $25,000
- Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS)- $65,000
More than $12 million in new funding for public safety and environment programs will support 281 non-profit organizations that are helping make life better for people throughout B.C.
Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023MUNI0019-000376