NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert says grants will support local organizations and keep people and the environment safe

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VANCOUVER– New Democrat MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert says local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep people safe thanks to $1,809,600 from the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.

“From crime prevention to environmental conservation, we are so lucky to have organizations that are real team players in our community,” said Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA for Vancouver-West End. “I am grateful to see our government provide funding and support for organizations that make our community a more resilient place.”

In Vancouver, the following community organizations are receiving funding for public safety work, which can include restorative justice, firefighting, search and rescue, emergency preparedness and community safe.

  • Canadian Lifeboat Institution Inc., $75,000
  • Chinese Community Policing Centre, $50,000
  • Grandview-Woodland Community Police Office Society, $38,400
  • Hastings North Area Planning Association, $72,900
  • Joyce Station Area Planning Association, $40,000
  • Kerrisdale, Oakridge, Marpole Crime Prevention Society, $52,300
  • Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers Association, $225,000
  • South Vancouver Community Crime Prevention Society, $42,500
  • South Vancouver Community Crime Prevention Society $38,500
  • St. John Society (British Columbia and Yukon), $210,000
  • Strathcona Community Safety Association, $38,000
  • Vancouver Emergency Community Telecommunications Organization, $11,000
  • West End – Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre, $40,500

The following local organizations are receiving funding for environmental initiatives, such as animal protection, conservation and environmental awareness programs:

  • Native Bee Society of BC, $5,000
  • Stanley Park Ecology Society, $132,500
  • FarmFolk/CityFolk Society, $74,500
  • Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver Society, $22,000
  • Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association, $47,000
  • Be The Change Earth Alliance, $61,500
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia, $153,000
  • EYA Environmental Youth Alliance Society, $60,000
  • Recycling Council of British Columbia, $30,000
  • Ocean Wise Conservation Association, $210,000
  • Village Vancouver Transition Society, $40,000
  • Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, $40,000

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