NDP MLAs Alexis and D’Eith say grants for local Mission organizations will help people access vital community services

MISSION – New Democrat MLAs Pam Alexis and Bob D’Eith say that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“Investing in community services like SARA For Women Society in Mission is incredibly important. I’m so grateful to everyone who works and volunteers to provide these services to British Columbians,” said Pam Alexis, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission

This year, nine organizations in Mission received over $600,000 in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. Recipients include:

  • SARA For Women Society- $235,000
  • Mission Hospice Society- $81,000
  • Mission Friendship Centre Society- $100,000
  • For a complete list of recipients, please see the attached backgrounder. 

“Human and social services are more important now than ever. These organizations are vital in our communities and I’m glad to work for a government that understands the importance of funding services that people need, such as Mission Hospice Society,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission

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 to access services such as food banks, children and youth programs, mental health supports, and other services that enhance health and wellbeing.