NDP MLAs Coulter and Paddon say grants will support local organizations and keep people and the environment safe

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CHILLIWACK – New Democrat MLAs Dan Coulter and Kelli Paddon say local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep people safe thanks to nearly $180,000 from the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.

“The organizations we’re supporting provide unique and vital services to people here in Chilliwack.” said Dan Coulter, MLA for Chilliwack. “I’m glad that these grants will help them continue their work to make our community a better and safer place for everyone.”

In Chilliwack, 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.

  • Chilliwack Search and Rescue Society- $15,000
  • Coquihalla Summit Snowmobile Club- $17,500
  • Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association- $51,000

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

  • Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society- $20,000
  • Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven Society- $76,000

“Not-for-profits provide so many important services in our community for people, animals, and the environment,” said Kelli Paddon, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent. “This round of grants will help support the amazing Chilliwack Search and Rescue Society, as well as helping the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven Society find loving homes for displaced animals.”

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