NDP MLAs Dykeman and Mercier say grants will support local organizations and keep people and the environment safe

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LANGLEY – New Democrat MLAs Megan Dykeman and Andrew Mercier say local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep people safe thanks to nearly $160,000 from the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.

“Community Gaming Grants support organizations that make Langley a better place to live,” said Megan Dykeman, MLA for Langley East. “Organizations like Langley Environmental Partners Society and the Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association provide vital services to our community and I’m glad these grants will help them continue their good work.”

In Langley, 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.

  • Africa-Canada Education Foundation- $2,500
  • Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association- $30,000

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

  • Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association- $5,000
  • Langley Environmental Partners Society- $20,000
  • Canadian Animal Rescue & Extended Shelter Society- $32,000
  • Langley Animal Protection Soceity- $70,000

“Joining a community organization is a great way to help keep Langley safe, connected, and fun,” said Andrew Mercier, MLA for Langley. “These grants will help make sure deserving not-for-profits in Langley can continue and expand the great work they do.”

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/2023ENV0021-000369