NDP MLAs Farnworth, Donnelly, Glumac and Robinson say grants for the Tri-City organizations will help people access vital community services

TRI-CITIES – New Democrat MLAs Mike Farnworth, Fin Donnelly, Rick Glumac and Selina Robinson say that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

This year, 45 organizations in the Tri-Cities received over $1 million in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. Recipients include:

  • SHARE Family and Community Services Society – Children youth and families services, food and nutrition, and more – $95,000
  • Tri-City Family Place Society – Children, youth and family services – $36,000
  • Kinsight Community Society – Developmental disability supports – $84,000

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.

Quick Facts:

  • Community Gaming Grants provides around $140 million annually to approximately 5,000 not-for-profit organizations that deliver services to people throughout the province.
  • In addition to human and social services, the grants fund arts, culture and sport, public safety and environmental conservation, as well as parent and district parent advisory councils in B.C. schools.

For more information on Community Gaming Grants, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/gambling-fundraising/gaming-grants/community-gaming-grants


Fin Donnelly, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain

“Since the start of the pandemic, not-for-profit organizations in the health and social services sector have worked tirelessly to provide supports and services that people in our community rely on daily. With this funding, organizations like the SHARE Family and Community Services Society will be able to continue the services that have made life better for people.”

Mike Farnworth, MLA for Port Coquitlam

“The supports and services that not-for-profit organizations offer have helped enhance the lives of many people in our community. This funding will ensure that these important services are available to those who need them most.”

Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam

“Not-for-profit organizations play a vital role in the community and many people rely on them for supports. With this funding, organizations will be able to provide supports such as childcare, foodbanks, family services and more to those who need it and continue to make a positive difference in peoples lives.”

Selina Robinson, MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville

“We’re fortunate to have so many amazing not-for-profit organizations in our community that offer vital supports and services to people. I’m glad to know that our government is committed to supporting a wide range of organizations that make life better for everyone.”


Community Gaming Grants for Tri-Cities:

Crossroads Hospice Society


Low Entropy Foundation


Low Entropy Foundation


SHARE Family and Community Services Society


Tri-City Family Place Society


808 Coquitlam Squadron Sponsoring Committee


Children’s House Montessori Pre-School Society


Do What U Luv Foundation


Evening Optimist Club of Coquitlam


Immigrant Link Centre Society


Kid’s Cottage Daycare Society


Kinsight Community Society


Kinsmen Club of Coquitlam


Little Neighbours Preschool Society


Scouts Canada – 12th Coquitlam


Scouts Canada – 1st Ranch Park


Scouts Francophones de la Colombie-Britannique


Societe Place Maillardville Society


Talitha Koum Society


B.C. Pets & Friends


British Columbia Hands and Voices Association


Cedar Drive Preschool Society


Kiddies Korner Preschool Society


La Societe Francophone Les P’tits Lutins


Port Coquitlam Daycare Society


Port Coquitlam Royal Purple Lodge #10


Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial


Scouts Canada – 10th Coquitlam


Scouts Canada – 13th Burnaby Ismaili Scout Group


Scouts Canada – 18th Seymour


Scouts Canada – 1st Port Coquitlam


Scouts Canada – 9th Port Coquitlam Group


The Air Cadet League of Canada 777 Neptune Squadron Sponsoring Committee


Friendly Forest Preschool Association


Scouts Canada – 1st Anmore


Association of Neighbourhood Houses – Sasamat Outdoor Centre


Canadian Federation of University Women – Coquitlam


Scouts Canada – 1st Coquitlam Scout Group


Scouts Canada – 1st Glenayre


Scouts Canada – 5th Coquitlam


Step By Step Child Development Society


754 Phoenix Squadron Sponsoring Committee


BizKids Practical Education Assn


Camp Jubilee Society


Rotary Club of Port Moody