NDP MLAs say grants for New Westminster organizations will help people access vital community services

NEW WESTMINSTER – New Democrat MLAs Jennifer Whiteside and Aman Singh say that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“Community organizations have been resilient in adapting to challenges brought by the pandemic and beyond,” says Jennifer Whiteside, MLA for New Westminster. “Their work to deliver services like addictions support and recovery, to supporting seniors in finding housing and navigating programs has made a real difference in the lives of British Columbians, and this funding will support these organizations in continuing this work. ”

This year, 26 organizations in New Westminster received over 1.6 million in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program.

Recipients include:

  • Last Door Recovery Society – $85,000
  • Seniors Services Society of BC – $85,500
  • Khalsa Diwan Society – New Westminster – $60,000

“Communities are strengthened by the organizations within them and the invaluable work they do to support people and their needs,” says Aman Singh, MLA for Richmond-Queensborough. “Community Gaming Grants are one of the ways our government can support these organizations across the province, so together, we can ensure no British Columbian is left behind.”

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 access to 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/gaminggrants/community-gaming-grants


Community Gaming Grants for New Westminster:

  • Aunt Leah’s Independent Lifeskills Society – $68,250
  • B.C. Lupus Society – 50,000
  • Blind Beginnings Society – $56,000
  • C.N.I.B. – Lower Mainland, South Coast, Fraser Valley Region – $45,000
  • Douglas College Centre for Sport, Recreation & Wellness – $36,000
  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver Children, Youth and Family Services – $100,000
  • Family Support Institute of BC Society – $180,000
  • Fraser River Discovery Centre Society – $100,000
  • Glenbrooke Daycare – $20,000
  • Inclusion BC Society – $94,000
  • Last Door Recovery Society – $85,000
  • Lookout Housing and Health Society – $100,000
  • Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families –  $1,750
  • Lumara Grief and Bereavement Care Society – $142,500
  • New Westminster Family Place Society – $26,640
  • Queens Avenue Daycare Society – $12,000
  • Queen’s Park Preschool Society – $5,800
  • Royal Columbian Hospital – $25,000
  • Scouts Canada – 12th New Westminster – $14,900
  • Seniors Services Society of BC – $85,500
  • St. Barnabas Day Care Society – $20,000
  • The YMCA of Greater Vancouver – $225,000
  • Westminster Children’s After School Society – $40,850
  • Westminster House Society – $84,000
  • Rotary Club of New Westminster – $20,000
  • Khalsa Diwan Society – New Westminster – $60,000