NDP MLAs say grants will keep people and animals safe in Langley

LANGLEY– New Democrat MLAs Megan Dykeman and Andrew Mercier say local organizations will be able to rescue animals and keep people safe thanks to funding from the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.

“What a great reminder of the tireless work of volunteers and employees at community non-profits undertake to keep us, our animals, and our environment safe. Langley Environmental Partner’s society do such important work, and it’s wonderful to see them, along with all the other organizations, getting a boost.” said Megan Dykeman, MLA for Langley East.

In Langley, the Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association community is receiving $30,000 grant for public safety work. This can include volunteer firefighting, marine and land search and rescue operations, crime reduction and restorative justice, and emergency response and communications.

“Gaming grants support organizations that contribute to public safety in all kinds of ways. The Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association has been serving Langley for over 30 years by educating and implementing programs rooted in restorative justice,” said Andrew Mercier, MLA for Langley.

Another 3 local not-for-profits in Langley and Aldergrove are receiving $122,000 for environmental initiatives such as ecosystem conservation, animal welfare, and education and outreach programs.

  • Langley Animal Protection Society- $70,000
  • Canadian Animal Rescue and Extended Shelter Society- $32,000
  • Langley Environmental Partners Society- $20,000

Over $10.5 million is being distributed through the Environment and Public Safety streams of the Community Gaming Grant program for the 2021/2022 fiscal year. $140 million are distributed annually though Community Gaming Grants to roughly 1,500 community not-for-profit organizations across all streams of the program. These grants help organizations build strong, vibrant communities across B.C.

Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022MUNI0005-000123