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

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BURNABY – New Democrat MLAs Katrina Chen, Janet Routledge, Raj Chouhan and Anne Kang say local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep people safe thanks to $218,550 from the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.

“Our province is fortunate to have such committed organizations, like Stream for Dreams Murals Society and Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia, that are protecting our watersheds and wildlife,” said Katrina Chen, MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed. “By supporting these types of organizations, we are helping to ensure a healthier, more vibrant future for all British Columbians.”

In Burnaby, 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.

  • Royal Life Saving Society Canada – B.C. & Yukon, $23,550

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

  • WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia, $140,000
  • Stream of Dreams Mural Society, $55,000

“It’s important that everyone in Burnaby is able to enjoy our pools safely,” said Janet Routledge, MLA for Burnaby North. “Supporting the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada with this grant ensures that people can continue to access quality lifesaving education and resources.”

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.


“Non-profit organizations play a vital role in our communities, especially when it comes to protecting local ecosystems and advancing public safety,” said Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds. “I am grateful to see this funding support for these key players who make our communities safer and a joy to be in.”

“I recognize and appreciate the work that local non-profits do for communities throughout the province. Non-profits deliver vital programming that directly support people throughout B.C., and we want to ensure they have the resources to continue,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Municipal Affairs and MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake. “Our government is committed to continued strong partnership. The grants that we are announcing today will support 281 organizations across the province that will help make B.C. a stronger, healthier and more sustainable place to work, live and play.”

Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28426