COQUITLAM – New Democrat MLAs Rick Glumac and Selina Robinson are welcoming $202,500 in funding for seven not-for-profit organizations in the Tri-Cities. The organizations, which provide environmental and public safety services, are receiving funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.
The recipients of the community grant funding are the Canadian Ski Patrol System- Greater Vancouver Zone, Communities Embracing Restorative Action (CERA) Society, Coquitlam Search and Rescue Society, Green Bricks Education Society, Coastal Partners in Conservation Society, RSBC Rivershed Society of British Columbia, and the Tri-Cities Off Road Cycling Association.
In 2019-20, the Province is providing approximately $4.6 million to more than 135 organizations in the environment sector. Environmental programming gives British Columbians the opportunity to learn about and connect with nature. The grants also support wildlife rehabilitation programs and shelters for animals.
The Province is also providing approximately $5.6 million to nearly 125 organizations in the public safety sector. Through public safety programs, non-profit organizations provide emergency and lifesaving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, and community and restorative justice for people across the province.
The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.
“People in the Tri-Cities care deeply about environmental stewardship, and I’m glad this money being invested in organizations that foster these values in our community. I appreciate the work these environmental and public safety organizations do to make our community safer, more just, and more sustainable.” –Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam
“These organizations provide so much to the community. It is important that they are supported. The funding from the Community Gaming Grant funding will help ensure that people in our community can continue to access the important services these groups provide.” – Selina Robinson, MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville
Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/21195
For more information about B.C. Community Gaming Grants, visit http://www.gov.bc.ca/gaminggrants.
The full list of Public Safety and Environment sector grants is available online at: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/CGG_2019_Public%20Safety_Environment_Grant_Awards_Backgrounder.pdf