NDP MLAs Coulter and Paddon say grants for local organizations will help people access vital community services

July 13, 2022

CHILLIWACK– New Democrat MLAs Dan Coulter and Kelli Paddon say that people who receive services from local non-profits will benefit from funding to improve community health, accessibility and well-being.

“We have faced a lot of challenges in the last few years, and organizations that offer Human and Social Services have been there for us every step of the way. Investments like this are one way our government helps essential organizations, like Chilliwack Community Services, continue to deliver amazing outcomes to people in our communities,” said Dan Coulter, MLA for Chilliwack.

This year,19 organizations in the area received over $700,000 in funding through the human and social services stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. Recipients include:

  • The Chilliwack Hospice Society- Hospice and Bereavement- $100,000
  • Chilliwack Community Services- Education and training services- $100,000
  • Agassiz-Harrison Community Services- Children, Youth and Family Services, Food and Nutrition, activities- $62,675
  • A complete list of recipients is in the attached backgrounder. 

“Whether it’s the Chilliwack Hospice or Agassiz-Harrison Community Services, every one of the organizations receiving this funding are vital to our communities. I’m so grateful for everyone who is involved in making sure people in our communities receive the care they need, from volunteers, to employees, to those in government who deliver this funding, thank you,” Kelli Paddon, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent.

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.