Nechako Valley Community Services Society/Facebook image

Nechako Valley Community Services Society gets $250,000 from Province

Funds will go towards an office expansion project

Nechako Valley Community Services Society has received $250,000 in capital project funding from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, it was announced today (Nov. 26).

The funds will go towards an office expansion project for the society. Nechako Valley Community Services Society provides support, education and empowerment to individuals and families to enhance independence, confidence and wellness. It runs a wide array of programs in the community, including those for seniors, as well as mental health services for children, a homeless outreach program and support for foster parents.

The capital projects program is part of the annual $140-million Community Gaming Grants program, supporting over 5,000 community organizations that deliver arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, and parent advisory councils.

“Congratulations to these organizations that provide programs and services that have such an incredible impact on British Columbians,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “From construction of a new theatre, to upgrades that ensure the safety of our ice rinks, to mobile health units — these projects improve people’s lives in many ways.”

“The capital project grant funding will have a significant positive impact on the 55 organizations that received funding this year,” said Rob Gloor, chair of the BC Association of Charitable Gaming. “This program acknowledges community needs and provides a long-term investment in the success of B.C.’s not-for-profit sector. We will surely see stronger programs, better services and strengthened communities as a result of this funding.”

The next round of the capital project program will be open from June 1 to July 31, 2019.

READ MORE: 206 homes for Indigenous people in the North Coast and Skeena region



newsroom@ominecaexpress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Editorial: Go out and play

How much is too much screen time?

CIBC to close its branch in Fraser Lake next year

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) is closing its Fraser Lake… Continue reading

Couple selling fake jewelry in Fraser Lake, say RCMP

A man and woman have been defrauding local residents, offering fake jewelry for sale

Gitxsan forming cross-sector salmon management team

Nation again declares closure of fishery in territory for 2019

Tommy Chong says Canada took wrong approach to pot legalization

He also talked about the likelihood of another Cheech and Chong film

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Fashion Fridays: How to change your beauty routine

Kim XO, lets you in on her style secrets each Fashion Friday on the Black Press Media Network

‘Both things are true:’ Science, Indigenous wisdom seek common ground

Reconciliation between Canada and First Nations is playing out not only in legislatures and courtrooms but in labs across the country

B.C. to move salmon farms out of coastal migration route

Broughton Archipelago plan set to start in spring of 2019

Facebook reveals bug gave apps unauthorized access to 6.8 million users’ photos

It’s believed up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers had access to Facebook Stories, private photos

Lower-than-expected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog, says Canada Post

The Crown corporation says that’s largely because it is taking in fewer holiday parcels than expected

Trapped B.C. crash survivor celebrates second chance at life

“Life is good now. It’s good to be alive.”

Most Read