Community groups in the Tri-Cities will get a cash injection thanks to the federal government's Community Services Recovery Fund.
Aimed to help service groups through the COVID-19 pandemic recovery, the $831,500 was announced last week by the Coquitlam Foundation, Port Coquitlam Community Foundation and the Port Moody Foundation to assist 13 local organizations.
They are (in numerical order):
- $115,000: Do What U Luv for digital transformation and data capacity
- $99,060: Hope for Freedom for IT systems and processes
- $99,000: Access Youth Outreach Services Society for Project Life Preserver
- $98,000: Talitha Koum Society for Family Enhancement Community Integration Project
- $88,100: Kinsight Community Society for streamlining information processes and organizational accounting system
- $64,730: New View Society for modernization of organization planning, case management and security investments
- $61,100: Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society for post-COVID strategic planning
- $56,000: Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society for a new website, part-time community outreach and improved online program access
- $49,000: Burquest Jewish Community Association for digital transformation and data capacity
- $41,900: Port Moody Arts Centre Society for developing their human resources and financial systems
- $21,110: Trinity United Church for technological advancement
- $19,800: Fraser North Community Volunteer Connections Society for investments in equipment, IT/digital infrastructure and physical space
- $18,700: Société Place Maillardville Society for fundraising marketing plan
The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time $400-million investment to support charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies that have been struggling since the pandemic began.
"Community service organizations are at the heart of communities like Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody creating a sense of belonging from coast to coast to coast," said Jenna Sudds, minister of Families, Children and Social Development, in a release.
"The Community Services Recovery Fund will enable organizations that serve our diverse communities to adapt and modernize their programs and services and to invest in the future of their organizations, staff and volunteers. Together, we can rebuild from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and build a more just and equitable future for those in the Tri-Cities."