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Local organizations to receive over $900,000 for human and social services

Thirty-two organizations in the Courtenay-Comox area will be getting funding for human and social services for under-served groups.

The $905,375 will benefit local organizations and is part of $61 million in community gaming grants from the province.

Organizations in the Comox Valley include:

  • Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women Society receiving $66,000 
  • Comox Valley Head Injury Society receiving $23,000 
  • Lake Trail Community Education Society receiving $42,500 
  • LUSH Valley Food Action Society receiving $94,000 

NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says the funding help the community to continue to improve.

“Courtenay and Comox have so many outstanding organizations doing the work to serve our community on the ground, improving lives and making a change,” said Leonard. “When we support these organizations, we support our community to thrive.”

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The grants also fund arts and culture, sports, human and social services, public safety and environmental conservation along with parent and district advisory councils of B.C. schools. 

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