We are pleased to announce funding recipients supported through the
Canada's Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI)
We are proud to have partnered with Community Foundations in the BC Southern Region, Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver Canada's Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI) in the Southern BC Region.
SurreyCares and Community Foundations has worked along with the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan, Central Okanagan Foundation; Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies, Maple Ridge Community Foundation, North Okanagan Foundation, and the Port Moody Community Foundation to provide the funding.
Launched on Feb 09, 2021, we’ve invested $624,856 through the CHCI to support community-led organizations in developing local, small-scale infrastructure projects that respond to the immediate needs arising from COVID-19 while building towards a more pandemic-resilient future. We are pleased to announce the projects that the CHCI has supported.
FUNDING RECIPIENTS announced to date
Rotary Club of Nakusp Society - $55,000 was invested to fund The Nakusp Natural Adventure Park project.
The Sharing Farm for the Growing Food - $20,000 was invested to fund the Growing Food, Growing Community Project (Richmond).
Sqilxw Apna - $99,000 was invested to fund the N'sis'ooloxw Pathways project (Vernon);
Pedal Foundation - $66,000 was invested to fund the Oppenheimer Bicycle Repair Clinics project (Vancouver);
District of Mission Parks, Recreation & Culture - $64,251 was invested to fund the Youth/Community Centre project;
Wildsight Elk Valley - $88,000 was invested to fund the EcoGarden - Learning & Growing Space project (Fernie);
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre - $74,958 was invested to fund the Welcome to Nikkei Garden project (Burnaby);
Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail - $72,000 was invested to fund the Okanagan Rail Trail: Northern Gateway Welcome/Way-finding Station project;
Canadian Society Promoting Environmental Conservation - $43,000 was invested to fund the From local farms to our connected tables, Food for everyone project (Vancouver);
Oliver Parks and Recreation Society - $42,647 was invested to fund the Get out and Play: Oliver Racquet Sport Court Development project.
The second application period for funding is now open, starting from May 14, 2021, at 9:00 A.M. PST until June 25, 2021, at 5:00 P.M. PST.
Visit canadahealthycommunitiesinitiative.ca to find out more about how to apply, explore resources for applicants and sign up for community mobilization sessions.