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FORT ST. JOHN: BC Hydro is contributing more than $36,000 to support four Peace Region non-profit groups through the Site C project’s Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund.
North East Native Advancing Society (NENAS) is receiving a grant for a program aimed at assisting elders.
The award recipients support a youth and seniors program for First Nations and Inuit people in northeastern B.C., a seniors housing program, a therapeutic farming program and pet care for low-income owners.
Recipients receiving the grants include:
- North East Native Advancing Society: $10,000 for an elders and youth program, aimed at assisting elders to stay connected with family and friends through a variety of activities, including the use of social media, storytelling and gardening.
- Chetwynd Senior Citizens Housing Society: $8,575 for an interactive projector gaming console at Surerus Place that encourages seniors to work collaboratively and improve their mobility and social skills.
- Fort St. John Association for Community Living: $10,000 for their Growing Connections Farm program, a therapeutic farming initiative that helps adults and seniors with developmental disabilities and their families.
- BC SPCA branch in Fort St. John: $7,500 for affordable access to veterinary care for pets.
To date, 61 projects have received $540,066 from the $800,000 fund, which was established in September 2016 to support non-profit organizations in the north and south Peace Region throughout construction of Site C.
Applications for funding are accepted on an ongoing basis and funds are distributed quarterly. For more information on the fund, including past recipients and application details, please visit sitecproject.com/gofund.
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