FORT ST. JOHN: In its first intake of the year, BC Hydro provided $70,000 to eight Peace Region non-profits through the Site C project's Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund.
Programs focus on food security, health, education, Indigenous people, seniors, and vulnerable populations. Recipients include:
- Hope for Health Society: $10,000 to hold a three-day community wellness conference for 250 participants.
- Project Thunderbird Society: $10,000 for the Guitar Build Camp, which teaches Indigenous youth how to build their own guitars.
- Chetwynd Meals on Wheels Society: $10,000 to provide an increasing number of seniors with nutritious, home-delivered meals.
- March of Dimes Canada: $10,000 for After Stroke BC, a program offering personalized stroke recovery which connects stroke survivors with one-on-one case management expertise.
- Friends of Hudson’s Hope Food Bank Upgrade: $9,535 to upgrade a space to house a food bank, improving its efficiency and ensuring quick, seamless support for vulnerable populations.
- Chetwynd Community Arts Council: $9,000 for three group sessions of Synergy Ceramics, which gives people the opportunity to create their own pot and paint them in an Indigenous style.
- House of Hope Community Church: $8,947 for new equipment and toys for an after-school program.
- Hudson’s Hope Fall Fair: $2,449 to enable low-income families to attend the dinner and dance at the Hudson’s Hope Fall Fair.
To date, 83 projects have received $728,651 from the GO Fund, which was established in 2016 to support Peace Region non-profits throughout construction of Site C.
The GO Fund is administered by Northern Development Initiative Trust. Applications for funding are accepted on an ongoing basis and funds are distributed quarterly. For more information, including past recipients and application details, please visit sitecproject.com/gofund.
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