Today, BC Interior Community Foundation is pleased to announce $411,000 in funding to support nine projects in the Thompson, Nicola and South Cariboo region through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million by the Government of Canada to help Community Service Organizations, charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies located in Canada adapt, modernize and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services that they provide through the pandemic recovery and beyond.

The following projects are being supported in Kamloops, Chase and Lillooet:

  • $97,280 was invested to fund the Lillooet Friendship Centre Society to enhance and provide digital solution to enhance communication and provides seamless linkage between their case management programs;
  • $14,300 was invested to fund Interior Community Services (ICS) to implement bio-metrics technology in all ICS supported homes;
  • $59,550 was invested to fund Kamloops Symphony Society to establish an integrated fund development plan, policies, and roadmap to implement an endowment campaign and establish an effective donor data management system;
  • $10,683 was invested to fund Kamloops Brain Injury Association for an upgrade and expansion of their database and fundraising tracking systems;
  • $100,000 was invested to fund Supporting Team Excellence with Patience (STEPS) to provide CPR training across clinics, capture their COVID-19 learnings and best practices and standardize their processes, policies, and technology;
  • $39,289 was invested to fund Children’s Circle Daycare Society to modernize their information, communication and accounting systems for future resiliency;
  • $38,610 was invested to fund the Lillooet Learning Communities Society to establish the Lillooet Community Connect Innovation HUB with a focus on developing policies and procedures.
  • $39,289 was invested to fund Chase and Area Young Learners Society for digital Infrastructure and equipment for a Family Resource Centre.

“Community service organizations are at the heart of communities like Kamloops, Chase and Lillooet, creating a sense of belonging from coast to coast to coast. 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 Thompson, Nicola and South Cariboo.

– Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

For more information, visit the Community Services Recovery Fund website


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