Friday, April 16, 2021

More funding towards anti racism efforts for North Coast

The Provincial government had some good news for the day for 36 organizations in 57 communities across the province, announcing some additional funding towards anti racism programs including one in Prince Rupert.

Of the $372,500 that the province has released today, The North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society will receive $7,500. 

They have plans to use the funding  towards hosting a dialogues and training program on responding to racism, and to work with local schools to increase understanding of racism among school-aged children.

The money will be channeled through the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network, Rachna Singh, the Parliamentary Secretary for Anti Racism initiatives noting of the urgency the government has given to the issue.

"Racism is real and it’s pervasive in our communities. We must take action to combat racism in our local communities,. Our government is increasing funding for the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network to empower British Columbians to identify and help stamp out discrimination.” --  Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives.

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice hailed the government funding today through her Social Media platform.

Today's funding for the NCIMSS follows a similar announcement one week ago, which saw the organization and the Change Makers Education Society receive funds for programs in the community.

Other communities in the Northwest to receive funding today include Smithers, Houston, Kitimat and Terrace, you can explore the funding for the programs in place there from this list.

More notes related to the BC Legislature can be explored from our archive page here.

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