Non-profits split $39,500 from latest Site C funding round

Five non-profits in the Peace region have been granted $39,500 as part of the latest round of Site C related community funding.

The grants up to $10,000 each, from BC Hydro's Generating Opportunities Fund, have been awarded to:

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  • Fort St. John & Area Senior's Care Foundation for programs serving seniors who reside at home, including the Meals on Wheels and Better at Home programs

  • Friends of Hudson’s Hope Society for a year-round food bank and a Christmas Hamper Program for seniors, children and youth and disabled residents

  • Fort St. John and District Palliative Care Society for grief counselling, volunteer training and hosting public events

  • Peace Community Church Society for its Taylor Community Orchard and Garden program to provide food and resources for vulnerable individuals and families in Taylor and the surrounding area.

  • Chetwynd Planning Society for its Chetwynd Circus Camp Program teaching youth self-esteem, leadership and teamwork

The GO funding program sets aside $100,000 per year for eight years for non-profit agencies in communities impacted by Site C. The fund is administered by the Northern Development Initiative Trust.

BC Hydro says the program has granted $477,000 to 54 projects since it was started in September 2016.

Past recipients include:

December 2019

  • Fort St. John Métis Society

  • Fort St. John Association for Community Living

  • Fort St John Literacy Society

  • Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre Society

  • Fort St. John Public Library Association

March 2019

  • BC SPCA

  • Fort St. John & Area Senior’s Care Foundation

  • Northern British Columbia Volleyball Club

December 2018

  • Chetwynd Social Planning Society

September 2018

  • Fort St. John Literacy Society

July 2018

  • Northern Environmental Action Team

  • Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society

  • North Peace Cultural Society

  • Fort St. John Association for Community Living

  • Hudson’s Hope Public Library Association

  • Chetwynd Public Library Association

  • North Peace Seniors Mouth-Eye-Foot Care Foundation

March 2018

  • Fort St. John and District Palliative Care Society

  • Fort St. John and District Hospital Foundation

  • North Peace Justice Society

  • Fort St. John and Area Senior's Care Foundation

  • Josh Lequiere Society

September 2017

  • Tansi Friendship Centre Society

  • Fort St. John Public Library Association

  • Fort St. John and District Hospital Foundation

  • Chetwynd Seniors Citizen Housing Society

June 2017

  • Tansi Friendship Centre Society

  • Chetwynd Community Arts Council

April 2017

  • Hudson’s Hope Healthcare and Housing Society

  • Chetwynd Public Library

  • Fort St. John Literacy Society

  • Hudson’s Hope Lions Club

  • Northern Environment Action Team

  • North Peace Out of School Childcare Society

December 2016

  • Fort St. John & District Palliative Care Society

  • Peace Arts Gallery Society

  • Fort St. John Public Library Association

  • Fort St. John Women's Resource Society

  • CDC Society in Fort St. John

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca. 

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