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MLA: Multiculturalism grants to benefit Castlegar programs

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $8,000 through the province’s Multiculturalism Grant Program for projects designed to promote multiculturalism and fight racism.

“Today’s funding announcement shows our government’s commitment to encouraging diversity and stopping discrimination,” said Conroy. “These initiatives are crucial to fighting racialized hatred and building stronger, more resilient communities.”

Organizations in Castlegar benefiting from this latest round of grants include:

  • SQx Danza as part of the Anti-Bullying Movement
  • Kootenay Family Place as part of their Cooking with Culture Program

Each organization is receiving $4,000.

A total of 76 community groups around the province will receive funding though the Multiculturalism Grant Program. The program promotes intercultural trust and understanding by funding projects that bring people together in creative ways to enhance multiculturalism and address racism. The B.C. Government provides $300,000 annually to communities across B.C. through this grant program.

This grant program is just one way the province is tackling human rights issues. In November 2018the BC NDP government introduced legislative amendments to the Human Rights Code that will re-establish a human rights commission to promote and protect human rights for all British Columbians.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/19173