BC Hydro donates $48,000 to support Peace Region non-profits

Fort St. John. — March 21, 2018

BC Hydro is providing $48,000 in grants to support five non-profit organizations in the Peace Region through its Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund.

Award recipients include programs in support of palliative care, vulnerable seniors, vulnerable youth in sport and restorative justice. One of the five recipients, the Fort St. John and District Palliative Care Society, received $10,000 to expand palliative care support in the North Peace Region.

“This grant will allow the Palliative Care Society to continue supporting clients and families throughout the Peace Region during a very difficult time,” said Joanne Young, treasurer of the Fort St John and District Palliative Care Society. “Funding will be put towards improving client care in our available hospital rooms as well as ongoing training provided for new volunteers.”

Other recent recipients include:

  • $10,000 to the Fort St. John and District Hospital Foundation to increase care and comfort for vulnerable seniors.
  • $10,000 to the North Peace Justice Society’s restorative justice program.
  • $10,000 to Fort St. John and Area Senior’s Care Foundation to provide support for seniors.
  • $8,000 to the Josh Lequiere Society to support vulnerable youth in sport.

The $800,000 GO Fund was established in September 2016 as part of Site C mitigation measures to help support Peace Region non-profit organizations providing services to vulnerable groups, including children, families and seniors. This is the fifth time grants have been awarded from the fund and a total of $196,645 has been distributed to 22 projects to date.

The GO Fund, which is administered by Northern Development Initiative Trust on behalf of BC Hydro, is being distributed over an eight-year period. Applications for funding are accepted on an ongoing basis and funds are distributed on a quarterly basis.

For more information on the fund, including past recipients and application details, please visit www.sitecproject.com/GoFund.