Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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2024 Grant Recipients

Total Distributed $ 71,700.00

Army Cadet League of Canada, BC Kitimat Parents Association: A civilian non-profit organization working in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces to support the Royal Canadian Army Cadet program.
$7,500.00  – Camping gear and sports gear

Kitimat Arts for Youth: The Kitimat Arts for Youth (KAFY) supports all visual and performing arts for youth in the communities of Kitimat and Kitamaat Village.
$6,500.00 – Music Therapy, Instrument Cleaning/Repair, Drama Camp, Instrument Clinics, and an Instrument Purchase

Kitimat Airshed Group Society:  The Kitimat Airshed Group (KAG) is a collaborative, multi-stakeholder society that serves as a platform for engagement among government entities, First Nations, industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and citizens. Society studies and defines the boundaries of the Kitimat Airshed while measuring, monitoring, collecting, and reviewing the air quality. The society regularly publicizes results to increase public awareness.
$700.00 – Purchase and plant trees.

Kitimat Community Development Centre: The Kitimat Community Development Centre (Kitimat CDC) is a family resource centre providing child, youth, family and community services in Kitimat.
$14,000 – Purchase items for the Sensory Room, new equipment for the gym at Roy Wilcox, an AED machine and training placed at the Mountainview building, flooring repair at the preschool, as well as children’s toys, breast pumps, toys, and climbing furniture to be used in the out-of-school and Healthy Babies programs.

Kitimat Community Services Society: Is committed to improving the quality of life for all citizens in the Kitimat Valley by providing programs to enhance personal, academic, and employment potential.
$11,250.00 –In the Work BC office: privacy blinds and guest chairs for 4 counselling offices, 6 computer chairs, and 3 floor mats for staff chairs. Vertical blinds in the KCSS Administration Office. Food packs and bus tickets in Helping Hands program, and purchase books in the Literacy Kitimat program.

MEMSS-Band:  Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School Concert Bands provide an opportunity for students in Kitimat to learn and grow on concert band instruments. The program is designed to be inclusive of any student wishing to continue their studies in music. The program provides educational opportunities in and out of the classroom setting for students in music.
$1,500.00 – 2024 Whistler Cantando Festival registration fee.

MEMSS- Sentinels:  FIRST Tech Challenge teams at Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School. First provides opportunities for students in grades 7 through 12 to participate in a competitive robotics program, where students explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in a safe environment. Teams design and build robots, while are supporting the creation of their team’s brand, reputation, and reach with the support of teachers and community mentors.
$3,750.00 – Purchase equipment to build robots, equipment/kids for workshops and 3D printer.

MEMSS- Girls Club Volleyball:  Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School Girls Club provides opportunities for girls to develop skills and increase competencies all year around through community leagues, pleasure tournaments, as well as higher-level competition.
$2,000.00 – Purchase volleyballs, equipment bins, uniforms, and training equipment

 Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Society, 63 Kitimat:  The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR 63 Kitimat) makes funds available to purchase vessels and equipment to maintain life-saving services on the greater Douglas Channel area.
$5,000.00 – Purchase the Hoisting device

Kitimat Museum & Archives: Provides arts, heritage, and cultural services to Kitimat citizens and visitors.  Funding is spent on Museum services, youth programming, and exhibitions for the benefit of Kitimat, Haisla and the region.
$4,000 – Fossil & Geology collection area, and the Haisla Artists Exhibition.

Tamitik Status of Women Tamitik Status of Women (TSW) provides services for the underprivileged, empowering clients for further growth and independence in a time of need, crisis or hardship.  TSW programs reduce isolation while increasing social connections.
$15,500.00 – SSUP (Support Services For Underprivileged Programs) Programming