Mental Health and Addictions

Community innovation grants awarded to address overdose crisis at the local level

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Mental Health and Addictions

Community innovation grants awarded to address overdose crisis at the local level

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Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
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604 812-1847
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Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Communications
604 812-1847

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Successful grant recipients

The following communities and organizations will receive approximately $1.7 million in funding from the Community Crisis Innovation Fund to support Stream 2 innovation grants. The amount of each grant will vary depending on local project requirements. The Community Crisis Innovation Fund is part of the Province’s three-year, $322-million investment from the September 2017 Budget Update to address the overdose crisis.

Communities:

  • Chilliwack: Cyrus Centre
  • Comox Valley: AVI Health & Community Services Society
  • Hope - District of Kent: Hope & Area Transition Society
  • Lake Country: Lake Country Health Planning Society
  • Mission: Mission Community Services
  • Nak’azdli Whu’ten/Fort St. James: Nak’azdli Whu’ten
  • Nelson: ANKORS
  • Parksville: Island Crisis Care Society
  • Penticton: Pathways Resource Society
  • Port Hardy: Kwakiutl Band Council
  • Prince George: Central Interior Native Health Society
  • Prince George: New Hope Society
  • Quesnel: City of Quesnel
  • Smithers/Dawson Creek: Positive Living North
  • Surrey: Surrey Women’s Centre
  • Tri-Cities: SHARE
  • Vancouver: Carnegie Community Centre
  • Vancouver: Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
  • Vancouver: Megaphone
  • Vancouver: Overdose Prevention Society
  • Vancouver: Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing
  • Vancouver Island: Intertribal Health Authority
  • Xwisten: Community of Xwisten

Provincewide community groups and agencies:

  • Canadian Aids Society
  • Metis Nation BC
  • Moms Stop the Harm
  • Pain BC

 Learn More:

Information about Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Grants is available online: https://www.communityactioninitiative.ca/grants-and-training/oerc-cai-grant/stream-2/

Overdose Prevention and Response in B.C.: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/overdose and http://stopoverdosebc.ca/

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