Five Langley community groups will receive a total of $247,526 from the federal Community Services Recovery Fund.
The fund is to help groups that faced increase need for their services during the pandemic, reduced revenues and donations, and greater reliance on technology to deliver their services.
Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag announced the funding for the groups which are based in his riding but provide service to the broader community.
For archival digitization, Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley has been allocated $45,400.
The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society’s Iyáqt (“to transform” in Halq’eméylem) Project has been awarded $99,886.
A total of $72,240 will be going to Langley Senior Resources Society for the Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers in the 21st Century” project.
Langley Lodge will receive $30,000 for its systems enhancement work.
The Community Services Recovery Fund will help community service organizations adapt, modernize, and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they provide. Funded projects can focus on recruitment and retention, modernizing organizational systems and processes, or innovating program delivery.
“These service organizations are the backbones of our communities, providing real-time help to residents in need,” Aldag said. “Through the Community Services Recovery Fund, the government of Canada is providing these community service organizations with the support they need to uplift residents at the local level. I look forward to seeing the positive changes brought about by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley, Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society, Langley Senior Resources Society, and Langley Lodge that will be made possible by this funding.”