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Cloverdale groups to receive funding through ‘Community Services Recovery Fund’

Waceya Métis Society to receive $20,920; Zion Park Manor to receive $100,000
Waceya Metis Society president Kelly Sears stands in Waceya’s office in Cloverdale. Waceya and Zion Park Manor will both receive money through the Federal Government’s “Community Services Recovery Fund.” (File photo: Malin Jordan)

Two local organizations will receive funding through the Federal Government’s “Community Services Recovery Fund.”

Both Waceya Métis Society and Zion Park Manor will be given money from the fund set up to help community service groups that suffered because of the pandemic.

“These service organizations are the backbones of our communities, providing real-time help to residents in need,” said John Aldag, MP for the riding of Cloverdale–Langley City. “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.”

Waceya Métis Society will receive $20,920 for its program “Empowering Waceya Personnel to Effectively Serve Our Community.” And Zion Park Manor will receive $100,000 so it can replace its nurse call system.

In total the feds gave out $368,446 to organizations in the Cloverdale–Langley City riding.

The idea with the Community Services Recovery Fund was to help out groups that saw “increased demand for their services, reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving and a greater reliance on digital tools,” according to a press release from Aldag’s office.

“I look forward to seeing the positive changes brought about by Waceya Métis Society and Zion Park Manor in Cloverdale that will be made possible by this funding,” Aldag added.

Malin Jordan

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Malin is the editor of the Cloverdale Reporter.
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