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53 projects to receive Island Health Community Wellness Grants

53 new wellness projects are getting funding from Island Health’s Community Wellness Grant program.

In a release, Island Health has announced the new recipients of the grants for 2024-2025, which promote health and wellness across Vancouver Island through these projects and initiatives. Nearly $800,000 will be invested through the grants.

The projects include a community orchard program from LUSH Valley in Courtenay, a restorative justice program for Cowichan Valley high schools by the Cowichan Restorative Justice Society, Campbell River Child Care Society’s Reconciliation through Connection in the Early Years pilot project, a social prescribing project in Nanaimo, and a decolonizing addictions conference from Port Hardy’s Kwakiutl Health Centre.

Minister of health Adrian Dix says people’s own physical and mental health are linked to the health of their communities.

“When we live in more active, inclusive, and interconnected neighbourhoods, we all benefit,” said Dix. “I want to congratulate all the organizations and programs that received Community Wellness Grants.”

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They say this year’s theme for the grants is community resilience, with a focus on diverse, connected, safe, nourished, and active communities.

They expect the projects to be finished by June 30 next year.

For a list of all recipients, click here.

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