VANDERHOOF – The Houston Link to Learning Society received $17,000 in B.C. Government gaming grants in the human and social services sector announced Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad. In addition, three Parent Advisory Council (PAC) grants were also issued. PACs play a key role in keeping parents connected to teachers and school administrators through positive, supportive involvement in the education provided to their children.

  • Houston Learning Society                                                                           $17,000
  • L. McLeod Elementary PAC                                                                  $5,380
  • Evelyn Dickson Elementary PAC                                                               $5,300
  • Fort St James Secondary School PAC                                                     $4,340

Funding provided to organizations in this latest round of gaming grants supports programs that significantly contribute to the quality of life in the community, including assisting the disadvantaged or distressed, promoting health or enhancing opportunities for youth.

Why this matters:

  • Community gaming grants in the human and social services sector benefit food banks, hospice societies, community services, service clubs, counselling programs and organizations that assist people coping with challenging life situations, including addictions, serious injuries or disabilities.
  • Every year the Province approves approximately $135 million in community gaming grants for not-for-profit organizations, with the human and social services sector receiving the largest share of this annual funding.
  • Over 5,000 local not-for-profit organizations representing virtually every community in British Columbia benefit from this funding every year. These organizations provide invaluable services in their communities.
  • Eligible organizations applying for gaming grant funding are distributed across six sectors including: arts and culture; sport; environment; public safety; human and social services; parent and district parent advisory councils.


Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad

“Each of these organizations contribute to the well-being of youth and adults who appreciate the chance to learn and improve their skills. We owe a debt of gratitude to the parents and volunteers who are dedicated to making the lives of others better.”

For more information:

Full application information for community gaming grants is available online at: