Three Cortes Island projects are about to receive a $40,000 grant to advance gender equality. This is part of a $3.4 million collaboration between the Community Foundations of Canada and the Equality Fund supported by the Government of Canada.
Manda Aufochs Gillespie, Executive Director of the Cortes Island Community Foundation, explained, “We were able to partially fund three different projects. Those include our Women’s Centre, which everybody knows, runs with very little funding and a real bootstrap mentality, like ‘we’re gonna get it done.’ So it’s going to be a little bit of funding for supporting their work. The other really exciting project that I hope is going to make a major difference in many families’ lives is the Playschool expansion, so that there’ll actually be almost full-time childcare available on Cortes for the first time ever. The third one is basically an intergenerational helping hands project being put forward by the Family Support Services of the CCHA (Cortes Community Health Association).”
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By Louis Belcourt, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca
The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society is looking for private safe homes to shelter women and children fleeing violence on Cortes Island.
The society works closely with the Cortes Island Women’s Resource Centre to help provide services, resource and shelter for those in need.
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By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca
Businesses, renters, and potential homeowners are feeling the housing crunch on rural Cortes Island. A comprehensive housing survey is being launched to help spawn action.
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A new University of Victoria study found that British Columbians consumed more alcohol during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic than they have at any other point during the past 20 years.
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The chill that started just before Christmas has been particularly hard on the house challenged population of Campbell River, Quadra island and Cortes island.
Some people are living in uninsulated cabins, trailers, boats, cars and tents.
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