For the second year in a row, the SRD Board approved the grant-in-aid allocations recommended by Cortes Island’s non-profit sector.Continue reading SRD approves 2021 Cortes Island Grant-in-Aid allocations
Cortes Island’s Grants in Aid were approved yesterday.
There was no discussion.
“Seeing no discussion, I’ll call the question: is there anyone in opposition?” said Strathcona Regional District Chair Michele Babchuk.
When no one spoke up, she added, “Seeing no opposition, I will call all those Grant in Aids carried.”Continue reading Cortes Island’s Grants in Aid Approved
The recommendations for Cortes Island’s Grant in Aid (GIA) funding did not originate with Regional Director Noba Anderson this year. Instead, at her invitation, thirteen of the island’s non-profits came together in a series of ZOOM meetings at the end of which they voted on how the funds should be allocated. Cortes Island’s Alternate Director, Corry Dow, presented the results at the Electoral Areas Services Committee’s Wednesday, June 10, meeting. EASC recommends Cortes GIAs be approved.Continue reading EASC Recommends Cortes GIAs Be Approved
The invitations were emailed on April 23, 2020 and an announcement was made at www.cortesisland.com for anyone who may have been missed. Cortes Island’s entire non profit sector, “especially those not applying for funds,” were invited to a participatory Grant-in-Aid process. Fourteen organizations were at the first ZOOM meeting; eight subsequently posted final applications. Each organization was instructed to choose a designated rep to vote on how the funding should be allocated. Cortes Island’s Alternate Director, Corry Dow, will present the results to the Electoral Areas Services Committee on Wednesday, June 19th.Continue reading this year’s participatory Grant-in-Aid process
Regional Directors Jim Abram, Brenda Leigh and Gerald Whalley would prefer to more independent of the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board. For reasons obvious to anyone who has observed the Electoral Areas Services Committee (EASC) over the past two years, Cortes Island Regional Director Noba Anderson would rather stick with the board. A proposal that staff study the feasibility of an independent EASC Grant in Aid Service was brought forward at the May 27, 2020, SRD Board Meeting.Continue reading Proposed EASC Grant in Aid Service Denied