Group seeks Welcoming Communities grant for Kitimat

The Kitimat Child Development Centre is seeking government funding to make Kitimat a more welcoming and diverse community.

The Kitimat Child Development Centre is seeking government funding to make Kitimat a more welcoming and diverse community.

Margaret Warcup, CDC executive director, and Trish Parsons, Kitimat Chamber of Commerce executive director, presented their plan to Kitimat Council on Oct. 1, with the request that council write a letter of support for their grant application to the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation for the Welcoming Communities Initiative.

According to a letter to council, the funding will be for developing a community action plan “for new immigrants to our community improve access to community services, support and develop intercultural relationships and mutual trust…”

The letter goes on to say that in smaller communities the grant can be used to provide assistance for settlement processes.

The Ministry has allocated $93,000 to Kitimat if an application is received on time.

At the council meeting Mario Feldhoff wanted to ensure the plan that would be created through this grant wouldn’t involve a rewrite of the Official Community Plan, and he was assured it wouldn’t.

The CDC has lined up a number of partners for this initiative.

Council voted unanimously to support the application.

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