Children, Seniors and Social Development
May 4, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development:

Minister Gambin-Walsh Highlights Support for Community Healthy Living Projects

Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to highlight our government’s investment of $1.79 million in the Community Healthy Living Fund. This program provides funding to municipalities and community-based organizations to support local physical activity, recreation, healthy living and wellness programs throughout the province.

The Community Healthy Living Fund supports our government’s commitment to helping residents enjoy healthier, more active lifestyles by supporting a wide variety of wellness initiatives and activities.

In fIn fact, Mr. Speaker, last year 285 community-based organizations were supported by this program, including a variety of initiatives in all regions of the province such as a summer day camp program for Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador; the Girls Empower Program for the Gander Boys and Girls Club; skiing and snowshoeing equipment for Special Olympics Corner Brook; and a summer recreation program for the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Applications for funding may be submitted year-round and funding is based on program priorities and eligibility criteria. Program guidelines and applications are available under the Grants section of our website at: www.cssd.gov.nl.ca.

Mr. Speaker, I commend all those who are working within our communities to support healthier lifestyle choices. Our government will continue to work in partnership with municipalities and community-based organizations to enhance services and improve outcomes to promote a healthy and prosperous Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thank you.

2017 05 04                             2:55 p.m.