Executive Council
October 29, 2019

Provincial Government Seeks Feedback on Multi-Year Funding for Community Sector

The Provincial Government is seeking input from community organizations including current recipients, the broader sector and the general public, to help inform next steps on one-window, multi-year funding. The online questionnaire is accessible at engageNL.ca external link.

The consultations were committed to in April 2019 as part of the release of The Way Forward with Community, which highlights the social and economic importance of the sector and was developed in collaboration with the community sector following province-wide consultations. The plan also signaled the Provincial Government’s commitment to exploring opportunities that help the sector deliver programs and improve outcomes.

The Provincial Government makes a substantial investment in the community sector totaling more than $115 million annually. In 2018,and before committing taxpayers’ dollars into long-term financial commitments, government committed to providing 22 organizations with multi-year funding and to conducting a review of whether the approach is effective while ensuring that flexibility exists for investment in future priorities

On October 28, Premier Ball and members of his Cabinet, joined approximately 200 representatives from the community sector to celebrate their contributions to Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as opportunities where government can support greater successes, including multi-year funding.

The list of current recipients of multi-year funding is enclosed in the backgrounder below.

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“Our government is a committed partner of the community sector and its more than 16,000 employees, which is reflected in the wide-ranging discussions we had at the Community Sector Summit.  Together, we can take the necessary steps to making it easier for organizations to succeed while balancing our need to be fiscally responsible. The information collected through this evaluation will help guide next steps.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Learn more
The Way Forward with Community 

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Media contact
Geoff Higdon
Office of the Premier
709-729-3558
geoffhigdon@gov.nl.ca

BACKGROUNDER 

The following community organizations were provided for multi-year funding in 2018.

  • Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle
  • AIDS Committee of NL
  • Association of New Canadians
  • Bay St. George Status of Women
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • CNIB
  • Coalition of Persons with Disabilities
  • Community Sector Council
  • Corner Brook Status of Women Council
  • Choices for Youth
  • CHANNAL
  • Gateway Status of Women Council
  • Gander Status of Women Council
  • Kids Eat Smart
  • Labrador West Status of Women
  • Mokami Status of Women Council
  • NL Aboriginal Women’s Association
  • SeniorsNL
  • Status of Women – Central Inc.
  • Stella’s Circle Community Services
  • John’s Status of Women Council
  • Vera Perlin Society Inc.

2019 10 29                              3:00 p.m.