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New Non-Profit Network Strengthens Vital Services In B.C.

Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:02 AM

By Jay Herrington

(PHOTO Government of British Columbia)

The province is looking to develop a province-wide network of non-profits groups to help non-profit organizations improve their ability to support and advocate for the people and communities they serve.

“Non-profits are vital to people and communities in this province,” said Megan Dykeman, Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-profits.

“That is why we are supporting Vantage Point to develop B.C.’s provincial non-profit network so together they can deliver even better services for people than before.”

Vantage Point, an organization that serves other non-profits in B.C., will receive $650 thousand to support research, planning, and data sharing regarding the state of the non-profit sector in the province.

They’ll develop a steering committee of sector leaders that will set a governance model and strategic priorities for a formal B.C. non-profit network, intended to address issues affecting all non-profit organizations in the sector.

The BC Government says non-profit organizations help it deliver on priorities, including affordable and supportive housing, addressing homelessness, and strengthening food security, as well as advancing Indigenous and racial justice.

B.C. has more than 31,000 non-profit organizations employing approximately 335,000 people.

Women make up 74% of employees in the non-profit sector.

To learn more, visit Government of British Columbia.

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