The British Columbia Vision Zero in Road Safety Grant Program (the ‘Grant Program’) is proud to announce the recipients of its latest competition aimed at supporting vulnerable road user-focused initiatives in local communities. The funding will be used to implement low‐cost infrastructural improvements to roadways and to support other innovative policies and solutions that reduce the burden of injury for British Columbians on the road.

This year, 53 awards amounting to $866,657 were disbursed to communities across British Columbia (BC). Of the total awards, a record 22 were funded through Stream #2 of the Grant Program – to Indigenous-led and Indigenous-centered road safety projects.

Stream #1 grant recipients (in alphabetical order):

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation Association (BEST) District of Hudson’s Hope
Bike Victoria Society O/A Capital Bike District of Mackenzie
City of Armstrong District of Port Hardy
City of Chilliwack District of Stewart
City of Enderby Hellings Elementary School
City of Kimberley Livable Roads for Rural Saanich
City of Mission School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay)
City of Nanaimo School District No. 72
City of New Westminster School District No. 75 District Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC)
City of Pitt Meadows The Corporation of the Township of Langley
City of Port Coquitlam The Village of Harrison Hot Springs
City of Prince Rupert Town of Oliver
City of Vancouver Village of Daajing Giids
City of Williams Lake Village of New Denver
District of 100 Mile House West End Seniors’ Network Society
District of Houston

 

Stream #2 grant recipients (in alphabetical order):

Bonaparte First Nation Shuswap Band
Cayoose Creek Indian Band Skuppah Indian Band
DZAWADA’ENUXW First Nation Snuneymuxw First Nation
Glen Vowell Band Council Songhees Nation
Ka:yu:’k’t’h’/ Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations Splatsin
Kispiox Band Squamish Nation
N’Quatqua First Nation Sumas First Nation
Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Warrior Family Society Tl’etinqox government
Okanagan Indian Band Tsawwassen First Nation
Seabird Island Band Tsideldel First Nation

 

The Grant Program funding is provided by the BC Government Ministry of Health and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Additional funding top-ups were provided by the Fraser Health Authority, Interior Health Authority, Island Health Authority, and Northern Health Authority. The program is administered by the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit.

These grants represent our commitment to eliminate serious injuries and deaths on BC roads.

Read the BC Government News Release.

View the current and past funded projects at Visionzero.ca.

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