Society gets funding boost

The North Okanagan/Shuswap Brain Injury Society has received a grant of $33,371

The North Okanagan/Shuswap Brain Injury Society has received a grant of $33,371 to help it more effectively carry out services for its clients.

The grant has been used for support worker funding to assist with the society’s high case load and ensure continued quality service to NOSBIS clients.

The support worker assists walk-ins and support groups, and provides direction and information in addition to other support duties.

“We have had nothing but positive feedback in terms of our new support worker,” said NOSBIS executive director Robyn Coatta.

“Our clientele and NOSBIS are extremely grateful and thankful for the B.C. government funding, through the Brain Injury Alliance. It is because of this critical grant funding that NOSBIS is able to continue to provide a high quality of service.”

NOSBIS provides support and advocacy services to people with acquired brain injury and their families.

“The North Okanagan/Shuswap Brain Injury Society does vital work that improves the lives of people affected by brain injury,” said Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo.

“This funding ensures the organization is able to maintain and expand the services it provides to clients, which makes a positive impact on our communities.”

In May, the B.C. government provided $3 million in funding over three years to the Brain Injury Alliance which has distributed funding to organizations in two stages.

To learn more about the Brain Injury Alliance, go to: www.braininjuryalliance.ca.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

First win for longtime New Westminster skip

Donna Mychaluk wins BC Senior Women’s Curling crown after five runner-up finishes

Vernon protest draws close to 40 people

Earth Strike Vernon holds peaceful rally in support of Wet’suwet’en people and land

North Okanagan Knights drop playoff preview

Kelowna Chiefs hold on for 3-2 KIJHL victory; best-of-seven series starts Friday in Rutland

Vernon gas station lowers price nearly 20 cents/litre

Super Save Gas at 25th Avenue and 43rd Street selling regular gasoline at $1.09.9

Vernon’s Fulton Maroons fall in Valley final; earn berth to B.C.’s

Princess Margaret Mustangs of Penticton beat Fulton in Senior Boys AA Basketball final

VIDEO: 2020 BC Winter Games wrap up in Fort St. John as torch passes to Maple Ridge

More than 1,000 athletes competed in the 2020 BC Winter Games

First win, fifth win highlight BC Senior Curling finals

Donna Mychaluk wins first title after finishing second five times; Wes Craig takes fifth crown

Still six cases of COVID-19 in B.C. despite reports of Air Canada passenger: ministry

Health ministry wouldn’t comment on specific flight routes

Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

Trudeau adopted a more assertive tone Friday, insisting the barricade must come down

Kelowna Firefighters douse suspicious hedge fire

A 30’ section of cedar hedge burned prompting an RCMP investigation.

Kelowna RCMP make arrest in fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Elijah Beauregard

An 18-year-old woman is in police custody facing a manslughter charge.

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

Most Read