FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – United Way of Northern BC has been provided $97,000 through the Coastal Gaslink Legacy Fund to support 11 non-profits along the pipeline project route.

The Dawson Creek Literacy Society and the Fort St. John Association for Community Living are among the recipients to receive funding.

According to United Way, the Coastal GasLink Legacy Fund aims to remove barriers by providing funding to recipients to address socioeconomic issues facing their local community. The funding was specifically for programs and services that support food security, poverty & social assistance, and mental health & addictions.

“With this contribution reaching people who need support with food security services, family literacy, youth mental health, domestic violence, rehabilitative services, and more, we know it’s going to make a positive difference for so many who are in need,” said United Way of Northern BC Executive Director Trista Spencer.

The funding is being made available from Coastal Gaslink and their contractors, Surerus Murphy Joint Venture, SA Energy Group, Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction, Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture, and Ledcor-Haisla Limited Partnership, and Aecon Group Inc.