Northern Brain Injury Association receives over $176K in funding

The province announced Friday that the Northern Brain Injury Association will receive over $176K to hire a new case manager.

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The province announced Friday that the Northern Brain Injury Association will receive over $176K to hire a new case manager.

According to a release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, the new case manager will work with an existing manager to further support survivors of brain injury by helping them navigate pensions and therapeutic services and will interact with medical professionals, lawyers, and other specialists.

The case manager will also provide programming to guide those recovering after a brain injury.

The funding will be delivered through the Northern Healthy Communities Fund (NHCF), which is administered by the Northern Development Initiative Trust and is available to eligible local governments, First Nations, and non-profit organizations.

The province says these entities provide critical services residents rely on.

“We need to ensure they have the capacity to adapt and grow along with the communities they serve,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Municipal Affairs.

“We’re investing in the long-term resilience of northern communities so they can meet the challenge and embrace the opportunities of major economic development.”

Through this funding, the District of Chetwynd will receive nearly $373K to hire a new finance and human resources coordinator, as well as increase the capacity of its victim support coordinator from part-time to full-time.

“This position will support the increased demands on needed contracts, which include support to victims and families, community agencies, women’s shelters, research, and RCMP as needed,” the release reads.

Other initiatives receiving funding through the NHCF include the hiring of a group facilitator for the Mackenzie Counselling Services Society, the establishment of the new Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre in Houston, and the Pacific Northwest Chronic Pain Management Network program.

In total, $2.4 million was given to 10 new projects in Northern B.C. through the fund’s ninth intake

Since its inception, the NHCF has provided 75 projects with more than $11.9 million.

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