Kids Play Foundation, Muslim Food Bank part of 2021 Ted Rogers Community Grants


VANCOUVER: Rogers Communications announced it has awarded Ted Rogers Community Grants to organizations in British Columbia that are making a meaningful difference in the lives of hundreds of local youth.
Through programs in education, skills training, job skills, mentorship and community leadership, these organizations are providing critical supports to help young people achieve their highest potential.
With more funding in more communities this year than ever before, Rogers has awarded 70 Ted Rogers Community Grants across the province since launching the program in 2017.
According to Statistics Canada, the disruption caused by delayed or cancelled courses, field placements, and hands-on work – particularly in the trades, health care and service sector – will impact this generation for at least five years after the pandemic. These grants will empower Generation Possible at this critical time and help fuel British Columbia’s future.
Rick Sellers, President of B.C. Region, Rogers Communications said, “We’re proud to invest in organizations across British Columbia that are charting a path forward for hundreds of youth in our region to help them discover their highest potential. Working alongside our Ted Rogers Community Grant partners, we are committed to empowering the next generation of B.C. leaders and innovators as they navigate school, enter the workforce and discover their possible.”
Kids Play Foundation led by  KidsPlay FounderKal Dosanjh is one of 16 organizations across British Columbia awarded a community grant for their work empowering young leaders within the community by getting them involved in sports and other recreational activities.
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services Society (“MFBCS”) is community based organisation that provides food assistance and advocates self-reliance by providing case management, emotional support, youth development and capacity building.
Other local organizations receiving Ted Rogers Community Grants this year in B.C. include:
Carrier Sekani Family Services, Prince George
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC, Prince George
YMCA of Northern BC, Prince George
New Opportunities for Women Canada Society, Kelowna
United Way Southern Interior, Kelowna
Eureka Science Program, Kamloops
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria, Victoria
Science Venture, Victoria
Big Brothers big Sisters of Victoria and Area, Victoria
Ktunaxa Nation, Cranbrook
Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society, Delta
ACCESS Youth Outreach Services, Coquitlam
Learning Disabilities Society, Vancouver
Yo Bro Yo Girl, Vancouver