BCLC is proud to give back to the citizens of B.C. and help communities grow. Revenue generated by gambling goes back to the Province of B.C. and is distributed in a variety of ways, including to communities through Host Local Government payments and the Province of B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants program.
In 2021/22, Elements Casino Chilliwack contributed to the Chilliwack community and economy in a variety of ways. Here are just a few.
Chilliwack Learning Society
Originally incorporated in 1990 as the Fraser Valley East Literacy Association with a mandate to promote literacy for all groups and people, the Chilliwack Learning Society (CLS) runs numerous programs that benefit the community. The CLS offers outreach to parents and caregivers; works with family development programs and small businesses to promote literacy skills and employability training in the workplace; and offers an impactful ESL volunteer program.
In 2021, CLS received $30,000 from the Province of B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants program. This funding supported the training of volunteer tutors. Additionally, the program served 179 learners with one-on-one sessions and small classes designed to build their language skills and create lasting social connections.
Giving Back in Chilliwack
In 2021/22, Elements Casino Chilliwack donated more than $11,000 to several community-focused organizations such as: Chilliwack Bowls of Hope, Cops for Cancer, Chilliwack Community Services and the Chilliwack Hospice Society in 2021.
Did you know?
Last year, Elements Casino Chilliwack worked with 74 local vendors and suppliers and spent $273,142 locally.
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