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Grant to help create Houston health charter

The District of Houston will be creating a health and wellness community charter with grant money from the province.

Houston chief administrative officer, Michael Glavin says, “Basically what the grant is involving is we are trying to get together all of the groups in the community here to come up with a charter that has to do with the health of the community.”

The $5,000 provincial Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grants was awarded to Houston to help create the charter which will link all the community health organizations.

Glavin says the charter will get a consensus from the various groups about what is needed in the community moving forward.

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“It is always important to deal with health…we need a champion at this level I believe to help with getting grants in the future and getting programs into the community that will assist us in serving the residents of our community.”

Minister of Health, Terry Lake says the provincial grants help B.C. communities make lasting change in the health of their residents.

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