As part of Community Living Week, the provincial minister of social development and social innovation was in Maple Ridge and praised the services provided by the Salvation Army facility in Haney.
After touring the Caring Place at 222nd Street and Lougheed Highway, Minister Don McCrae said
it was a "prime example" of social innovation.
"I can tell by coming here that the Salvation Army has a really important role in this community," McCrae said pointing out that the agency serves 10,000 meals per month to community members.
His ministry now includes social innovation, and he said his staff is working with organizations, individuals, and non-profits to advance social innovation in communities.
"It is a small part of my ministry... it's something we want to see grow going forward," McCrae said.
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