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Ottawa to support youth mental health under $100m Covid-19 med help

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Funding is part of a commitment of $100 million to support those most affected by COVID-19 Ottawa – There is no health without mental health. While many Canadians struggle with mental health issues, certain groups in Canada are more likely to face disproportionate challenges accessing mental health supports because of racism, discrimination, socio-economic status or social exclusion. The Government of Canada …

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First Nations, Inuit Policing Program to expand into Nunavut

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OTTAWA –Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, and Craig Simailak, Nunavut Minister of Justice, issued the following statement: “The Governments of Canada and Nunavut have reached an agreement in principle to expand the First Nations and Inuit Policing Program (FNIPP) into Nunavut over the next three years, new RCMP officers will be hired for communities across the territory on an …

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Addressing systemic discrimination in Canadian justice system

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Ottawa – The overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system is a serious and complex issue rooted in systemic racism and the legacy of colonialism. The Government of Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and to developing, in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous partners, provinces, and territories, an Indigenous Justice Strategy (IJS) that is informed …

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Boosting Economic Development Opportunities in Indigenous Communities

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SCUGOG — The Ontario government is providing $25 million over the next three years to support economic development in Indigenous communities. This funding will help Indigenous businesses and communities recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, modernize business processes, remove barriers for Indigenous people pursuing an apprenticeship, and provide training opportunities. “Our government is proud to invest in Indigenous businesses, help create …

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Trudeau reflects on legacy of residential schools National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Ottawa – If you need someone to talk to, a National Residential School Crisis Line offers emotional support and crisis referral services for residential school Survivors and their families. Call the toll-free Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Hope for Wellness Help Line also offers support to all Indigenous …

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National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness wraps up in Toronto

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Hybrid summit brought together hundreds of participants to share best practices to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis mental wellness Toronto – A first-of-its kind National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness was held September 23, 2022 in Toronto. This summit brought together First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, tribal councils, organizations and leaders, as well as front-line service providers, to share …

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Announcing Funding for SevenGen Indigenous Youth Energy Summit

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Saskatoon – Indigenous youth are leading communities in building a more sustainable and inclusive future. That is why the Government of Canada supports youth organizations that are undertaking important work, such as amplifying youth voices and empowering the next generation of leaders who are accelerating the transition to a sustainable and equitable energy future. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, …

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Recognizing National Day for Truth & Reconciliation on Sept 30

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​BRAMPTON – Residents are invited to join the City of Brampton in recognizing Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, September 30, 2022. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation seeks to understand the impact and intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and nations, and to honour the First Nations, Inuit and Métis lives …

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Canada supports Indigenous Guardians nature conservation with $30M fund

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Whitehorse – Inigenous Peoples have been stewards of the natural environment since time immemorial. Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in supporting Indigenous leadership, Traditional Knowledge, and Indigenous science in nature conservation to help ensure lands, waters, and ice are protected for generations to come. Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, …

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Indigenous Services Canada Covid-19 monthly update 

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Ottawa – Covid-19 case numbers are increasing with the current seventh wave, and it is impacting communities across the country. Indigenous Services Canada remains available to assist in prevention and response efforts. The Government of Canada is monitoring COVID-19 throughout the country, including the newest variants of concern, B.4 and B.5. Vaccination remains the most efficient form of protection against …