National Day for Truth Reconciliation

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 …

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Supporting healthy living style in Indigenous communities in BC

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Taking a holistic and cultural approach to help increase physical activity and improve overall health Ottawa – Research suggests that 44% of adults in Canada live with at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, or diabetes. Many chronic diseases are more prevalent among Indigenous peoples, which often reflects broader inequities they face. Healthy living initiatives that …

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Celebrating 1-year anniversary of signing Canada-wide Early Learning deal

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Gatineau – Child care is not just a social policy—it is also an economic policy. Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and give children in Canada the best start in life. That is why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to …

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Canada celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day: “Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis from coast to coast to coast will celebrate their unique histories, cultures, traditions, and languages with their families and communities. Every year, we celebrate the diversity of Indigenous cultures across Canada and the …

Indigenous Arts Festival

Indigenous Arts Festival returns 

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Toronto – The Indigenous Arts Festival returns this weekend to Fort York National Historic Site. The festival is a free, community-focused event in celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music and dance, along with artisan and culinary experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples living across Turtle Island and Indigenous communities around the world. The Indigenous Arts Festival is …

Elisabeth Briere Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Mental Health

$10m to support mental health through Canadian Red Cross

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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. In addition, many community-based organizations providing mental health and well-being supports have faced a surge in demand and more …

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$200m to support disaster recovery, climate resilience in BC

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada is working to strengthen and enhance climate adaptation and response measures across the country. The floods and wildfires in British Columbia last year demonstrated the devastating impacts that increasing extreme weather events due to climate change have. It is more important than ever to take decisive action to keep our communities safe and build …

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Anniversary of locating unmarked graves at Kamloops 

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Ottawa – The Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller; Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu; and the Minister of Northern Affairs, Daniel Vandal, issued the following statement today: “One year ago, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation shared with the world the tragic finding of unmarked burials around the former Kamloops Residential School. The news remains as overwhelming today as when …