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New youth outreach program coming to Kenora, Ont. as province announces new mental health and addictions money – CBC
by ahnationtalk onAugust 13, 201947 Views
The program will help fill previous ‘gaps’ in mental health and addictions funding and services
Aug 12, 2019
There will be a new youth outreach workers (YOW) program coming to Kenora, Ont. in the near future, as the Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) – a health and social services provider for affiliated First Nations – received new funding from the provincial government to implement the initiative.
The KCA is receiving $321,300 to hire four new outreach workers, who will work in the community to help young people with referrals for culturally based interventions, to reduce barriers to accessing health services, and to promote “pro-social” opportunities for at-risk youth aged 12 to 25.