Quebec launches fund to support urban Indigenous groups – NunatsiaqOnline

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2016634 Views

October 26, 2016

“We must respond to the evolving needs”

The Quebec government has made good on a promise to spend money on support programs for Indigenous communities living in the province’s cities.

The province launched its Urban Aboriginal Support Program fund Oct. 17, $8.9 million over five years, to be made available to organizations that service First Nations and Inuit populations.

The funds aim to reach what the province describes as a “vulnerable and rapidly growing clientele,” targeting organizations that “offer direct services that are culturally relevant and reassuring to meet the needs of Aboriginal [groups] living in vulnerable situations in our cities,” said an Oct. 17 release.

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