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Ontario Expanding Mental Health and Addictions Services for First Nations and Indigenous Communities – SaultOnline.com

February 14, 2020

Ontario is expanding mental health, addictions and well-being services for First Nations and Indigenous organizations, helping to provide culturally-appropriate services closer to home.

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, was joined by Ross Romano,
Minister of Colleges and Universities and MPP for Sault Ste. Marie, and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, at The Indian Friendship Centre in Sault Ste. Marie to announce the government is investing $1.2 million in additional funding to expand community-based mental health and addictions services provided by First Nations and Indigenous organizations.

“For the past year, we’ve been travelling the province to hear about the changes Ontarians expect to see in our mental health and addictions system,” said Elliott. “Investing in culturally-appropriate, community-based services for First Nations and Indigenous people is another example of how our government is listening and delivering more accessible mental health and addiction services to meet the specific needs of communities.”

Read More: https://saultonline.com/2020/02/ontario-expanding-mental-health-and-addictions-services-for-first-nations-and-indigenous-communities/

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