Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
14 458 158 8,632 8,804
AB
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
SK
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
MB
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
ON
81 365 80 21,111 21,459
QC
86 115 26 13,653 13,793
Atlantic
0 14 9 4,614 4,658
North60
10 326 56 19,406 19,499
 

First Nations chiefs call on government to help Eskasoni – Cape Breton Post

‘It’s like trying to fight a forest fire with a bucket’

ESKASONI, NS — Atlantic Canada’s First Nations chiefs are calling on the federal government to give Eskasoni more than $1 million to help the region’s largest Mi’kmaq community deal with a mental health crisis that has resulted in suicides.

John G. Paul, executive director of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat, said Eskasoni urgently needs committed funding from Indigenous Services Canada to provide mental health services to its approximately 4,500 residents.

“It’s like trying to fight a forest fire with a bucket — you need adequate human and financial resources to provide the integrated mix of mental health services and supports to help individuals and families across the community,” Paul told the Cape Breton Post.

Read More: https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/first-nations-chiefs-call-on-government-to-help-eskasoni-278375/

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