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Ontario Minister of Health visits Sault, announces funding for Indigenous mental health and addictions programs

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, brought words of reconciliation and financial support for mental health and addictions programs for Indigenous people in communities along the North Shore Thursday morning.

At the Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services annual general meeting at the Sault’s Delta Hotel, Hoskins announced $2 million over three years for the Pain, Addiction, Mental Health within an Anishnawbek Recovery System program.

The funding will be administered by Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services.

“This will provide culturally safe and appropriate mental health counselling and treatment services closer to home…this funding will provide access to nearly 16,000 people living in First Nations communities across Lake Huron’s North Shore as well as the urban Indigenous population here in Sault Ste. Marie,” Hoskins said.

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