Indigenous-led health and well-being centre in Hamilton receiving $10M from province – insauga

April 27, 2022

On Wednesday, DAHC announced that it has received $10 million in funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health, which will help with its redevelopment and renaming. The long-term goal is to create an Indigenous-led well-being centre in Hamilton’s McQuesten neighbourhood, where health, family, social and housing services and supports can be better threaded.

The new community centre will operate under the name Biindigen Well-Being Centre. The provincial funding will go toward he foundation for Biindigen.

De dwa da dehs nye>s is the only urban Indigenous health care provider in the greater Hamilton area that provides a blend of western and Indigenous Traditional Medicine. It has served the residents since 1998. But DAHC’s facility at 678 Main St. E. is neither large nor modern enough to serve an Indigenous community of almost 18,000 people, along with patients and clients from the Brantford-Brant and Niagara areas.

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