July 9, 2019 Indigenous children face the highest rates of poverty in the country with almost one in every two First Nations children living in households with low incomes says a new study written by the Assembly of First Nations, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. “Canada is not tracking First Nations poverty on-reserve so we did,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde in a statement. “The findings of this report are shameful and underscore the urgent need to invest in First Nations children, families and communities.” The study, published by the Upstream Institute, finds that 47 per cent of First Nations children on and off reserve live in poverty. Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/07/09/half-of-first-nations-children-on-reserve-live-in-poverty-new-study-says/

July 8, 2019

Sault Area Hospital continues to wait for a response from the province on the facility’s mid-May bid to form an Ontario Health Team for Algoma.

Initially, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care indicated it would notify the first teams being invited to continue to develop a full application on June 3.

However, timelines were “revised,” said Brandy Sharp Young, SAH manager of communications and volunteer resources.

On June 7, the ministry “acknowledged receipt of our self-assessment” and indicated there would be “further communication” in late June or early July, she added.

Read More: https://www.saultstar.com/news/local-news/no-further-news-on-sah-health-team-bid

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