New emergency shelter to be built in Natoaganeg First Nation – CBC

Aug 10, 2021

The shelter will help Indigenous women, children and 2SLGBTQ people in times of need

The Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation will be home to a new emergency shelter for Indigenous women, children and 2SLGBTQ people.

The initiative is part of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Indigenous Services Canada’s investment of $85.6 million over five years to open 12 emergency shelters in communities across the country.

The program includes $10.2 million committed annually for ongoing support of the shelters.

The 12-bed shelter in Natoaganeg will serve 15 Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqey communities as well as other First Nations in the Atlantic region, according to Indigenous Services Canada.

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