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Prime Minister Trudeau Announces $75 million for Off-Reserve Indigenous People – Net Newsledger

May 21, 2020

OTTAWA – “COVID-19 is having unique impacts on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis across our country. For Indigenous peoples living off-reserve, in urban centres, or separated from their communities, it can be even more challenging to access the help they need. We are listening to Indigenous peoples and organizations, and providing them with support to respond to this crisis,” states Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

On March 18, the Government of Canada announced $305 million for a new, distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund to address immediate needs in Indigenous communities, and help them respond to COVID-19. The Fund included $15 million in support for Indigenous organizations that provide services to Indigenous peoples living in urban centres and off-reserve.

Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has announced $75 million in new funding for Indigenous organizations providing services to Indigenous peoples in urban centres and off-reserve.

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