Province invests $37 million to assist First Nations during COVID-19 pandemic –

The money will be used to provide emergency funds for goods and services and assist children and businesses impacted by the pandemic.

THUNDER BAY – With First Nations communities particularly vulnerable to an outbreak of COVID-19, the Ontario government is investing millions to support remote communities across the province.

The provincial government announced on Tuesday it is investing $37 million to support outbreak planning, prevention, and mitigation efforts for remote and far north First Nations communities.

“Indigenous communities face unique challenges in planning for and tackling the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs. “We are working closely with Indigenous leaders and making critical investments to ensure Indigenous people and communities have the necessary tools and supports in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

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