Province to dedicate nearly $8M to Indigenous mental health support grants – The Pipestone Flyer

Aug. 13, 2021

The new grant program is being called the Residential School Mental Health Support Grant Program

Alberta’s government is investing nearly $8 million to support Indigenous-led efforts to support mental health within communities across the province.

In a release published July 22, the grants will be aimed at efforts specifically surrounding support for healing of residential school survivors and their families.

“The funding is a part of the Alberta government’s efforts to address the painful legacy of residential schools,” said Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro.

“Mental health supports are especially important as burial sites continue to be uncovered. We are committed to working with First Nations and Metis peoples to achieve real and meaningful improvements in all aspects of health and well-being.”

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