Saskatoon Indigenous homelessness initiatives receive federal boost – CBC

Sep 13, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of dollars pledged to three initiatives in the city

The fight against homelessness in Saskatoon received an injection of funding Wednesday afternoon.

Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) and the Community Advisory Board on Saskatoon Homelessness (CAB-SH) announced hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds through Canada’s Homeless Partnering Strategy program.

Saskatoon Tribal Council’s Urban First Nation Services received $143,000 for the purchase of a transitional home for Indigenous children. The group’s capacity for housing will rise from 13 to 15 beds, for children who might otherwise be put into foster care.

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