News Release - November 29, 2010
$1 MILLION FOR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES PROJECTS
Children and families in need in Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw and Swift Current will have better access to residential and emergency receiving services, following approval of more than $1 million in capital funding for various projects in those communities.
"Since taking office, our government has been unwavering in its commitment to the health and well-being of children and families," Social Services Minister June Draude said. "In partnership with community-based organizations across the province, we will continue to deliver on that commitment - moving Saskatchewan forward by ensuring a safe, healthy and prosperous future for all of our children."
The approved capital projects include $500,000 to STC Urban First Nations Services Inc. of Saskatoon to go toward the purchase, renovation and furnishing of a building to be used as a 10-space emergency receiving resource for children aged 12 and under.
"STC is pleased to partner with the Saskatchewan Government on the development of a new emergency receiving resource for First Nations children in need in the Saskatoon area," STC Tribal Chief Felix Thomas said. "The focus of this new resource will be on family preservation by providing appropriate services and supports to First Nations parents, children and extended family members."
The remaining projects are as follows:
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