Millions in federal funding for Inuit healing centre
The Government of Canada announced $1.3 million in support for the Mamisarvik Healing Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.
The Mamisarvik Healing Centre, run by the Tungasuvvingat Inuit organization, is recognized as a centre of excellence, providing trauma and addiction treatment for Inuit in both the Ottawa region and from Arctic communities.
It is one of only two Inuit focused treatment centres in all of Canada.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said culturally relevant treatment programs are critical to the health and well being of indigenous people.
Bennett said the funding for Mamisarvik is part of a national commitment to reconciliation by ensuring the support the centre provides to the Inuit community continues.
The funding is being provided through a partnership between Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and Health Canada.
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