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Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

The May 2016 news release about Ontario’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is worth repeating because it contains important information you may have missed about plans to invest more than $250 million over the next three years.  This release was accompanied by a formal apology from the Premier for residential schools.

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New Funding: Up to $20 million over three years, including up to $1.4 million in 2016-17 to support the revitalization of the Mohawk Institute Residential School.

New Funding: Up to $150 million over three years, including $3.5 million in 2016-17 in life promotion support and $2.3 million in 2016-17 in new mental health and addictions supports.

New Funding: Up to $45 million over three years, including $200,000 in 2016-17 in Gladue expansion. [Gladue refers to a right that Aboriginal People have under section 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code.]

New Funding: Up to $30 million over three years [on Cultural Revitalization.]

New Funding: Up to $5 million over three years [on Reconciling Relationships.]

Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across the province are invited to share their hopes for reconciliation at https://www.ontario.ca/page/reconciliation-tree.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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