Indigenous communities to receive 1.2B to help fight against COVID-19 pandemic

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In an announcement made today from Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, $1.2 billion will be provided as new funding to help Indigenous communities keep continue to the fight against pandemic.

This includes, $380 million to help elders, address food insecurity and support initiatives to help limit the spread.

Of this, $630 million for Indigenous communities will be able to hire additional staff, buy personal protective equipment and adapt existing facilities to deal with the pandemic.

As vulnerable community members require support, Miller says $186 million will go to providing more home-care services to protect elders.

There are 4,384 active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities on reserve and a total of 11,502 confirmed cases since March.

The government has announced more than $4.2 billion in COVID-19 support to Indigenous communities and organizations since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Colette Linden is a graduate of the three-year Broadcast Journalism and Communications Media program from Mohawk College before heading to McMaster University to obtain her degree in Public Relations. In addition, Colette has a certificate in Writing for Publication and a certificate of Competency in the French Language, . A recent resident of Sault Ste Marie, this Hamilton native gained experience working at TSN, the Ontario Medical Association and spent 14-years with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) as the Communications Manager. A Mother of two amazing boys, Connor & Dante, Colette is a die-hard sports fan with a passion for government affairs and hopes to one day represent this City on Council. Focusing on Politics, Indigenous Affairs and Local News, Colette also reports the latest in Sports both locally and professionally. Colette joined the Superior Media Team in September of 2019 and is thankful to finish out her career with such a family-oriented and community-oriented team.

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  1. Elderly in rest homes, seniors with tiny pensions and no help, poor living alone, oh my the list goes on and on. Its kind of obvious who is favored in canada right now with payouts to same ones over and over, huge sums. Its not the poor, elderly, seniors or those. Okay some got small amounts, ee are talking huge, huge amounts here. Whats the gig?

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