New funding for Indigenous people living off-reserve & in urban centres
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $75 million in new funding Thursday (May 21) to support Indigenous people living off-reserve.
In his daily briefing, Trudeau said this money will help the one million Indigenous people living in cities and off-reserve and the organizations that support them with transportation, educational, and mental health supports.
This money is in addition to $1 million announced in March for people living off-reserve as part of a larger $305 million Indigenous Community Support Fund.
Trudeau says this additional funding will support more community-based projects that address the critical needs of Indigenous populations during this pandemic.
Funding for projects will start rolling out in the coming weeks.