Rickford Announces Funding for Aboriginal Women’s Resource Centre

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DRYDEN – It was a busy week for Kenora MP Greg Rickford. In addition to his regional duties in Thunder Bay on Friday with Prime Minister Harper, the MP was also earlier in the week in Dryden.

On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Greg Rickford, Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages and Member of Parliament (Kenora) announced funding for the Dryden Aboriginal Women’s Resource Centre.

This funding will support the Centre’s Aboriginal Community Workshops for women and youth, with topics ranging from traditional teachings and cultural heritage to self-awareness, parenting skills, and family violence. The workshops will take place in Dryden, where the Resource Centre has been in operation since 1972.

“The Government of Canada is pleased to support the important work being done by the Dryden Aboriginal Women’s Resource Centre,” said Minister Moore. “By empowering participants with knowledge and skills, the Centre is promoting community economic and cultural stability for generations to come.”

“I’ve worked with Millie in the past and have visited the centre, we are delighted to provide funding for such an essential project,” said Mr. Rickford. “The Dryden Aboriginal Women’s Resource Centre offers invaluable support and services to the community, and we are extremely proud to help them in their endeavours.”

“We are so happy and grateful to receive this funding, we were not expecting to receive so much, and are very pleased” said Millie Flamand, President, Dryden Aboriginal Women’s Resource Centre. “We apreciate all of Greg’s help in the application process.”

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