WABASEEMOONG – Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding) released the following statement regarding the grand opening of Wabaseemoong’s Child and Youth Wellness Centre:
“We all want our families and community to be happy, healthy and safe, and today’s grand opening is a significant step on Wabaseemoong’s journey. Access to services, particularly culturally appropriate medical services, are a critical part of treatment and recovery, and now the children and youth of Wabaseemoong have access to this necessary programming within their own community.
“This much-needed programming was made possible through a federal government investment of nearly $1.5 million from Jordan’s Principle; a federal government program that works to ensure that First Nations children receive the care and services they need, when and where they need them. This fiscal year alone, approximately $177 million was made available across Canada, to help fund the needed products and services to First Nations children.
“It is an honour to join in the celebrations today, and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Chief John Paishk, the council, and other community members who saw this project through.”