The Canadian government announced Tuesday they are investing $50 million over the next two years to upgrade health facilities in Manitoba First Nations.
Health Minister Jane Philpott made the announcement after visiting some of the Manitoba communities. While in Cross Lake First Nation, Philpott met with community leaders and youth to learn more about their experiences.
The project calls for brand new health facilities in Cross Lake First Nation, God’s Lake Narrows First Nation, Lac Brochet First Nation, and Red Sucker Lake First Nation.
The minister also announced that Health Canada will fund six new mental wellness teams within the next three years to support Manitoba First Nations.
All of these initiatives are part of a five-year $270 million Social Infrastructure Fund within the 2016 federal budget.