OTTAWA, TRADITIONAL ALGONQUIN TERRITORY, ON, Nov. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is making historic investments to improve housing conditions in First Nations communities, reduce overcrowding, and support the health and well-being of First Nations residents.
Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Beausoleil First Nation on the grand opening of a new six-unit housing project in the community. The new housing units, funded through Budget 2016, are energy efficient and will contribute to healthier lives for their residents.
Beausoleil First Nation is one of 114 First Nation communities in Ontario who are benefitting from new housing investments through Budget 2016. Indigenous Services Canada provided $1,176,000 to support the building of this new housing unit.
"Congratulations to Chief Monague and Beausoleil First Nation community on the completion of this housing project. These new units will provide comfortable, modern housing for families and members of the community. Our government will continue to make significant investments in housing to improve the quality of life in First Nations communities, and I am pleased to see this progress."
The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services
"Our members deserve the highest quality of homes. The support from the Government of Canada will have an impact on the quality of life for many families in our community."
Chief Guy Monague
Beausoleil First Nation
- Indigenous Services Canada provided $1,176,000 from Budget 2016 to support this project.
- As of June 30, 2018, and since the Budget 2016 announcement, $95.9 million in targeted funding has been allocated in Ontario to build 402 new homes and renovate 718 homes in 114 First Nations communities.
- Learn about how the Government of Canada supports housing in First Nation communities
- Beausoleil First Nation
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SOURCE Indigenous Services Canada
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