Government of Canada Invests in Quebec First Nations Health
WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Wendake First Nation and the Government of Canada today announced the inauguration of Wendake's Marie-Paule Sioui-Vincent Health Centre.
Health Canada provided $3.1 M to support the construction of the new health centre and the facility will be operated by the Wendake First Nation.
The health centre is part of an integrated facility that enables the community to expand primary healthcare and social service options for the Wendake First Nation. This new facility will address the community's needs and allow for continued direct health service delivery to the 3,885 members of the community. These services include increased health promotion and prevention services.
- In 2014-2015, Health Canada will also provide $2.2 million for Wendake community health program delivery such as home and community care, the Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve program, the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative and Non-Insured Health Benefits.
- A further $4.1 million (between 2013 and 2016) will be given for the community drug distribution program service, which also serves several other communities in Quebec.
"Our Government is committed to enhancing health facilities in First Nations communities to better respond to their specific health needs. Health Canada is truly honoured to be a part of today's celebration which is the result of collaborative efforts between the Government of Canada and Quebec First Nations partners and stakeholders."
Minister of Health
SOURCE: Health Canada
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