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Indigenous youth program offered in the Okanagan is in jeopardy – Salmon Arm Observer

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201832 Views

If government funding does not come through an Indigenous youth program may be cancelled

Sep. 14, 2018

A “life changing” pilot program for over 1,500 Indigenous youth and their families that began last year in Penticton and two other B.C. communities may be cancelled.

Beckie Scott, CEO of the Alberta-based Spirt North, said this week she has received word federal government funding necessary to run the program may not be continued.

“They (Indigenous Services Canada, ISC) have been very, very non-committal, we re-applied to have the funds sustained and we’ve not received an answer but it’s looking now like we won’t get it,” said Scott. “I have done everything to try and convince (ISC) to at least giving us an answer and supporting the program but they have not said anything in terms of when they can let us know … and that has been frustrating to say the least.

Read More: https://www.saobserver.net/news/indigenous-youth-program-offered-in-the-okanagan-is-in-jeopardy/

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