Through the new Residential School Mental Health Support Grant Program, First Nations, Metis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta will be eligible to apply for funding to support a variety of services and supports. This includes counselling services and traditional healing practices such as talking circles for individuals, families and communities affected by Canada’s residential schools and the ongoing tragic discoveries of children’s remains. More than $2.8 million will be available through this program, allocated through grants of up to $50,000 each. The goal is to have this funding available as soon as possible to support the mental health of First Nations and Métis people as investigations begin at former residential school sites in Alberta. More information on the application process will be available soon. In addition, Alberta’s government is providing $4.9 million over two years to the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Indigenous Wellness Core.
Read Full Alberta Government News Release Here