Feds Invest $100 Million For ICFS Programming

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 15:33



More than $100 million from the federal government will go towards helping First Nations children in Saskatchewan over the next five years.


Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl announced the funding in Regina today alongside FSIN Vice-Chief Guy Lonechild and Saskatchewan Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer.


The money is for a child and family framework that will focus on prevention.


Strahl says the money was announced because the framework needs to change, not just because of the recent tragedy on the Yellow Quill First Nation where two young girls froze to death.


He says the framework will focus on preventing the removal of children from their homes through means such as mentoring or respite care for parents who need a break.