Future of Aboriginal Healing Foundation In Doubt

Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 11:48



Manitoba MP Niki Ashton wants the federal government to extend its funding commitment to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.


The program is slated to end in March.


Ashton is ciruculating a nationwide petition, calling on Ottawa to continue the AHF’s funding.


The NDP MP says the healing journey needs to continue as part of the government’s residential school apology.


The foundation has been funding healing programs for residential school survivors since 1998.


Ashton also says closing the AHF will result in a number of job losses.


If the program is discontinued, Ashton says 950 people from 139 projects across Canada will be thrown out of work.