Time running out for youth centre funding grants

Monday, November 17, 2003 at 13:34



A federal initiative designed to see more aboriginal youth centres built province-wide is stirring up a lot of interest in Northern Saskatchewan.


The project will ultimately provide First Nations and metis youth with multi-purpose drop-in facilities in communities where none are currently available.


Paul Daingeault is the provincial director for the National Association of Friendship Centres. He says larger cities like Prince Albert and Regina will be ineligible to receive the funding as they are already covered through Heritage Canada.


However smaller centres like Buffalo Narrows and Ile a la Crosse would be eligible to receive funding if they apply.


Daingeault encourages those parties who haven’t sent in their applications yet to do so soon, as the cut-off date is Friday, Novemember 21st.


Daingeault adds the proposals will be reviewed at the beginning of December with the results released shortly after that.