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The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority is donating $100,000 to the Saskatoon Tribal Council’s Emergency Wellness Centre.

The donation is to help assist the Centre in its nutrition program.

“This donation will go a long way to help with operating costs for the EWC. We are funded for 106 individuals but since we opened we are helping more than that in our overflow, its organizations like SIGA that help us make a big difference in the community,” Tribal Chief Mark Arcand said.

The $100,000 donation is the largest single donation the EWC has received since opening the doors. This money will be used for the nutritional program, currently EWC spends just over $50,000 a month on food to feed the relatives.

“Homelessness is a community problem and SIGA wants to be part of the solution. Stepping up to help the relatives at the EWC is the right thing to do. We commend STC for the steps they have taken and are proud to work with STC on expanding the help provided to the relatives.” said SIGA President and CEO Zane Hansen.