TIMISKAMING, QC, July 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Improving access to health care and social services for First Nations is a priority for the Government of Canada. This includes ensuring that families can access quality care and that sufficient, sustainable health resources are available in each community.
Today, the Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister
The renovated building is nearly double its original size and now includes an annex to deliver community based activities specifically designed for children from 0 to 5 years. This shared space will allow children to benefit from culturally-appropriate activities in their language, while increasing access to nurses, early childhood practitioners and other health professionals for families. It is the first model of its kind in Canada, and was designed by the community to support its needs.
The renovation project was supported by a $3,285,000 million investment from the Government of Canada. The Timiskaming First Nation contributed an additional $ 254,000 to the project.
"We are proud to have contributed to the renovation of the Timiskaming health centre, which includes the creation of new spaces that optimize access to quality care for children and families. The innovative children's care annex was designed by the community to help meet their needs, while ensuring that young children can grow up with culturally appropriate services in their language. Congratulations on the success of this project!"
The Honourable Jane Philpott, M.D., P.C., M.P.Minister of Indigenous Services
"This project has given community members - particularly children and parents - new spaces with a range of dedicated services. This is a priority for us as it impacts our future. These new premises are a reflection of our ability to work as a team and to pool our various talents to realize a successful project from conception to completion."
Chief Wayne McKenzieTimiskaming First Nation
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