Premier Pasloski and Chief Doris Bill (Government of Yukon photo)
Today at the Healing Together conference, Premier Pasloski announced that the Government of Yukon is providing $1 million in funding over three years to the Kwanlin Dün First Nation to support land-based healing programs at the Jackson Lake Healing Centre.
This Yukon government commitment to funding will allow KDFN to expand the number of programs we offer at Jackson Lake per year, including a possible youth specific program.
In October 2013 KDFN was also notified that it was successful in a national invitational competition for funding of a Mental Wellness Team.
Four federal government funding arrangements were made in Canada and only one north of 60.Health Canada funding for KDFN’s program is $500,000 per year for the current and the next two fiscal years, with the possibility of renewal.
“KDFN has been working hard to develop and deliver a comprehensive range of cultural and land-based programs for Yukon people. This funding will allow us to provide more prevention, treatment on the land and in the community, and aftercare services to Yukoners in need,” Kwanlin Dün Chief-elect Doris Bill said. “It will also allow us to advance the program model and will provide more opportunity for collaboration with other First Nations, government and NGOs.”