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How Ottawa and a First Nations organization found common ground on fighting youth suicide


December 16, 2019

An agreement struck in 2017 between Indigenous Services Canada and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation on faster funding for suicide prevention projects is "making a huge impact," says NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler.

What's known as the Choose Life initiative created a streamlined and quick turn-around process for First Nations that are part of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation organization that need funding to deal with youth who are facing a serious risk of suicide.


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