Read the February 2016 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.
NCN Child and Family Services Faces $600K Provincial Cutbacks
The NCN Family and Community Wellness Centre is working with the provincial government to avoid changes to Child and Family Services staffing and programming despite serious financial cutbacks.
In January, CEO Felix Walker received news that the province would be withholding $600,000 of funding for child and family services in the NCN area. The money was expected this fiscal year, which ends March 31, and Walker says the money has already been spent.
At the time, he told the Winnipeg Free Press that a deficit would likely be carried through into next year and that layoffs and reduced services would have to be considered.
Shortly after the clawback came to light, the Board of the Family and Community Wellness Centre sent a letter to Minister Irvin-Ross with recommendations that could minimize job loss and reduce cutbacks. NCN Chief Marcel Moody and Assembly of Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak also met with the Minister to present their concerns on behalf of the community. Read the Newsletter for the complete story.
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