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Funding boost for native programs – Brantford Expositor

March 30, 2014

The province has announced that it’s spending $6.5 million to double financial support for three health promotion programs run by native organizations, including one with a Brantford office.

One of the initiatives, the Healthy Eating and Active Living program, is delivered by Aboriginal Health Access Centres. Brantford’s centre is known as De dwa da dehs nye, at 36 King St.

Other programs that will be helped are the Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program run by the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres and the Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program run in partnership with the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association.

“Promoting healthy lifestyles in a welcoming and culturally appropriate setting is helping to put aboriginal children and youth on the path to lifelong health,” Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Zimmer said in a news release.

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