Federal government funds $5.6M for at-risk youth in Thunder Bay

 

The federal government announced $5.6 million in funding for a crime prevention program for Indigenous students in Thunder Bay on Tuesday.

As Willow Fiddler reports, it’s in response to the seven youth inquest recommendations.

Video Journalist / Thunder Bay

Willow is an Oji-Cree Anishinabe from Sandy Lake First Nation. Her background is in print journalism and she studied multimedia before entering broadcast news . She is passionate about the stories of the Anishinabe in northwestern Ontario, particularly in the remote north.

8 thoughts on “Federal government funds $5.6M for at-risk youth in Thunder Bay

  1. This is great!! Every child, regardless of colour, deserves an education without worrying they are at risk of …..dying!!! 2018 people!! Time to shut the racism down!!

  2. This is great!! Every child, regardless of colour, deserves an education without worrying they are at risk of …..dying!!! 2018 people!! Time to shut the racism down!!

  3. I am sympathetic to the issues facing Thunder Bay but question the methodology supporting this funding. Trudeau spends for optics and never considers the actual finances. He has no regard for the Canadian taxpayer.

    1. Comments like this irk me to the core. What if your child or family was at risk? Taxpayer dollars seems to be norm in question and seems more important than saving the lives of at risk youth …comments as such is all I ever hear when it comes to issues facing the Indigenous population!! It is rather shameful to hear of your displeasure in the fact that Trudeau looks in regard to at risk LIVES rather than the taxpayer…you cannot put a price tag on that!! I see where priority is with Trudeau’s decision, now where is yours?? Oh yes, with your tax dollars, I get it 😉

    2. I say this with absolute love…. Hopefully that money will not be managed by those in our community who are in the position to be true role models, but instead toil all night drinking and druging and play ganster with those every people they are in fact meant to help. More money isn’t always the answer. A comolete overhaul of our community values in needed.

  4. I am sympathetic to the issues facing Thunder Bay but question the methodology supporting this funding. Trudeau spends for optics and never considers the actual finances. He has no regard for the Canadian taxpayer.

    1. Comments like this irk me to the core. What if your child or family was at risk? Taxpayer dollars seems to be norm in question and seems more important than saving the lives of at risk youth …comments as such is all I ever hear when it comes to issues facing the Indigenous population!! It is rather shameful to hear of your displeasure in the fact that Trudeau looks in regard to at risk LIVES rather than the taxpayer…you cannot put a price tag on that!! I see where priority is with Trudeau’s decision, now where is yours?? Oh yes, with your tax dollars, I get it 😉

    2. I say this with absolute love…. Hopefully that money will not be managed by those in our community who are in the position to be true role models, but instead toil all night drinking and druging and play ganster with those every people they are in fact meant to help. More money isn’t always the answer. A comolete overhaul of our community values in needed.

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