Health Services wants to increase Jordan’s Principle funds

By Victoria Gray Writer More Jordan’s Principle funds may become available to community members this year, but Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) is concerned more may not be better, if community members can’t access it. SNEC approved Health Services to submit an application for funds to coordinate and access resolutions from First Nations and Inuit Health Branch at its General Finance Committee meeting on March 7. Heath Services is asking for $10 million in total, including a little more than $4.5 million for service coordination resolution and a little more than $4.1 million for Service Access Resolution. Councilor Wendy Johnson voiced concerns that community members are having an increasingly difficult time accessing funds from Jordan’s Principle or that receiving the funds takes months. “That’s been problematic, even with coordinators and…

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