Rankin hamlet council accepts Jordan’s Principle

By Darrell Greer Local Journalism Initiative  15/05/2024  Rankin Inlet Hamlet Council voted to approve the introduction of the Jordan’s Principle program into the community on Monday. Senior administrative officer Darren Flynn said once the hamlet gets its contract in place with Indigenous Services Canada, it will be rolling out the program as soon as possible. He said he is already working on recruiting the two positions of food security co-ordinators the program creates, as well as securing them a space to work from. “The total amount approved is $6.224 million, but on that, there’s overhead costs and wages, so the amount for food distribution will be somewhere in the neighbourhood of $5.8 million for the balance of 2024-25,” said Flynn. Jordan’s Principle allows for $500 per month support each for…

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