Indigenous non-profits left “hurt” after being “blindsided” by Manitoba funding announcement

Social impact bond with aim of providing culturally appropriate care to Indigenous youth awarded to non-Indigenous organization with ties to Catholic Church

Why It Matters

Indigenous-led non-profits in Manitoba work tirelessly to address the inequities and direct barriers faced by Indigenous people, who make up 18 per cent of the province’s population. Access to predictable core funding would make that work easier to accomplish.

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