Pamela Glode-Desrochers and her staff have been working around the clock to support their Halifax community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive director of the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre says despite a lack of government funding, the centre is providing emergency support to the nearly 6,000 people who use their services every year.
“We didn’t stop working — it became more hectic for us,” Glode-Desrochers explains.
The Canadian government announced a $305-million package to support the country’s Indigenous population during the pandemic, of which $15 million has been committed to organizations in urban areas, while the rest is distributed amongs
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