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The fund is a $50 million, six-year initiative created to support innovative, community-driven projects that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty.

More information can be found here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/local-poverty-reduction-fund#section-1

 

TORONTO, (April 26, 2016) ---Chiefs of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Energy have agreed to move forward on a number of key issues following the second meeting of the First Nations Energy Table held in Timmins last week. The purpose of the First Nations Energy Table is to provide a forum for Ontario’s First Nation leadership, the Ontario government, and its agency’s leaders to identify, discuss and work to address issues and opportunities relating to Ontario’s energy sector.

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TORONTO, (April 25, 2016)  --- Garden River First Nation is holding a peaceful protest today from 7am to 7pm by closing down Highway 17B to draw attention to the high number of fatal accidents, as well as close calls with pedestrians and children boarding school buses, due to motorists cutting through the community during commuter rush hours.

TORONTO, (April 22, 2016)  --- “First Nations in Ontario and Canada must be fully and completely involved in the world-wide battle against climate change,” said Regional Chief Day in reaction to the official signing of the COP21 Paris Climate Treaty at the United Nations today. “The Paris Climate Treaty must work within our own Inherent and Treaty Rights in protecting and preserving our lands and waters. First Nations, and Indigenous Peoples around the world, are the first to suffer from global warming.

TORONTO, (April 22, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says that Earth Day is an opportunity for world leaders to work with the Indigenous Peoples all across the planet to share valuable and sophisticated Indigenous Knowledge cultivated over centuries that can contribute to the protection of Mother Earth for future generations.

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