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Grant under the Urban Aboriginal Support Program

Minister Sylvie D’Amours attends the inauguration of the new premises of the Chibougamau Eenou Friendship Centre

Québec City, November 15, 2018 – Minister of Native Affairs Sylvie D’Amours participated today in the official inauguration of the new premises of the Chibougamau Eenou Friendship Centre.

Eenou Friendship Centre officials were able to rebuild the facility in part through a $600 000 grant from the Infrastructure section of the Urban Aboriginal Support Program.

The Centre now has better adapted, more functional premises. It can pursue the rollout of services for its clientele that comprises Aboriginal peoples living in or passing through Chibougamau, including members of the Mistissini and Oujé-Bougoumou Cree communities.

The key services focus on employment and education, cultural activities, community development and health and social services.

“The Québec government is pleased to be a partner in supporting this worthwhile, major initiative, through a grant that covers one-quarter of the requisite investment. The Eenou Friendship Centre has always been and will continue to be a valuable resource that offers culturally adapted services and a more congenial environment.” 

 Sylvie D’Amours, Minister of Native Affairs

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