Don Rusnak

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Rainy River

Don Rusnak

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Rainy River

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Signing Ceremony on Coast Salish Territory

It was an honour to participate in the signing ceremony for a tripartite agreement with the Province of British Columbia and the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) regarding First Nations mental health and wellness funding on behalf of Minister Jane Philpott yesterday. Thank you to Elders Paul Sam and Shane Pointe for your warm welcome to Coast Salish Territory, and for the meaningful blanket ceremony and prayer.

This memorandum of understanding strengthens the announcement made on May 17, 2018, that highlighted the shared commitment of all partners on improving mental health and wellness services, supports and outcomes in BC First Nations by establishing a new approach for federal and provincial investments.

Full details here: https://www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-services-canada/news/2018/07/agreement-reaffirms-tripartite-commitment-for-improving-mental-health-and-wellness-services-with-first-nations-in-british-columbia.html