[CBC News] Province to spend $1.5M on emergency, transitional housing

January 7, 2016

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata and Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) will be given more than $1.5 million to create new resources to support high-risk youth during emergencies, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross said Thursday. ... Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, in collaboration with Pathways to Education, will receive government funding for its Youth Housing Program. It will offer a long-term, supportive living program for indigenous youth and young adults in Winnipeg who are at risk of dropping out of high school. The new program will start with six beds, with an additional eight beds being added in 2017, the release said.