Funding announced for Eabametoong First Nation, rapid response team after fire destroys school

Eabametoong First Nation will receive up to $540K to support the community and students after the community lost its school to arson in January. The funds will be used for a variety of purposes, including transition supports for Grade 9 students, support for children and youth who have been impacted by the loss of their school, land-based programming, and mental health and food supports. In addition to this funding, the Government of Ontario Ministry of Education is providing the Keewatin Patricia District School Board’s Rapid Response Northern Schools Team with $240K for crisis and education support. Eabametoong Chief Solomon Atlookan said that once a temporary school is ready, he will begin planning a new permanent school.

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