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#SlaightGifts2017: Taking SNAP to Indigenous communities

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As part of our SNAP National Expansion strategy, CDI is working to address the needs of Indigenous communities where there is an urgent need for children’s mental health care.

Through their generous investment of $500,000 in early 2017, The Slaight Family Foundation has provided CDI with the resources to develop, in collaboration with Indigenous groups, a culturally safe framework for taking the SNAP program to more Indigenous communities over the next five years.

SNAP will work in partnership with these communities to improve the mental health and life outcomes of children and families, while evaluating the program for impact.

CDI is proud to be one of 15 organizations receiving funding from The Slaight Family Foundation to positively impact Indigenous communities in this country.

“Indigenous people throughout Canada need support – from within their communities and without – in order to thrive and I believe we all have a responsibility to offer that support, both privately and through government funding,” said Gary Slaight, President and CEO of The Slaight Family Foundation in the Globe and Mail’s announcement of Tuesday, March 7, 2017. “We have sought the advice of Indigenous leaders across Canada in the development of these initiatives and are hopeful that these gifts will have a positive lasting impact on the lives of Indigenous Canadians, particularly youth. We are proud to be able to help make a difference.”

The entire team at CDI extend sincere thanks to the team at the The Slaight Family Foundation for partnering with us on this important work.

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“We are proud to be able to help make a difference.”

Gary Slaight, President and CEO, The Slaight Family Foundation