Ontario’s government is investing in after-school programs in three small communities in Kenora-Rainy River.
Through the Ministry of Heritage, Tourism and Sport, the province is providing:
- $30,000 for the Dalles First Nation after school program
- $24,000 for the Town of Rainy River after–school program
- $32,000 for the Migisi Sahgaigan School at Eagle Lake First Nation.
“These programs help keep kids physically active, healthy and ready to learn so they can succeed at school and in life,” said Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River. “This is a part of our government’s plan to build safe and healthy communities across Ontario, and support parents and children in Northwestern Ontario.”
Ontario’s After School Program funds no–cost, fun, safe, supervised activities for students during the school year in high-need neighbourhoods across the province.
“Kids need safe spaces to grow and thrive,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “Participating in quality after–school activities helps kids improve their grades and boosts their self-esteem. Ontario is pleased to support local organizations to deliver this vital program to their communities.”
Ontario’s After School Program serves more than 21,000 children and youth grades 1-12 at over 400 sites through 117organizations.
Office of the Hon. Greg Rickford