Winnipeg will be home to a new Indigenous-led addictions clinic, provincial mental health and community wellness minister Sarah Guillemard announced Tuesday.
The province is spending $893,000 on the new Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinic, expected to open this spring at the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre.
Guillemard said the funding is part of Manitoba’s work toward reconciliation, and that the facility will offer culturally-relevant programming.
“Manitobans are experiencing harms related to substance use, so our government is taking concrete action to ensure a wide range of evidence-based addictions supports are available to those who need them,” she said Tuesday morning from Thunderbird House.
“We are committed to advancing reconciliation and we recognize the importance of working collaboratively with Indigenous organizations, rights-holders and community partners to support the mental health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.”