Alberta’s government has always prioritized treating those suffering from addiction and mental health concerns with care and compassion. We understand partnering with local treatment providers is often the best way to deliver the support these Albertans need.
As part of the Alberta government’s $53 million COVID Mental Health Action Plan, organizations have applied for grants to support their work supporting the mental health and addiction recovery of Albertans.
In Cardston-Siksika, the Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. (BTDH) has been approved in Phase 1 of the Community Grant Funding Program for a grant in the amount of $100,000.
“Since 1984, the BTDH has provided vital services and ensured the protection of treaty health rights. I’m proud to support this $100,000 grant from Alberta’s government that will support programs for the Blood Tribe community, including Kainai Home Care, Community Health Services and Emergency Medical Services,” stated Joseph Schow, MLA for Cardston-Siksika.
This program is a key part of the government’s strategy to support the mental wellness and addiction recovery of Albertans during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta’s government will continue supporting evidencebased funding programs, and ensuring resources are there for those struggling with addiction issues.
It’s exciting the Associate Ministry of Addictions and Mental Health is working closely with local treatment providers to provide the best service possible to those in need.