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Can-Am Active After School program for Native Youth will kick off in October
First Nations youth, especially those with disabilities, in Windsor-Essex will have a little more support in the next few months.
The Can-Am Active After School program for Native Youth will kick off soon. It's designed to help people lead healthy and active lives.
Faith Hael, president of the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre in Windsor, said a program like this could have long lasting effects.
"Because it's such a diverse community not always are the needs of those community members met," Hael said. "Being able to access a specific aboriginal program, and on top of that, one for children with inability, is really going to help children in the community."
Ramona Sault has a son with ADHD. She hopes this program will help single mothers like her find support.
"It's definitely a challenge every day, to make sure that the system understands and supports the needs of children," Sault said. "And as parents, we have to be advocates for our own children."
The program is slated to roll out in Windsor by October.
It will run for five weeks in the winter and another five in the spring.