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January 1, 2011 Volume 2

Aboriginal youth programs extended
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Canada: In 2010, Canada gave $20,000,000 to fund Aboriginal Head Starts in Urban and Northern Communities and the Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve initiative.

Recently, $50,000,000 was added to extend other programs for aboriginal youth. These programs help meet their cultural, physical, nutritional, social and psychological needs.

"The government is committed to ensuring Canadian children and youth are treated with dignity and respect, protected from harm, and given equal and full opportunities for health, well-being and development," said Health Minister Leona Aglukka. "Programs like these not only prepare children for their school years, but also for a good start in life."

The announcement was made on the eve of National Child Day. NCD supports the UN's Rights of the Child which was adopted in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted in 1989.

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