As part of a five-year plan, the City of Calgary is pledging money for 19 non-profit organizations, including the Aboriginal Friendship Centre, to boost mental health and addiction supports.
The organizations will each take a piece of 3 million dollars in this first round of funding, with specific targeting area's like "enhancing social well-being, limiting harm to Calgarians, and reducing violence"
Other Organizations include Calgary Sexual Health Centre Society, The Distress Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Calgary Alpha House Society.
Mayor Neheed Nenshi says that he plans on making this initiative — which totals $25 million — the cornerstone of his tenure in office.
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