SK offers support to La Loche community

August 24, 2016

The Saskatchewan government is committing resources to help residents of La Loche respond to the school shooting that occurred earlier this year. In addition to new mental health resource workers, an affordable housing initiative, and a suicide prevention counsellor, a number of education initiatives are planned. Northlands College and Dumont Technical Institute are expected to offer adult basic education and grade 12 equivalency programs, and First Nations University of Canada will deliver a Dene Teacher Education Program to eligible community members. In addition, the Ministry of Education is working with the community and the Northern Lights School Division on the 2016–17 academic plan for the community school, focusing on improving student outcomes.

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