Manitoba Government Gives $750,000 to Veterinary Outreach Program

Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) to provide care for animals in remote and Indigenous communities. The One Health program was developed in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 19 (Health) to “close the gaps in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.” As people in urban areas often have access to veterinary care, the program will focus on bolstering access to veterinary care for those who live in remote locations and for Indigenous communities. The program’s goals are based on a community-engaged reconciliation framework, acknowledging the relationship between human, animal, and environmental health. The program is being developed by Manitoba’s Office of the Chief Veterinarian, WHS, Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association and others. Read WHS’s announcement here, and read more here.