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Sep 29, 2023
Sun Life has announced the expansion of its partnership with Spirit North, a charitable organization dedicated to empowering Indigenous youth through physical activities rooted in their cultural heritage.
The commitment, which includes $1 million in funding over three years, addresses health inequities in underserved Indigenous communities in Manitoba and the Yukon territory, according to a news release from the insurer.
“Indigenous youth are 25 times more likely to be diagnosed with type two diabetes than non-Indigenous youth,” said Sun Life Heath president Dave Jones. “By expanding access to physical activities, we’re helping Indigenous youth get active and make health a priority. We hope our partnership will make a real difference for those who may not have access to important community programs.”