New grant program launched to help doctor recruitment

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The province has announced a new grant program to help attract and retain doctors focused on promoting communities.

This could include producing material to promote recreation, education, and other activities, as well as welcoming packages.

The $200,000 Healthy Communities Stream is through the Culture Innovation Fund.

A maximum of $25,000 is available to municipalities, museums, libraries, social enterprises, First Nations communities, and registered not-for-profit community groups and cultural organizations.

Government says the new stream was developed with input from community groups, municipal leaders, health professionals, and the health authority.