The North Central Family Centre had a special visit from a federal politician Tuesday.
Jean-Yves Duclos, minister responsible for families, children and social development, paid Regina a visit to talk about the Canadian Child Benefit, and how it helps Regina residents.
Duclos said 28,000 families in Regina are receiving an average of $700 per month tax free from the government for the child benefit.
“It’s very important to deliver in this area in Regina-Qu’Appelle, where we have a large number of lower-income families who struggle to not look after their children,” Duclos said. “So teaching and community investments and the Canada Child Benefit are making a big impact in this community.”
Amanda Heisler is a grade three-four split teacher at Sacred Heart, and took her students to meet minister Duclos. She said the visit from Duclos will have a lasting effect on the students.
“I told them that there was a special guest (coming) that knew the Prime Minister, so they were pretty excited about that,” Heisler said. “As for the details and the politics and stuff behind it, I don’t think many of them really understood it, but I think they were really excited about having the artwork and feeling special and feeling important.”
Duclos, along with Regina Police Chief Evan Bray, took the time to draw pictures with students from Sacred Heart School during his stay.
@jyduclos and @evanjbray working on their drawing skills at the North Central Family Centre here in Regina. Mr. Duclos is in town to speak about how the feds are improving the Canada Child Benefit #yqr #sask #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/HqwDofHBcd
— Ryan McNally (@RyanE_McNally) September 11, 2018