Royal Visit 2016: Canada Donates $100,000 In Name Of Duke, Duchess Of Cambridge

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Canada is contributing $100,000 to charities that help indigenous youth and newcomers as a gift to mark the royal tour of the Duke and Duchess of Canada, which ends on Saturday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that $50,000 will go to Prince's Charities Canada and be used to promote education and language programs in Canada's indigenous communities.

prince william kate haida gwaiiThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum on Sept. 30, 2016 in Haida Gwaii, B.C. (Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Prince's Charities Canada focuses on The Prince of Wales's main interests which include helping disadvantaged youth, education, responsible business, environmental sustainability and support for the Canadian Armed Forces, said a news release from the prime minister's office.

Another $50,000 is going to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia for newcomers with housing, employment, and language skills. Opened in 1972, it's the largest agency of its kind in Western Canada.

prince william kate familyThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take part in a tea party with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, in Victoria, B.C. on Sept. 29, 2016. (Photo: Jonathan Hayward/Pool/Reuters)

Prince William and Catherine toured B.C. and Yukon, which included visits with many aboriginal communities including Bella Bella on B.C.'s central coast and Haida Gwaii.

Their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, made a public appearance during a garden party earlier this week.

The royal tour ends Saturday in Victoria, B.C.

This was the second official Canadian tour for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their first in 2011.

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