July 25, 2016
Ontario is investing in repairs and renovations at non-profit agencies in Hamilton as part of its Partner Facility Renewal Program that will help community agencies remain safe, secure and accessible to the children, youth and families they serve.
This morning, Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, was joined by Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa at Governing Council of The Salvation Army – Grace Haven in Hamilton to announce over $585,000 in funding for the 16 projects.
Through the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services is investing $15 million for upgrades and repairs at more than 140 community agencies across Ontario. These investments help children’s treatment centres, children’s aid societies and youth centres better serve Ontario’s children, youth and families.
Supporting community agencies that help those most in need is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
“Children, youth and families rely on the services that our local agencies provide. This investment means that agencies can keep their facilities in good condition and keep their focus where it is most needed.”
— Ted McMeekin, MPP Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Westdale
“While Ontario is making historic investments to build new roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals, it is equally important to maintain existing infrastructure across the province in good repair. Strategic investments in local projects and renovations like these, sustain jobs and stimulates the economy and supports critical services in the greater Hamilton area.”
— Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance
“Ontario’s children’s treatment centres, children’s aid societies and youth centres are there to support families by delivering essential services to our children and youth. Investing in their facilities is critical so that they can stay focused on helping young people thrive.”
— Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services
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