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  • July 25, 2016

Ontario Investing over $585,000 to Upgrade and Repair Hamilton Agencies

Improving Safety and Security For Ontario Families


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. 

They include:


  • $130,000 for The Governing Council of The Salvation Army – Grace Haven in Hamilton for upgrades to their fire alarm and security systems, parking lot repairs,  building an accessible ramp, replacing windows and upgrading washrooms.


  • $304,900 for the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton for repairs including exterior building improvements and elevator modernization.


  • $67,400 for the John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area for roof and door replacements.


  • $30,000 for the Dawn Patrol Child & Youth Services to  construct a wheelchair ramp and upgrade their deck.


  • $26,000 for the Catholic Family Services of Hamilton for window replacements.


  • $8,500 for the Lynwood Charlton Centre to replace their flooring.


  • $22,000 for the Good Shepherd Centre to update their washroom and repair water damage.


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 




  • Approved projects receiving funding include: upgrading accessible washrooms, replacing windows, repairing roofs, replacing furnaces, expanding program space and installing alarms for carbon monoxide and fire.






MPP Contact Information

Ted McMeekin MPP  905-690-6552




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