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McMeekin Announces Ontario Investments in Upgrades and Repairs to Local Agencies

Improving Safety and Accessibility For Ontario’s Most Vulnerable People

News                                                                                                                  January 24, 2017

                                                                               

Ontario is investing in repairs and renovations local Agencies to provide better, more secure and accessible facilities for the people who use their services.

 

These investments include:

 

  • Haldimand Norfolk Childrens Services –for security systems and cameras
  • Interval House of Hamiilton – for roof replacement
  • Hamilton YWCA – to replace boiler with new energy efficient heat-pump system

 

As part of the Partner Facility Renewal program, these investments will help pay for repairs and renovations so that the organizations can focus on the people they serve. Agencies receiving this funding include developmental services, community services and Violence Against Women agencies.

 

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

 

Investing in community agencies that help those most in need is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

 

QUOTES

 

“These local Agencies provide critical services to the most vulnerable people in our community. This investment ensures we can continue to provide people with safe, accessible places to go when they need support.”

-Ted McMeekin MPP Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Westdale

 

“Community agencies play an invaluable role in providing critical services to thousands of people across Ontario. By investing in repairs, renovations and upgrades, we are ensuring that staff at these vital agencies can focus on what they do best: helping people in our communities.”

— Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services

 

 

 

QUICK FACTS



  • The province is investing $653,000 in upgrades and repairs at 18 community agencies across Ontario through this round of Partner Facility Renewal Funding.
  • Partner Facility Renewal funding is provided annually to help social service agencies repair, renovate or upgrade their facilities. In 2016/17, under the Partner Facility Renewal program, Ontario has invested over $16.6 million in more than 170 community service agencies for approximately 840 projects across Ontario.
  • There are approximately 65,000 adults with a developmental disability in Ontario. Approximately 18,000 people with a developmental disability receive residential supports in the community, while another 15,000 receive direct funding for services and supports.
  • Last year in Ontario, more than 10,000 women and over 6,900 of their children were served by an emergency Violence Against Women shelter.

 

 

 

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CONTACT

 

 

For further information please contact Ted McMeekin 905-690-6552

 

 

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