Nipissing Children and Families to Get Vital Services in Upgraded BuildingsFebruary 11, 2019
NORTH BAY — Ontario’s Government for the People is helping community agencies repair and renovate their buildings so they can continue providing vital services to children and families.
“Our local agencies work hard every day to help people who need extra support,” said Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli. “Those who provide and those who rely on important services in Nipissing will have safer places with these investments.”
The province is investing a total of $53,400 in the following local organizations:
- $46,900 for Algonquin Child & Family Services (Hands Thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca) to help upgrade building interior
- $ 6,500 for Nipissing First Nation (Ojibway Women’s Lodge) to assist with plumbing upgrades
“We want our community agencies to spend more time helping people and less time worrying about covering the costs of building repairs,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “Our government understands the need for targeted investments while balancing our responsibility to efficiently manage resources.”
Through the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, the government is investing a total of $1.6 million in more than 60 projects that will upgrade and repair community agencies across Ontario. The investments help agencies maintain their buildings so they can provide better services for people with developmental disabilities, women and children experiencing domestic violence, Indigenous people and children with mental health needs, for example.
“Helping our community partners maintain and upgrade their buildings just makes sense,” said Fedeli. “We want to make sure their buildings are safe and in good shape so they can provide quality services and programming for years to come.”