Ontario Government Investing in Northern Ontario Community OrganizationsFebruary 29, 2020
POWASSAN— Ontario is helping agencies in Nipissing repair and renovate vital community buildings.
Minister Vic Fedeli announced today a total of $57,200 in funding for Almaguin Highlands Community Living through the Province’s annual Partner Facility Renewal program. This includes $10,000 for electrical work and $47,200 for HVAC repairs at their locations in Powassan.
The government is investing a total of $11 million in more than 350 projects as part of the annual Partner Facility Renewal program that will upgrade and repair community agencies across Ontario.
“Our local agencies and frontline staff work hard every day to help Ontario’s most vulnerable communities,” said Vic Fedeli. “These important investments provide safe working conditions for the staff and those who receive essential services in Powassan.”
The province is investing approximately $1.8 million in various agencies across Northern Ontario that support people with developmental disabilities, women and children experiencing domestic violence, Indigenous partners and children with mental health needs. The investments will help agencies maintain their buildings and improve working conditions for frontline staff so they can focus on providing supports to those they serve.
“These repairs are crucial in ensuring that buildings are safe and sound for years to come, which means community agencies can focus on providing supports to those who rely on their services,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “Our government is committed to supporting the people of this province, while demonstrating value for money and respect for Ontario taxpayers.”
- Ontario’s emergency women’s shelters serve more than 17,000 women and children yearly.
- There are more than 70,000 adults with a developmental disability in Ontario and about 18,000 receive residential supports in communities across the province.
- In 2017-18, almost 109,000 families across Ontario were served by 49 children’s aid societies, including 11 Indigenous societies and three faith-based societies.