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Nipissing Receives $589,200 in Relief

April 1, 2020

NIPISSING – Protecting the health and well-being of all Ontarians is our government’s number one priority. Last week, our government announced a new, $200 million Social Services Relief Fund in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

During this unprecedented time, it is vital that we take decisive action to support the most vulnerable in our communities, including people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, low-income households, social assistance recipients, people without jobs, households who depend on housing supports to maintain stable housing, people whose financial situation is precarious due to the COVID-19 crisis, people who live in community and supportive housing, and people who depend on social services to meet their basic needs.

To help Nipissing and our partners respond to increased demands for services and supports, our government is making an immediate investment of $148 million for Service Managers under the Social Services Relief Fund. The investment will allow communities to expand a wide range of services and supports for vulnerable populations, based on local need, so they can better respond to this emergency situation. This investment complements additional resources provided by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to directly support individuals and families in financial crisis who are not able to access federal assistance.

“I am pleased to announce, under the Social Services Relief Fund, the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board will be eligible to receive $589,200 in 2020-21,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP Nipissing.

“I would like to stress that this expanded funding is intended to help a diverse range of vulnerable people in Nipissing. This includes people living in community housing, supportive housing, people with low incomes, social assistance recipients, or others who require social services support as well as those that are experiencing homelessness,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP Nipissing.

This funding is in addition to the base 2020-21 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative allocation that the ministry previously provided.

“As this emergency situation evolves, we will continue to evaluate Nipissing’s needs and respond accordingly,” added Fedeli.


For more information or to arrange an interview contact:                                                                                       

Robert Gibson

Minister Fedeli’s Office

robert.m.gibson@ontario.ca

416-845-8489


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