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Additional $3.1 Million for DSSAB during COVID-19

August 16, 2021

 Funding helps keep vulnerable people safe in our community

NIPISSING – Today, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is providing $3,152,300 to the Nipissing District Social Services Administration Board to help deliver critical services, create longer-term housing solutions and keep vulnerable people safe.

“Our government is committed to ensuring municipalities have the resources they need to keep their communities safe,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “Today’s funding will help our local DSSAB deliver critical services, support vulnerable people, and unlock affordable housing in our community.”

Today’s announcement is part of the province’s additional $307 million investment to help municipalities and Indigenous community partners respond to COVID-19. This investment builds upon the $765 million dollars of Social Services Relief Funding (SSRF) announced in 2020- 2021, for a total support to communities of over $1 billion.

Municipalities and Indigenous community partners can use the funding to protect homeless shelter staff and residents, add to rent banks, build affordable housing, and support plans to prepare for potential future outbreaks and/or emergencies.


  • Ontario launched the Social Services Relief Fund in March 2020 to help protect the health and safety of the province’s most vulnerable people during COVID-19.
  • Today’s province-wide investment includes $21 million of funding under the previously announced Canada-Ontario Community Housing Initiative (COCHI) that is being allocated to help support community housing.
  • As part of its Community Housing Renewal Strategy and response to COVID-19, Ontario is investing approximately $1.3 billion in 2021-2022 to help sustain, repair and grow community housing and help end homelessness. This includes the Social Services Relief Fund


  • Learn more about Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures



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