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Jeff Yurek, MPP Elgin-Middlesex-London
London Children and Families to Get Vital Services in Upgraded Buildings

Ontario funds repairs and renovations at community agencies

London, February 11, 2019 - 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 MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London Jeff Yurek. "Those who provide and those who rely on important services in London will have safer places with these investments."

The province is investing:

  • $103,000.00 in Anova – A Future Without Violence to help them repair the roof; and
  • $18,200.00 in WAYS Mental Health Support to help them make mechanical and HVAC repairs.

"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 MPP Jeff Yurek. "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."

Quick Facts

  • 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.

Last Updated: Monday, 11 February 2019 17:24:03 PM EST

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