Ontario Investing in Critical Upgrades and Repairs to Community Agency Facilities
Investment will ensure vital children and social services are delivered in a safe and accessible space in Etobicoke
NEWS: August 18, 2023
ETOBICOKE – The Ontario government is investing $23,200 through the Partner Facility Renewal Program for upgrades and repairs, here in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, MPP Christine Hogarth announced today. The funding is part of the government’s $21 million investment this year to ensure that 158 children’s and social services agencies across the province continue to connect people to support at safe and accessible facilities.
“Ontario’s children’s and social services organizations are at the heart of our communities, and our government is proud to invest in them to ensure people can continue to access the high-quality programs and services our agencies provide,” Hogarth said. “By funding these upgrades, we are helping staff focus on supporting people in need in a safe and accessible space.”
Funding is provided to agencies, such as shelters for women and children, homes that provide daily support for individuals with developmental disabilities, facilities for survivors of human trafficking, and facilities for children and youth with special needs.
This year, 627 projects across the province are being funded so that community agencies can complete repairs and upgrades on projects such as improving accessibility, upgrading security features, and facility renovations to better support their programs.
“Our community partners play a crucial role in delivering high-quality programs and services to the people of Ontario,” said Michael Parsa, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “With this funding, we are ensuring people across the province can access the vital services they need, where they need them.
Nabeel Ranmall – Office Manager
Office of the MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore