Ministry of Community and Social Services
Improving Safety and Accessibility for Ontario’s Most Vulnerable People
Kincardine, ON – July 12, 2017
Ontario is investing in repairs, renovations, upgrades and fire safety improvements at more than 170 community agencies across the province to provide more secure and accessible facilities for people who use their services.
Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services was at Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey in Kincardine to announce that it will be receiving funding to make critical repairs to the foundation. Some of the local agencies that will also receive funding include:
•Chippewas of Nawash in Neyaashiinigmiing: $32,300 to replace the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system
•Community Living Hanover & Area HARC Inc: $46,200 to install a sprinkler system
•Participation Lodge Grey Bruce in Holland Centre: $393,400 to replace brickwork, door frames, doors, the electrical transfer switch and septic system, and repair waterproofing, parking lot and driveway
This investment is part of Ontario’s Partner Facility Renewal (PFR) program, which helps local agencies repair and renovate their facilities to better serve people in the community. This support is also helping agencies ensure that their buildings meet improvements to Ontario’s Fire Code, in order to keep residents safe.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
Investing in community agencies that help those most in need is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
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