Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Helping Local Children’s Centres Stay Safe and Accessible
Province Supporting Repairs and Upgrades at Community Agencies
London, ON – Jan 26, 2017
Ontario is helping community agencies across the province provide better care for children, youth and their families by supporting critical repairs and renovations that will keep facilities well-maintained, safe and accessible.
Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau made the announcement this morning at the Thames Valley Children’s Centre in London, which provides specialized rehabilitation services to more than 8,000 children and youth every year. This support will help the centre upgrade its building ventilation and cooling system to maintain safety and comfort for children and youth receiving services.
Ontario is providing support for 70 children’s treatment centres, children’s aid societies and youth centres across the province through its Partner Facility Renewal program. The support will allow these agencies to complete 140 facility upgrade and repair projects, helping them continue to deliver quality care for children, youth and families.
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.
Supporting better care for children, youth and families in their communities is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.