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  • December 18, 2015

Ontario Investing in Upgrades and Repairs for Community Agencies in Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Improving Safety and Security for Ontario Families


December 17, 2015

Ontario is helping community agencies provide better, safer and more accessible facilities for individuals and families in Etobicoke-Lakeshore.

As part of the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, the province is investing $102,000 for repairs at Women’s Habitat in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, a local community agency that provides services to women and their children experiencing violence.

This investment will help Women’s Habitat to maintain and improve their facilities.

Through the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, the government is investing a total of $16.2 million for upgrades and repairs at more than 200 community agencies across Ontario. 

This funding is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history -- more than $130 billion over 10 years, which will support more than 110,000 jobs per year on average, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals across the province.

Supporting community agencies that help those most in need is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan.


“Our government recognizes that the safety and accessibility of community agencies, such as Women’s Habitat in my riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, is essential to the staff who provide specialized care and assistance to those in need, and to those who rely on these services."

— Peter Milczyn, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore

“Community service providers want to help people, not worry about leaky roofs or broken furnaces. Helping community agencies pay for repairs and important renovations means they can focus more on the people they serve, and less on finding the funds they need to keep their buildings safe, secure and in good repair.”

— Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services


  • Emergency women’s shelters across Ontario serve approximately 12,000 women and nearly 8,000 children each year.  
  • There are approximately 65,000 adults with a developmental disability in Ontario. Approximately 18,000 people with a developmental disability receive residential supports in the community, while another 15,000 receive direct funding for services and supports.
  • Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts GDP by $114 million, particularly in construction and manufacturing sectors.
  • Find out about Ontario’s support for victims of domestic violence.
  • Learn how Ontario is improving services for people with a developmental disability.

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Office of Peter Milczyn, MPP


933 The Queensway

Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1P3



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