Ontario Helping to Upgrade and Repair Toronto Community Agencies
Improving Safety and Security For Ontario Families
NEWS RELEASE: August 22, 2017
Ontario is investing $25,700 for repairs and renovations at Safehaven Project for Community Living, located in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, as part of its Partner Facility Renewal Program.
The funds will be used to upgrade the fire safety system to a new standard.
Through the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services is investing more than $18 million for repairs, renovations and fire safety improvements at over 140 community agencies across Ontario. These investments help children’s treatment centres, children’s aid societies and youth centres better serve Ontario’s children, youth and families.
Supporting community agencies that help those most in need is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs.
The four part plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses.
The plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
“Children, youth and families rely on the services that these agencies provide. This investment means that agencies can keep their facilities in good condition and keep their focus where it is most needed.”
— Peter Milczyn, MPP, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
“Ontario’s children’s treatment centres, children’s aid societies and youth centres are there to support families by delivering essential services to our children and youth. Investing in their facilities is critical so that they can stay focused on helping young people thrive.”
— Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services
Approved projects receiving funding include: upgrading accessible washrooms, replacing windows, repairing roofs, replacing furnaces, expanding program space and installing alarms for carbon monoxide and fire.
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