McGuinty government investing in children and youth in Windsor

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McGuinty government investing in children and youth in Windsor

Children's Treatment Centre And Children's Mental Health: Priorities For A Prosperous Ontario WINDSOR, ON, Sept. 17 - The Ontario government is giving a big boost to the kids of Windsor and Essex County by investing in services that provide treatment, care and education for the children and youth in this community, Minister of Children and Youth Services Dr. Marie Bountrogianni announced today. Bountrogianni joined Sandra Pupatello, MPP for Windsor West, in announcing $8 million in capital funding to expand the Children's Rehabilitation Centre of Essex County. "This centre provides exceptional treatment and service to children with physical and developmental disabilities and their families," said Pupatello. "The centre has outgrown its current space and this new funding will help it continue to meet the needs of Windsor's children and families." Bountrogianni was also joined by Windsor MPPs Dwight Duncan and Bruce Crozier. Windsor - St Clair MPP Dwight Duncan announced increased funding of almost $1 million for children and youth mental health services in Windsor. "Today's announcement includes $404,000 for children's mental health agencies - their first increase in 12 years - and $572,000 for the Children's Health Care Network established by Windsor's Dr. Lillian Mok," said Duncan. Other highlights of today's announcement include: - $165,079 for youth justice services - $22,020 for community service agencies serving children and youth. These investments are part of the government's commitment to improve the health of Ontarians and help children succeed in school. Provincially, the government is investing $58 million in child care, $25 million in children's mental health and millions more in other programs for children, including providing free immunizations and expanding school nutrition programs. "Children with disabilities and mental health issues are all serious concerns for parents in this community," said Essex MPP Bruce Crozier. "I'm proud to see our government is investing in the programs and services that are helping families right here every day. By investing in children, we're investing in Ontario." Disponible en fran├žais www.children.gov.on.caFor further information: Kathryn Semogas, Minister's Office, (416) 212-7436; Anne Machowski-Smith, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, (416) 325-5156