Ontario Investing Over $385,000 to Repair and Upgrade Community Agencies in Windsor-Essex
Fund Will Help Organizations Serving Ontario’s Most Vulnerable
Ontario is investing $388,100 in four agencies in the Windsor-Essex area for upgrades and repairs as part the government's Partner Facility Renewal program.
Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, visited Community Living Essex County this week to announce that the facility will receive $161,500 to update its roof as well as to install multiple fire alarm systems and a fire sprinkler system.
Other agencies that will be receiving funding are:
- Community Living Windsor, which is receiving $109,300 to replace its front porch, install a furnace and air conditioning units, and repair its roof, driveways and walkways.
- Christian Horizons, which is receiving $99,300 to replace windows, build a ramp and install a furnace, as well as repair a chimney and install a privacy fence.
- St. Francis Advocates, which is receiving $18,000 to install a new roof.
The Partner Facility Renewal program is helping hundreds of community agencies provide better, more secure and accessible facilities for the people who use their services. This year, the province is investing a total of $16 million for upgrades and repairs at more than 170 community service agencies for approximately 840 projects across Ontario through its Partner Facility Renewal program.
Ontario is also making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history -- about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life. To learn more about infrastructure projects in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
Investing in 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 includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario's history and is investing in a low carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
- Partner Facility Renewal minor capital grants are provided to agencies such as those providing supports and services to the developmentally disabled, women and children who have experienced domestic violence, culturally appropriate Indigenous healing and wellness services, and Interpreter and Intervenor services for those who are deafblind.
- Approved projects include accessible washrooms, replacing windows, repairing furnaces, expanding program space, installing carbon monoxide and fire alarms, as well as roof repairs.
- Last year, hundreds of community agencies received more than $16 million towards upgrades and repairs. The province will announce funding for other agencies across Ontario throughout the summer.
“We are proud to continue supporting safe, accessible and welcoming spaces for those who need community services. Community service agencies across the province, like Community Living Essex County, play an invaluable role in providing critical services to thousands of people across Ontario. Investing in repairs, renovations and upgrades, and ensuring they are in good working order helps those who work at these vital agencies focus on what they do best: helping people thrive in our communities.”
Dr. Helena Jaczek
“The care and quality of all of our properties is of tremendous importance to our organization and to the people we support. For example, three young adults who share a very well maintained-home in Amherstburg now have a new roof, thanks to the timely funding received from the Ministry of Community and Social Services.”