Ontario Investing in Repairs and Upgrades at Community Living St. Catharines
Province Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities
Ontario is investing in repairs, renovations and upgrades at Community Living St. Catharines, which provides supports for 415 people with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services toured the agency today with Jim Bradley, MPP for St. Catharines to highlight the province’s investment, which will help with projects such as roof repairs, the installation of new energy efficient windows and improvements to make buildings more accessible.
Community service agencies, such as Community Living St. Catharines, offer a wide range of supports for people with developmental disabilities. This includes providing an accessible, safe and comfortable home, connecting people to health and social services, and encouraging people to stay active and engaged with family, friends and their community. These investments will help pay for repairs and renovations so that community service agencies can focus on the people they serve.
Construction at Community Living St. Catharines is due to begin shortly, with completion estimated by the end of March 2019.
Investing in residential care for people with developmental disabilities is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
- Ontario is providing Community Living St. Catharines with $185,000 through the Partner Facility Renewal program and the Government of Canada is providing an additional $26,000 through the Social Housing Improvement Program (SHIP), which works to to improve and preserve the quality of social housing in Ontario.
- In 2016/17, the province invested over $16.6 million in more than 170 community service agencies for over 840 projects through the Partner Facility Renewal program.
- The province 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.
“Investing in Community Living St. Catharines is part of our plan to support safe, accessible and welcoming spaces that deliver supports and services for those with developmental disabilities across the province. It also represents another step towards our greater vision of an inclusive, individualized and person-centred approach to serving some of the province’s most vulnerable people.”
Dr. Helena Jaczek
“Community Living St. Catharines is a leader and vocal advocate for those in our community who have a developmental disability. Our government’s investment is a reflection of our strong belief of their vision and mandate and our intention to support them in their continued delivery of services for years to come.”
“We work tirelessly to ensure people with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to participate in all elements of living in the community. Today’s investment from the provincial and federal governments in Community Living St. Catharines means we can continue with our goal of removing barriers for those with disabilities from participating in the social, recreational, and economic world around them.”