Children and Families in Newmarket and Aurora to Get Services in Upgraded Buildings
Repairs and Renovations at Community Agencies Part of Plan for Healthier and Safer Communities
NEWMARKET — Ontario is helping community agencies in Newmarket and Aurora repair and renovate their buildings so they can continue providing services to children and families.
Today, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and MPP for Newmarket—Aurora, announced Ontario is investing over $334,000 for repairs and upgrades at local agencies. This includes an investment of $134,400 at Kevin’s Place Youth Shelter, $6,000 for Community Living Newmarket Aurora District emergency upgrades.
“Helping our community partners maintain and upgrade their buildings is an important part of keeping the people of Newmarket safe,” said Minister Elliott. “This investment will ensure that our community’s youth have access to quality emergency housing services when they need it most.”
“These repairs and improvements are crucial to ensuring safe conditions for dedicated frontline staff and the communities that they serve,” said Minister Dunlop. “Investing in these necessary repairs means that these agencies and shelters can focus on what they do best.”
Through the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, the government is investing a total of $11.5 million in more than 350 projects that will upgrade and repair 124 community agencies across Ontario.
These investments help agencies maintain building capacity, while providing better services for people with developmental disabilities, women and children experiencing domestic violence, Indigenous people and children with mental health needs.
Helping community partners maintain and upgrade their buildings is part of the government’s plan to build healthier and safer communities.
- The $334,000 investment will be distributed between three local agencies: Kevin’s Place in Newmarket, Yellow Brick House in Aurora, and Community Living in Newmarket.
- Ontario’s emergency women’s shelters serve more than 17,000 women and children yearly.
- There are more than 70,000 adults with a developmental disability in Ontario and about 18,000 receive residential supports in communities across the province.
- In 2017-18, almost 109,000 families across Ontario were served by 49 children’s aid societies, including 11 Indigenous societies and three faith-based societies.