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Ontario Helps Salvation Army Meet Future Needs

Study Will Examine New Ways To Help Sudbury's Homeless

SUDBURY - The Ontario government is helping the Salvation Army look at new ways to help Sudbury's most vulnerable residents.  Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci made the announcement today on behalf of Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle.

"The Salvation Army in Sudbury has been a valuable fixture in the community since the early 1950s and every year feeds and provides beds for hundreds of homeless people in the area," said Bartolucci.  "Our investment in this feasibility study will help develop the very best model to serve our community's most vulnerable citizens."

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) will provide $28,500 to the Salvation Army Sudbury Centre to study new service delivery options for the area.  The study will look at present services and identify best practices.  This project will also look into options for renovating the agency's facilities at 146 Larch Street or building a new centre.  

"Local shelters for homeless people and the important services they deliver to those in need are an essential part of Ontario's social services system," said Gravelle, who also chairs the NOHFC.  "I am very pleased that we could invest in this study to help this important agency help meet the evolving needs of the community."

This is just one more example of how, working together, Ontarians have achieved results in Sudbury.  Other examples include:

  • Providing more than $1.3 million to construct a new residential hospice
  • Investing $800,000 to build the Samaritan Centre
  • Contributing $150,000 to establish the Sudbury Alzheimer Centre.

These initiatives are part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan for building stronger northern communities. It has four pillars: Strengthening the North and its Communities; Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.

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