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Ontario Releases Second Progress Report on Community Hubs

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Ontario Releases Second Progress Report on Community Hubs

Province Continues to Improve Public Services for Local Residents

Ministry of Infrastructure

Ontario is continuing to improve public services for people across the province by establishing and strengthening community hubs, which offer coordinated services such as education, health care and social services under one roof.

Today the government released its second progress report describing the initiatives Ontario is supporting to help enable the establishment and ongoing success of local community hubs.

Highlights include:

  • The 2017 Ontario Community Hubs Summit, which brought together more than 750 stakeholders from across the province to share ideas and best practices about community hub development and integrated service delivery
  • The unveiling of the online Community Hubs Resource Network, which provides practical tools, data including GIS mapping and advice to help communities at all stages of hub development
  • The launch of the Surplus Property Transition Initiative, a new and innovative application-based program designed to provide a better opportunity for community organizations to acquire surplus provincial, school board or hospital properties

Supporting vibrant and strong communities is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • The Surplus Property Transition Initiative is accepting applications to the program until October 16, 2017.
  • The Community Hubs Resource Network, launched in May 2017, now has over 730 registered members.

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“The 2017 Progress Report demonstrates significant achievements in the community hubs movement in Ontario. I continue to be inspired by the stories I hear of how community hubs across the province are coming together and using the most innovative ways for delivering critical services. We should all be excited by the power of community hubs to strengthen our communities and help to build Ontario up.”

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Infrastructure

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