Ontario funds repairs and renovations at community agencies
London, February 11, 2019 - Ontario's Government for the People is helping community
agencies repair and renovate their buildings so they can continue providing vital
services to children and families.
"Our local agencies work hard every day to help people who need extra support,"
said MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London Jeff Yurek. "Those who provide and those who
rely on important services in London will have safer places with these investments."
The province is investing:
- $103,000.00 in Anova – A Future Without Violence to help them repair the roof; and
- $18,200.00 in WAYS Mental Health Support to help them make mechanical and HVAC repairs.
"We want our community agencies to spend more time helping people and less time
worrying about covering the costs of building repairs," said Lisa MacLeod, Minister
of Children, Community and Social Services. "Our government understands the need
for targeted investments while balancing our responsibility to efficiently manage
Through the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, the government is investing
a total of $1.6 million in more than 60 projects that will upgrade and repair community
agencies across Ontario. The investments help agencies maintain their buildings
so they can provide better services for people with developmental disabilities,
women and children experiencing domestic violence, Indigenous people and children
with mental health needs, for example.
"Helping our community partners maintain and upgrade their buildings just makes
sense," said MPP Jeff Yurek. "We want to make sure their buildings are safe and
in good shape so they can provide quality services and programming for years to
- 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.