ANN HOGGARTH, MPP
Ontario Helping to Upgrade and Repair Simcoe County Community Agencies
Improving Safety and Security For Local Families
Ontario is investing more than $900,000 for repairs and renovations at eight non-profit agencies in Simcoe County as part of its Partner Facility Renewal program.
These investments include:
- The Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie is receiving $44,500 for general repair and maintenance, and the installation of a new fire panel and alarm;
- Community Living Huronia is receiving $170,500 for roof replacement and updated heating systems;
- Simcoe Community Services is receiving $269,400 for roof work, repairs, new generators.
Through the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, the province is investing $16 million for upgrades and repairs at more than 170 community agencies across Ontario. These investments help developmental services, community services, Violence Against Women agencies, and Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy agencies better serve clients.
Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years. This is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
Supporting community agencies that help those most in need is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
“Community agencies in Simcoe County provide invaluable help to so many. Investments in these projects will result in stronger services and better programs for those who use them in our community. This type of investment in infrastructure renewal means that agency staff can focus on what it is they do best – delivering high-quality supports in our communities.”
— Ann Hoggarth, Barrie MPP
“Our government believes that people in need deserve all the help we can give them. By investing in our community facilities, we are making sure that vulnerable Ontarians have safe, accessible places to go when they need support the most.”
— Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services
- Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts GDP by $114 million, particularly in construction and manufacturing sectors.
- There are approximately 65,000 adults with a developmental disability in Ontario. Approximately 18,000 people with a developmental disability receive residential supports in the community, while another 15,000 receive direct funding for services and supports.
- Find out about Ontario’s Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy.
- Learn how Ontario is improving services for people with a developmental disability.