Ontario Investing in Critical Upgrades and Repairs to Community Agency Facilities

$224,600 investment will ensure vital children and social services are delivered in safe and accessible spaces in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston


August 21, 2023

Smiths Falls — The Ontario government is investing just over $224,000 through the Partner Facility Renewal Program for upgrades and repairs to 6 children’s and social services facilities in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. This funding is part of the government’s $21 million investment this year to ensure that 158 children’s and social services agencies across the province continue to connect people to support at safe and accessible facilities.

“Ontario’s children’s and social services organizations are at the heart of our communities and our government is proud to invest in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston to ensure people can continue to access the high-quality programs and services our agencies provide,” said local MPP John Jordan. “By funding these repairs, we are helping staff focus on supporting people in need of services in a safe and accessible space.”

Funding is provided to agencies, such as shelters for women and children, homes that provide daily support for individuals with developmental disabilities, facilities for survivors of human trafficking, and facilities for children and youth with special needs.

This year, 627 projects across the province are being funded so that community agencies can complete repairs and upgrades on projects such as improving accessibility, upgrading security features, and facility renovations to better support programming.

Examples of community agencies receiving funding this year in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston:

  • One Grantee will receive funding to replace the play structure to address health and safety concerns for clients and staff. The play structure services at this children’s residence is a key piece in the services delivered to children and youth at this location.
  • Another Grantee will receive funding to replace the flooring and carpeting from 1987, to address safety concerns.
  • Another Grantee will receive funding for its Fire Protection and Life Safety project, while another will receive funding to replace an aging furnace.

“Our community partners play a crucial role in delivering high-quality programs and services to the people of Ontario,” said Michael Parsa, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “With this funding, we are ensuring people across the province can access the vital services they need, where they need them.

MPP John Jordan Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston



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