The Government of Ontario is investing $1.6 million in over 60 projects that will upgrade and repair community agencies across the province.
The funding, which comes from the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, will be used towards maintaining buildings so agencies can provide better service for people with developmental disabilities, women and children escaping domestic violence, Indigenous people, children with mental health needs, and others being supported in community settings.
Maintenance will include replacing the furnace, repairing the roof, upgrading fire safety equipment or repairs to the building structure.
“This important investment will allow us to upgrade the homes of over 90 individuals with multiple disabilities and special communication needs and provide the necessary supports to enable individuals to live, work and participate in their communities,” said Karen Belyea, Executive Director of Total Communication Environment (TCE), in a news release.
TCE is a non-profit charitable organization that provides residential, day services and outreach to long-term care homes for adults with multiple disabilities and special communication needs.