Ministry of Community and Social Services
Upgrading and Expanding Living Spaces for People with Developmental Disabilities
Province Improving Services to Some of Ontario’s Most Vulnerable
Milton, ON – Feb 6, 2017
Ontario is investing in repairs, renovations and improved spaces for more people at residential properties that serve adults with developmental disabilities across the province.
The Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services was at Community Living North Halton to announce that the agency will be receiving funding through the Multi-Year Residential Planning strategy. This funding will help Community Living North Halton house three new people, in addition to making important infrastructure upgrades to maximize the quality of life for residents. Upgrades include repairing and painting the building’s exterior, upgrading its heating and cooling system, renovating bathrooms and replacing windows.
Developmental service agencies offer a wide range of supports for people with developmental disabilities, depending on their needs. This includes providing an accessible, safe and comfortable home, connecting people to health and social services, and encouraging people stay active and engaged with family, friends, and their community.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
Investing in residential care for people with developmental disabilities is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.