Ministry of Community and Social Services
Funding for Repairs and Upgrades to Violence Against Women’s Shelters throughout the Province
Huntsville, ON – May 25, 2017
The governments of Canada and Ontario today announced funding for repairs and upgrades to violence against women’s shelters throughout the province. Fifty-eight women’s shelters across Ontario will receive more than $4.1 million in capital upgrades.
The announcement was made today at Chrysalis, operated by Muskoka Women’s Advocacy Group, which received $22,600 to increase outdoor security, install electrical and access buttons on doors, and upgrade lighting system.
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with the Honorable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Ontario’s Minister of Community and Social Services, made the announcement.
•Today’s funding announcement will help ensure violence against women’s shelter sites are safer, more secure and accessible
•These capital repairs and upgrades will help agencies extend the life of their facilities
•Upgrades to be completed as part of this announcement include installing security equipment, improving facility accessibility, making energy efficiency upgrades to save on energy costs, among many other initiatives
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