Ontario Investing $6.5 Million in Fire Safety Upgrades For Community Service Agencies
– Newmarket, ON
Ontario is providing $6.5 million for the fire safety upgrades to community service agency facilities where some of Ontario’s most vulnerable people receive services.
The Minister of Community and Social Services Dr. Helena Jaczek made the announcement today at Community Living Newmarket/Aurora District, which provides programs that support people with developmental disabilities in York Region.
Across Ontario, more than 130 facilities from over 40 agencies will receive funding to improve fire safety this year. Types of projects will include:
•Fire alarm system upgrades
•Installation of fire doors and separations
•Sprinkler system installations.
This investment brings the total funding to improve fire safety in developmental and community service agency facilities to more than $15 million since 2014-15.
Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life. To learn more about infrastructure projects in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
Investing in community service agency facilities 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 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 infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario’s history and is 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.
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