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Women’s Resources gets $8,100 to upgrade fire safety equipment

KAWARTHA LAKES-MPP Laurie Scott has announced the Ontario government will provide more than $8,000 to upgrade fire safety at Women’s Resources in lindsay.

“Women’s Resources is a fantastic local organization that does crucial work to provide support to children and women in need,” said MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Laurie Scott. “I’m pleased that this investment will help create a safer environment for their clients, staff, and volunteers.” Scott says.

Through the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, the government is investing a total of $1.6 million in more than 60 projects that will upgrade and repair community agencies across Ontario accroding to Scott. The investments help agencies maintain their buildings so they can provide better services for people with developmental disabilities, women and children experiencing domestic violence, Indigenous people and children with mental health needs, for example.

“We want our community agencies to spend more time helping people and less time worrying about covering the costs of building repairs,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “Our government understands the need for targeted investments while balancing our responsibility to efficiently manage resources.”

Ontario’s emergency women’s shelters serve more than 17,000 women and children yearly.

“It is important that we provide support to our community partners to enable them to continue their essential work,” said MPP Laurie Scott. “The safety of clients and staff is paramount and this investment will help improve building safety.”

 

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