Ontario is investing in repairs, renovations and improved living spaces at residential properties across the province that serve adults with developmental disabilities.
In York Region, Reena, Christian Horizons and Vita Community Living Services will receive a combined total of $435,400 in funding.
This funding, delivered through the Multi-Year Residential Planning Strategy, will help approximately 66 people with developmental disabilities by improving existing living spaces and creating more capacity, helping to reduce waitlists for residential services and supports across the province.
Residential supports for adults with developmental disabilities provide people with an accessible, safe and comfortable home and connect them to health and social services. These supports and services also encourage people to stay active and engaged with family, friends, and their community.
Expanding residential supports for adults with developmental disabilities is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
“Our government’s investment in residential supports for adults with developmental disabilities focuses on improving residential settings that serve some of the province’s most vulnerable people. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to housing for adults with developmental disabilities and we are eager to continue to work with our partners to person-centred innovative solutions to the developmental services sector in our province.”
— Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services
“This is wonderful news for adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, in Richmond Hill. By helping to improve the living spaces at residential properties, organizations like Vita Community Living Services can continue their commitment to the people they serve, successfully providing safe and nurturing environments that offer compassion and access to meaningful assistance and living.”
— Reza Moridi, M.P.P., Richmond Hill
“This investment through the Multi-Year Residential Planning Strategy is bringing meaningful change to the developmental services sector in York Region. Today’s announcement means that we can continue to make strides in supporting people with developmental disabilities with critical residential services.”
— Steven Del Duca, M.P.P., Vaughan
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