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  • February 10, 2017

Helping Ottawa Children’s Centres Stay Safe and Accessible

Province Supporting Repairs and Upgrades at Local Community Agencies

  • Ontario is helping local community agencies in Ottawa provide better care for children, youth and their families by supporting critical repairs and upgrades that will keep facilities well-maintained, safe and accessible.


    As part of the province’s Partner Facility Renewal program, Ontario is providing support for repairs and renovations at three local children’s centres, children’s aid societies and youth centres in Ottawa. These agencies provide mental health services and justice services.


    This support will help Ottawa agencies complete projects to maintain their facilities, such as:


    • St. Mary’s House will modernize its heating system;
    • John Howard Society of Ottawa will replace its flooring;
    • Talitha House will get new flooring.


    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


    Supporting better care for children, youth and families in their communities is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.




    “Community agencies are an integral part of our community. These investments will allow them to provide safer and more accessible facilities and provide even better care for Ottawa children, youth and families.”

    — Nathalie Des Rosiers


    “Ontario’s children’s treatment centres, children’s aid societies and youth centres provide excellent care for children, youth and families across the province. This support will help them keep their facilities in good condition and allow them to focus on the critical work that they do.”

    — Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services





    • The province is providing $103,600 in funding to agencies in Ottawa to help them complete critical upgrades and maintenance projects to keep facilities in good repair.
    • St. Mary’s Home is receiving $75,000 for a high efficiency furnace.


    • John Howard Society of Ottawa is receiving $19,800 to replace flooring on 3 levels.


    • Talitha House is receiving $8,800 for flooring in high traffic areas.


    • Through the Partner Facility Renewal program, the government is investing $3.8 million for upgrades and repairs at nearly 70 community agencies across Ontario.


    • Approved projects include: upgrading accessible washrooms, replacing windows, repairing roofs, replacing furnaces, expanding program space, and installing sprinklers and fire alarms.


    • In August 2016, Ontario invested $16 million through the Partner Facility Renewal program in more than 550 facility upgrades at more than 140 community agencies across the province.







    Micheline Laflamme

    Office of Nathalie Des Rosiers

    Tel.: 613-744-4484

    Cell.: 613-617-4688


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