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  • July 10, 2017

Ontario Supporting Upgrades and Repairs at Community Living Kingston and District and Ongwanada Resource Centre

Improving Safety and Accessibility For Ontario’s Most Vulnerable People

Ontario is investing in repairs, renovations and upgrades in Kingston and the Islands to provide better, more secure and accessible facilities for the people who use their services.

These investments include:

  • Community Living Kingston and District will replace a shower, replace  fencing and replace front steps and a walkway in three supported living units in their Residential Services program.
  •  Ongwanada Resource Centre will replace a deck, renovate a kitchen, repair and replace windows, and replace a roof in four of their community residences. 

As part of Ontario’s Partner Facility Renewal program, these investments will help agencies with needed repairs and renovations so that they can better serve people in the community.

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

Investing in community agencies that help those most in need is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.


“Ongwanada and Community Living Kingston and District provide critical services to the most vulnerable people in our community. This investment ensures that they are able to continue to provide people with safe, accessible spaces that support their needs.”
—Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston and the Islands

“Community and developmental service agencies play an invaluable role in providing critical services to many people across Ontario. By investing in repairs, renovations and upgrades, we are ensuring that individuals that require services at these vital agencies have access to improved facilities and that staff who work tirelessly assisting those who require supports can focus on what they do best: helping people in our communities.”
— Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services


  • Partner Facility Renewal minor capital funding is provided annually to help social service agencies repair, renovate or upgrade their facilities. Agencies receiving this funding include developmental services, community services and Violence Against Women agencies.
  • In 2017/18, under the Partner Facility Renewal program, Ontario is investing approximately $16 million in more than 150 community service agencies for approximately 850 projects across Ontario.
  • There are approximately 65,000 adults with a developmental disability in Ontario. Approximately 18,000 people with a developmental disability receive residential supports in the community, while another 15,000 receive direct funding for services and supports.
  • Last year in Ontario, more than 10,000 women and over 6,900 of their children were served by an emergency Violence Against Women shelter.

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