The Town of Greater Napanee and the Village of Bath will see repairs and upgrades to important facilities supporting children and youth in the area thanks to a $209,000 investment by the Ontario Government.
According to a release from MPP Daryl Kramp’s office, the Town of Greater Napanee will have needed building repairs made to facilities of the Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and the Village of Bath, in Loyalist Township, will see repairs and upgrades made to the facilities of the St. Lawrence Youth Association. Kramp’s office said that the funding will help ensure the buildings continue to be fully accessible and in good working order.
“Community agencies play a key role in delivering services, and I am proud that we are making these necessary investments to enable their important work,” said MPP Daryl Kramp. “By funding these repairs and needed upgrades, we are taking the pressure off service providers so they can focus on supporting the people of the Napanee and Bath areas who rely on them.”
“Supporting infrastructure repairs for community agencies is an important part of ensuring that people can continue to safely access the services they depend on,” added Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “These spaces are vital for people with developmental disabilities, women and children experiencing domestic violence, Indigenous people, and children with special needs and this investment alleviates pressures so that staff can focus on doing their work.”
Through the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, the Ontario Government is investing a total of $18.5 million in 198 community agencies, according to the release. Agencies will reportedly use the funding for repairs and upgrades to roofing, windows, security systems, and fire alarms, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and plumbing systems.