March 15, 2007

Funding Boost For Aboriginal Social Services Agencies

The provincewide economic stimulus program of more than $190 million includes $36.5 million for Ontario social services agencies that provide community services to people with disabilities and to women and their children fleeing domestic violence.

Social services agencies in Ontario's Aboriginal communities are receiving more than $760,000 to improve and maintain their facilities. The funding will be put towards capital and infrastructure projects such as acquiring a new site for a day program, repairing and replacing floors in group homes, and increasing accessibility features.

In Ontario Aboriginal communities, three agencies are conducting seven capital projects at their developmental services sites, and six women's agencies are involved in 12 projects. The following are receiving funding for projects in these two sectors:

Developmental Services

Community

Total Investment

Number of Projects

Agencies

Moosonee

$5,000

1

James Bay Association for Community Living

Ohsweken

$640,450

4

Six Nations Special Services for Special People

Wikwemikong

$12,000

2

Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve

Violence Against Women Services

Community

Total Investment

Number of Projects

Agencies

Blind River

$5,000

1

Mississauga First Nation

Hamilton

$34,000

2

Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter of Native Women

Moosonee

$29,232

3

Town of Moosonee

North Bay

$7,000

1

Nipissing First Nation

Ohsweken

$7,000

1

Ganohkwa Sra

Thunder Bay

$24,000

4

Beendigen Inc.



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