Ontario Protecting the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 CrisisPublished on April 09, 2020
April 8, 2020
For immediate release:
KINCARDINE - The Ontario government is providing a total of $1,601,700 to Huron and Bruce Counties to help protect the health and safety of the province’s most vulnerable people in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Through the Social Services Relief Fund, Huron County will receive $708,100 and Bruce County will receive $893,600.
This funding can be used by municipalities and social service providers such as homeless shelters, food banks, emergency services, charities and non-profits to support delivery of critical services, hire additional staff, acquire more personal protective equipment, and find ways to promote social distancing and self-isolation to keep people safe and healthy. Huron and Bruce Counties will determine how this funding is distributed locally to provide people in the community with the support they need.
“Accessing this funding quickly is paramount in today’s constantly changing environment,” said Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson.” That’s why we are delivering it directly to the municipal governments.”
“We are acting quickly to support those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless during this unprecedented time,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “This funding is going straight to communities, who know best what the immediate needs are on the ground.”
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