Thunder Bay Not For Profits Benefit from Programs
THUNDER BAY – Several Thunder Bay not-for-profit associations are getting needed upgrades to their facilities with help from the Ontario Government. Through the Partner Facility Renewal program, the province is providing $548,950 to help two not-for-profit organizations in Thunder Bay-Atikokan make repairs, renovations or other enhancements.
This funding will improve infrastructure at organizations that support children, youth and their families, while strengthening the local economy by creating construction jobs.
Local organizations benefiting from this latest Ontario government investment include: the John Howard Society of Thunder Bay and District and the William W. Creighton Youth Services.
The John Howard Society is receiving $36,650 for roof repairs and entry door replacement. William W. Creighton Youth Services are receiving $512,300 for projects including roof and ceiling replacement, and wall/stair/handrail replacement.
Bill Mauro – Investments Create Jobs
Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro, in a media statement says, “Helping non-profit agencies upgrade and maintain their infrastructure is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, and build a fair and prosperous society. These investments will allow non-profit agencies in our community to maintain their facilities and ensure programs are delivered effectively”.
Mauro adds, “This means a better experience for the children, youth and families who use these facilities, and good jobs for our local economy.”
We are very pleased to receive this funding. This will allow us to focus our time and energy on the important work of supporting children, youth and families in our community!” enthused Liisa Leskowski, Executive Director, John Howard Society of Thunder Bay and District
“Creighton Youth Services is very pleased that the Ontario government has decided to make these investments in our facilities. It is important to be able to maintain and improve the infrastructure that is required for our work with the youth in our care. We see it as a reassuring signal that the province continues its strong support for Creighton and the services we provide, and speaks well to our ongoing positive relationship with the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services,” commented Gregg Kendall, Director of Finance and Administrative Services, William W. Creighton Youth Services “
The Minister of Children and Youth Services, Teresa Piruzza says, “Ontario is making it possible for some of our most vulnerable children, youth and families to have access to better facilities. These investments will also benefit communities across the province by contributing to economic growth and supporting job opportunities.”