Halton Region has received an important donation from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation (CMAF) that will provide better protection and assist vulnerable residents in need in the Halton community during this unprecedented pandemic.
“I want to thank the CMAF for this donation and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for their support in facilitating this important initiative,” said Regional Chair Gary Carr. “The COVID-19 Community Response Fund for Vulnerable Populations will help those most in need by supporting local and community-level action.”
Municipalities see first-hand how vulnerable populations have been impacted by this pandemic and are ideally placed to effectively direct funds to deliver the much needed supports to residents. Thanks to the $36,000 provided by the CMAF, Halton can provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to agencies serving homeless residents and vulnerable populations in congregate settings in Halton.
“To receive this kind of direct funding from an organization like the CMAF is an added support to the vital work Halton Region and community partners have been doing since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Halton’s FCM Board Member and Regional Councillor Rory Nisan.
Many agencies regularly serve homeless and at risk of homelessness residents in Halton Region while continuing to struggle with the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE). This donation will give service providers the equipment they need and maintain a safe practice as they continue to serve vulnerable Halton residents.
The Canadian Medical Association Foundation (CMAF) provides impactful, charitable giving to further excellence in health care, aligning to the Canadian Medical Association’s vision for a healthy population and vibrant medical profession. For more information on the initiative: COVID-19 Community Response Fund for Vulnerable Populations initiative, please visit: COVID-19 Community Response Fund for Vulnerable Populations. Read the CMAF press release here.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves 580,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.