Through the Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF) and funding from the Federal and Provincial governments, Halton Region is investing in programs and services that support the health, safety and well-being of residents as the community recovers from the impact of COVID-19.
“The health, safety and well-being of Halton residents remains our top priority,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Recovering from a sustained health emergency with so many social and economic impacts is a community effort. These important investments will ensure our local, non-profit organizations can provide vital supports to some of our most vulnerable residents during this challenging time.”
A total of 42 grants have been provided to organizations that deliver important health and social services such as supporting housing needs, reducing food insecurity, creating access to essential goods, helping address isolation among older adults and providing mental health services. Some of the investments to date, include:
- $193,340 to Wesley Urban Ministries to support case management and rehousing efforts for single individuals across Halton.
- $176,230 to Food for Life to expand food access points, deliver food boxes to high needs households and provide outreach programming.
- $67,937 to Acclaim Health to support the well-being and lessen the isolation of older adults.
- $29,869 to Canadian Mental Health Association - Halton Region Branch to provide free counselling for residents 16 years old and older.
The Region will continue to provide funding as our community recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. For information on funding opportunities for local organizations, please email email@example.com. For a full list of the programs and services that received funding, visit the COVID-19 Social and Community Supports webpage on halton.ca or call 311.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 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.