The Ontario government is pledging $57,200 for upgrades to the Almaguin Highlands Community Living, a non-profit group that helps people with intellectual disabilities.
The money is coming from the province’s annual Partner Facility Renewal Program and includes $10,000 for electrical work and $47,200 for HVAC repairs at the organization's locations in Powassan.
Almaguin Highlands Community Living has been providing service to the District of East Parry Sound for over 35 years and covers areas from Callander to Emsdale and over to Magnetawan.
"Our local agencies and frontline staff work hard every day to help Ontario’s most vulnerable communities," said Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli in a statement. "These important investments provide safe working conditions for the staff and those who receive essential services in Powassan."
Fedeli says the provincial government is giving out $11 million to more than 350 projects in Ontario as part of the annual Partner Facility Renewal Program, helping to upgrade and repair community agencies.
Government officials say there are more than 70,000 adults with a developmental disability in Ontario and about 18,000 receive residential supports across the province.
The province is also investing around $1.8 million to support agencies that help people with developmental disabilities, women and children experiencing domestic violence, Indigenous partners, and children with mental health needs by maintaining buildings and improve working conditions for frontline staff so they can focus on providing supports to those they serve.