Halton Region hands out millions to help residents of Burlington, Milton, Oakville


Published May 25, 2023 at 11:03 am

Halton Region will be making substantial investments in programs and service that provide support to residents in Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Halton Hills.

The Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF) has already doled out a significant portion of the $4 million in total funding.

The HRCIF provides funding to non-profit, human-service programs and initiatives that help meet the needs of the region’s most vulnerable residents, including issues identified through the Community Safety and Well-Being Initiative.

“We are proud of our 2023 investment and continuing this important funding initiative,” said Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair.

“These investments in non-profit programs that support resident health, safety and well-being help to strengthen the direct impact these key services have on our community. I would like to thank our local partners and program providers for their ongoing positive impact in Halton.”

The HRCIF provides funding to non-profit human service programs and initiatives that help address priorities within the community.

So far this year, 22 new grants have been approved that will provide support for programs such as mental health services, food security and enhanced quality of life for older adults.

Among these investments are:

  • $45,191 to Achēv to provide a range of supports to newcomer women including settlement, employment workshops and wellness activities;
  • $212,254 to the Canadian Mental Health Association Halton Region Branch to work collaboratively with the Halton Region Police Service to support vulnerable households through service navigation and mental health support;
  • $25,000 to Food4Kids Halton to provide food for children who have limited or no food during weekends;
  • $204,317 to the Halton Environmental Network to support community garden programming in Halton Community Housing Corporation communities to improve food security and reduce isolation as well as provide community garden education for organizations supporting vulnerable individuals;
  • $125,580 to Radius Child and Youth Services to support staffing for specialized assessment and treatment programs for children, youth and families who have been affected by abuse and/or neglect; and
  • $78,733 to The Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton to provide navigation for Black students and families, and provide outreach and coordination of educational programs, arts programs and leadership opportunities for youth and older adults.

For more information on the HRCIF and a full list of the programs and services that have received funding, visit the HRCIF webpage.

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