Ontario Government Grant Improves Air for Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold

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St. Catharines, ON – On Friday May 3, local MPP Jennie Stevens met with the team at Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold to hear more about the $150,000 Capital grant they received from the provincial government’s Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) which was used to renovate the HVAC system in the Community Care building. The project has enhanced the air quality for clients, staff and volunteers who use the building for services and employment. The new HVAC has also improved efficiency and offers a lighter imprint on the environment.

“If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the crucial role air quality plays in creating a safe indoor environment. I’m so pleased to see Community Care receive this OTF grant to improve the safety and comfort of their staff, volunteers, and clients with an updated HVAC system,” said Jennie Stevens, MPP for St. Catharines.

The HVAC system received a necessary overhaul in order to address issues with the buildings air quality, with funds received from the OTF grant making an improved air quality system installation possible, greatly improving the air quality. comfort and safety for all who use the building.

Community Care of St. Catharines has been supporting the communities of St. Catharines and Thorold for 105 years by providing access to vital services like food and clothing security, housing supports and emergency services. Community Care will be celebrating their 105th anniversary of providing this critical support in June of this year.

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why funding that my ministry is providing through the OTF is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these programs and spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Ontario government with a mission to build healthy and vibrant communities across the province. Last year, OTF invested more than $110M into 1,044 community projects and multi-sector partnerships. Projects aim to enhance economic well-being, foster more active lifestyles, support child and youth development, provide spaces for people to come together and connect, and create a more sustainable environment. Visit otf.ca to learn more.

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