July 7, Minister of Community and Social Services Dr. Helena Jaczek announced $440,600 in funding for Participation House for various upgrades and repairs through the Partner Facility Renewal program. The funding is part of Ontario’s commitment to help hundreds of community agencies provide better, more secure and accessible facilities for the people who use their services.

“We are supporting safe, accessible and welcoming space for those who need community service with this investment. Valuable community service providers like Participation House want to help people, , not worry about leaky roofs or broken furnaces. These funds will help for repairs and important renovations so they can focus on the people they serve,” said Jaczek.

This funding is part of a $756,200 investment that is being made to upgrade various community agencies in Markham and surrounding area. In total, the province will be investing $16 million overall for upgrades and repairs at more than 170 community agencies across Ontario.