The Ontario Government will be investing more than $2 million over two years to provide housing for adults with developmental disabilities.
This is part of the government’s $810 million investment in the next three years to support the transformation and modernization of developmental services.
The project called Why Wait – York Region Lifetime Independent Facilitation was announced by Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social services at the York Support Services Network. Also on hand was Chris Ballard, MPP for Newmarket-Aurora.
“This project will support eight individuals in four homes,” Jaczek said. “From the success of this project we hope to present it in other communities across the province.”
Mentioned in a recent press release the project is designed to foster innovative housing solutions through creative partnerships in the development services sector, including partnerships among individuals, families, community agencies, multiple levels of government and the private sector. As well expand the range of housing options available to adults with development disabilities.
“We know there is no one-size-fits-all housing solution for adults with development disabilities,” said Jaczek. “It’s about exploring creative partnerships to design innovative housing solutions that can meet the unique needs of a wide range of individuals.”
Ballard followed up this comment by adding that the government is proud to support this project.
“It’s great that we are able to give people with developmental disabilities the chance to be independent,” Ballard commented.
Ontario provides residential support to 18,000 adults with developmental disabilities.