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Ontario Building a More Inclusive Espanola

 Investing $25,000 for an Age-Friendly Community Action Plan

NEWS

January 29, 2024

 

Espanola— The Ontario government is investing $25,000 in Espanola.

The Town of Espanola is receiving an Inclusive Community Grant to develop an Age-Friendly Community Action Plan.

“This Age-Friendly Action Plan helps support people with disabilities and seniors in the Town of Espanola” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Together we are making sure Espanola is accessible for people of all abilities”. 

The Town of Espanola’s Age-Friendly Community Action Plan will help to identify changes and upgrades that can be made to build a more accessible community.

“Our government understands the importance of ensuring seniors and people living with disabilities have access to the supports and resources they need, close to home,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development. “This funding demonstrates our commitment to building a stronger, more inclusive Ontario.”

“Espanola is a true gem of Northeastern Ontario, providing the ideal rural lifestyle while featuring the full range of services that seniors and young families rely on. We are excited to be creating a plan that will assist us in refining our approach to making Espanola an ideal retirement destination. We are grateful to the Ontario Government for their support,” said Douglas Gervais, Mayor of Espanola.

Our government is supporting municipalities and not-for-profit organizations across Ontario through the Inclusive Community Grants Program. In 2023-24, a total of up to $750,000 is being invested in the Inclusive Community Grants Program. Since this initiative was created in 2020, it has provided up to $4.5 million to support 87 projects promoting inclusivity and accessibility in Ontario.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario is investing in a total of 15 community-based projects as part of the 2023-24 cycle of the Inclusive Community Grants Program.
  • Inclusive and Age-Friendly Communities work to promote accessibility and active living for people of all ages and abilities.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

MEDIA CONTACTS                                                                                              

Wallace Pidgeon

Minister’s Office

[email protected]

Media Desk

Communications Branch

[email protected]

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