Brampton, ON 17 March 2008 - The Region of Peel will get $5,526,735 for repairs to affordable housing as part of the government's plan to help low-income families succeed, Linda Jeffrey, MPP Brampton Springdale, announced today.
"Everyone deserves a home that is safe and well maintained - our residents who reside in the Region of Peel deserve no less," said Linda Jeffrey.
The funding for the Region of Peel is part of the government's $100 million investment to assist with repairs of about 4,000 affordable housing units across Ontario.
The government will also invest $135 million over three years in a dental care plan for low income families. Public health units, community health centres, dentists and dental hygienists will provide prevention and treatment services.
Further, the government will help students from low-income families by expanding school breakfast and snack programs. The Student Nutrition Program will be doubled with a three-year $32-million investment to expand existing services. These programs currently provide healthy snacks and meals for 400,000 kids across Ontario.
"Ontario is only at its best when all of us are working, building and dreaming together," said Premier McGuinty. "Supporting each other is not only the right thing to do; it is also the smart thing to do, and part of our plan for a stronger economy."