Through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund the province is investing more than $2.8 million toward in 17 facilities within the Toronto Central LHIN, including Renascent. The accredited addiction treatment provider in Toronto and Brooklin, Ontario is receiving $246,500 for needed window replacement at its facilities.
“This infrastructure funding investment from the province is essential for community-based organizations to ensure essential services are delivered in well-maintained facilities. As one of the province’s largest inpatient addiction treatment providers, Renascent is very pleased to see this infrastructure support initiative from the provincial government.”- Laura Bhoi, CEO, Renascent
Across Ontario, this fund is helping 68 community health service providers across the province to support crucial infrastructure projects, including replacements to roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and backup generators.
“By investing in community health infrastructure, we will help ensure that community health organizations can keep their facilities in a good state of repair, make them accessible, and continue to provide high-quality care, close to home.” -Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“Toronto Central LHIN is committed to strengthening our local care providers and supporting their efforts to serve patients, clients and their families with the care they need — when and where they need it. Our health service providers are extremely dedicated and community-focused organizations and it’s important that we support the services they provide within our city with investments like the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund.”
-Susan Fitzpatrick, CEO, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times and improving the patient experience through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare – protecting health care today and into the future.
▪Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund investments have increased 78 per cent from last year, up from $4.1 million to $7.3 million, which will support 68 communities across 85 sites province-wide.
▪Community health facilities are publicly funded and provide a range of programs, including primary care, community mental health and addictions, allied health care (e.g., physical therapists, occupational and respiratory therapists, dietitians, speech language pathologists and audiologists) and health promotion (e.g., not-for-profit programs and services delivered by a public health unit).
▪Ontario’s health care budget in 2017-18 is $53.8 billion — a 3.8 per cent increase from the previous
▪As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is also spending an additional $9 billion to support the construction of new hospital projects across the province. This brings Ontario's total planned investment in hospital infrastructure to more than $20 billion over the next 10 years.
▪Learn more at Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care.