WoodGreen’s message to the Government of Ontario
In our pre-budget submission to the Government of Ontario, WoodGreen called on the government to address some of the most critical issues in our community. Our submission demonstrates that with further investment our services can help more people thrive in our community. WoodGreen advocated that the Ontario government provide additional investment to community care programs, expand community mental health and addictions services, support non-profit affordable housing developers, and fund women’s economic empowerment.
Our recommendations include:
- Sustainable and expansion funding towards community care programs such as adult day programs, meal services, transportation, assisted living services and caregiver supports.
- Funding towards program expansion for community mental health and addictions services.
- Support for non-profit affordable housing developers, including upfront equity, lower borrowing rates and designating surplus provincial land.
- Funding for the women’s economic empowerment program Homeward Bound that provides single mothers across southern Ontario with wrap-around supports to get an education and a job.