Thunder Bay agencies receive funding under new Canada homelessness strategy
Two Thunder Bay social service agencies will receive millions of dollars in funding over the next five years as part of Canada’s new homelessness strategy.
Under the recently-launched initiative, the Lakehead Social Planning Council and Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre will receive a combined total of about $5 million in funding over the next five years.
In the Friday announcement, the government said the funding for the two agencies began rolling out on April 1.
In a media release, the government said the Reaching Home model will be community-based, with funding going directly to municipalities and local agencies.
“Communities and organizations know best how we can reduce homelessness across the country and here in
northwestern Ontario,” said Patty Hajdu, the MP for Thunder Bay-Superior North and federal minister of employment, workforce development and labour.
“Reaching Home will give our partners more flexibility and resources so that everyone has a fair chance at success.”
Reaching Home was officially launched on April 1, as a replacement for the federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy. It’s part of the national housing strategy and its aim is to reduce chronic homelessness in Canada by 50 per cent by 2028, the government said. – Tbnewswatch
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Is it just my imagination or is Patty Hajdu spending a lot of time recently handing out tens of millions of those dollars to us, the great unwashed? Tens of millions of dollars taken from the few people who still pay taxes at the point of a gun? And we should be sooo grateful for this act of kindness and generosity (giving back our own money taken from us at the point of a gun) that we will vote for her in the coming federal election? Is that what she is doing?
Its amazing how many things get funded prior to an election, provincial or federal. Not vote buying?
The problem is that this practice is tried and true and works. That is how stupid the voters are.
PS: Why the Thunder Bay Police Service did not ask the Federal Government for that $1 million it needed to implement the OIPRD recommendations is beyond me. NOW is the time to publicly ask for money from Ottawa.
It ticks all of the boxes: social issues, Indigenous issues, crime issues.
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