Investing in the safety and health of Halton residents

Regional Council recently approved almost $1.5 million in funding for 28 community health and social service programs and projects. The funding, provided through the Halton Region Community Investment Fund, will help keep our communities safe and healthy and is part of what makes Halton such a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

One of the great things I get to experience daily as Regional Chair is the opportunity to meet people in Halton who are making important contributions to the lives of others in the community. We have a vibrant non-profit sector with dedicated staff and thousands of volunteers who provide community programs and services to people of all ages in Halton. The Community Investment Fund makes it possible for these programs to expand their services, enhance their equipment or even try something new.

The community investment fund supports innovative initiatives including providing cost-free arts programs to children from low-income families; helping to reduce wait lists for children needing assessment and treatment services; supporting single mother-led families and other programs that are so important to a happy and healthy Halton. For a full listing of the programs/projects being funded this year, visit

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