Ontario Supports Grandview Children's Centre
Government commits $31 million over four years to build a new five-storey building in Ajax
OSHAWA - Today, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, visited Grandview Children's Centre to thank the organization for its work with children in the community and to reaffirm the government's commitment to the centre as it moves forward with plans to build a new head office and children's treatment centre in Ajax.
"Grandview Children's Centre is a leader in delivering and championing special needs services," said MacLeod. "That is why our government is providing the centre with $31 million for the construction of a new, multi-purpose building that will improve the delivery of rehabilitation services and provide wraparound supports for families of children with special needs. We want these services to be easier to access and seamless for children, from their birth through the school years."
Grandview is recognized by the Ontario government for its strong partnerships across both the education and health sectors, which have helped build community capacity and improved outcomes for children.
"In addition to ongoing financial help for the programs and services offered at Grandview, I am delighted to support $31 million in capital funding for the construction of Grandview's new facility," added MacLeod."
- Grandview is one of 20 children’s treatment centres in Ontario that receives funding from the Government of Ontario.
- Ontario has provided approximately $330,000 in capital funding over 2017-18 and 2018-19 for Stage 1 (planning) activities of the Grandview redevelopment project.
- In 2018-19, Grandview was also approved for up to $400,000 for leasehold improvements to 6,000 square feet of space at Paul Dwyer School in Oshawa.
“The importance of Grandview to families here in Durham Region simply cannot be overstated, and I have been so proud of the various community efforts that have supported their programs over the years. This commitment paves the way for a new facility right here in Ajax and reaffirms our government’s commitment to ensuring every child can live life to their fullest potential.”
Hon. Rod Phillips
“Grandview Children’s Centre is an important fixture in the lives of many families in Pickering-Uxbridge and across Durham Region. Our government is proud to be supporting the vital care and treatment Grandview provides to our region’s children and youth.”
Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy
“This is a great day for Grandview Children’s Centre and a great day for so many thousands of people in Whitby and the Region of Durham. Today’s announcement is a tribute to the vision and tenacity of its executive team. With funding now confirmed from the Ontario Government, Grandview can look forward to finalizing its expansion, enabling it to provide for more children who currently await specialized care treatment.”
“The ‘New Grandview’ will mean new support for thousands of kids who have been on Grandview’s waitlist for far too long. As our region grows, so must our support for our kids.”