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Region awards $4M in grants to enhance residents' health, well-being

Community Investment Fund designed to help the most vulnerable citizens in Halton
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Halton Environmental Network has received a grant to support its community gardens project which improves food security and reduces isolation. | Stock image

Halton Region says it is investing in local services and programs to strengthen community health, safety and well-being.

In a news release, the Region said that in 2023 it will invest $4 million in programs and services that support critical community resources through the Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF).

The HRCIF provides funding to non-profit human service programs and initiatives designed to help the region’s most vulnerable residents, including issues identified through a community safety and well-being initiative, the region says.

“We are proud of our 2023 investment and continuing this important funding initiative,” said Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair.

“These investments in non-profit programs that support resident health, safety and well-being help to strengthen the direct impact these key services have on our community. I would like to thank our local partners and program providers for their ongoing positive impact in Halton.”

So far in 2023, a total of 22 new grants have been approved in areas such as mental health services, food security and enhanced quality of life for older adults. These include:

  • $45,191 to Achēv to provide a range of supports to newcomer women including settlement, employment workshops and wellness activities
  • $212,254 to the Canadian Mental Health Association Halton Region Branch to work collaboratively with the Halton Region Police Service (HRPS) to support vulnerable households through service navigation and mental health support
  • $25,000 to Food4Kids Halton to provide food for children who have limited or no food during weekends
  • $204,317 to the Halton Environmental Network to support community garden programming in Halton Community Housing Corp. communities to improve food security and reduce isolation as well as provide community garden education for organizations supporting vulnerable individuals
  • $125,580 to Radius Child and Youth Services to support staffing for specialized assessment and treatment programs for children, youth and families who have been affected by abuse and/or neglect
  • $78,733 to the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton to provide navigation for Black students and families, and provide outreach and coordination of educational programs, arts programs and leadership opportunities for youth and older adults

For more information on the HRCIF and a full list of the programs and services that have received funding, visit the HRCIF webpage on

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