October 12, 2016 11:00 ET
DRYDEN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 12, 2016) - The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing in a new violence against women emergency shelter to support victims of domestic violence and their families in Dryden and surrounding area including Indigenous communities. The new Hoshizaki House will replace the current century-old facility to better meet the needs of local women and their children who have experienced domestic violence.
The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services for Ontario, made the announcement today.
"Our Government is dedicated to helping those in need, which is why we are proud to have invested in this project in Dryden. These new units are more than just safe and affordable places to live, they are key to a better life for the residents who will call them home." - Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora.
"From Vermilion Bay to Ignace, an area that includes many Indigenous communities, Hoshizaki House is a lifeline for women and their children facing domestic violence. I can't tell you how much it pleases me to be able to announce that Hoshizaki House will receive up to $3.1 million to replace this aging building with a bigger and better emergency shelter where women and their children can begin to rebuild their lives."- Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services for the Government of Ontario
"For over 30 years Hoshizaki House has provided services to women and children escaping domestic violence. Our shelter is grateful to the Federal and Provincial Governments for providing us with this funding to build a new, safe and supportive shelter that will be a home-like environment. The new shelter will allow us to enhance the capacity and programming we provide to women and children in Dryden and the surrounding area. This is a very exciting day for us at Hoshizaki House." Tana Troniak, Executive Director - Hoshizaki House Dryden District Crisis Shelter
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