MPP Cuzzetto Announces Improvements to Sheridan Villa in Mississauga-Lakeshore

Published on April 16, 2021

$146,000 in one-time, combined federal-provincial funding to make upgrades at Sheridan Villa

MISSISSAUGA — Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, announced that the Ontario government is investing $146,000 in one-time combined federal-provincial funding to improve and make upgrades to the Sheridan Villa long-term care home in Mississauga-Lakeshore.

This is part of a $100 million investment to install heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and make retrofits or repairs to fire sprinkler systems, in 95 long-term care homes across the province. These investments will help provide care, comfort and safety to residents.

“This investment will benefit many of the most vulnerable people in our community, providing them with the comfortable and safe living spaces they deserve,” said Cuzzetto. “Our government puts the safety and well-being of long-term care residents at the heart of everything we do.”

Sheridan Villa will receive up to $146,000 to:

  • Upgrade various components of the HVAC (A/C units, make up air unit, boiler exhaust fan) to improve longevity and efficiency of building HVAC systems.
  • Upgrade fire panel and install protective barriers to support potential exposure, support containment and prevent the spread of viruses.
  • In addition, expand existing digital media screens so that all staff have access to communication even during outbreak/cohorting.

“Our Government is reversing decades of neglect and underfunding by repairing and rebuilding long-term care in Ontario like never before,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “Today’s investment in homes across the province is another part of our government’s plan to ensure our loved ones live in comfort and with the safety, dignity and respect they deserve.”

This funding is part of a combined federal-provincial investment of up to $1.05 billion to build or renovate health and safety related projects in long-term care, education and municipalities through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

In addition to helping communities build the necessary infrastructure to keep Ontario’s long-term care residents, families and staff comfortable and safe, this investment will create hundreds of local construction jobs, and support local businesses and suppliers.

 

Quick Facts

  • This is part of the Government of Ontario’s Long-Term Care Modernization Plan.
  • In the 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy, the province set aside a total of $246 million to improve living conditions in long-term care homes, including ensuring residents have air conditioning.
  • Ontario is investing $2.68 billion for the delivery of 30,000 new spaces over ten years. The province now has 20,257 new and 15,918 redevelopment spaces in the development pipeline.
  • Ontario has committed to an average of four hours of direct care per day for our loved ones living in long term care homes and is the first province in Canada to take this important step.

 

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Contact

Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP
Mississauga-Lakeshore
(905) 274-8228