The Ontario government is providing nearly $5 million to the Regional Municipality of York to help protect the health and safety of the province’s most vulnerable people in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

This funding can be used by municipalities and social service providers such as homeless shelters, food banks, emergency services, charities and non-profits to support delivery of critical services, hire additional staff, acquire more personal protective equipment, and find ways to promote social distancing and self-isolation to keep people safe and healthy. York Region will determine how this funding is distributed locally to provide people in the community with the support they need.