Oakville North-Burlington Newsletter March 23, 2024


This week, The Ontario government announced it is investing over $1.8 billion in housing-enabling infrastructure funding, aiming to facilitate the construction of at least 1.5 million homes by 2031. Our government continues to support municipalities in expediting critical infrastructure projects essential for increased housing development. This investment, on top of the billions already earmarked for infrastructure, will accelerate ground-breaking initiatives and preserve the aspiration of homeownership throughout Ontario. – MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos

Learn more: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1004332/ontario-investing-over-18-billion-to-build-more-homes

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Learning About Cutting Edge Treatments With Premier Ford

I had an incredible visit with Premier Doug Ford, MPP Natalie Pierre, and the amazing team at BioGem Inc.!

Dr. Szilvia Passfield is truly on the cutting edge of brain mapping and neurofeedback therapies, offering hope and healing to those with concussions, ADHD, dementia, Pandas/Pans, and more.

Their dedication to promoting healthy, complementary, and cutting-edge alternative practices for optimizing and managing health and well-being is truly inspiring.

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Witnessing Manufacturing Excellence with Premier Ford

A fascinating tour to B.S.B Manufacturing with Premier Ford and MPP Pierre! BSB stands out as a premier production CNC machining facility, serving automotive, agricultural, and industrial markets with precision machining of aluminum die-cast, iron cast, and forged components.

Their in-house capabilities for leak testing, assembly, shot blasting, and powder coating ensure top-notch quality.

With over 45 years of expertise, BSB is a leading contract manufacturer, trusted by industry giants like FCA, GM, Stellantis, Tesla, and more. Proud to witness firsthand their team’s dedication to excellence.

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Ontario Connecting More People to Primary Care Teams in Oakville

The Ontario government is investing $1,647,310 to connect more people to primary care teams in Oakville through Support House. This is part of Ontario’s $110 million investment to connect up to 328,000 people to primary care teams, bringing the province one step closer to connecting everyone in Ontario to primary care.

Ontario currently leads the country with 90 percent of people connected to a regular health care provider. As a next step to close the gap for people not connected to primary care in the community, the province is supporting the expansion of interprofessional primary care teams in Oakville.

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Welcoming our Co-Op Student’s to Queen’s Park

This week, we welcomed our exceptional co-op students to Queens Park!
Their dedication is a big part of our office’s success, and I’m truly thankful for their hard work. We had an opportunity to discuss their aspirations and how we can support their bright futures.

With young leaders like them, the future is in good hands.

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Sharing the Culture of Greece with Fellow MPPs

Grateful for the incredible turnout at my ‘Food For Thought’ event at Queen’s Park! Thank you to all my fellow MPPs for joining and embracing the rich tapestry of Greek culture. Special thanks to surprise guest Nav Bhatia, Raptors superfan, for stopping by and adding to the festivities. This is our Ontario.

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Advocating for Ontario’s Orthodox Christian Community

I was honoured to rise in the legislature in support of Bill 167, the Orthodox Christian Heritage Week Act 2024. This bill would designate the seven-day period beginning on Orthodox Easter Sunday as Orthodox Christian Week.

Its enactment will serve to underscore the significance of Orthodox communities throughout our province, demonstrating our recognition and appreciation for their invaluable contributions to our cultural, social, and economic well-being. I express my gratitude to MPP Tom Rakocevic for sponsoring this important legislation.

Watch here: https://fb.watch/qZJpgRV8iN/

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Ontario Government Investing in Halton Healthcare Services

The Ontario government is providing one-time funding of up to $1,264,330 for 2023-24 and one-time funding of up to $32,338,800 for 2024-25 to support perinatal and specialized services, including the Pediatric Recovery Initiatives, Sickle Cell Clinic, and Integrated Pathway for Children and Youth with Extensive Needs programs.

As a part of this funding, Halton Healthcare Services will receive $300,700 in one-time funding for 2023-24 (a total of two $44,300 and $256,400 funding lines) to support Hospital-Based ED Access and Diversion and will ensure timely access to care, improved health services and outcomes for families, children and youth.

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Ontario Investing More than $270 Million To Support New Innovations and Discoveries

The Ontario government is investing over $278 million in research projects at universities, colleges, research institutes and research hospitals across the province. The funding is being delivered through the Ontario Research Fund and the Early Researcher Awards and supports researchers in making discoveries that help advance the development of innovative new products and technologies.
This funding will support 406 research projects across the province, helping institutions attract and retain top research talent, and cover the costs of research operations and infrastructure, including building, renovating and equipping research facilities with laboratories and the latest technology.

Learn More: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1004321/ontario-investing-more-than-270-million-to-support-new-innovations-and-discoveries

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Nominate an Exceptional Senior for the Ontario Senior of the Year Award

The 2024 Ontario Senior of the Year Award is accepting nominations!
Recognize a local senior who has made outstanding social, cultural and civic contributions in their community.
Municipalities, submit your nomination by April 30, 2024!

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Work in the Wild with Ontario Parks

Jump start your career and join the team at Ontario Parks this summer! Where work meets wilderness.

Ontario Parks is now recruiting students aged 15 and older for a variety of positions. Apply today at www.ontarioparks.com/careers

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Oakville North-Burlington Spirit Awards

It’s truly an honour to shine a light on the dedicated volunteers who have contributed to making our community better. Thank you for your community spirit. If you would like to nominate a member of our community who has gone above and beyond to contribute to our community, please contact my office and let me know at Effie.triantafilopoulos@pc.ola.org