Ontario Building a More Inclusive Madawaska Valley

Ontario Building a More Inclusive Madawaska Valley

News Release – Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

The Ontario government is investing $59,974 in Madawaska Valley.

Madawaska Valley Township is receiving an Inclusive Community Grant to install brand new, fully accessible picnic tables.

“The Inclusive Community Grant in Madawaska Valley Township benefits everyone in our community,” said MPP John Yakabuski. “This funding shows our government’s ongoing commitment to building a stronger, more inclusive Ontario”

Madawaska Valley Township will see 16 new fully accessible, wheelchair friendly, picnic tables installed in 7 municipal parks.

“This project in Madawaska Valley Township will help people with disabilities and seniors take part in community life by removing barriers,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “By installing accessible picnic tables in the community, we are fighting social isolation and helping more people access local parks.

The addition of accessible picnic tables will help increase community engagement as well as levels of physical and mental health and well being for everyone in the township.

“While simplistic in nature, having a comfortable place to sit and participate in the enjoyment of outdoor spaces is significant. This funding allows us to provide vital access to these spaces for all,” said Mark Willmer, Mayor, Madawaska Valley Township.

Our government is supporting municipalities and not-for-profit organizations across Ontario through the Inclusive Community Grant program. Since 2020, this program has invested $4.5 million into 87 projects.

Councilor Maika, MPP John Yakabuski, Minister Cho, Mayor Willmer, Councilor Blank, and CAO/Clerk Sue Klatt

For more information:

Hannah Gutoskie, Recreation and Community Development Coordinator
recreation@madawaskavalley.ca
613-756-2747 x220