Today, Minister Clark, Minister Rickford, and Associate Minister Tibollo announced that our government is investing $10 million in new annual funding to provide Indigenous-led, culturally appropriate long-term housing solutions and support services to Indigenous people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Indigenous people in Ontario looking for supportive housing often struggle to find culturally appropriate housing to address their unique needs. 

That’s why our government is investing $10 million per year in new funding, through the Roadmap to Wellness, to provide Indigenous-led, culturally appropriate long-term housing solutions and support services for Indigenous people experiencing or at risk of, homelessness, and to better support their health and well-being.

In partnership with Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services and Miziwe Biik Development Corporation, this new funding can be used for longer-term housing solutions such as transitional housing, supportive housing, rent supplements and housing allowances, and help to avoid emergency-based responses like shelters.

In addition, the funds can also be used for supports and services that aim to support safe, secure and stable housing situations such as hiring mental health and addiction workers, providing harm reduction services, medication assistance, and crisis intervention and prevention services. 

With this new funding, our government will continue to work with all our partners to help build long-term housing solutions that provide culturally appropriate services by and for Indigenous people, and support thriving, prosperous communities across Ontario. : https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001419/ontario-investing-in-indigenous-supportive-housing