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Funding Announced for Maple Creek and District Opportunities

On Tuesday, Cypress Hills MLA Douglas Steele on behalf of Acting Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer, announced $80,000 in new capital funding to Maple Creek and District Opportunities.

Maple Creek and District Opportunities is a valuable community-based partner who provides incredible supports to people experiencing disabilities in this area, Steele said. I am proud to announce another investment toward improving the lives of people experiencing disabilities. Along with our partners at Maple Creek and District Opportunities, we are working hard to create a more accessible, welcoming and inclusive province where all people are empowered to be a part of their community.

Maple Creek and District Opportunities has been working with people experiencing disabilities since 1975, operating one group home and one day program which supports 15 people experiencing intellectual disabilities. The funding will go toward creating accessible washrooms, updating kitchen and program areas, replacing flooring and lighting, and landscaping work at the day program location which supports nine people.

The Saskatchewan Disability Strategy was released by the Citizen Consultation Team in June 2015. Government accepted the strategy and is focused on the foundational work of six priority areas including: transportation, respite, accessibility legislation, residential services, service co-ordination and navigation, and awareness/understanding of the rights of people experiencing disabilities.

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