Important funding for the Scarborough Health Network

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holiday season with family and friends. I want to wish you a year of good health and many blessings. I am looking forward to continuing to serve you and working with you all in the new year!

Scarborough Health Network

I am very proud to announce that the government is providing key funding to the Scarborough Health Network in order to improve various elements of care for the residents of Scarborough. It is very important that we see this necessary funding make a difference in our community. The government is investing:

  • $321,067 to implement “Hospital at Home” programs and Behavioural Supports by providing the resources and assistance needed to support people as they transition safely from hospital to home with the support they require.
  • $200,200 in 2022/23 to increase MRI operation capacity to reduce wait times and increase access for patients needing an MRI.
  • $4,599,494 to support critical upgrades, repairs and maintenance through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF), which will ensure patients can continue to access the care they need.

Plastic Pathway Project

I joined the Environment Minister to announce that the government is providing $500K to support Pollution Probe and their work on addressing plastics in the Great Lakes and helping communities better understand plastic sources and pathways.

Pollution Probe is partnering with Green Mantra Technologies to develop the Plastics Pathway project at the Toronto Zoo. The Toronto Zoo will use recycled plastic content for the paving of the physical pathway, decking for play sites, seating areas and signage throughout the zoo.

Preparing Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

As the government continues to build a strong economy across Ontario, we need to step up and ensure a reliable workforce.

The government is determined to align Ontario’s curriculum with the modern job market, ensuring our students have the life and job skills required to access stable careers with good pay cheques. That is why our government is announcing new computer science studies in 2022/23 and updating the technical education curriculum in Grades 9 and 10 for 2024. These updates expand on coding and other STEM-related learning that were recently modernized, including the Grade 1-8 math, science and technology curriculum.

The government is also investing over $4.8M in funding over two years to expand Ontario’s Dual Credits program. The Dual Credit Program provides high school students with opportunities to earn college credits and take apprenticeship training while in high school. This is enabling over 2,200 young people to discover rewarding and in-demand careers available in the skilled trades.

Happy Lunar New Year

I am very excited to celebrate the Lunar New Year, which begins on January 22, with the Chinese community in Scarborough-Rouge Park, marking the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit. This is a time to spend with family and friends, focusing on what matters most in life. We are encouraged to start fresh and work towards a successful year to come. The rabbit represents hope, which is inspiring to us all as we work together to build a better future.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to my office at 8130 Sheppard Avenue East Unit 105, by email at, or give us a call at 416-283-8448.