Ontario budget includes some funding for community hubs
But no movement on the hub committee’s “foundational” recommendation
Ontario’s recent budget extended the mandate of Karen Pitre, the Premier’s Advisor on Community Hubs, and included support for a resource network that will provide community organizations with access to information about setting up community hubs. The budget also referenced changes to policy that will make it somewhat easier for outside organizations to buy or lease surplus schools.
While there is some movement on community hubs, the province has yet to implement the recommendation that the Community Hubs Advisory Committee said was “critical for the successful implementation of the action plan.”
The Committee’s foundational recommendation was that the Premier appoint a permanent Provincial Lead for Community Hubs who would lead a process to“Formalize a structure to be responsible and accountable within government for overseeing the implementation of the Community Hubs Framework and Action Plan.”
For more information about the recommended Community Hubs strategic framework and action plan, click here.