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Transportation services improved with $149,100 grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation

Transportation services improved with $149,100 grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation Hawkesbury - In the spring of 2021, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) awarded a $149,100 Resilient Communities Fund grant to Prescott-Russell Community Services (PRCS) for the purchase of two vans, including one adapted vehicle. These new vans allow PRCS clients, including people with disabilities or mobility problems, to obtain transportation services to medical and non-medical appointments and other basic needs.

The transportation service is available from Monday to Friday throughout the Prescott-Russell territory. Members of the community can thus get around more easily to go to their doctor's appointments, to go to the grocery store, to the pharmacy or for any other essential need. To book transportation services, people must register with Prescott-Russell Community Services by calling 613-632-0939.

With the particular geography of our region, it is essential to invest in our transportation services for people with mobility problems, and this important grant will help improve these services. I am proud of the Prescott-Russell Community Services team and the work they continue to do to support our communities, said Amanda Simard, MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.

The accompaniment of clients by a professional driver is also part of the paratransit service. "The driver ensures the comfort and safety of clients throughout the trip. The driver picks up the clients at the door, helps them get into the vehicle, accompanies them to the entrance of the building where the appointment is taking place, and then drives them back to their home. Thanks to the Trillium Foundation grant, we estimate that approximately 1,000 people will use the vehicles to make over 7,000 trips each year," explains Sylvie Lefebvre, Executive Director of Prescott-Russell Community Services.

To learn more about the transportation services, please visit the Services section of our website. 

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario and one of the largest granting foundations in Canada. Last year, almost $112 million was invested in 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy, vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario's not-for-profit sector. In 2020-2021, OTF supported Ontario's economic recovery by helping nonprofit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.

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Media contact:
Sylvie Lefebvre
Executive Director
Prescott-Russell Community Services
Telephone: 613-632-0939, ext. 125 
Email: slefebvre@servcompr.com
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