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  • August 23, 2017

Michael's Annual Seniors Celebration Tea

Michael with the Minister of Seniors Affairs Dipika Damerla and the Seniors of Distinction award recipients from our Don Valley East community

Every year during Seniors Month (June), we host an event to celebrate and thank our local seniors for all their contributions to our community.

Our government has a proud record of investing in Seniors and Budget 2017 is no different. We are creating Ontario's first Seniors’ public transit tax credit which will help make the cost of public transit more affordable. Beginning July 1st, 2017, you can claim up to $3,000 in eligible public transit expenses and receive up to $450 each year. This is part of the Ontario Government’s plan to reduce the cost of transportation for seniors, while also encouraging more environmentally friendly ways of getting around.

Our government is also building on the success of the popular Seniors Community Grant program by investing an addition $11 million into the fund. This grant helps to fund both small neighbourhood seniors groups and larger organizations, to assist them in paying for projects that improve the lives of their members and clients. This past year, 7 organizations right here in Don Valley East received up to almost $50,000 to provide services to local seniors.


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