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- Local Residents Can Have Vote on Healthy Initiatives For Possible Funding in Next Ontario Budget -

Money talks, and so can you when it comes to picking initiatives that can support healthy living, child care, seniors, small businesses or student success.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is encouraging local residents to vote on different wellness initiatives that could be funded in the next Ontario budget. The provincial government has launched the Ontario Budget Talks process as a chance for people to choose items they would like to see funded. Up to $5 million in provincial funding is available for the five most popular ideas, which will be unveiled in the upcoming Ontario budget 2018.

However, people should not delay as the deadline to vote closes this Friday (January 26) at 5 pm.

“Your say is just a click away,” says Sarah Tsang, Health Equity Coordinator with the HKPR District Health Unit. “This is your chance to make your voice heard and shape the future of our province. Voting will take less than five minutes of your time, but your action can have lasting impact on the health and well-being of every Ontarian.”

There are 13 innovative ideas to choose from on the Ontario Budget Talks website. Each of these ideas – designed to better support healthy living, child care, seniors, small business or student success – were selected from a public-input process the Ontario government held last year.

To date, nearly 2,300 people across the province have voted on the Ontario Budget Talks website.

For media inquiries, contact:

Sarah Tsang, Health Equity Coordinator, HKPR District Health Unit, 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1497.

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