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Province announces $25M for new Black health-care hub in Peel

It’s called the Peel Black Health and Social Services Hub, and Health Minister Sylvia Jones says it’s expected to be up and running by next year.

“For far too long, too many Ontarians have spent too much time navigating the health system,” Jones said at a morning news conference. “Ontarians have had to travel too far to get care, and have spent too much time trying to navigate a complicated and disconnected health-care system. 

“That is exactly why we are connecting communities across Ontario to the health-care and community supports they need, closer to home, no matter where you live.”

Jones said the hub, which is being funded on a three-year commitment, will be a “full-service” location for Black people and families in the region to find health-care and social services in one place.

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