Published on: 5/21/2013 2:13:38 PM Print | Font Sizes:  Normal Text Large Text

Vulnerable Persons Registry gets funding in Sault

By: Northern Ontario Business staff

The provincial government is providing $82,090 in funding for the Vulnerable Persons Registry.

The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a free, voluntary and confidential service aimed at improving the safety of Sault Ste. Marie residents living at home who would be at greater risk during emergencies. The VPR improves safety by providing key information to local fire, police, paramedics and where authorized, PUC Inc. and Canadian Red Cross, in order to help responders be more aware when addressing emergencies.

The service was developed by the Community Geomatics Centre at the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre.

Provincial funding of $55,000 is being delivered through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to develop and implement the registry. In addition, the province is providing $27,090 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) Emerging Technology Program to support a number of activities including populating and updating the registry with registrant information, contacting registrants and providing monthly updates to first responders.

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