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In August of 2019, the MCCSS communicated to all public health units that the fiscal year for all programs funded by MCCSS would change to align to the Province of Ontario fiscal year (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) on a going-forward basis. In response to this, the WECHU was required to submit revised budgets contemplating this change. The following represents the 2019/2020 budgets for program initiatives funded by the MCCSS, namely:

  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program Initiative
  • Nurse Practitioner Program Initiative

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program Initiative supports 27.0 FTEs comprised of managers (2), nurses (17), family home visitors (4), social worker (1) and support staff (3). The objective of the program is to ensure a healthy future for children and their families. The 2019/2020 expenditure budget is detailed below. Total funding envelope for this program is $2,755,841. Details of the 2019/20 budget are as follows:

  2019/20
Salaries and benefits 2,623,390
Operating expenditures:  
Mileage 60,000
Travel and meetings 3,000
Professional development 10,400
Program supplies 44,051
Purchased services 15,000
Total operating expenditures 132,451
Total 2019/20 budgeted expenditures 2,755,841

The Nurse Practitioner Program Initiative supports 1.0 FTE (nurse practitioner). The objectives of the program are to promote healthy pregnancy, birth and infancy for children, improve parenting and family supports, strengthen early childhood development, learning and care. Total funding envelope for this program is $139,000. Details of the 2019 budget are as follows:

  2019/20
Salaries and benefits 136,500
Mileage 2,500
Total 2019/20 budgeted expenditures 139,000