Government of Canada Announces Funding to the County of Essex for Continued Support to the COVID-19 Agri-Worker Isolation and Recovery Centre in Windsor, Ontario

Date Announced:

August 22, 2022


Today, Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced $4.2 million for the Corporation of the County of Essex to continue to administer a safe voluntary isolation site for temporary foreign agri-workers in the Windsor-Essex region. These workers tend to live in close accommodations and work in congregate settings, which makes it difficult to isolate, if required. The site was previously operated by the City of Windsor and is now being administered and operated by the County of Essex.

The Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites Program (SVISP) directly supports cities, municipalities, and health regions across Canada that are at-risk of COVID-19 community transmission. The sites funded through the SVISP provide an accessible location where people can safely isolate for the required period. Access to these sites is completely voluntary and local public health officials determine eligibility and manage all aspects of the sites.

Departments and Agencies:

Public Health Agency of Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Temporary foreign workers


Afri-Food; Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites Program (SVISP); TFW

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