How to get involved

A public consultation provides an opportunity for you to weigh in on decisions being made by government. They can happen at any phase of the decision making process. You may be asked to:

  • help identify priorities and issues
  • give feedback on draft policies and plans
  • help develop a solution to a problem

Public consultations happen on Ontario.ca, Ministry websites, in person, through expert advisory groups and limited stakeholder engagements.

Inviting your input is part of the Ontario government’s overall approach to public engagement.

What’s listed on this directory

This directory includes online and in-person public consultations. It’s in a beta phase, meaning we will continue to make it a more complete listing of all consultations from across government.

View past consultations.

Consultations are also available through the Regulatory Registry, Long-term Care Licensing Registry and Environmental Registry.


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Accessibility Standards

Post Secondary Education Accessibility Standards

June 25, 2021 - September 29, 2021

The proposed standards for post secondary education focus on addressing accessibility barriers in publicly funded postsecondary schools. The committee is
looking for your feedback to help make postsecondary education more accessible for students with disabilities. 

Participate Initial Report Feedback Survey

Grade K-12 Education Accessibility Standards

June 1, 2021 - September 2, 2021

The proposed standards for education focus on addressing accessibility barriers in publicly funded schools. The committee has drafted initial recommendations that would inform the government’s work on proposed accessibility standards for education.

The committee is looking for your feedback to help make K-12 education more accessible for students with disabilities. The committee will review all feedback before it submits its final report and recommendations to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility for consideration.

Participate Initial Report Feedback Survey


Health Care Accessibility Standards

May 7, 2021 – August 11, 2021

Accessible health care is essential for everyone in their day-to-day lives. The proposed health care standards address solutions to identify, remove and prevent accessibility gaps and barriers faced by people with disabilities throughout their patient journey within hospitals. Removing barriers will help ensure people with disabilities can enjoy the independence and dignity they deserve when receiving health care services in hospitals.

The committee is looking for your feedback to help inform its proposed standards to help make health care in hospitals more accessible for people with disabilities.

Participate Initial Report Feedback Survey



COVID-19 Business Supports

Helping Your Business Respond to COVID-19

April 28, 2020 - Ongoing

Ontario is moving quickly to support the frontlines and businesses during the COVID-19. To help remove obstacles and streamline Ontario’s ability to respond to the outbreak and navigate through it, several temporary rules and regulations have been put in place.

To support your ongoing work during COVID-19, you can request a temporary regulation or policy to change to help:

  • assist the health care system meet the needs of needs of the emergency
  • assist businesses in retooling or producing essential or health-related products and supplies
  • make it easier for businesses trying to operate remotely or in a non-traditional fashion and are facing unexpected challenges
    Ontario is moving
Participate Submit a Request

Government Accountability

Accountability for Municipal Council Members

April 14, 2021 - July 15, 2021

We want to ensure that councilors and heads of council maintain a safe and respectful workplace and carry out their duties as elected officials ethically and responsibly.

We are seeking feedback on:
  • what changes or mechanisms are needed to better hold council members accountable for municipal code of conduct violations
  • how to more effectively enforce these codes
  • whether a broader range of penalties for violations of the codes of conduct are needed

Participate Online Survey


Transportation

Greater Golden Horseshoe Transportation Plan

June 29,2021 - August 28,2021

The Ministry of Transportation is engaging with its partners to develop a long-term vision for mobility in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) to 2051. As the GGH’s population continues to grow, there is a redoubled effort on how to best use provincial, municipal and private sector infrastructure, services and programs for the better mobility of all.


View our new discussion paper about the Greater Golden Horseshoe transportation plan and share your feedback by completing this survey.


Participate View PDF Online Survey


Red Tape Reduction

Help Government Work Better

October 18, 2019 - Ongoing

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade is looking for sensible and practical ideas on howto help make government work better and smarter for Ontario families.

Participate Share an Idea

Cutting Red Tape for Business

October 18, 2019 - Ongoing

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade is looking for feedback on cutting red tape across government to help reduce regulatory burden and help businesses thrive.

Participate Submit a Business Related Issue