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Ontario Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines
April 30, 2020
The Ontario government is ensuring employers have the safety guidelines they need to protect workers, customers, and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.
More Frontline Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care
April 29, 2020
The Ontario government is further expanding the list of essential workers eligible to receive free emergency child care during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ratification of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Central Agreements
April 28, 2020
"Teachers and education workers play a critical role in promoting positive learning environments for students in all corners of our province"- Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Ontario Helping Businesses Overcome the Unique Challenges Created by COVID-19
April 28, 2020
The Ontario government is launching the COVID-19: Tackling the Barriers website to help businesses overcome the unique challenges created by the global pandemic.
Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives on the Job
April 28, 2020
"Today, we observe the National Day of Mourning to honour those who have died, been injured or become ill in the course of their work." - Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development
McKenna: Changes to Burlington MTSA Possible Today
April 27, 2020
Today Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark confirmed there is no longer a provincial requirement for mobility hubs to be identified in municipal official plans, including Downtown Burlington.
Ontario Unveils Guiding Principles to Reopen the Province
April 27, 2020
Today, the Ontario government released A Framework for Reopening our Province, which outlines the criteria Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts will use to advise the government on the loosening of emergency measures, as well as guiding principles for the safe, gradual reopening of businesses, services and public spaces.
School Closures Extended to Keep Students, Staff and Families Safe
April 26, 2020
Today, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly-funded schools will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020, as part of an effort to keep students, staff and families safe from COVID-19.
Ontario Supporting Frontline Heroes of COVID-19 with Pandemic Pay
April 25, 2020
In recognition of the dedication, long hours and increased risk of working to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government is providing frontline staff with a temporary pandemic payment.
Ontario Amends and Introduces New Emergency Orders to Better Support Seniors, the Deafblind Community, and Vulnerable Communities
April 25, 2020
The Ontario government is introducing new and amending some emergency orders to better support Ontario's long-term care homes, deafblind community and vulnerable communities as well as amending an emergency order to help ensure food security.
Governments Invest $2.5 Million to Grow Agri-food e-Business During COVID-19
April 24, 2020
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $2.5 million to help the agri-food sector expand online, providing more opportunities for producers to grow their business and offer more food choices for families.
McKenna: Support Needed for Residential Rentals
April 24, 2020
Earlier today, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark asked the federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, to work with the Ontario government on a program to support residential tenants and landlords.
Ontario Provides Urgent Relief for Small Businesses and Landlords
April 24, 2020
The Ontario government is partnering with the federal government to provide urgent relief for small businesses and landlords affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Delivers Action Plan to Increase Protection for Vulnerable People and Those Who Care for Them
April 23, 2020
Ontario is delivering a new COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People to better protect vulnerable populations during the outbreak of COVID-19.
Ontario Takes Immediate Steps to Further Protect Long-Term Care Residents and Staff During COVID-19 Outbreak
April 22, 2020
The Ontario government is making progress on the implementation of the COVID-19 Action Plan for Protecting Long-Term Care Homes to help stop and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the province's long-term care homes. The government has introduced more aggressive testing, screening, and surveillance, deployed specialized teams from hospitals, public health and the home care sector, recruited additional frontline staff, and increased personal protective equipment.
Ontario Providing Additional Relief to the Province's Most Vulnerable
April 21, 2020
The province is investing $11 million to help deliver meals, medicines and other essentials to those in need and doubling the Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) payments.
Health Experts Say the COVID-19 Outbreak Has Likely Peaked in Ontario
April 20, 2020
The Ontario government today released updated COVID-19 modelling, which shows that the enhanced public health measures, including staying home and physically distancing from each other, are working to contain the spread of the virus and flatten the curve.
Government of Ontario Reaches Final Agreement with OSSTF
April 20, 2020
"Our priority has always been to reach good deals with teachers' and education workers' unions, that advance the priorities of students and parents." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Province Calls for Innovative Solutions to Combat COVID-19
April 18, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $20 million to advance medical research and develop tools and resources to combat COVID-19 and other infectious diseases through the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund.
Canada and Ontario Supporting Agri-food Sector Supply Chain During COVID-19
April 17, 2020
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $1 million in new funding to connect workers with in-demand jobs in the agri-food sector to keep the nation's supply chains strong and store shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Establishes Key Partnerships to Make Home Learning More Accessible
April 17, 2020
The Ontario government has partnered with Rogers Communications and Apple to help meet the educational needs of students and families during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Offers Emergency Child Care to More Frontline Staff
April 17, 2020
The Ontario government is expanding the list of essential workers eligible to receive emergency child care.
Ontario Takes Further Action to Protect Vulnerable People from COVID-19
April 17, 2020
In order to help stop the spread, the Ontario government has issued new temporary emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Ontario Enables Auto Insurance Companies to Provide Driver Rebates During COVID-19
April 16, 2020
The Ontario government is enabling auto insurance companies to provide temporary insurance premium rebates to drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Significantly Expands Hospital Capacity to Prepare for Any COVID-19 Outbreak Scenario
April 16, 2020
The Ontario government has significantly expanded hospital capacity in preparation for any COVID-19 outbreak scenario.
Ontario Ramping Up Protection for Long-Term Care Residents
April 15, 2020
In order to better protect the most vulnerable and stop the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care homes, the Ontario government has developed a robust action plan with key measures to be implemented within hours.
Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against COVID-19
April 14, 2020
The Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for a further 28 days.
Ontario Secures Critical Medical Equipment and Supplies
April 13, 2020
The Ontario government continues to ensure that patients, frontline health care workers and first responders have the critical equipment and supplies they need to protect themselves during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Province Developing New Health Data Platform to Help Defeat COVID-19
April 12, 2020
The Ontario government is taking steps to better detect, plan and respond to COVID-19 outbreak by developing a new health data platform called the Pandemic Threat Response (PANTHR).
Premier Doug Ford Delivers Easter Greetings
April 12, 2020
'From my family to yours, I want to wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday at home.' - Premier Ford
Ontario Businesses Stepping Up to Fight COVID-19
April 11, 2020
Thousands of businesses and private citizens have stepped up and offered to help the Ontario government defeat COVID-19.
Ontario Takes Further Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
April 11, 2020
To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of people across the province, the Ontario government has extended all emergency orders.
Ontario Protects Parents during COVID-19
April 10, 2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government is temporarily preventing child care centres from collecting payments from parents, while also ensuring that their child care spaces are protected. Child care centres, with the exception of those accommodating health care and other frontline workers, were ordered closed to help prevent the spread of the virus and keep the children and child care staff safe.  
Ontario Significantly Expanding COVID-19 Testing
April 10, 2020
To stop the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario government is implementing the next phase of its strategy to significantly expand and enhance testing.
Ontario Creates Partnership with Volunteer Hub to Help Seniors
April 09, 2020
The Government of Ontario is partnering with SPARK Ontario to help seniors and the most vulnerable stay connected and healthy as they self isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Starts Planning for Economic Recovery
April 09, 2020
The Ontario government has launched a new Ontario Jobs and Recovery Committee which will focus on getting businesses up and running and people back to work after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19
April 08, 2020
Premier Doug Ford, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, today announced extended construction hours and other measures to keep Ontario workplaces safe.
Ontario Calls on all Health Care Workers to Help Fight COVID-19
April 07, 2020
The Ontario government is actively recruiting health care workers to increase the frontline capacity of hospitals, clinics, and assessment centres with the launch of a new online tool that will help match skilled frontline workers with employers.
Ontario Takes Additional Measures to Protect First Responders During the COVID-19 Outbreak
April 06, 2020
"During this pandemic, it is crucial that our first responders have access to this critical information when they are preparing to respond to an emergency in order to protect themselves and the public and help stop the spread of this virus."- Christine Elliot, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health
Ontario Government Supports Families in Response to COVID-19
April 06, 2020
The Ontario government is offering direct financial support to parents while Ontario schools and child care centres remain closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Protecting Vulnerable Ontarians During COVID-19 Outbreak
April 04, 2020
Ontario is investing up to $40 million to support organizations that provide residential services for children and youth, people with developmental disabilities and emergency shelters for women and families fleeing domestic violence.
Ontario Takes Steps to Keep Food on the Table during COVID-19
April 04, 2020
To ensure that grocery store shelves remain full and families fed, The Government of Ontario is launching a new web-portal, connecting workers with employers to fill positions in the agri-food sector.
Minister of Education Statement on Tentative Agreement with OCEW
April 04, 2020
"This tentative agreement shows our Government's commitment to providing stability to parents, students, and education workers"- Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Ontario Provides Full Transparency by Releasing COVID-19 Modelling
April 03, 2020
Today, the Ontario government released extensive COVID-19 modelling, revealing several scenarios that project the potential number of cases and deaths.
Ontario Protecting Seniors in Retirement Homes During COVID-19 Outbreak
April 03, 2020
"As the province takes decisive action to safeguard the health and safety of Ontarians, we are taking immediate action to protect seniors living in retirement homes."- Christine Elliot, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health
Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
April 03, 2020
The Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close.
Ontario Increasing Public Health Units' Capacity to Stop COVID-19
April 03, 2020
Ontario has launched a new user-friendly online portal for the public to easily access their COVID-19 lab test results.
Ontario Increasing Mental Health Support During COVID-19
April 02, 2020
The province is providing emergency funding of up to $12 million to immediately expand online and virtual mental health supports and $2.6 million to hire new psychologists and other mental health workers to support Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) personnel.
Ontario Supports Trucking Sector for Keeping Goods Moving
April 02, 2020
In these extraordinary times, we have extraordinary heroes. Our truck drivers are these heroes. They are working long hours, day and night delivering food and equipment and other essential supplies for Ontario families.
Ontario Strengthening Victim Services in Response to COVID-19
April 02, 2020
Attorney General Doug Downey today announced emergency action to support victims of crime and protect front-line staff who continue to uphold the administration of justice in response to COVID-19.
Ontario Joins Forces with the Private Sector to Fight COVID-19
April 01, 2020
The Ontario Government is launching a new $50 million Ontario Together Fund to help businesses provide innovative solutions or retool their operations in order to manufacture essential medical supplies and equipment, to help in the fight against COVID-19.
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