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Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to July 10
June 30, 2020
The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders currently in force that were made under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until July 10, 2020, while removing restrictions that were limiting access to certain sport training facilities.
Ontario Increasing Oversight of Towing Industry
June 29, 2020
The Ontario government is establishing a task force to improve provincial oversight of the towing industry.
Ontario Providing Additional Support for Seniors
June 26, 2020
The Ontario government is providing up to $4 million for the Seniors Community Grant Program, a significant increase over last year.
Ontario Helping Youth Pursue New Opportunities
June 25, 2020
The Ontario government is investing more than $13 million to support community- driven and youth-led projects to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families facing economic and social barriers.
Ontario Introduces New Math Curriculum for Elementary Students
June 23, 2020
The Ontario government released the province's new elementary math curriculum to better prepare students for work in a rapidly changing world, strengthen math competence and improve grades.
Keep Pets Safe this Summer, Do Not Leave Them in Hot Vehicles
June 23, 2020
The Ontario government is strongly urging everyone to ensure their pet is not left unattended in a vehicle during the hot summer weather. Temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly become much hotter than the temperature outside even if the windows are opened slightly.
Ontario Supporting Indigenous-Owned Businesses During COVID-19
June 22, 2020
The government of Ontario is providing up to $10 million to Indigenous-owned small and medium sized businesses to help them with much needed capital as the province begins to safely and gradually reopen the economy. 
Ontario Prepares for the Safe Reopening of Schools
June 22, 2020
Today, the Ontario government released its safety plan for the resumption of class for the 2020-21 school year, outlining scenarios for how students, teachers and staff can safely return to classrooms in September.
Ontario Makes Historic Investment in Public Education
June 19, 2020
Today, the Ontario government announced that it is investing $736 million more in public education for the 2020-21 school year, increasing the total to more than $25.5 billion.
Ontario Proposes to Further Protect Water Resources
June 18, 2020
The Ontario government is seeking public input on its water quantity management proposal. The proposal aims to protect the long-term sustainability of surface water and groundwater and ensure these important resources are responsibly managed and safeguarded now and into the future, as committed in the province's Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.
Ontario Gradually Reopens DriveTest Centres
June 18, 2020
On Monday, June 22, 2020, Ontario's driver testing services provider, DriveTest, will begin to gradually offer limited driver testing services in a staggered, phased approach across the province.
Ontario Enhancing COVID-19 Case and Contact Management
June 18, 2020
As the province safely and gradually reopens, the Ontario government is enhancing case and contact management to quickly test, trace and isolate cases of COVID-19 to stop the spread of the virus and prepare for any potential future waves.
Ontario Makes Major Investment in Mental Health and Technology to Support Students
June 18, 2020
The Ontario Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced $15 million to purchase thousands of classroom computers, and $10 million to hire additional mental health workers.
Ontario Supports Ontario's Beverage Alcohol Sector During COVID-19
June 18, 2020
The Ontario government is encouraging consumers to mark Ontario Craft Beer Week and Ontario Wine Week by supporting local beverage alcohol producers as the province takes additional steps to help the sector recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
Ontario Pauses Commercial Evictions
June 18, 2020
Today, the Ontario government passed the Protecting Small Business Act, temporarily halting or reversing evictions of commercial tenants and protecting them from being locked out or having their assets seized during COVID-19.
Ontario Investing in Frontline Corrections Workers
June 17, 2020
The Ontario government is investing more than $500 million over five years to transform correctional facilities across the province. This funding will help ensure the safety and security of frontline staff.
Ontario Marks Three Months Since Declaration of Emergency
June 17, 2020
Our government, joined by thousands of frontline health care workers, volunteers, businesses, and the 14.5 million people who call this province home, rallied immediately to stop the spread of COVID-19. The collective call to action was inspiring, but as we all know, it has been a long and difficult road with losses far greater than anyone could have imagined.
Ontario Releases Guide on How to Develop a Workplace Safety Plan
June 16, 2020
The Ontario government is providing employers with a new general workplace guide, which will help them develop a safety plan to better protect workers, customers and clients.
Ontario Expanding Services for Young Victims of Sex Trafficking
June 15, 2020
The Ontario Government is investing up to $46 million over the next five years to increase community-based and Indigenous-specific supports for child and youth victims of sex trafficking.
More People Can Get Back to Work as Additional Businesses and Services to Reopen This Week
June 15, 2020
More people will be able to get back to work as additional businesses and services in certain regions across Ontario can begin reopening this Friday.
Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies
June 13, 2020
The Ontario government is providing more flexibility on the number of attendees permitted at indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies.
Ontarians Encouraged to Establish Social Circles
June 12, 2020
People throughout Ontario are being encouraged to establish a social "circle" of no more than 10 people who can interact and come into close contact with one another without physical distancing.
Ontario Supports Children and Youth during COVID-19
June 12, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $1 million to improve access to healthy meals and snacks for school-age children and youth during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Lifting 30-Day Supply Limit on Prescriptions
June 12, 2020
With the supply of many drugs and medications having stabilized in the province, the Ontario government is lifting the recommended 30-day supply limit for dispensing Ontario Drug Benefit program medications.
Ontario to Resume Family Visits in Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, and Other Residential Care Settings
June 11, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government announced the gradual resumption of visits to long-term care homes, retirement homes, and other residential care settings. 
Ontario and Canada Helping Small Businesses Go Digital
June 11, 2020
The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is helping small businesses reach more customers through the Digital Main Street platform.
Ontario Introduces Public Transit Safety Guidance
June 11, 2020
Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation, released comprehensive safety guidance for public transit agencies as the province reopens and more people return to work.
Beaches and Campsites to Open at Ontario Parks
June 10, 2020
As part of the Ontario government's Stage 2 reopening plan, more facilities and services will be available at provincial parks in certain regions beginning on June 12, 2020.
Ontario Unveils a Plan to Reopen Postsecondary Education
June 10, 2020
The Ontario government has developed a plan for the gradual and safe resumption of in-person instruction at postsecondary institutions across the province for the summer term. The plan was developed in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Ontario Helping Parents Return to Work
June 09, 2020
Today, the Ontario government announced its plan to reopen child care centres across the province to support the next stage of the province's reopening framework.
Ontario Proposing Temporary Ban on Commercial Evictions
June 08, 2020
The Ontario government announced today that it intends to take action to protect commercial tenants from being locked out or having their assets seized by their landlords due to the negative impacts of COVID-19. 
Ontario Permits More Businesses and Services to Reopen in the Coming Days
June 08, 2020
Today, the Ontario government announced that it is getting more people back to work and more recreational activities open by moving forward with a regional approach to Stage 2 of reopening the province.
Ontario Creates Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity
June 04, 2020
Today, the Ontario government announced the Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity, a new advisory group that will provide advice on how young people can overcome social and economic barriers and achieve success.
Ontario Taking Action to Better Protect Indigenous Women
June 03, 2020
The Ontario government is establishing a new Indigenous Women’s Advisory Council that will provide culturally-relevant advice on violence prevention.
Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency until June 30
June 03, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario is extending the provincial Declaration of Emergency to June 30. The decision supports the government's efforts to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and protect the health and safety of Ontarians as the province reopens in a measured and responsible way.
Ontario Helps Manufacturers Ramp Up Production of Personal Protective Equipment
June 02, 2020
The Ontario government continues investing in local manufacturers in order to keep frontline workers and communities safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Extending Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19
June 01, 2020
The Ontario government is taking steps to help ensure that as the economy gradually and safely reopens workers will have jobs to return to and businesses will be protected from incurring unsustainable termination costs.
Ontario Supports Those Struggling with Electricity Bills during COVID-19
June 01, 2020
The Ontario government announced that it will continue to support provincial electricity consumers by providing stability and greater customer choice, while helping those struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Backcountry Camping available at Ontario Parks and on Crown Lands Starting June 1
June 01, 2020
The Ontario government is gradually reintroducing camping in Ontario Parks and recreational camping on Crown land, starting June 1, 2020, to give people more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, while staying safe and practicing physical distancing.
Ontario Takes Additional Steps to Protect Seniors in Retirement Homes during COVID-19
June 01, 2020
Today, the Ontario government made amendments to the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 regulation, enabling the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) to better support seniors living in retirement homes during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Provides Consumers with Greater Stability and Predictability with Their Electricity Bills
June 01, 2020
Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, issued the following statement on electricity rate relief measures during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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