Ontario Encourages All Residents to Take the Ontario Parks 30x30 Challenge
COVID Alert Available for Download Beginning Today
July 31, 2020
As Ontarians continue to do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario government is encouraging everyone to download the new COVID Alert app on their smart phone from the Apple and Google Play app stores.
Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September
July 30, 2020
The Ontario government is announcing the safe reopening of schools for in-class instruction beginning this September. The government has unveiled a plan that prioritizes the health and safety of students and staff, and provides school boards with unprecedented resources and flexibility, while accommodating regional differences in trends of key public health indicators.
Ontario Continues to Gradually and Safely Reopen Child Care for Working Parents
July 30, 2020
Today, the Ontario government announced its plan to allow licensed child care centres across Ontario to open at full capacity starting September 1, 2020.
Ontario Commemorating the Sacrifice of Canadian Service Members
July 30, 2020
The Ontario government is honouring members of the Canadian Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country by providing $1 million to plant additional trees along the Highway of Heroes.
Ontario Marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
July 30, 2020
Today, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women's Issues and Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General, released the following statement on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons:
Ontario Launches Independent Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission
July 30, 2020
The Ontario government launched an independent commission into COVID-19 and long-term care.
OPINION: Building and Advancing Long-Term Care in Ontario
July 29, 2020
COVID-19 has only amplified the need for long-term care in Ontario to be repaired, rebuilt and advanced. Our government is committed to this important priority.
Ontario Helping to Protect Communities against Racism and Hate
July 28, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $1.6 million over two years to create a new Anti-Racism and Anti-Hate Grant program.
Historic Agreement Delivers up to $4 Billion to Support Municipalities and Transit
July 27, 2020
The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is providing up to $4 billion in urgently needed one-time assistance to Ontario's 444 municipalities.
Ontario Expanding Services for Young Victims of Sex Trafficking
July 27, 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.
Ontario Announces Support for York University's New Markham Centre Campus
July 24, 2020
The Ontario government announced support for York University's new Markham Centre Campus, the first publicly assisted university in York Region.
Ontario Building and Expanding Schools across the Province
July 23, 2020
The Ontario government is investing over $500 million to build 30 new schools and make permanent additions to 15 existing facilities, supporting over 25,000 student spaces across the province.
Ontario Takes Steps to Combat Hate-Motivated Crimes
July 22, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $1.7 million over the next two years in community-based programs to combat hate-motivated crimes.
Ontario Legislature Adjourns after Significant Sitting in Response to COVID-19
July 22, 2020
The Ontario Legislature adjourned after an unprecedented session that saw cross-partisan collaboration in the fight against COVID-19.
Province Introduces New Health and Safety Measures at Burlington GO Station
July 22, 2020
Today, Jane McKenna, MPP for Burlington, announced that a new health and safety kiosk has been installed at Burlington GO station to provide passengers access to safety information and help protect the health and well-being of all local transit users.
Ontario Unveils New Innovative Approach to Building Long-Term Care Homes Faster
July 21, 2020
The Ontario government announced a new innovative Accelerated Build Pilot Program that will enable the construction of two new long-term care homes in Mississauga in a matter of months, not years.
Ontario Moving More Regions into Stage 3
July 20, 2020
The Ontario government is allowing seven more regions to enter Stage 3 on Friday, increasing the number of businesses and public spaces that will reopen across the province.
Province Takes Steps to Ensure All Ontarians Benefit from Local Research and Innovation
Ontario Extends Expiry Period of Marriage Licences
July 17, 2020
The Ontario government is taking steps to extend the expiry period of most marriage licences that have not been used due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Provides Additional Support for Farmers
July 16, 2020
The Ontario government is expanding the Risk Management Program a year earlier than planned by $50 million for a total of $150 million annually.
Ontario Launches New Online Tool For Viewing Highway Improvements
July 16, 2020
The Ontario government has released a new online tool that provides the people of Ontario and businesses with information about highway projects in their communities, including the status of projects that are already underway and major construction projects slated for the future.
Ontario Accelerating the Development of Long-Term Care Homes
July 15, 2020
The Ontario government announced a redesigned funding model that will lead to the building of additional, modern long-term care homes providing seniors with the quality care they deserve.
Province Supports Development of Made-in-Ontario N95 Respirators
July 14, 2020
The Ontario government is providing Cambridge-based Eclipse Innovations Inc. with $1,408,475 from the Ontario Together Fund to scale up its operations to manufacture made-in-Ontario N95 masks.
Nearly All Businesses and Public Spaces to Reopen in Stage 3
July 13, 2020
The Ontario government announced nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3 of the province's reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place.
Ontario Supports Those Struggling with Electricity Bills during COVID-19
Proudly Supporting Ontario's Manufacturing Sector
July 10, 2020
As the province safely and gradually reopens, Ontario is starting down the road to growth, renewal and economic recovery. That's why the Ontario government is proud to support the launch of the Ontario Made program from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
Ontario Focuses on Renewal, Growth, and Economic Recovery
July 10, 2020
Today, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement on Statistics Canada's monthly employment release:
Canada and Ontario Supporting Farmers through Enhanced Insurance Protection
July 09, 2020
The governments of Canada and Ontario are providing the best support possible to help farmers manage challenges beyond their control by enhancing AgriInsurance coverage for the 2020 growing season to include labour shortages due to COVID-19.
Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism and Inequity in Schools
July 09, 2020
The Ontario government announced bold new changes to the education system that will help break down barriers for Black, Indigenous and racialized students and provide all students with an equal opportunity to succeed.
Ontario Expanding Access to the Modern Digital Economy
July 09, 2020
The Ontario government is expanding access to reliable broadband and cellular service in underserved and unserved parts of the province. The application intake for the $150 million Improving Connectivity for Ontario program (ICON) opens today.
Ontario Passes Legislation to Deliver Subways Faster
July 08, 2020
Ontario is building a modern, reliable and sustainable transit system for the 21st century that will get people moving, reduce congestion, and drive economic growth and job creation. Today, Bill 171, the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020, was passed by the Ontario legislature.
Ontario Starting Down the Path to Growth, Renewal and Economic Recovery
July 08, 2020
The Ontario government is taking the first step in a made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery. Today, the province introduced the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, proposed legislation that lays the foundation to restart jobs and development, strengthen communities, and create opportunity for people in every region of the province. 
Ontario Makes it Easier for Truck Drivers to get Tested for COVID-19
July 08, 2020
The Ontario government is piloting a new system that will make it easier for truck drivers to access COVID-19 testing through a partnership with DriverCheck. This is part of the government's efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health across the province.
Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Health as Economy Reopens
July 07, 2020
Today, the Ontario government introduced proposed legislation that, if passed, would give the province the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario and Canada Helping Small Businesses Go Digital
July 07, 2020
The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is helping small businesses reach more customers through the Digital Main Street platform. It is a $57-million program which will help up to 22,900 Ontario businesses create and enhance their online presence and generate jobs for more than 1,400 students.
Government Proposes Made-in-Ontario Plan for Growth, Renewal and Economic Recovery
July 06, 2020
The Government of Ontario has developed a made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery. This plan includes measures that would make it easier and faster to build provincial highways, major transit infrastructure projects and quality, affordable housing, while ensuring there are meaningful opportunities for community consultation and input.
Ontario Launches Online Training to Promote Safe Workplaces
July 03, 2020
As the province safely and gradually reopens, the Ontario government is investing $3 million to provide free online health and safety training for the first time.
Ontario Supporting Restaurants as Province Safely Reopens
July 03, 2020
The Ontario government is helping restaurant and bar owners reopen and safely serve more customers by issuing a new emergency order and amending another under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which will allow municipalities to quickly pass temporary bylaws for the creation and extension of patios and allow covered outdoor dining areas to serve customers.
Ontario Provides Additional Funding to Support Municipalities and Urban Indigenous Community Partners
July 02, 2020
The Ontario government is providing municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners with an additional $150 million to continue to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19 by improving homeless shelters and creating opportunities for longer-term housing.
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