August 31, 2020: Back to School Telephone Town Hall
August 31, 2020
Listen to the August 31, 2020 back to school telephone town hall, were Burlington residents had the opportunity to ask the questions they were most concerned about.
Ontario Launches New Tools to Help Prevent Human Trafficking
August 31, 2020
As students prepare to head back to school, the Ontario government continues to raise awareness about sexual exploitation and human trafficking among children and youth.
Ontario Preparing People for Careers in the Auto and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors
August 31, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $9.3 million in 11 training projects to help approximately 2,000 students and job seekers prepare for auto and advanced manufacturing careers.
Ontario Moving to Enhance Public Safety and Food Supply Chain
August 31, 2020
In order to keep people safe, the Ontario government is making it an offence to stop, obstruct, hinder or otherwise interfere with a motor vehicle transporting farm animals.
Ontario Helps Young People Along the Path to Lifelong Success
August 28, 2020
The Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity seeks to further support disadvantaged youth and job seekers from underrepresented groups, by investing $2.2 million to help them develop the skills they need for successful careers.
Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents
August 28, 2020
Ontario is pleased to announce that long-term care residents can once again leave their residences for short-stay and temporary absences.
Ontario Supporting Enhanced Immigration Services for Children and Youth in Care
August 28, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $200,000 to the Peel Children's Aid Society to enhance its Child Welfare Immigration Centre of Excellence program.
Ontario Expanding Youth Training Programs to Promote the Skilled Trades
August 28, 2020
The Ontario Government is investing $43 million in expanded youth training programs to give young people exposure to more employment options.
Governments Help Ontario Food Processors become more Innovative and Competitive
August 28, 2020
The Governments of Canada and Ontario are providing more than $5.4 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help food processing businesses improve food safety, increase labour productivity and enable better access to markets.
Ontario Releases COVID-19 Management Plan for Schools
August 27, 2020
As part of Ontario's plan for students to safely return to the classroom in September, the government has released the Operational Guidance: COVID-19 Management in Schools document.
Ontario Supports Those Struggling with Electricity Bills during COVID-19
August 27, 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.
Additional Funds Enhance Ontario's Robust Back-to-School Plan
August 26, 2020
The Ontario government's back-to-school plan, developed in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials, is being further enhanced by additional federal investments and resources to support the return to class in the fall.
Ontario Strengthens Supports for Human Trafficking Victims and Survivors
August 24, 2020
The Ontario government announced frontline victims services organizations will receive $7.65 million over five years in funding for specialized services to support human trafficking victims and survivors as part of the government's comprehensive anti-human trafficking strategy.
Ontario Partners with Federal Government and 3M Canada on New N95 Respirator
August 21, 2020
The Ontario and federal governments are partnering with 3M Canada to expand its Brockville, Ontario manufacturing facility to produce made-in-Ontario N95 respirators.
Ontario Adding 200 New Provincial Police Officers
August 20, 2020
The Ontario government announced the hiring of an additional 200 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers.
Ontario Extends Orders Under the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020
August 20, 2020
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is extending orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA).
Ontario Releases Plan to Grow and Protect the Forestry Industry and its Forests
August 20, 2020
The Ontario government released Sustainable Growth: Ontario's Forest Sector Strategy, the province's plan to create jobs and encourage economic growth in the forest industry.
Ontario Taking Steps to Improve Service Delivery at Provincial Agencies
August 19, 2020
The Ontario government is reviewing how provincial agencies deliver services with a focus on improving the customer experience, adopting service innovation, offering more services virtually and online, and eliminating redundancies.
Ontario Resumes Infant Hearing Checks
August 18, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $3.8 million to support hearing checks for infants who did not receive the universal newborn hearing screen due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Moving Forward with Scarborough Subway Extension
August 18, 2020
The Ontario government is one step closer to getting shovels in the ground on part of the largest subway expansion in Canadian history with the expectation that the Request for Proposals (RFP) to advance tunnelling work on the Scarborough Subway Extension will be issued in the coming days.
Canadian Armed Forces Share Promising Exit Report on Long-Term Care Mission
August 17, 2020
The Ontario government is grateful to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for aiding our long-term care homes during this challenging time for our province as well as the delivery of their comprehensive final report.
Ontario Supporting the Safe Reopening of More Spaces at Gyms and Recreation Centres
August 14, 2020
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is supporting the safe reopening of many sport, fitness and recreation facilities by applying a capacity limit on a per room basis to help more businesses reopen their doors, get more people back to work and promote the return to a healthy and active lifestyle for all Ontarians.
Ontario Launches Consultations to Strengthen Privacy Protections of Personal Data
August 14, 2020
Today, the Ontario government launched consultations to improve the province's privacy protection laws. People and businesses from a wide range of sectors, including technology, financial and service, and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, will have the opportunity to contribute to strengthening transparency and accountability concerning the collection, use and safeguarding of personal information online.
Ontario Takes Additional Steps to Better Protect Students and Staff
August 14, 2020
The Ontario government is providing more than half a billion dollars in supports to school boards to ensure schools across the province will reopen safely in September and to protect students and staff.
Ontario Supports Municipalities by Investing in Local Roads and Bridges
August 13, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $30 million to municipalities through the Connecting Links Program for 2021-22 to build, repair or replace local roads and bridges. This investment will help create jobs and keep people and goods moving as the province continues to recover from COVID-19.
MPP McKenna Announces Emergency Funding Support for Burlington
August 12, 2020
The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is delivering on its commitment to provide urgently needed emergency assistance to Ontario's 444 municipalities.
Ontario Releases 2020-21 First Quarter Finances
August 12, 2020
The Ontario government is continuing to support the province's recovery from COVID-19 over the long-term while delivering on its commitment to transparency and accountability with the release of 2020-21 First Quarter Finances and an update to Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19.
Ontario Fast-Tracks Long-Term Care Home in Toronto
August 11, 2020
The Ontario government announced that a new long-term care home will be built at Humber River Hospital's Finch site in months, not years.
Ontario Helping Workers in Hamilton Re-Skill for New Jobs
August 11, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $1.3 million in two projects to help up to 236 job seekers train for careers and get practical on-the-job experience in the automotive and manufacturing sectors.  
Ontario Providing $2 Million in Urgent Financial Support to Help Those Affected by the Beirut Explosion
Ontario Expanding Closed-Circuit Television Coverage to Keep Communities Safe
Ontario Making Travel Easier Across York, Peel and Halton Regions
Historic Agreement Delivers Over $230 Million for Child Care
August 07, 2020
The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is providing $234.6 million in funding to keep children and staff safe in child care and early years settings.
Ontario Continues on the Path of Renewal, Growth, and Economic Recovery
August 07, 2020
Today, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement on Statistics Canada's monthly employment release:
Ontario Investing $6 Million to Boost the Fight Against Crime
August 06, 2020
The Ontario government is investing more than $6 million over the next three years to help combat crime and build safer communities.
Major Milestone Reached for Kitchener GO Rail Tunnels Project
August 06, 2020
Ontario is continuing its transformation of the Kitchener GO line from a rush hour commuter service to a two-way, all-day rail service.
Ontario Supporting Non-Profits as Province Recovers from COVID-19
August 05, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $83 million through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to provide grants to help eligible non-profit organizations, including food banks, child and youth programs and Royal Canadian Legion branches, recover from COVID-19 and continue the delivery of vital programming in their communities.
Ontario Provides More Supports for Families of Children on the Autism Spectrum
August 04, 2020
Ontario is providing families in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) with services to support their child's ongoing learning and development. Foundational family services such as family and peer mentoring, caregiver workshops and coaching will be tailored to the unique regional and cultural needs in different communities.
Province Supporting Innovative Made-in-Ontario Technology to Sanitize PPE
August 04, 2020
The Ontario government is providing Clean Works Medical and Pure Life Machinery with $2 million from the Ontario Together Fund to help manufacture a one-of-a-kind, sanitizing device called the Clean Flow Healthcare Mini.
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