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Ontario Modernizes Social Assistance to Help More People Re-enter the Workforce
Ontario Delivers $2.8 Billion COVID-19 Fall Preparedness Plan
September 30, 2020
The Ontario government has developed a $2.8 billion COVID-19 fall preparedness plan to ensure the province's health care, long-term care and education systems are prepared for the immediate challenges of the fall, including a second wave of COVID-19 and the upcoming flu season.
Ontario Proposes to Further Reduce Landfill Food Waste
September 30, 2020
The Ontario government is seeking public input on its proposal to reduce the amount of food and organic waste going to landfills.
Ontario Releases Updated COVID-19 Modelling for Second Wave
September 30, 2020
The Ontario government today released updated COVID-19 modelling, which shows the province is experiencing a second surge in cases similar to what other jurisdictions have experienced. The province is providing the public with full transparency about the consequences if Ontarians are not vigilant in adhering to public health measures.
Ontario Recognizes Third-Annual Rowan's Law Day
September 30, 2020
On the third annual Rowan's Law Day, the Ontario government continues to champion concussion safety with an investment of $200,000 through the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada.
Ontario Providing over Half a Billion Dollars to Protect Vulnerable Seniors against Second Wave of COVID-19
September 29, 2020
The Ontario government is investing close to $540 million to protect residents, caregivers, and staff in long-term care homes from future surges and waves of COVID-19.
Ontario Working to Increase the Supply of French-Language Teachers in the Province
September 29, 2020
The Ontario government is taking action to recruit and retain more French teachers to ensure that all students receive a high-quality French-language or French as a Second Language (FSL) education.
Ontario Investing $52.5 Million to Recruit, Retain and Support More Health Care Workers
September 28, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $52.5 million to recruit, retain and support over 3,700 more frontline health care workers and caregivers to ensure our health care system can meet any surge in demand, while continuing to provide safe and high-quality care to patients and long-term care residents.
Ontario Launching Free Wi-Fi on GO Transit
September 28, 2020
Beginning today, the Ontario government is providing free Wi-Fi for passengers on all GO buses and approximately 50 per cent of GO trains. This is part of the government's commitment to improve public transit across the province.
Ontario Investing $741 Million to Reduce Surgeries Backlog and Expand Access to Care
September 25, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $741 million to help clear the backlog of surgeries and build more capacity in the health care system to effectively manage surges and outbreaks in COVID-19 cases.
New Public Health Measures Implemented Provincewide to Keep Ontarians Safe
September 25, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, and other health experts, the Ontario government has amended order O. Reg 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, to tighten public health measures in response to the recent rise in cases of COVID-19.
Ontario Introduces French Accents on Driver's Licences and Ontario Photo Cards
September 25, 2020
The Ontario government is delivering on its commitment to make more government services available in French by adding French Language Characters, such as accents (e.g. ç, è, é, ê, ë), to driver's licence cards and Ontario Photo Cards.
Ontario Introduces Legislation to Simplify Justice System for Families and Protect Children
September 24, 2020
The Ontario government has introduced legislation to make it easier, faster and more affordable for individuals and families to resolve family legal matters.
Ontario Advances Infrastructure Projects to Strengthen Communities and Create Jobs
September 24, 2020
The Ontario government is moving forward with 40 major infrastructure projects across the province using the public-private partnership (P3) model.
Ontario Investing More Than $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing
September 24, 2020
The Ontario government is building on the largest provincial testing initiative in Canada by providing $1.07 billion to expand COVID-19 testing and case and contact management.
Ontario Restores Transparency and Accountability to the Province's Finances
September 23, 2020
The Ontario government is releasing the 2019-20 Public Accounts and delivering on the government's commitment to restore transparency and accountability to the province's finances.
Collection Event in Support of Children Undergoing Cancer Treatments
September 23, 2020
MPP Jane McKenna has launched a collaborative effort with the Electronic Recycling Association and Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario to collect electronic devices to provide children undergoing cancer treatments.
Ontario Expands COVID-19 Testing to Pharmacies
September 23, 2020
The Ontario government is providing people with convenient and timely access to free COVID-19 testing at pharmacies in the province.
Ontario Set to Employ the Largest Number of Labour Inspectors in Provincial History
September 23, 2020
The Ontario government is launching a recruitment campaign to increase its team of frontline health and safety inspectors by 98 and help ensure workplaces across the province are doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Ontario Set to Launch Largest Flu Immunization Campaign in Province's History
September 22, 2020
The Ontario government is implementing the largest flu immunization campaign in Ontario's history.
Ontario Investing to Support Francophone Businesses and Recovery
September 22, 2020
As Ontario prepares to celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day this Friday, September 25, the Ontario government is pleased to announce a new investment of $500,000 to support Franco-Ontarian entrepreneurs and businesses.
Ontario Presses Ottawa to Increase Share of Health Funding
September 21, 2020
Premier Doug Ford is pressing the federal government to immediately lay out a plan to fund provincial priorities, including responding to future waves and surges of COVID-19, strengthening health and long-term care, increasing testing and quarantine enforcement at the border, and making strategic investments in infrastructure projects to spur long-term recovery.
Ontario Supports Northern and Rural Jobs and Communities on the 100th Anniversary of National Forest Week
September 21, 2020
'Our renewable forests provide social, environmental and economic benefits to Ontarians, generating over $18 billion in revenue and supporting 147,000 direct and indirect jobs across the province.' - John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Ontario Limits the Size of Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings
September 19, 2020
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, our government is reducing limits on the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the province.
Ontario Introduces Legislation to Provide Support for More Ontario Veterans and their Families
September 18, 2020
The Ontario government has introduced legislation, The Soldier's Aid Commission Act, 2020, to provide financial assistance to more veterans in need.
Premier Ford Presses Ottawa to Increase Funding for Ontario Priorities
September 18, 2020
The need for additional health care funding is urgent with rising case numbers across the country, that's why premier Ford and his provincial counterparts are pressing the federal government on critical lifesaving priorities.
Ontario Supports Telephone-Based Social and Educational Programs for Seniors
September 18, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $467,500 of funding to support a broad range of seniors' organizations and help people stay connected to their communities through telephone-based social and educational programs.
Magna Carta Day Passes Second Reading Today
September 17, 2020
Earlier this week, Burlington MPP Jane McKenna introduced Bill 201, the Magna Carta Day Act (In Memory of Julia Munro, MPP), 2020. The Act, if passed would proclaim June 15th of each year Magna Carta Day in Ontario.
Ontario Introduces Legislation to Freeze Residential Rent in 2021
September 17, 2020
The Ontario government has introduced the Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act that would, if passed, freeze rent in 2021 for most rent-controlled and non-rent-controlled residential units.
Lower Limits for Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings in Ottawa, Peel and Toronto Regions
September 17, 2020
The Ontario government has set a new limit reducing the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored social gatherings and organized public events in three regions experiencing higher rates of transmission of COVID-19.
Ontario Launches New COVID-19 Screening Tool to Help Protect Students and Staff
September 16, 2020
The Ontario government launched a new voluntary interactive screening tool to assist parents, students and staff with the daily assessment of COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors that is required before attending school.
Province Ramps Up Production of Ontario-Made Ventilators
September 15, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $2.5 million through the Ontario Together Fund in Guelph-based Linamar Corp. to support the retooling of its assembly line to manufacture ventilator components to produce 10,000 Ontario-made e700 ventilators.
Health Preparedness and Rebuilding the Economy Top Priorities in Ontario's Fall Legislative Agenda
September 14, 2020
The government's fall legislative agenda will build on the work undertaken over the summer, focusing on job creation, skills training, attracting investment, strengthening communities, and fortifying the front lines of the province's health care system. 
Halton School Re-Opening Plans for 2020-21
September 14, 2020
Schools in Halton Region have opened their doors with new supports and health and safety protocols to keep students, families and staff safe.
Ontario Investing in Hospital Upgrades and Repairs
September 14, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $175 million this year to address critical upgrades, repairs and maintenance in 129 hospitals across the province, including $50 million for COVID-19 related and other urgent projects.
Ontario Plans the Future of Transportation in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
September 13, 2020
The Ontario government is launching an online survey that will help inform long-term transportation planning for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and guide highway and transit investment from today to the year 2051.
Ontario Launches COVID-19 School and Licensed Child Care-specific Web Page
September 11, 2020
Today, the Ontario government is launching a webpage to report COVID-19 cases in schools and child care centres.
Governments Help Ontario Farmers Bring High-Quality Products to Market
September 10, 2020
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $7.9 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help farmers improve their business operations and bring more safe, high-quality foods to markets.
Ontario Begins Process to Create a New Conservation Reserve in Prince Edward County
September 10, 2020
"Our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan commits to working with our partners and conservation leaders to protect natural areas and promote the importance of healthy, natural spaces for future generations to use and enjoy," - Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.
Ontario Expanding Innovative Mental Health and Addictions Services
September 10, 2020
The Ontario government is providing an additional $14.75 million to increase access to mental health and addictions services across the province.
Ontario Supporting Athletes in their Quest for Gold
September 10, 2020
Funding will help offset training and living expenses as athletes and coaches prepare to compete.
Strengthening Supports for Children and Youth Impacted by FASD
September 09, 2020
The Ontario government is providing an additional $3 million annually to better support people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Ontario-Québec Summit Strengthens Ties between the Two Provinces
September 09, 2020
The governments of Ontario and Quebec have agreed to collaborate on key priority areas including health care, economic recovery, and infrastructure renewal.
Ontario Strengthening Supports for African-Canadian and Black Children and Youth in Care
September 08, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $650,000 to One Vision, One Voice, a community-led project that supports the delivery of culturally appropriate services for African-Canadian and Black children and youth in the child welfare system.
Ontario Reopens Apprenticeship and Trade-Related Exam Centres
September 08, 2020
The Ontario government has gradually reopened all 24 provincial centres for  apprenticeship and trade-related certifications, based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer and provincial health authorities.
Ontario Takes Extraordinary Steps to Reopen Schools Safely
September 08, 2020
Provincial Back-to-School Plan Includes Substantial Investments in PPE Along with More Teachers, Nurses, and Custodians
Ontario Taking Action to Protect and Restore the Great Lakes
September 04, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $7.47 million to improve the health of the world’s largest lake system.
Ontario Welcomes Postsecondary Students Back to School
September 04, 2020
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has been working with the postsecondary sector to help ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff as institutions re-open for the fall term.
Province Supports Ontario-Made Face Masks in the Fight Against COVID-19
September 04, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $2 million from the Ontario Together Fund to the Bracebridge-based company, Smart Safe Science, to make lighter, breathable, and more comfortable face masks.
Third Straight Month of Employment Growth Marks Ontario's Ongoing Economic Recovery
September 04, 2020
Today, Statistics Canada released its monthly employment numbers which showed an increase in Ontario of 141,800 jobs in August.
Governments Extend Child Care Funding to Support Working Parents
September 03, 2020
Agreement between the Ontario and federal governments will ensure child care is safe, accessible and affordable.
Ontario Providing In-Demand Skills Training to Over 15,000 People
September 03, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $37 million to help more than 15,000 people train for new jobs and upgrade their skills to enable them to contribute to the province's economic recovery.
Ontario Extends Support for Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19
September 03, 2020
The Ontario government is helping protect jobs and businesses by extending protection to prevent temporary layoffs from automatically becoming permanent job losses.
Ontario Expands Driver Testing Services Province-wide
September 03, 2020
Starting September 8th, you can book class G road tests and access all classes of driver testing services at DriveTest Centres across Ontario.
Ontario-Québec Summit to Convene on Economic Recovery
September 03, 2020
Premier Doug Ford and Québec Premier François Legault will convene an Ontario-Québec Summit to advance issues important to the people of the two provinces.
Ontario Protecting Transit Riders and Workers as Province Reopens
September 02, 2020
The Ontario government is partnering with public transit operators across the province to implement measures that will ensure transit workers and passengers can safely and confidently take public transit.
Welcoming Caregivers to Ontario's Long-Term Care Homes
September 02, 2020
The Ontario government is updating the visitor policy for long-term care homes to help operators implement consistent visiting practices across the province.
Ontario Expanding Seniors Dental Care Program
September 01, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $25 million to expand access to the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program. The funding will be used to support 78 infrastructure projects across the province, including building new dental clinics and renovating existing facilities.
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