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Ontario Taking Further Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
November 20, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, the province is moving certain public health unit regions to new levels in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, which includes moving Toronto and Peel into Lockdown.
Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders
November 20, 2020
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) until December 21, 2020.
Ontario Adding 3,000 New and Upgraded Long-term Care Spaces
November 20, 2020
The Ontario government is moving forward with 29 new long-term care projects, which will lead to an additional 3,000 new and upgraded long-term care spaces across the province.
Ontario Budget Promotes Job Creation in Halton, Hamilton & Niagara
Ontario Making Adoption Process Easier for Families
November 19, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $1.5 million annually in programs and services to make the adoption process easier, a key commitment of the province’s plan to redesign the child welfare system.
Province Begins Development of Ontario's First-Ever Hydrogen Strategy
November 19, 2020
The Ontario government is releasing a discussion paper for public consultation that will inform the creation of the province's first hydrogen strategy. The paper sets out a vision for a new hydrogen economy in the province - one that will attract investment, and lead to more job creation, while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions using low-carbon hydrogen.
Ontario Launches Workplace Education and Enforcement Campaigns
November 19, 2020
The Ontario government is launching a series of education and enforcement campaigns to ensure businesses across the province are taking the necessary steps to keep employees, consumers and the public safe.
Ontario Supporting Small Businesses with Financial Advice and Training
November 19, 2020
The Ontario government is investing over $2.2 million through the Ontario Together Fund to provide small businesses with free, tailored financial advice and online training to help them make informed financial decisions and navigate the unprecedented economic circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Expands Online Tool to Keep Drivers Safe During Winter
November 19, 2020
The Ontario government is expanding the 511 app to include new winter driving features that will provide drivers and the trucking industry with additional information to support safer route planning when travelling on provincial highways.
Ontario Announces 13 New Ontario Health Teams
November 18, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $2.4 million to support an additional 13 Ontario Health Teams across the province to provide better, connected care to patients.
Ontario Expanding Mobile Crisis Services to Respond to Mental Health Emergencies
November 17, 2020
The Ontario government is providing over $37 million to significantly expand mental health services across the justice system.
Ontario Opens COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream for Municipalities
November 17, 2020
Ontario is now accepting applications from municipalities for local infrastructure projects under the new Local Government sub-stream of the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure stream.
Ontario Supports Small Main Street Businesses with $60 Million in Funding through PPE Grant
November 16, 2020
The Ontario government is continuing to help businesses rebuild, reinvest and create good jobs across the province.
Ontario Launching New Agency to Centralize Government Procurement
November 16, 2020
The Ontario government announced the establishment of Supply Ontario, a new centralized procurement agency that will enable a whole-of-government approach to purchasing goods and services, saving taxpayers money.
Ontario Protecting Agri-Food Workers and Food Supply Chain
November 16, 2020
The Ontario government, in partnership with the agri-food industry, has developed a comprehensive strategy to prevent COVID-19 transmission and protect workers and the province's food supply chain ahead of next year's growing season.
Ontario Establishes Advisory Table on Animal Welfare
November 16, 2020
The Ontario government has established an advisory table to further improve animal welfare across the province.
Ontario Making it More Affordable to Enjoy Provincial Parks
November 13, 2020
The Ontario government is making it easier and more affordable for families to spend time in provincial parks.
Ontario Updating COVID-19 Response Framework to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19
November 13, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health Measures Table, the Ontario government is taking immediate action to respond to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and is updating the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.
Ontario Supports Production of Face Shields in the Fight Against COVID-19
November 13, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $350,000 in Integrated Packaging Films through the Ontario Together Fund to help the company create new jobs, contributing to the production of almost four million more face shields per month.
Ontario Investing Additional $761 million to Build and Renovate More Long-Term Care Homes
November 12, 2020
The Ontario government is investing an additional $761 million to build and renovate 74 long-term care homes across the province, creating close to 11,000 safe, modern spaces sooner for residents to call home.
Heddle Shipyards Signs New Long-Term Agreement to Bring Shipbuilding Jobs to Ontario
November 11, 2020
The Ontario government congratulates Heddle Shipyards on their new long-term agreement with Vancouver-based shipyard Seaspan to fabricate Ontario-made ship components under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.
Ontario Honours Canadian Heroes of the War in Afghanistan
November 11, 2020
Today, the Ontario government unveiled a Memorial to Honour Canadian Heroes of the War in Afghanistan.
Ontario Improving Access to Public Service Careers for Veterans
November 10, 2020
The Ontario government is providing the heroes who served our country in the Canadian Armed Forces more opportunities to bring their skills and experience to rewarding careers in the Ontario Public Service (OPS).
Ontario's Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover Promotes Job Creation by Reducing Taxes on Employers
November 10, 2020
The Ontario government is proposing to give municipalities the flexibility to target property tax relief to small businesses. The province is also considering matching these reductions, which would provide small businesses with as much as $385 million in municipal and provincial property tax relief.
Attorney General's Victim Services Awards of Distinction - Call for Nominations
November 10, 2020
Ontario’s government is committed to standing up for victims of crime and supporting the growth of safer communities in every region of our province.
Ontario Adding Hospital Beds at Joseph Brant Hospital
November 10, 2020
The Ontario government is providing Joseph Brant Hospital with $4.6 million for 44 patient beds to help alleviate hospital capacity pressures and reduce wait times.
Ontario Supports Military Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
November 10, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $200,000 and supporting the transfer of one acre of land to help create up to 25 tiny homes for military veterans experiencing homelessness.
Ontario Supporting Inclusive Communities for All Ages and Abilities
November 09, 2020
Ontario is investing $2 million over two years through its new Inclusive Community Grants program to strengthen communities and provide local opportunities for older adults and people with disabilities.
Ontario Helping Veterans Find New Careers
November 09, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $511,100 in the Pathways to Post-Military Employment program to support the return of 180 military veterans and reservists to civilian life.
Province Launching Recruitment Program to Support Long-Term Care Sector
November 09, 2020
Ontario is seeking individuals interested in new opportunities - specifically those who are unemployed or have been displaced from the retail and hospitality industries or administrative roles as well as students in education programs - to re-enter the workforce and make a difference by helping seniors living in long-term care homes.
Ontario Providing Additional Public Health Support for Peel Region
November 09, 2020
The Ontario government is taking immediate action to enhance the local public health response to COVID-19 in Peel Region by expanding access to testing as well as increasing case and contact management and hospital capacity.
OPINION: We will remember them
November 09, 2020
Last week Whole Foods, a large grocery chain, barred employees from wearing the poppy because — in their corporate opinion — it represented political messaging. That's why as soon as the House returns, our government will bring in legislation to ensure this never happens again.
Ontario Increasing Services to Workers and Small Businesses
November 06, 2020
Ontario is providing more than $600,000 to the Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA) and Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA) to help make it easier for workers and small businesses to navigate the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's (WSIB) compensation system.
Ontario Committing $3 Million to 2022 Valour Games
November 06, 2020
The Ontario government is committing $3 million to support the Valour Games, a new, national multi-sport competition for wounded, ill and injured military personnel and veterans.
Ontario Moves Public Health Unit Regions into COVID-19 Response Framework to Keep Ontario Safe and Open
November 06, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, the province intends to move Ontario's public health unit regions to the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.
Ontario Speeding up Process to File Criminal Charges
November 06, 2020
The Ontario government, in collaboration with the Ontario Court of Justice and policing partners, is launching a new eIntake digital platform that will accelerate and simplify the way criminal charges are filed and managed.
Ontario Supports Businesses, Workers and Families during COVID-19
November 06, 2020
"Our government is working each and every day to ensure a strong economic recovery for the business owners, workers, and communities who have been incredible in demonstrating the best of the Ontario Spirit." - Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Ontario's Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover
November 05, 2020
Today, Finance Minister Rod Phillips released Ontario's Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover — the next phase of a comprehensive action plan to respond to the serious health and economic impacts of COVID-19. 
Ontario Investing Nearly $1 Billion to Expand and Improve Broadband and Cellular Access
November 04, 2020
The Ontario government is making a historic investment of nearly $1 billion over six years to improve and expand broadband and cellular access across the province.
Avoiding Exposure to Carbon Monoxide in Your Home
November 04, 2020
To mark Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2020, Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal is encouraging everyone to test their carbon monoxide alarms and ensure all fuel-burning appliances, chimneys and outside vents in their home are inspected annually to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Ontario Releases COVID-19 Response Framework to Help Keep the Province Safe and Open
November 03, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, the Ontario government has developed the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.
Ontario Selling Surplus Properties to Build Three New Long-Term Care Homes
November 03, 2020
The Ontario government is taking the first step towards building three new long-term care homes by making land available in Oakville, Aurora and Vaughan.
Ontario Releases Report on COVID-19 Emergency Measures
November 02, 2020
Today, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones tabled a report in the Legislature providing details of the emergency measures put in place by the province to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep Ontarians safe.
Province Increasing Direct Care for Long-Term Care Residents to Four Hours per Day
November 02, 2020
The Ontario government is increasing the hours of direct care for each long-term care resident to an average of four hours per day.
Important Changes to Joseph Brant Hospital COVID-19 Testing Service
November 02, 2020
Joseph Brant Hospital is making changes to its COVID-19 testing operations to better serve the Burlington community in colder weather.
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