Ontario Releases Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
December 30, 2020
The Ontario government has released an Ethical Framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution which was developed in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force to guide further vaccine prioritization and distribution across the province.
Ontario Opening Specialized Care Centre in Greater Toronto Area
December 28, 2020
The Ontario government is opening a new Specialized Care Centre to provide care for long-term care residents in the Greater Toronto Area who must be temporarily relocated due to the challenging situation in their long-term care home.
Ontario Provides Update on Ontario Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant
December 27, 2020
It is critically important that individuals with confirmed cases of COVID-19 provide all history of contacts and contact information to their public health unit. This is crucial to the prevention and control of this infection.
Ontario Thanks Essential Workers for Going Above and Beyond
December 24, 2020
Thank you to all essential workers for your courage, compassion and generosity.
Ontario Supports Non-Profits Delivering Vital Services
December 23, 2020
The Ontario government is providing nearly $41 million to help 486 non-profit organizations across the province to rebuild and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Safer at Home Programs Provide Relief to Ontario Families
December 22, 2020
The Ontario government is providing new financial supports for individuals, families and small businesses, as they do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the province's health care system during the Provincewide Shutdown.
What's Open/Closed During the Provincewide Shutdown
December 22, 2020
Ontario’s second-wave Province-wide Shutdown begins at 12:01 a.m. on December 26th. Here's a list of what is open and what is closed.
Ontario Cancelling Passenger Road Tests Across Ontario
December 22, 2020
As a result of the Provincewide Shutdown, on December 26, the Ontario government will cancel all in-vehicle passenger tests across Northern Ontario until January 9 and for all 27 public health unit regions in Southern Ontario until January 23.
Halton MPPs: Play it Safe, Stay Close to Home and Limit Contact with Others
December 22, 2020
The Ontario government has taken strong action to reinforce public health messaging that Ontarians should stay home as much as possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.
Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives
December 21, 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown.
OPINION: Protecting our most vulnerable has required decisive action and collaboration
December 19, 2020
This has been a year of unprecedented challenges that have revealed the tremendous shortcomings within the long-term care system — fault lines that had been growing over decades of neglect and under-funding.
Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Locations
December 18, 2020
Ontario will be distributing additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine to 17 more hospital sites over the next two weeks, including regions with the highest rates of COVID-19 infection.
Ontario Supports Production of Inclusive Made-in-Ontario Face Masks
December 18, 2020
The Ontario government is providing Mississauga-based McRae Imaging with $332,000 to support the production of inclusive personal protective equipment. The company is making face masks featuring an innovative lip-reading lens. This new mask will create a unique solution for the Deaf and hard of hearing community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Taking Further Action to Limit Spread of COVID-19
December 18, 2020
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local medical officers of health, Ontario is moving six public health regions to new levels.
Ontario Supporting Workers Impacted by COVID-19
December 18, 2020
Redesigned training program will help more people get back to work faster
Ontario Declares Santa Claus an Essential Service
December 17, 2020
As Premier, I have officially designated Santa Claus as an essential service provider and authorized to deliver toys, treats and good cheer to the children of Ontario.
Ontario Launches Historic Long-Term Care Staffing Plan
December 17, 2020
Province to Invest up to $1.9 Billion Annually by 2024-25 to Achieve Average of Four Hours of Daily Direct Care
Ontario and Maryland Sign Historic Investment and Procurement Agreement
December 17, 2020
Today Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland, finalized a new, historic strategic investment and procurement agreement.
Ontario Increasing Mental Health and Addictions Services
December 17, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $147 million to immediately expand access to the provincial mental health and addictions system for people of all ages in response to COVID-19.
Ontario Unveils New Comprehensive Plan to Combat Poverty
December 16, 2020
The Ontario government released its new Poverty Reduction Strategy. The five-year strategy outlines key initiatives that will help connect people ...
Ontario Announces Working Group to Better Focus Conservation Authorities
December 16, 2020
The Ontario government is creating a working group to help implement changes to conservation authorities. Hassaan Basit, President and CEO of Conservation Halton will chair the new group which will provide input on the development of proposed regulations under the Conservation Authorities Act, and on how conservation authorities are governed.
Ontario Taking Action to Reduce Impaired Driving
December 16, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $4.8 million through the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) grant program to help police services across the province keep impaired drivers off streets and highways.
Ontario Provides More Financial Relief for Municipalities during COVID-19
December 16, 2020
The Ontario government is allocating an additional $695 million to provide financial relief for municipalities and help ensure they do not carry operating deficits into 2021.
Ontario Helping Workers Pursue Careers in Manufacturing
December 15, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $1,322,430 to help the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium train workers in London and Ottawa for new opportunities in the manufacturing sector.
Ontario Celebrates Research Excellence with Polanyi Prizes
December 15, 2020
The Ontario government is recognizing excellence among the province's leading researchers for their contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, economic science and physiology/medicine.
Ontario Helps Municipalities and Indigenous Partners Respond to COVID-19
December 15, 2020
The Ontario government is allocating an additional $120 million to help municipalities and Indigenous community partners protect the health and safety of vulnerable people during COVID-19.
Ontario Protecting Forest Health and Forest Sector Sustainability
December 15, 2020
Ontario is investing more than $40 million in a multi-year pest management program to protect the province's Crown forests from damage caused by the jack pine and spruce budworm.
Governments Improve Food Safety in Ontario's Licensed Meat Plants
December 15, 2020
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $1.8 million to improve food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity at provincial abattoirs.
The Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum and National Historic site will undergo important renovations and revitalization of its facilities
December 14, 2020
The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Ontario. Investments in public infrastructure during this extraordinary time provide an opportunity to create jobs and economic growth, make our communities more sustainable and resilient in the face of climate change, and to build more inclusive, equitable public spaces.
Ontario Supports the Training of Early Childhood Educators
December 14, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $1.2 million in a skills training project through SkillsAdvance Ontario, in partnership with Carrefour communautaire francophone de London, to prepare 130 job seekers for careers in the French and English-language early childhood education sector.
Ontario Delivers First COVID-19 Vaccine in the Country
December 14, 2020
"Today is a historic day for Ontario and for Canada as the first Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccines have started to be given to our frontline health care heroes." -Premier Ford
Ontario Updates Testing Guidelines for Outbound International Travellers
December 14, 2020
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is updating the province's testing guidelines for outbound international travelers.
Ontario Invests in Virtual Learning Strategy
December 11, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $50 million in virtual learning and educational technologies to help expand access to high-quality, market-responsive, and globally competitive "Ontario Made" education.
Ontario Seeks Public Feedback to Improve the Towing Industry
December 11, 2020
Ontario has released a survey to gather feedback from the public on their experiences with the towing industry.
Ontario Begins Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccine
December 11, 2020
The Ontario government has developed a three-phase implementation plan to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines to Ontarians as soon as they are received.
Ontario Moving Regions to New Levels with Stronger Public Health Measures
December 11, 2020
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, is moving seven public health regions to new levels with stronger public health measures.
Ontario Helping More Job Seekers Enter the Skilled Trades
December 11, 2020
The Ontario government is investing an additional $21 million in pre-apprenticeship training programs for up to 2,000 people, including at-risk youth, new Canadians, Indigenous peoples and women, to help them pursue the hands-on experience they need to begin rewarding careers in the skilled trades.
Ontario Supporting Communities and Job Creation Through Major Infrastructure Projects
December 10, 2020
The Ontario government continues to advance 40 major infrastructure projects across the province using the public-private partnership (P3) model.
Governments Helping Ontario Agri-Food Businesses Increase Online Sales
December 10, 2020
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing over $3.5 million to help more than 700 businesses in the Ontario agri-food sector establish or expand their online presence.
Ontario Increasing Supports for Young Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking
December 10, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $46 million in the Anti-Human Trafficking Community Supports and Indigenous-led Initiatives funds.
Ontario Expands Funding for Supportive Housing
December 10, 2020
The Ontario government is investing over $47 million to provide supportive housing for individuals with severe mental health and addictions challenges who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Ontario Permanently Allowing Alcohol with Food Takeout and Delivery
December 09, 2020
The Ontario government is supporting jobs at local restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries and distilleries during the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding opportunities in alcohol sales, including making the sale of alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders permanent.
Ontario Making It Easier and Safer to Renew Driver's Licences
December 09, 2020
The Ontario government is temporarily waiving multiple driver's licence renewal requirements so that all Class G and M drivers can now safely renew their licences online at ServiceOntario.ca.
Province Expanding Homegrown Capacity with Made-In-Ontario Respirators and Masks
December 09, 2020
The Ontario government is investing more than $5 million through the Ontario Together Fund to help three companies create jobs by designing and producing respirators and surgical masks for frontline and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure we are prepared for future challenges.
Ontario Legislature Adjourns for 2020 after Successful Fall Session
December 08, 2020
The Ontario government wrapped up a successful session of the legislature today after delivering on a commitment to protect the health and safety of the people of the province during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Protecting Workers and Employers during COVID-19
December 08, 2020
The Ontario government introduced the Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act, 2020 that would, if passed, protect employers from an unexpected increase in Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) premiums, while maintaining an increase to the maximum earnings cap for worker benefits.
Ontario Creates and Restores Wetlands
December 07, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $30 million to help conservation organizations create and restore wetlands in priority areas across the province.
Ontario Identifies Key Groups for Distribution of Initial COVID-19 Vaccines
December 07, 2020
The Ontario government is ready to distribute COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they are received, beginning with vaccinating vulnerable populations and those who care for them.
Ontario Helping Employers Train and Hire More Apprentices
December 04, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $20 million to help small businesses jointly sponsor and train apprentices through the new Group Sponsorship Grant program, increasing the number of people training and working in the skilled trades.
Ontario Moving Three Regions to New Levels in COVID-19 Response Framework
December 04, 2020
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, is moving three public health regions to new levels with stronger public health measures as set out in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.
Ontario Adopts New Law to Protect Public Safety and Food Supply
December 04, 2020
The Ontario government is set to proclaim the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020, putting the safety of our food supply first.
Ontario Supports Businesses, Workers and Families during COVID-19
December 04, 2020
"Now more than ever, we must continue to support small business and families as we plan for our economic recovery. " - Vic Fedeli , Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Ontario Appoints Members of the Ministers' COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force
December 04, 2020
The Ontario government announced the appointment of nine members of the new Ministers' COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force.
Investing in Ontario's Tourism Industry During COVID-19
December 04, 2020
The Ontario government is investing nearly $4.4 million to support the long-term sustainability of the province's vital tourism industry.
Ontario Selects Organization to Create Francophone Business Network
December 03, 2020
The Ontario government announced today that the Club canadien de Toronto has been selected to develop the Francophone Business Network.
Ontario Expanding Innovative Home and Community Care Services
December 02, 2020
The Ontario government is investing more than $115 million to support 850 patients across the province with high, complex care needs access services in the comfort of their own homes, while also expanding virtual care options for patients across the province.
Ontario Collaborates with Industry Experts to Plan the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
December 01, 2020
The Ontario government is collaborating with leaders and experts in a wide variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, health care and logistics, to develop a plan for the safe and efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available.
Ontario Supports Local Manufacturers Producing Masks for Adults and Children
December 01, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $550,000 to help local manufacturers retool their operations and increase capacity in the manufacturing of masks for both adults and children.
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