Infrastructure Ontario invests in community-based infrastructure projects
January 29, 2021
Ontario continues to support its municipalities and other eligible public-sector partners in their work to improve the quality of life in their communities by providing affordable, long-term financing for infrastructure development and renewal.
Ontario Takes Immediate Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Variants
January 29, 2021
The Ontario government is taking immediate and decisive action to stop the spread of new COVID-19 variants throughout the province.
280,000 More Ontario Students to Return to Class
January 28, 2021
"On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, with the support of the local Medical Officers of Health, and with the introduction of additional layers of protection, 280,000 students in four public health regions will return to class on Monday, February 1." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Burlington Resident Sue Murray Recognized with June Callwood Award
January 28, 2021
Last night the Ontario government presented the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism to 16 volunteers and volunteer organizations for their contributions to their communities and to the province of Ontario.
Ontario Extends Off-Peak Electricity Rates to Provide Relief for Families, Small Businesses and Farms
January 27, 2021
The Ontario government is extending electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms to support those spending more time at home in response to the provincial Stay-at-Home Order.
Ontario Supporting Competitiveness in the Greenhouse Sector
January 27, 2021
The Ontario government is supporting greenhouse growers by investing over $3.6 million in 12 innovative projects to help develop new technologies, recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and enhance competitiveness and innovation.
Ontario Remains among the Best in the Country for Reducing Red Tape
January 27, 2021
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has awarded Ontario an A- grade, in its annual Red Tape Report Card — for efforts throughout 2020 to remove red tape and other barriers to small business.
Ontario Supports Economic Development within Francophone Community
January 27, 2021
The Ontario government announced today it is investing $250,000 to support the promotion of products and services offered by Ontario's Francophone business community.
Ontario Expands COVID-19 Inspections to Farming Operations
January 27, 2021
The Ontario government is taking additional measures to protect farmworkers during the pandemic by expanding provincewide inspections to farms, greenhouses and other agricultural operations to ensure health and safety measures are being followed.
Ontario Strengthens Sexual Violence and Harassment Policies at Postsecondary Institutions
January 27, 2021
The Ontario Government is proposing changes to sexual violence and harassment policies at postsecondary institutions to ensure that students alleging an instance of sexual  violence and harassment are not faced with irrelevant questions about their sexual history, and do not face repercussions for violating an institution's drug and alcohol policy.
Ontario Working with Multi-Sector Leaders to Improve Diversity in the Workplace
January 26, 2021
The Ontario government in partnership with CivicAction is bringing public, private and non-profit sector organizations together to identify concrete actions employers can take to enhance workplace opportunities for Indigenous, Black and racialized employees.
Further Action Needed to Protect the Border and Stop the Spread of COVID-19
January 26, 2021
The province is calling on the federal government to take further action to protect the border, including mandatory testing of all incoming international passengers and a temporary ban on direct flights from countries where new variants of COVID are detected.
Ontario Supports Modernization of Small and Rural Communities
January 26, 2021
The Ontario government is investing over $40 million during COVID-19 to help small and rural municipalities improve the delivery of critical programs and services.
Ontario Delivering Support to Agricultural and Horticultural Societies
January 26, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $5 million to support the province's Agricultural and Horticultural Societies impacted by the pandemic.
Ontario Supports the Development of the Next Generation of PPE
January 26, 2021
The Ontario government is providing more than $2.3 million to McMaster University and the University of Toronto through the Ontario Together Fund to carry out research, development and testing of the next generation of Personal Protective Equipment.
Ontario Adjusts Vaccination Plan in Response to Pfizer-BioNTech Shipment Delays
January 25, 2021
The Ontario government is accelerating the vaccination of residents in long-term care, high-risk retirement, and First Nations elder care homes.
Ontario Expanding Eligibility for Emergency Child Care During Extended Remote Learning Period
January 25, 2021
The Ontario government will be further expanding eligibility for the targeted emergency child care program to additional workers who are performing critical roles in their communities.
Ontario Continues to Support Municipal Infrastructure Renewal through Virtual Outreach
January 22, 2021
Ontario continues to support its municipalities and other eligible public-sector partners in their work to improve the quality of life in their communities by providing affordable, long-term financing for infrastructure development and renewal, including through Infrastructure Ontario's (IO) Loan Program.
New COVID-19 Funding Supports Long-Term Care Homes in Burlington
January 22, 2021
Today, Burlington MPP Jane McKenna announced the Ontario government is investing an additional $822,400 to increase prevention and containment efforts in long-term care homes in Burlington.
Small Businesses Apply for Ontario's Small Business Support Grant in Growing Numbers
January 22, 2021
The Ontario government has received more than 42,000 applications for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant. Businesses that have been approved can expect to receive payment within about 10 business days.
Ontario Opens COVID-19 Isolation Centres in Hardest Hit Communities
January 22, 2021
The Ontario government is announcing today that COVID-19 isolation centres are opening this week in Oshawa and Brampton and two isolation centres serving the City of Toronto are expanding.
Province Appoints Board of Directors of Supply Ontario
January 21, 2021
The Ontario government has appointed the first members to the Board of Directors of Supply Ontario, a new centralized procurement agency that will enable a whole-of-government approach to purchasing goods and services for the public, broader public and health sectors.
Ontario Recognizes Outstanding Young Leaders
January 21, 2021
The Ontario government is recognizing six outstanding young leaders with the Lincoln M. Alexander Award for their commitment to anti-racism and equity in their communities.
Ontario Strengthening the Fight Against Crime
January 21, 2021
The Ontario government is providing police services across the province with additional tools and resources to combat crime and keep communities safe by investing approximately $2.8 million over two years.
Ontario Reminds Public to Stay Home and Travel Only When Necessary
January 21, 2021
The Ontario government is working with transportation agencies and providers to support the Stay-At-Home Order and help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Ontario Adding More Mental Health Beds and Programs for Seniors
January 21, 2021
The Ontario government is providing over $12 million to add new mental health beds in hospitals and to expand programs that support the mental health and well-being of seniors across the province.
Ontario’s Digital Main Street Program Helps Local Burlington Small BusinessesBuild and Expand Online Stores During COVID-19
January 20, 2021
The Ontario Government has launched its Digital Main Street and Student Digital Service Squads programs, which provide Grants and online training to students to help local small businesses launch and expanding their digital storefronts - while government closures remain in place.
Ontario Expands Workplace Enforcement Campaigns
January 20, 2021
The Ontario government is expanding the current workplace inspection campaign to further protect workers and customers at essential businesses.
Ontario Invests in Short-Term Flexible Training Program
January 19, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $35,000 to help adult learners and displaced workers develop the skills they need to work in the textile computing industry.
Ontario Achieves Key Milestone with Vaccinations in Long-Term Care
January 19, 2021
Ontario has reached a key milestone in the fight against COVID-19, completing the first round of vaccinations ahead of schedule in all long-term care homes in Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor-Essex, the four regions with the highest COVID-19 transmission rates.
Ontario Building a More Connected Justice Sector
January 19, 2021
The Ontario government is investing in new technology that will enhance the ability for police services to securely capture, store, manage and share digital evidence.
Ontario Adding Over 500 Hospital Beds to Expand Critical Care Capacity
January 18, 2021
The Ontario government is providing up to $125 million to immediately add over 500 critical care and high intensity medicine beds to hospitals in areas with high rates of COVID-19 transmission.
Ontario Investing in Peterborough-Based Producer of Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Bottles
January 18, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $1 million from the Ontario Together Fund to help Peterborough's Merit Precision manufacture bottles for hand sanitizers and disinfectants.
Ontario Extends Reopening Ontario Act Orders
January 16, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is extending most orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) for another 30 days.
Ontario Launches 2021 Budget Consultations
January 15, 2021
The Ontario government is asking the people of Ontario for their ideas on how to continue to support families, workers and business during COVID-19, while positioning the province for a strong economic recovery with the launch of the 2021 Budget consultation. 
Ontario Expands Case and Contact Management Workforce
January 15, 2021
The Ontario government has hired more case managers and contact tracers, building the provincial workforce to 1,600 by February 15, 2021. These people are vital in helping to isolate new cases of COVID-19 and stopping the spread of the virus in communities across Ontario.
Applications Now Open for Ontario's Small Business Support Grant
January 15, 2021
The Ontario government has opened  applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant, first announced in December, provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses who have had to restrict their operations due to the Provincewide Shutdown.
Ontario Supporting Increased Access to French-Language Early Years and Child Care Programs
January 14, 2021
Ontario is investing in the recruitment, retention and professional development of French-language early childhood educator staff, while also supporting the provision of high-quality French-language services in child care and early years programs.
Ontario Increasing Workplace Inspections during COVID-19
January 14, 2021
The Ontario government is taking additional measures to protect workers in response to rising COVID-19 cases. Workplace health and safety inspectors will have the authority to ticket supervisors, employees and patrons who do not comply with COVID-19 safety requirements, temporarily close a premise and disperse groups of more than five people.
Ontario Supporting Horse Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
January 14, 2021
The Government of Ontario is investing up to $3 million through the Equine Hardship Program to help horse experience businesses cover animal maintenance costs incurred from COVID-19 disruptions.
Ontario Temporarily Pauses Residential Evictions
January 14, 2021
The Ontario government has issued an emergency order to temporarily pause the enforcement of residential evictions and ensure people are not forced to leave their homes during the provincial declaration of emergency and while the stay-at-home-order is in force.
Ontario Flows Gas Tax Funding to Municipalities
January 14, 2021
The Government of Ontario is providing $375 million through the Gas Tax program to help 109 municipalities across the province operate and expand public transit.
Ontario Expanding Firefighter Training Across the Province
January 13, 2021
The Ontario government is strengthening fire safety training across the province by increasing access to on-site and online courses in communities where firefighters serve.
Ontario to Vaccinate up to 8.5 Million People in Phase Two
January 13, 2021
The Ontario government is preparing to immunize up to 8.5 million people before the end of Phase Two of the government's vaccine implementation plan.
Ontario Issues 'Stay-at-Home' Order
January 12, 2021
Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021at 12:01 a.m., the Ontario government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes.
Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives
January 12, 2021
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a second provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA).
Expanding Eligibility for Emergency Child Care in Southern Ontario
January 10, 2021
The government will be expanding eligibility for the targeted emergency child care program to more frontline workers.
Ontario Provides Funding for Autism Training
January 10, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $7.5 million to help educators better support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Ontario Continues To Support Businesses, Workers and Families
January 08, 2021
Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement regarding today's monthly employment release by Statistics Canada:
Ontario Extends Teacher-Led Online Learning Until January 25
January 07, 2021
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate throughout the province, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is extending certain measures to keep students, education staff, and residents of Northern Ontario safe.
Ontario Expanding Truck Rest Areas Across the Province
January 07, 2021
The Ontario government is improving 14 existing truck rest areas, building 10 new rest areas and adding 178 additional truck parking spaces at four existing ONroute travel plazas.
Ontario Launches Innovative Testing Program at Pearson Airport
January 06, 2021
The Ontario government is launching a new innovative, voluntary and free border testing pilot program at Toronto Pearson International Airport for eligible international travellers returning to Ontario to help quickly identify and stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province.
Ontario Enhancing Protection for Species at Risk
January 05, 2021
The Ontario government is investing up to $4.5 million to help protect and recover plants and animals that are in danger of disappearing in the province.
Ontario Accelerates COVID-19 Vaccinations
January 05, 2021
The Ontario government is continuing the rollout of Phase One of its vaccine implementation plan by ensuring that all residents, health care workers and essential caregivers at long-term care homes in the priority regions of Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor-Essex receive a COVID-19 vaccination by January 21, 2021.
Ontario Launches Guide for Residential Condo Purchasers
January 05, 2021
The Ontario government has launched a new Residential Condominium Buyers' Guide to help condo buyers make informed purchasing decisions.
Province Honouring the Exceptional Achievements of 47 Ontarians
January 01, 2021
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, announced 47 new appointments to the Order of Ontario, the province's highest honour, for 2019 and 2020.
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