Ontario Supporting Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health and Addictions Needs
February 27, 2021
The Ontario government is investing up to $10.5 million to immediately expand the mental health Secure Treatment Program for the province's most vulnerable children and youth.
Ontario Supports Research to Help Improve the Quality of Life for Seniors
February 26, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $23.5 million over the next five years to help the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), powered by Baycrest, improve the quality of life for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Ontario Activates Emergency Brake in Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
February 26, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is moving nine public health regions to new levels in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework (the "Framework").
Ontario Takes Action to Support Working Families and Improve Child Care
February 26, 2021
The Ontario government announced regulatory amendments that support working families and improve the child care and early years sector and advance the province's dual priorities of accessibility and affordability for parents.
Ontario Taking Steps to Make it Easier and Safer to Participate in Provincial Elections
February 25, 2021
The Ontario government is taking steps to make it easier and safer for people to vote, become a candidate and protect provincial elections against outside influence and interference.
Ontario Helps More Municipalities Prepare for Extreme Weather
February 24, 2021
The Ontario government is providing up to $2 million in additional funding to extend the Build Back Better pilot project through 2023, and help eligible municipalities rebuild infrastructure that was damaged by extreme weather to a higher standard.
Ontario Supporting Young Black Entrepreneurs
February 24, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $1.2 million over three years to help young Black entrepreneurs and Black-owned tech start-ups access the resources and tools they need to succeed in the province's changing economy.
Ontario Invests in Historic Campaign to Accelerate Training for Personal Support Workers
February 24, 2021
The Ontario government is investing over $115 million to train up to 8,200 new personal support workers (PSWs) for high-demand jobs in Ontario's health and long-term care sectors.
Ontario Supports the Greenbelt Foundation
February 23, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $12 million over the next three years to support the Greenbelt Foundation's ongoing work to protect, promote and improve the Greenbelt in the Golden Horseshoe region.
Ontario Introduces New Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation
February 22, 2021
Today, on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the Ontario government introduced the Combatting Human Trafficking Act, new legislation and amendments to existing legislation to build upon the province's $307 million Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy.
Ontario Supports Training of Hundreds of Personal Support Workers
February 22, 2021
The Ontario government is investing more than $4.1 million to help train 373 new Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and provide them with additional health and safety resources.
Ontario Continues Investing in Innovative Festivals and Events
February 19, 2021
The Ontario government is investing more than $7 million in 87 local and virtual events and initiatives through the Reconnect Festival and Event Program.
Ontario Launches Education Campaign to Help Workplaces Reopen Safely
February 19, 2021
The Ontario government is launching new health and safety education campaigns, with a particular focus on helping small businesses across the province reopen safely.
Ontario Administers over Half a Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines
February 19, 2021
The Ontario government has administered over 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to Phase One priority populations, which now includes adults 80 years of age and older.
Stay-at-Home Order Extended in Toronto and Peel Public Health Regions Along with North Bay-Parry Sound
February 19, 2021
The Ontario government is maintaining the shutdown, the Stay-at-Home order and all existing public health and workplace safety measures for an additional two weeks in the Toronto and Peel Public Health Regions, along with the North Bay-Parry Sound District.
Ontario Takes Action to Combat Racism and Hate Crimes
February 19, 2021
The Ontario government is investing up to $2.6 million over two years through the Safer and Vital Communities (SVC) grant to help communities combat hate-motivated crime.
Ontario Investing in Wearable Contact Tracing Technology to Help Protect Workers from COVID-19
February 18, 2021
The Ontario government is providing Facedrive Inc. with $2.5 million through the Ontario Together Fund to accelerate the deployment of its wearable contact tracing technology, TraceSCAN, which alerts users within a workplace who have been in close contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Expanding Ontario's Meat Processing Sector
February 17, 2021
The governments of Canada and Ontario are expanding Ontario's meat processing sector by investing $127,000 to support a research initiative by Meat and Poultry Ontario (MPO).
Ontario Takes Steps to Grow the Greenbelt
February 17, 2021
The Ontario government has launched a 60-day consultation to grow the Greenbelt and help protect more of the province's natural environment — including farmlands, forests, wetlands and watersheds — from future development.
Ontario Improving Access to the Justice System
February 16, 2021
The Ontario government has introduced legislation that will improve access to justice for people across the system by modernizing processes and breaking down barriers in the province's courts, tribunals, estates law, family law and child protection sectors.
Province Supports Ontario Heritage Trust during COVID-19
February 16, 2021
The Ontario government is providing the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT) with $4.3 million to ensure it can carry out its important work during COVID-19.
Ontario Expands Eligibility for Main Street Relief Grant
February 16, 2021
The Ontario government is expanding the number of small businesses that can apply for the Main Street Relief Grant to help offset the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cautiously and gradually reopen in parts of the province.
Ontario Improving Farm Safety for Agri-Food Workers
February 16, 2021
The Government of Ontario is providing up to $118,500 to develop specialized COVID-19 resources to better protect the health and safety of temporary foreign workers and others employed in the agri-food sector.
Ontario Making It Easier and Less Costly to Manage Small Estates
February 12, 2021
The Ontario government is easing the burden on those grieving the loss of a loved one by simplifying the process to apply to manage small estates.
Ontario Restarting Passenger Road Tests in Most DriveTest Centres Across the Province
February 12, 2021
The Ontario government is safely restarting in-vehicle passenger road tests on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at most DriveTest centres across the province.
27 Public Health Regions Return to COVID-19 Response Framework
Ontario Deploys Rapid Tests to More Essential Workplaces and Settings
February 12, 2021
Based on the successful use of rapid tests in select settings across the province the Ontario government is deploying test kits to more essential workplaces and sectors in order to quickly identify and help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Ontario Improves Commodity Loan Guarantee Program
February 11, 2021
The Government of Ontario is making improvements to the Commodity Loan Guarantee Program to extend repayment deadlines, increase lending capacity and provide farmers with greater flexibility to purchase essential crop growing supplies, such as seed and fertilizer.
Ontario Delays March Break in an Effort to Reduce Community Transmission of COVID-19
February 11, 2021
"In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16, 2021." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Ontario Working with Municipal Partners to Improve Social Assistance
February 11, 2021
The Ontario Government is working with its municipal partners to better connect people to the supports they need as the next step in the province’s plan to modernize the delivery of social assistance.
Ontario Celebrates the Contributions of Dedicated Volunteers
February 10, 2021
The Ontario government is recognizing the outstanding contributions and efforts of 6,658 volunteers through 27 virtual Volunteer Service Award ceremonies across the province.
Retailers Show Improvement in Complying with Public Health Guidelines
February 10, 2021
Ontario's provincial offences officers have visited more than 2,308 big-box stores and other essential retail businesses across the province in 2021, and those complying with public health guidelines have increased by almost 19 per cent over three consecutive weeks.
Third Quarter Finances Demonstrate Ontario's Unwavering Commitment to Protect Individuals, Families and Businesses
February 10, 2021
The Ontario government released the province's 2020-21 Third Quarter Finances, which demonstrates an unwavering commitment to support individuals, families and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Extends Off-Peak Electricity Rates to Provide Relief for Families, Small Businesses and Farms
February 10, 2021
The Ontario government is once again extending electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms to support those spending more time at home while the province maintains the Stay-at-Home Order in the majority of public health regions.
Ontario Supporting COVID-19 Response in High Priority Communities
February 09, 2021
The Ontario government continues to implement its  High Priority Communities Strategy  to provide targeted supports to 15 communities hardest hit by COVID-19.
Ontario Helping Keep Seniors Safe and Connected During COVID-19
February 09, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $4.5 million through the Seniors Community Grant Program to support over 180 diverse community projects.
Ontario Increases Mental Health Funding for Postsecondary Students
February 09, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $7 million to help increase access to mental health and addiction services for postsecondary students during COVID-19.
Ontario Names Newmark as Site Selector for Canada's First Job Site Challenge
February 08, 2021
The Ontario government has recruited an internationally recognized commercial real estate and corporate site selection firm, Newmark, to support the delivery of Canada's first Job Site Challenge.
Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order across Most of the Province to Save Lives
February 08, 2021
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the government is moving to a regional approach and maintaining the shutdown in the majority of the public health regions in Ontario, including the Stay-at-Home order and all existing public health and workplace safety measures.
Ontario Expands Emergency Child Care to More Frontline Workers
February 07, 2021
"Beginning this Tuesday, emergency child care will be extended to additional frontline workers in Toronto, York Region and Peel." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Ontario Making Additional Investments to Keep Students and Staff Safe
February 05, 2021
As more students return to class today, the Ontario government is providing an additional $381 million, provided through the federal Safe Return to Class Fund, to keep schools safe from COVID-19.
Ontario Continues to Support Business Owners, Job Creators and Workers during COVID-19
February 05, 2021
"We recently launched the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which provides a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help eligible small business owners impacted by the Provincewide Shutdown." - Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development , Job Creation and Trade
Applications Open for Ontario's New Skills Development Fund
February 05, 2021
Applications are now open for the Ontario government's new two-year $115 million Skills Development Fund. The fund, which will support workers and apprentices, is specifically designed to address the challenges brought on by COVID-19 and help reduce obstacles to hiring, training and retaining while preparing workers for the province's economic recovery.
Ontario Enhances Security at Adult Correctional Facilities
February 04, 2021
The Ontario government is installing ion scanners at 10 adult correctional facilities across the province as part of an effort to combat contraband entering facilities, enhance security, and improve staff and inmate safety.
Ontario Supports Air Monitoring Technology to Better Protect People from COVID-19
February 04, 2021
The Ontario government is providing CEM Specialties Inc. (CEMSI) $2 million through the Ontario Together Fund to help commercialize and accelerate production of its airborne COVID-19 detector Kontrol BioCloud (BioCloud).
Enhanced Safety Measures in Place as In-Person Learning Resumes Across Ontario
February 03, 2021
The Education Minister, Stephen Lecce, has announced the dates for the return of in-person learning in all remaining Ontario public health units (PHUs).
Ontario Expanding Supports for Families of Children with Autism
February 03, 2021
The Ontario government is providing additional supports for families of children on the autism spectrum. Starting in March, the province will begin offering core clinical services based on a child's individual needs, a key element of the new Ontario Autism Program.
Ontario Strengthening Mental Health Services in the Justice System
February 02, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $6.48 million to strengthen mental health and addiction supports for victims, front-line workers, Indigenous families and youth involved in the justice system.
Ontario Continues Accelerated Vaccinations of Most Vulnerable Despite Vaccine Delays
February 02, 2021
Ongoing vaccine delays and reduced shipments have forced the Ontario government to update its goal of completing the administration of first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to residents in each long-term care, high-risk retirement and First Nations elder care home to February 10.
Ontario Expanding Firefighter Training Across the Province
February 02, 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 Seeks Public Input to Help Shape Digital ID Program
February 02, 2021
The Ontario government is launching an online consultation to seek input on the province's plan to introduce a digital ID by the end of 2021.
Ontario Strengthens Consumer Protection for New Home Buyers and Owners
February 01, 2021
The Ontario government is designating the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) the regulator responsible for new home builders and vendors.
Ontario Community Support Program Extended until 2022
February 01, 2021
The Ontario government is extending the Ontario Community Support Program (OCSP) until 2022 to ensure that low-income seniors and people with disabilities have access to food, medicine and other essentials during COVID-19.
Ontario Taking Steps to Improve Mental Health Supports for First Responders and Public Safety Personnel
February 01, 2021
The Ontario government is establishing four new mental health collaborative tables to better support the mental health and well-being of policing, fire, corrections, and paramedic services personnel.
Ontario Making Additional Investments to Keep Students and Staff Safe
February 01, 2021
As more students return to class today, the Ontario government is providing an additional $381 million, provided through the federal Safe Return to Class Fund, to keep schools safe from COVID-19.
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