Ontario Strengthens the Protection of Water Resources
March 31, 2021
The Ontario government is strengthening the protection of vital water resources with changes to the province's water taking program.
Ontario Supporting Victims of Crime in Underserved Areas
March 31, 2021
The Ontario government is investing an additional $2.1 million to provide new supports and services for victims of crime in Leeds-Grenville, Dufferin County and the Nipissing region - historically underserved areas of the province.
Province Doubles Support for Parents With New Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit
March 31, 2021
The Ontario government is providing parents with $980 million in direct support as part of the Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit.
Ontario Appoints New Patient Ombudsman
March 31, 2021
The Ontario government has appointed Craig Thompson as Ontario's new Patient Ombudsman to help improve the quality of care and supports patients and their families receive in hospitals, long-term care homes, and select home and community care settings.
Ontario Expands Domestic Vaccine Manufacturing Capacity and Improves Pandemic Preparedness
March 31, 2021
The Ontario government is partnering with the federal government, the City of Toronto and Sanofi, a leading global biopharmaceutical and vaccines company, to expand its Ontario facility to meet growing demand for flu vaccines, boost Canada's preparedness for future pandemics and create 300 high-quality jobs.
Ontario Supporting Construction Training in Hamilton
March 30, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $592,000 to help prepare 150 people in Hamilton for well-paying jobs in the construction sector, such as environmental engineers, surveyors, civil engineers and general managers to address the challenges brought on by COVID-19.
Ontario Strengthening Medication Safety in Long-Term Care Homes
March 29, 2021
The Ontario government is providing more than $77 million to help long-term care homes adopt advanced technologies to strengthen medication safety.
Ontario Supports the Tourism and Hospitality Sectors during COVID-19
March 29, 2021
The Ontario government is providing an estimated $100 million for a new one-time Ontario Tourism and Hospitality Small Business Support Grant and $100 million for a new one-time recovery program.
Ontario Partners with Auto Industry to Boost Supply Chain Competitiveness
March 29, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $10 million in auto parts companies through the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) to boost competitiveness and position Ontario as a North American hub for building the car of the future.
Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Booking to Individuals Aged 70 and over in Additional Regions
March 28, 2021
The Ontario government is extending booking for COVID-19 vaccination appointments to individuals aged 70 and over through its online booking system and call centre in 11 additional public health units on March 29, 2021.
Ontario Moving Two Regions to New Levels in the COVID-19 Response Framework
March 26, 2021
Based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is moving two public health regions to new levels in the COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open, including moving the City of Hamilton public health region to the Grey-Lockdown level.
Ontario's Action Plan Doubles Ontario Small Business Support Grant
March 25, 2021
The Ontario government is providing additional support to eligible small businesses to help with the ongoing costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economy
March 24, 2021
Today, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board Peter Bethlenfalvy released Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economy.
Ontario Helping People Get their COVID-19 Vaccination
March 23, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $3.7 million as part of the 2021 Budget to help seniors and people with disabilities get their COVID-19 vaccinations, where transportation is a barrier.
Ontario Supporting Hospitals with Additional Funding During COVID-19
March 22, 2021
The Ontario government is providing over $1.2 billion to help Ontario's public hospitals recover from financial pressures created and worsened by COVID-19.
Province making adjustments to public health measures
March 19, 2021
The government is cautiously adjusting dining capacity limits at restaurants and other food and drink establishments effective tonight at 12:01am.
Ontario Supporting Colleges and Universities Most Impacted by COVID-19
March 19, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $106.4 million to help publicly funded colleges and universities that have been most affected by pandemic related costs.
Ontario Offering Vaccines to Individuals 75 and Older
March 19, 2021
With over 50 percent of Ontario residents 80 and over having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Ontario government is expanding appointments to individuals 75 and over.
Ontario Investing in Wastewater Testing System to Detect COVID-19
March 18, 2021
Provincial wastewater surveillance initiative expanding capacity of communities to quickly identify and manage outbreaks
Ontario Extending Temporary Wage Enhancement for PSWs
March 18, 2021
Ontario's government is investing $239 million to extend temporary wage enhancements for personal support workers in publicly funded home and community care, long-term care, public hospitals, and social services sectors.
Ontario Expands OSAP to Include Micro-credentials
March 18, 2021
The Ontario government is expanding OSAP to include nearly 600 micro-credential programs. Through this initiative, loans and grants will be available to more students.
Ontario Investing in the Sport and Recreation Sector
March 17, 2021
The Ontario government is providing more than $15 million to support grassroots activities, sport and recreation organizations and high-performance athletes.
Ontario Partners with MLSE LaunchPad to Help Youth Get Employment Ready
March 17, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $1 million over three years to MLSE LaunchPad’s employment programs to help youth facing barriers in Toronto access opportunities.
Ontario Making it Easier to Administer Rapid COVID-19 Testing in the Workplace
March 17, 2021
The Ontario government is making it easier for businesses to test for COVID-19 in the workplace by providing guidance to employees who want to self-swab for a rapid antigen point-of-care test on a voluntary basis under the supervision of a trained individual.
Ontario Businesses Making Workplaces Safer
March 17, 2021
The Ontario government is seeing a greater number of small businesses complying with COVID-19 safety requirements.
Ontario Taking Further Steps to Support Integrated Patient Care
March 17, 2021
The Ontario government is taking further steps to build an integrated, connected health care system centred around the needs of patients.
New Action Group to Help Implement One of the Largest Health Care Recruiting and Training Programs in Ontario History
March 16, 2021
The Ontario government has established the Staffing Supply Accelerator Group to help implement one of the largest health care recruitment and training programs in Ontario history.
Ontario Supports Tourism, Culture, Sport and Recreation Organizations
March 16, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $105 million through the new Community Building Fund to support non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations.
Ontario Provides More Choice and Flexibility for Prospective Nursing Students
March 16, 2021
The government has outlined new pathways for nursing education, providing students with more choice and allowing institutions to have greater autonomy and flexibility over their programming.
Ontario Helping Francophone Newcomers Find Good Jobs
March 16, 2021
The Ontario government is investing more than $1.5 million to help skilled Francophone newcomers receive the additional training they need to get a license or certificate to work in their trade or profession in Ontario.
Ontario Expanding the Protection and Preservation of Green Spaces
March 15, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $20 million over the next four years in the Greenlands Conservation Partnership to help secure land of ecological importance and promote healthy, natural spaces.
Ontario Provides Additional Protection for Retirement Home Residents and Staff
March 15, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $30 million to help the retirement home sector cover COVID-19 related costs such as hiring, training and testing additional staff, and sanitizing residences and purchasing supplies to prevent and contain the spread of infection.
Ontario Launching Provincial Booking System for COVID-19 Vaccines
March 14, 2021
The Ontario government is launching a provincial booking system and customer service desk to support COVID-19 vaccination appointment bookings.
Ontario Moving Three Regions to New Levels in the COVID-19 Response Framework
March 12, 2021
On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is moving three public health regions to new levels.
Ontario Continues to Support Business Owners, Workers and Families during COVID-19
March 12, 2021
"Employment in Ontario increased by over 100,000 in February. In the last nine months Ontario has regained over 829,000 jobs overall, including 27,000 more men and women working  in our manufacturing sector. " - Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job creation and Trade
Ontario Offers New Sign Language Courses to Secondary Students
March 11, 2021
Ontario is becoming one of the first jurisdictions in Canada to offer high school students in the province second-language courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes quebecoise (LSQ).
Ontario Unveils Plans to Accelerate Access to the Justice System
March 11, 2021
The Ontario government has announced a new multi-year plan to speed up access to the justice system.
Ontario Supports Expanding Virtual Mental Health Services for Youth
March 11, 2021
The Ontario government is investing more than $300,000 in mental health services to help young people access supports to help manage stress, depression and anxiety.
Ontario Providing Support to Local Fire Services During COVID-19
March 11, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $5 million in funding to help municipal fire services address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Marks One Year Anniversary of COVID-19 Pandemic
March 11, 2021
"Ontario has tragically lost more than 7,000 lives to this deadly virus. We offer our deepest condolences to the families, friends, colleagues, and all of those impacted by these tragic losses of life." - Premier Ford
Ontario to Release 2021 Budget on March 24
March 11, 2021
The Ontario government will continue to focus on protecting people's health and jobs through the COVID-19 pandemic when Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, releases the 2021 Ontario Budget on March 24.
Ontario Expanding Diagnostic Services for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
March 10, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $2.8 million annually to expand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic services by funding 12 new FASD clinics for a total of 21 funded FASD diagnostic clinics across the province.
Ontario Pharmacies and Primary Care Settings to Begin Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations
March 10, 2021
As vaccine supply increases, the Ontario government is expanding the delivery channels available to administer COVID-19 vaccines to include pharmacies and primary care settings.
Ontario Developing First-Ever Critical Minerals Strategy
March 10, 2021
The Ontario government is developing its first-ever Critical Minerals Strategy to help generate investment, increase the province's competitiveness in the global market, and create jobs and opportunities in the mining sector.
Ontario Establishes Tourism Economic Recovery Task Force
March 10, 2021
The Ontario government announced the new Tourism Economic Recovery Ministerial Task Force. It will be chaired by former MPP and Cabinet minister Tim Hudak, and give expert advice and recommendations on how to help the province's $36-billion tourism industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Supports Hands-on Training Opportunities for Postsecondary Students
March 10, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $39.5 million to help Mitacs - an organization that builds partnerships between education and industry - create up to 8,000 paid innovative research internships and upskilling opportunities for postsecondary students, postdoctoral fellows and recent graduates.
Ontario Takes Further Action to Protect Homeless Shelters during COVID-19
March 09, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $255 million to help municipalities and Indigenous program partners respond to an increase in COVID-19 cases in some emergency shelters and help keep vulnerable people safe.
Ontario Building Pathways to Careers in Corrections
March 09, 2021
The Ontario government is offering compensation for new correctional officer recruits while they are undergoing training.
Steady Progress being made to Implement Ontario's Flooding Strategy
March 08, 2021
As flooding season approaches, the Ontario government is making steady progress to implement Ontario's Flooding Strategy which was released one year ago. The initiatives being adopted will help ensure that the public is better prepared for flooding events and flood risk is reduced for communities across the province.
Ontario Colleges Now Accepting Applications for Accelerated Personal Support Workers Program
March 08, 2021
Ontario colleges are now accepting applications to Ontario's new accelerated training program for personal support workers.
Ontario Completes All First Dose COVID-19 Vaccinations in Northern Remote Indigenous Communities
March 08, 2021
Ontario has reached a key milestone in protecting remote and isolated Indigenous communities against COVID-19, having visited all 31 fly-in northern communities and Moosonee to offer first doses of the vaccine as part of Operation Remote Immunity.
Ontario celebrates International Women's Day
March 08, 2021
“Today we celebrate International Women’s Day - a day to highlight the success and leadership of women around the world and acknowledge the work that lies ahead towards achieving full gender equality." - Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women's Issues
Ontario Launches Consultation to Strengthen Municipal Codes of Conduct
March 05, 2021
The Ontario government is launching consultations with the municipal sector to strengthen accountability for council members.
Ontario Launches Consultation to Strengthen Municipal Codes of Conduct
March 05, 2021
The Ontario government is launching consultations with the municipal sector to strengthen accountability for council members.
Ontario Ready to Rollout Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
March 05, 2021
The Ontario government is preparing to move into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan next month, with a focus on vaccinating populations based on age and risk.
Toronto, Peel and North Bay-Parry Sound Public Health Regions Returning to Strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework
March 05, 2021
The Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is transitioning Toronto, Peel and North Bay Parry Sound District public health regions out of the shutdown and into the revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open, with the Stay-at-Home order no longer in effect.
Ontario Setting Up Apprentices and Employers for Success
March 05, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $47 million in 2021-22 to hire more apprentices, improve the quality of training and help them complete their training and certification through the new Achievement Incentive Program and the expanded Apprenticeship Capital Grant.
Ontario Increasing Mental Health Supports for Indigenous Peoples, Families and Communities
March 04, 2021
The Ontario government is investing over $12.8 million to immediately expand and enhance culturally appropriate mental health and addictions services for Indigenous peoples, families and communities across the province.
Ontario Taking Action to Expand Access to Reliable Broadband
March 04, 2021
The Ontario government is introducing the Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act, 2021 which, if passed, would help connect more communities to reliable, high-speed internet sooner.
Ontario Renews Calls for Ottawa to Provide Fair Share of Health Care Funding
March 04, 2021
During a virtual news conference today Premier Doug Ford and his fellow Premiers renewed calls for the federal government to increase its share of funding for provincial and territorial health care to 35 per cent.
Ontario Provides Additional Support for Municipalities During COVID-19
March 03, 2021
The Ontario government is providing an additional $500 million to help the province's 444 municipalities address ongoing COVID-19 operating costs.
Ontario Hires 100 Additional Health and Safety Inspectors
March 03, 2021
The Ontario government has hired over 100 new occupational health and safety inspectors to support business inspection campaigns, and help ensure employees, businesses and the public are protected.
Ontario Supporting Tourism and Culture in the GTA
March 03, 2021
The Ontario government is providing a one-time investment of up to $27 million to support the continued operation, maintenance and capital needs of six major tourism and cultural institutions in the Greater Toronto Area.
Ontario Provides Significant Financial Support to the Arts Sector
March 02, 2021
The Ontario government is supporting the arts sector with a one-time investment of $25 million to help artists and arts organizations survive the COVID-19 pandemic, remain solvent and prepare for a time when they can fully re-open their facilities, resume full programming and welcome back their visitors and audiences.
Ontario Improving Safety and Enforcement for Towing Industry
March 02, 2021
The Ontario government is making our roads and highways safer by launching a Joint Forces Operation team to address violence in the towing industry and introducing a tow zone pilot on designated sections of provincial highways.
Ontario Keeping Seniors Safe and Socially Connected during COVID-19
March 02, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $14.3 million in 2020-21 to support nearly 300 Seniors Active Living Centres.
Ontario Provides More Than $1 Billion In Support for Small Business
March 02, 2021
The Ontario government has to-date provided more than $1 billion through the Ontario Small Business Support Grant to help eligible business owners affected by the COVID-19 restrictions.
Ontario Increases Transit Support for Burlington
March 01, 2021
Today, Burlington MPP Jane McKenna and Oakville-North Burlington MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos announced that the Ontario government is providing $1,532,832 to help Burlington address the financial impacts on its transit system from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Supports Modernization of Municipal Services
March 01, 2021
The Ontario government is providing almost $10 million to help large municipalities find better and more efficient ways to operate and save taxpayers' dollars.
Ontario Increasing Supports for Black Students
March 01, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $6 million over the next three years to help Black children and youth achieve their educational and career goals by creating the new Student and Family Advocates initiative in Ottawa, Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area.
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