Ontario Moves One Step Closer to Becoming a World-Leading Digital Jurisdiction
April 30, 2021
The Ontario Government is introducing its first Digital and Data Strategy, Building a Digital Ontario, which brings the province one step closer to becoming a world-leading digital jurisdiction.
Ontario Prepares to Accelerate Rollout as Vaccine Supply Increases
April 29, 2021
In response to an expected increase in vaccine supply from the federal government, the Ontario government is preparing to ramp up its rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to further support at-risk communities.
Ontario to Fill Gaps in Federal COVID-19 Paid Sick Day Program
April 28, 2021
While the Ontario government continues to work with the federal government to further support vulnerable workers by doubling payments made through the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), the province will introduce legislation that, if passed, will offer up to three days of paid COVID-19 leave per employee.
Ontario Maximizing Critical Care Capacity to Support Hospitals
April 28, 2021
In response to the recent and rapid rise in hospitalizations, ICU admissions and the threat to the province’s critical care capacity, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is taking further action to ensure hospital beds are available for COVID-19 patients in need of urgent care.
Ontario Helps Train More Personal Support Workers
April 28, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $86 million to help train up to 8,000 personal support workers (PSWs) through private career colleges and district school boards.
Ontario Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Health Workforce Accountability and Enhance Data-Driven COVID-19 Response
April 27, 2021
The Ontario government introduced legislation that, if passed, will help strengthen Ontario’s health care workforce and support the delivery of high-quality care by regulating personal support workers, physician assistants and behaviour analysts.
Ontario Strengthens Intellectual Property Expertise
April 27, 2021
The Ontario government is supporting nearly 900 postsecondary student internships to help businesses, start-ups and new entrepreneurial companies grow and protect “Ontario made” innovations, ideas and products.
Ontario Strengthens Security at Provincial Adult Correctional Facilities
April 27, 2021
The Ontario government is implementing the use of specialized devices at 25 adult correctional facilities across the province to detect and locate contraband cell phones.
Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Booking to Individuals 45 and Over in Hot Spot Communities
April 27, 2021
The Ontario government is expanding booking for COVID-19 vaccination appointments to individuals 45 and over in designated hot spot communities in 13 public health units, as identified by postal code, through its provincial booking system.
Ontario Introduces Legislation to Take Action Against Stunt Driving and Street Racing
April 26, 2021
The Ontario government is taking strong action to protect road users against unsafe and aggressive driving with the introduction of the Moving Ontarians More Safely Act, 2021, also known as the MOMS Act.
Ontario Legislature Passes Budget Bill to Protect Health and Jobs
April 26, 2021
As provinces across the country continue to battle the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the introduction of more contagious variants of concern, the Ontario legislature has passed Bill 269, Protecting the People of Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2021 and enacted into law the next phase of the province’s ongoing response.
Parents to Begin Receiving Direct Support Under Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit on April 26
April 25, 2021
"I am pleased to confirm that payments to parents through the Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit will begin tomorrow, April 26, 2021, to help working parents of students aged 0 through Grade 12, and up to age 21 for children and youth with special needs, with direct financial support during this pandemic." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Ontario Invests in New and Expanded Rapid Training Programs
April 23, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $15 million to accelerate the development of rapid training programs and help people retrain and upgrade their skills to succeed in their current careers or find new employment.
Ontario Safely Expands Age Eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to 40+April 19, 2021
April 19, 2021
"Starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Ontario will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 40 and over at pharmacy and primary care settings across the province." - Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer
Ontario Supporting Business Investment and Prosperity during COVID-19
April 15, 2021
The Ontario government is proposing new red tape and burden reduction measures intended to minimize existing barriers on businesses and support a long-term recovery plan.
Ontario Supporting the Non-Profit Sector during COVID-19
April 15, 2021
The Ontario government is providing more than $42 million to help 559 non-profit organizations across the province to support staff and volunteers, reimagine programing and renovate facilities as they deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Announces Emergency Child Care for Critical Frontline Workers
April 15, 2021
The Ontario government is providing eligible health care and other frontline workers with free emergency child care for school-aged children, starting Monday, April 19, 2021.
Ontario Celebrates Recipients of 2020-21 Victim Services Awards of Distinction
April 14, 2021
"In recognition of exceptional achievements in service to victims of crime in Ontario, the Attorney General's 2020-21 Victim Services Awards of Distinction honour the remarkable contributions of 15 individuals and organizations from across the province." - Doug Downey, Attorney General
Ontario's COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Targets High-Risk Neighbourhoods
April 13, 2021
To slow the spread of the virus and protect communities with the highest rates of transmission, Ontario is rolling out vaccines to "hot spot" regions across the province as part of Phase Two of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break
April 12, 2021
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario made the difficult decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break.
Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Locations to More Pharmacies
April 11, 2021
The Ontario government is rapidly increasing vaccination capacity with the addition of over 700 pharmacies across the province; including 53 new locations in Halton Region.
Ontario Supports Families, Businesses and Workers during COVID-19
April 09, 2021
Employment in Ontario increased by 182,300 jobs in March. Although  job numbers have increased, many individuals, families and businesses are still struggling.
Canada and Ontario Invest in Renewal of the Civic Square for Burlington Residents
April 09, 2021
Today the governments of Canada and Ontario announced joint funding for the revitalization of the Civic Square in downtown Burlington.
Workplace Inspection Campaign Launching In COVID-19 Hotspots
April 08, 2021
Ministry of Labour launches inspection campaign in Peel and Halton warehouses, manufacturers, and retail businesses.
Ontario Helps Farmers and Agri-food Operators Keep Workers Safe
April 08, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $10 million to allow more farmers and agri-food operators to purchase personal protective equipment, enhance cleaning and disinfection and redesign workstations to better protect workers.
Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order
April 07, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA).
Made-in-Ontario N95 Respirators begin Rolling off the Production Line
April 07, 2021
Provincial and federal investment supports Ontario-made N95 respirators at 3Ms plant in Brockville.
Ontario’s Phase 2 Vaccination Effort Now Underway
April 06, 2021
Today, Burlington MPP Jane McKenna wrote to Halton’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hamidah Meghani urging Halton Public Health to focus local vaccination efforts ...
Ontario Moving to Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
April 06, 2021
The Ontario government is moving into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
Ontario Expanding Mental Health Supports for the OPP
April 06, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $12.5 million over three years to strengthen the mental health services available to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and their families.
Ontario Implements Provincewide Emergency Brake
April 01, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge  in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province.
Ontario Expanding Pharmacy and Primary Care Locations for COVID-19 Vaccinations
April 01, 2021
The Ontario government is steadily increasing capacity in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout with the addition of over 350 additional pharmacies and more primary care settings across the province.
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