Ontario Concludes Successful Virtual Mission to Japan and South Korea
June 30, 2021
The Ontario government concluded a successful virtual mission to Japan and South Korea that showcased the "Ontario Made" advantage in both automotive manufacturing and leading-edge technology.
Kick Summer Off with Family Free Fishing in Ontario
June 30, 2021
Ontario families can enjoy fishing province-wide without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card, from July 3 to 11, 2021.
Ontario Makes it Easier for Businesses to Offer Transportation Services
June 30, 2021
The Ontario government is cutting red tape and making it easier for companies to provide passenger transportation services between communities in Ontario effective July 1, 2021.
Ontario Releases Discussion Paper to Improve Transportation Vision for Greater Golden Horseshoe
June 29, 2021
The Ontario government released a discussion paper for public feedback that will inform the province's first transportation plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
Ontario Invests in Research and Innovation
June 29, 2021
The Ontario government is providing over $70.4 million to help advance ‘Ontario made’ research and innovation at Ontario’s colleges, universities, research institutes and research hospitals.
Ontario Launches Online Renewal Tool for Accessible Parking Permits
June 29, 2021
The Ontario government has launched a new online renewal tool for Accessible Parking Permits, providing a simpler, faster, and more accessible service for permit holders.
Ontario Combatting Islamophobia in Schools
June 29, 2021
The Ontario government is investing in a plan to counter Islamophobia and ensure classrooms are free from discrimination.
Ontario Helping Immigrants Prepare for Good Jobs
June 29, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $7.7 million in language and skills training supports to help 2,700 newcomers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic start new jobs.
Ontario Extends Transportation Investments for Small and Rural Communities
June 28, 2021
The Ontario government is extending funding of up to $14 million over two years for communities providing transportation services in unserved and underserved regions across Ontario through the Community Transportation Grant Program.
All Ontarians Aged 18+ Becoming Eligible for Accelerated Second Doses
June 26, 2021
With more than 76 per cent of Ontarian adults having received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and over 30 per cent fully immunized, Ontario is accelerating second dose eligibility to all individuals aged 18 and over across the province.
Ontario Appoints Task Force on Women and the Economy
June 25, 2021
The Ontario government is moving women’s economic empowerment forward through the creation of Ontario’s Task Force on Women and the Economy.
Ontario Supporting Auto Manufacturing Workers
June 25, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $7 million to deliver training and paid job placements in the automotive manufacturing sector for up to 800 people from underrepresented groups.
In-Person Summer Learning to Support Student Success and a Strong Start to 2021-22 School Year
June 25, 2021
“To further promote student academic success, to reduce learning gaps, and to ensure that students are fully engaged in their studies, Ontario has expanded summer learning to the largest program ever in our history." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
City of Burlington to submit expression of interest to purchase surplus Bateman High School site; partner with Brock University
June 24, 2021
Yesterday, the Halton District School Board (HDSB) announced that it has declared Robert Bateman High School surplus to its needs.
Ontario Moving to Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen on June 30
June 24, 2021
The Ontario government is moving the province into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
Ontario Launching New $30 Million Surgical Innovation Fund
June 23, 2021
The Ontario government is launching a new $30 million Surgical Innovation Fund that will directly support Ontario’s hospitals and provide them with the flexibility they need to perform more surgeries and procedures in their communities.
Ontario Strengthening Protections for Buyers and Owners of New Homes
June 23, 2021
The Ontario government is further strengthening protections for buyers and owners of new homes by introducing a new Code of Ethics for builders and vendors of new homes, clarifications to the simplified warranty and protections claims process for defects in new homes, and a mediation process for homeowners who dispute a warranty claim assessment.
Ontario Releases Tourism Economic Recovery Report
June 23, 2021
The Ontario government released a report prepared by the Tourism Economic Recovery Ministerial Task Force, which makes recommendations on how to support the province’s $36-billion tourism industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Providing Accessible Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
June 22, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $3.7 million in a partnership with the Ontario Community Support Association to help people with disabilities, including seniors with mobility issues, get to and from vaccination sites so they can get their shot and help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Ontario Adding Mental Health Workers to OPP Communications Centres
June 22, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $8.4 million over three years in a new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crisis Call Diversion Program.
Ontario Investing in Construction Workers
June 21, 2021
The Ontario government is investing over $4 million in six projects to support current and future construction workers across the province.
‘PAWS’ and Think Twice Before Leaving Your Pet in a Hot Car
June 18, 2021
The Ontario government is urging everyone to take the necessary precautions to keep their pets safe and protected during the hot summer months.
Province Marks First Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day
June 18, 2021
Today the Ontario government marks, for the first time, June 18 as Stop Cyberbullying in Ontario Day.
Strengthening Privacy Protections for Ontario’s Digital Future
June 18, 2021
“Today, our government released a white paper for private sector and public input that outlines Ontario’s proposals to implement a fundamental right to privacy, protect Ontarians from unjustified surveillance, and promote responsible innovation." - Lisa Thompson, Minister of Government and Consumer Services
Ontario Takes Action to Support Access to French-Language Education
June 17, 2021
The Ontario government is strengthening French-language education through a new four-year strategy to recruit, train and retain more French teachers.
Accelerated Second Dose Eligibility Continues Ahead of Schedule
June 17, 2021
With a majority of Ontario adults having received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and over three million doses of the Moderna vaccine arriving in June, the province is continuing to accelerate its vaccine rollout by expanding eligibility for second doses ahead of schedule.
Ontario Enhancing Elevator Safety and Availability
June 16, 2021
The Ontario government is improving elevator safety and availability to help ensure that elevators are well-maintained and meet safety requirements.
Ontario Investing in Significant Wetland Restoration Projects
June 16, 2021
The Ontario government is partnering with Ducks Unlimited Canada to enhance and restore approximately 60 local wetlands across the province over the next year, as part of a five-year, $30 million Wetlands Conservation Partner Program.
Ontario Further Accelerates Second Doses in Delta Hot Spots
June 16, 2021
As Ontario prepares to move to Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021, the province is further expanding eligibility for accelerated second doses in Delta hot spots to ensure a strong level of protection against COVID-19 and variants.
Ontario Supporting the Identification and Commemoration of Indian Residential School Burial Sites
June 15, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $10 million to help support the identification, investigation, protection and commemoration of Indian Residential School burial sites across the province.
Ontario Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Students
June 15, 2021
The Ontario government is partnering with community organizations to better support Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex (2SLGBTQI+) students and their families.
Ontario Re-designates Burlington's Urban Growth Centre
June 15, 2021
This morning at Burlington City Hall, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark announced that the Ford government is taking the next step to protect the integrity of downtown Burlington by moving the Urban Growth Centre (UGC) away from the downtown and closer to the Burlington GO station.
Ontario Helping Youth Explore Careers in the Skilled Trades
June 15, 2021
The Ontario government is investing almost $4 million through Support Ontario Youth to help up to 2,100 young people access training and networking opportunities to become future electricians, plumbers, millwrights, automotive service technicians and horticulture technicians.
Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Return to Sport
June 14, 2021
The Ontario government is releasing a framework for select Ontario professional and elite-amateur sport leagues and events that outlines the minimum requirements that must be met for a safe return to play.
Ontario Expanding Supports for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking
June 14, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $5 million over two years to enhance services and supports available to victims of intimate partner violence and human trafficking through the new Victim Support Grant (VSG) program.
Ontario Accelerates Second Doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine
June 14, 2021
The Ontario government is further accelerating the second dose interval for individuals who received their first dose of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to eight weeks, with informed consent, from 12 weeks.
Ontario Partnering with 4-H to Promote Agri-food Education
June 11, 2021
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $1.4 million and working with 4-H Ontario to develop educational content and first-hand learning experiences to inspire the next generation to explore exciting careers in the agri-food sector.
Ontario Extending Temporary Wage Increase for Personal Support Workers
June 11, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $141 million to extend the temporary wage increase for personal support workers and direct support workers in publicly funded home and community care, long-term care, public hospitals, and social services sectors.
Ontario Further Accelerates Second Doses in Delta Hot Spots
June 10, 2021
As Ontario prepares to move to Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021, the province is further expanding eligibility for accelerated second doses in Delta hot spots to ensure a strong level of protection against COVID-19 and variants.
Ontario Launches Applications for 2021-22 Seniors Community Grant
June 10, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $5 million in the 2021-22 Seniors Community Grant program to help enable municipalities and local organizations to deliver programs for older adults to stay active in their communities.
Ontario Introduces Streamlined Employment Supports
June 10, 2021
The Ontario government is making it easier for people to restart their careers and support their families through the creation of an integrated and seamless employment services system.
Ontario Resumes In-Vehicle Passenger Road Testing Provincewide
June 09, 2021
Ontario is resuming in-vehicle passenger road tests on Monday, June 14, 2021, at DriveTest centres across the province.
Canada and Ontario invest more than $115.1 million in municipal infrastructure to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
June 09, 2021
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $115.1 million to protect the health, and well-being of residents in 30 municipalities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
New Venture Ontario Fund Drives Economic Growth and Creation of High-Value Jobs
June 09, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $100 million in venture capital funding to assist high-potential technology companies innovate and grow, boosting the province’s long-term competitiveness, helping to create jobs and driving economic growth.
Modernized Math Course Prepares Students for Jobs of the Future and Life Skills
June 09, 2021
Ontario’s Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced the release of a new Grade 9 math course, as part of the province’s four-year mathematics strategy to ensure all students can build the skills and confidence they need to succeed and excel.
Ontario Expands Access to Natural Gas in Rural, Northern and Indigenous Communities
June 09, 2021
The Ontario government is expanding access to natural gas across the province to help keep the cost of energy low for families, businesses and farmers.
Ontario Dramatically Ramping Up Delivery of Rapid Test Kits
June 09, 2021
Ontario has now delivered 12.3 million rapid antigen test kits for COVID-19 to over 2,600 work sites across the province. The effort is helping businesses and other organizations keep employees and their families safe by helping keep the virus out of their workplaces.
Ontario and Québec team up for the benefit of the Francophonie
June 09, 2021
Today, the Ontario and Québec governments launched a call for submissions under their Cooperation and Exchange Agreement with Respect to the Francophonie. The application period is now open and will close on July 16, 2021.
Ontario Supporting Black Student Success
June 07, 2021
The Ontario government is introducing a new tool for school boards and making available $1.43 million in programs that help address policies and practices that have had adverse impacts on Ontario’s Black students, as well as support anti-racism work underway in schools across Ontario.
Ontario to Move to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on June 11
June 07, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will move the province into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Ontario Expanding Accelerated Second Dose Booking to More Ontarians Ahead of Schedule
June 07, 2021
Due to an increasing supply of vaccines, the province is inviting individuals aged 70 and over as well as individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) on or before April 18, 2021, to book an accelerated second dose appointment ahead of schedule.
Ontario Honours Talented Indigenous Youth
June 04, 2021
Ontario is honouring six talented Indigenous students with the James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award.
Ontario Continues to Support Families, Businesses and Workers During COVID-19
June 04, 2021
"Employment in Ontario decreased by 31,600 in May. Even as we begin to see improvements in key public health and heath care indicators, these numbers are a stark reminder of the toll COVID-19 continues to take on individuals, families and businesses across the province." - Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Ontario Seeks Input from the Francophone Community
June 03, 2021
Ontarians are invited to take part in a province-wide online consultation that will help improve access to services in French in the province.
Ontario Enhancing Blue Box Program
June 03, 2021
The Ontario government is improving blue box recycling by expanding service to more communities, standardizing the list of materials that can be recycled across the province and saving municipalities money by making producers of products and packaging fully responsible for the cost and operation of the program.
Ontario Easing Restrictions on Long-Term Care
June 03, 2021
Thanks to high levels of vaccination in long-term care homes and improvements in key public health care indicators, Ontario is allowing long-term care residents to enjoy more social connections with their loved ones. The changes take effect Wednesday, June 9.
Ontario Preparing Students for Skilled Trades and Technology Careers
June 03, 2021
The Ontario government is investing almost $440,000 to help more than 2,000 high school students learn more about available skilled trades and technology careers.
Ontario Supporting Positive Changes to Improve Accessibility
June 03, 2021
“National AccessAbility Week is an opportunity to recognize the efforts being made across Ontario to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion." - Raymond Cho, Minister of Seniors and Accessibility
Ontario Updating AstraZeneca Second Dose Guidance
June 03, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is providing updated guidance for individuals who received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and who have not yet received their second dose, to allow for the mixing of COVID-19 vaccines if desired.
Remote Learning to Continue across Ontario for the Remainder of School Year
June 02, 2021
To best protect Ontario families from the fast growing B.1.617.2 variant, and to allow for higher rates of vaccination of students, staff, and families, the Ontario government has made the difficult decision to continue with remote learning for all elementary and secondary students across the province for the remainder of this school year.
Governments Providing Additional Supports for Ontario Beekeepers
June 02, 2021
The Governments of Canada and Ontario are launching a new targeted beekeeper intake to support and strengthen the health of managed honey bees and Ontario’s beekeeping sector.
Ontario Maintains COVID-19 Restrictions as Stay-at-Home Order is Set to Expire
June 01, 2021
As was previously announced, Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order will expire on June 2, 2021. When it does, all other public health and workplace measures will remain in place provincewide until Ontario enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen, at which point some restrictions will ease with an initial focus on outdoor settings.
Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services for Children and Youth
June 01, 2021
The Ontario government is providing over $31 million to help improve access to specialized mental health treatment services, reduce waitlists and wait times, and support the mental health and wellbeing of children and youth by addressing the increased demand for services during COVID-19.
Ontario Celebrates National Indigenous History Month
June 01, 2021
“Today marks the start of National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour and celebrate the traditions, heritage, and culture of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples across Ontario and Canada." Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs
Ontario Passes Bill to Strengthen the Fight Against Human Trafficking
June 01, 2021
The Ontario government passed new legislation, and amendments to existing legislation, to build upon the province’s $307-million Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy.
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