Ontario Recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day
August 31, 2021
"Today, we are joining organizations around the world in recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day — a day to raise awareness of substance use disorders and break down the stigma around drug use, addiction and drug-related death." - Christine Elliot, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health & Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions.
Ontario Opening More Temporary Road Test Centres
August 30, 2021
The Ontario government will open additional temporary road test centres in Burlington, Markham, and East Gwillimbury to increase the number of passenger road tests (class G2/G) available in areas where demand is highest.
Ontario Deploying Last Mile Strategy to Further Increase Vaccination Rates
August 24, 2021
With over 82 per cent of eligible Ontarians aged 12 and over having received one dose of the vaccine and 75 per cent having received both doses, the government is continuing its last mile strategy to reach eligible individuals who have yet to receive a first or second dose.
Ontario Further Extending Temporary Wage Increase for Personal Support Workers
August 23, 2021
The Ontario government is investing an additional $169 million to extend the temporary wage increase for personal support workers and direct support workers for the third time since its initial investment last year.
Ontario and Municipalities Working Together to Strengthen Communities
August 18, 2021
The Ontario government reaffirmed its commitment to work in partnership with municipalities to strengthen communities and support vital public services during the virtual 2021 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference this week.
Ontario Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Mandatory for High-Risk Settings
August 17, 2021
In response to evolving data around the transmissibility of the Delta variant and based on the recent experiences of other jurisdictions, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is taking action to increase protection for our most vulnerable, including frail seniors, immunocompromised individuals and young children who are not yet eligible for vaccination.
Province Launches New Modern Ontario Business Registry
August 17, 2021
Ontario is launching a new Ontario Business Registry on October 19, making it easier, simpler, and more affordable for millions of businesses and not-for-profit corporations to interact with the government.
Ontario Working with Public Health Units to Run COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Schools
August 16, 2021
The Ontario government is working with public health units and publicly funded school boards to plan and host vaccination clinics in or nearby schools to continue to fight COVID-19.
Ontario Providing More Support to Communities During COVID-19
August 16, 2021
The Ontario government is providing an additional $307 million to help municipalities and Indigenous community partners deliver critical services, create longer-term housing solutions and keep people safe.
Ontario Expanding Support for Children and Youth with Special Needs
August 10, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $240 million over four years to increase access to critical rehabilitation services for children and youth with special needs and help them live happier and healthier lives.
Ontario Invests in Agri-Food Research to Strengthen Sector
August 09, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $7 million into agri-food research projects that will support greater environmentally friendly agricultural practices, protect livestock health and welfare, and stimulate economic growth within the agri-food sector and Ontario’s rural communities.
Ontario Continues to Improve Security at Adult Correctional Facilities
August 09, 2021
The Ontario government continues to enhance security at adult correctional facilities through the installation of ion scanners at an additional 14 institutions.
Ontario Training Young People for Careers in Creative Industries
August 09, 2021
The Ontario government is investing almost $1 million to expand on-the-job training for 350 young people in creative industries like film, music, gaming and animation.
Canada and Ontario Invest More than $2.1 million in Active Transportation Infrastructure to Respond to the Impacts of COVID-19
August 06, 2021
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $2.1 million to protect the health and well-being of residents in 16 communities across Ontario.
Ontario Rolls Out Vaccine Clinic on Wheels
August 06, 2021
The Ontario government is partnering with Metrolinx to offer a new, convenient option for people to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
Ontario Partners With World-Class Satellite Operator to Bring High-Speed Connectivity Across Province
August 06, 2021
The Ontario government is continuing to meet the rapid rise in demand for high-speed connectivity at home and around the world by investing more than $109 million in Telesat’s next-generation Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite Network, Telesat Lightspeed.
Ontario Appoints Special Advisor on Data Authority
August 06, 2021
The Ontario government has appointed public data expert, Andy Best, to support the development of a provincial Data Authority that will be responsible for building modern data infrastructure to support economic and social growth, while keeping that information private and secure.
Ontario Further Improving School Ventilation
August 04, 2021
The Ontario government announced additional funding of $25 million to further improve ventilation in schools as students return for in-person learning this fall.
Ontario Makes Historic Investment in Safe, Innovative Festivals and Events
August 04, 2021
The Ontario government is investing nearly $50 million to help festival and event organizers deliver innovative and safe experiences that allow people to safely reconnect with their communities.
Ontario Opening Temporary Road Test Centres
August 04, 2021
The Ontario government is beginning to open temporary road test centres on Monday, August 9, 2021, to increase the number of passenger road tests (class G2/G) available in areas where demand is highest.
Ontario Invests in Made-in-Ontario Innovators
August 03, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $330,000 through the Ontario Together Fund to support the delivery of the Ontario Centre of Innovation’s (OCI) Ontario Innovation Showcase.
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