Apple Wallet Update Now Compatible with Ontario Vaccine Certificate
October 29, 2021
Individuals who use an Apple mobile device can now choose to add their enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code directly to their Apple Wallet.
Ontario Introduces New Measures to Address Court Backlog
October 29, 2021
The Ontario government is investing more than $72 million over two years to prioritize public safety and ensure offenders are held accountable by addressing the unprecedented backlog of criminal cases that have accumulated in the justice system as a result of the pandemic.
Ontario Introducing New Legislation to Fix Long-Term Care
October 28, 2021
The Ontario government is introducing legislation that would improve the well-being of residents in long-term care and retirement homes, and ensure they get the care they deserve.
Government Takes Further Action to Protect Schools
October 28, 2021
To support safer schools and reduce barriers to testing for all school-aged children, Ontario’s Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced increased access to low-barrier testing options to support in-person student attendance at school and reduce disruptions to families.
Ontario Enshrining the Right to Wear Poppies in the Workplace
October 28, 2021
The Ontario government is introducing legislation today that, if passed, would amend the Remembrance Week Act, 2016 to give Ontario workers the right to wear a poppy in the workplace during Remembrance Week.
Ontario Extending Temporary Wage Enhancement for Personal Support Workers
October 28, 2021
The Ontario government is investing an additional $373 million to extend the temporary wage enhancement for personal support workers and direct support workers.
Ontario Launching New and Improved Inspections Program for Long-Term Care
October 26, 2021
Ontario is continuing its plan to fix long-term care by investing $20 million this year to hire 193 new inspections staff and launching a new and improved annual proactive inspections program in long-term care homes.
Ontario Creating a Better Future for Workers
October 25, 2021
The Ontario government is introducing legislation today that, if passed, would better protect, support, and attract workers to the province.
Ontario Investing in After School Programs
October 22, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $13.5 million through Ontario’s After School Program to support 110 organizations that provide activities for children living in high-priority neighbourhoods across the province.
Ontario Lifts Capacity Limits in Majority of Places Where Proof of Vaccination is Required
Ontario Releases Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term
October 22, 2021
The Ontario government has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022.
Ontario Announces Municipalities’ 2022 Funding Under the $500 Million Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund
October 21, 2021
The Ontario government is announcing 2022 funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)
Ontario Helping Newcomers Start Their Careers
October 21, 2021
The Ontario government intends to propose legislation that would, if passed, help address the provincewide labour shortage by making it easier for internationally-trained immigrants to start careers in their profession.
Ontario Improving Washroom Rights for Truck Drivers and Delivery Workers
October 20, 2021
The Ontario government intends to introduce legislation that would, if passed, allow delivery workers access to company washrooms at businesses where they are delivering or picking up items.
Free Flu Shot Available to all Ontarians in November
October 19, 2021
Ontario is launching one of the largest flu immunization campaigns in the province’s history, with the flu shot available to all Ontarians starting in November.
Ontario Making Life Easier With New Business Registry
October 19, 2021
Today, Ross Romano, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, joined by Nina Tangri, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, launched the new Ontario Business Registry, making it easier, simpler, and more affordable for millions of businesses and not-for-profit corporations to access government services.
GO-VAXX Mobile Vaccine Clinics Achieve Major Milestone
October 18, 2021
Ontario’s GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinics have proven to be a highly effective component of the province’s last mile strategy to get COVID-19 vaccines to Ontarians. GO-VAXX clinics have now administered more than 10,000 first and second doses.
Ontario Taking Steps to Protect Vulnerable Workers
October 18, 2021
The Ontario government intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would require temporary help agencies (THAs) and recruiters to have a licence to operate in the province.
Ontario Helps Industrial Sites Become “Investment Ready” Sooner
October 15, 2021
Today, the Ontario government launches a pilot program to help municipalities and landowners prepare industrial sites for investments that will drive regional growth and job creation.
Ontario Permitting Sale of Locally-Made Craft Beer at Farmers’ Markets
October 15, 2021
The Ontario government is supporting jobs in the province’s hospitality and agriculture sectors by allowing eligible local brewers to sell their beer at farmers’ markets.
Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate with QR Code and Verify Ontario App Available for Download Starting October 15
October 15, 2021
In advance of October 22, the Ontario government is making the enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code and the free, made-in Ontario verification app, Verify Ontario, available for download.
Ontario Cautiously Lifting Capacity Limits in Select Settings
October 08, 2021
With public health and health care indicators remaining stable or improving, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is cautiously lifting capacity limits in select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required, as well as certain outdoor settings that have a capacity below 20,000.
Ontario Launches Free Menstrual Products in Schools
October 08, 2021
Following months of collaboration and negotiation, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced that the Ontario Government will distribute six million free menstrual products per year to school boards under a new and innovative partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart designed to improve access to menstrual products.
Ontario Supporting People and Businesses
October 07, 2021
The Ontario government continues to support the province’s economy by introducing new measures to promote economic stability and encourage investment, while keeping Ontario families, workers, and the environment safe and healthy.
Ontario Taking Action to Immediately Increase Staffing in LTC, Leading to More Direct Care for Residents in Burlington
October 06, 2021
The Ontario government will provide up to $270 million this year to long-term care homes across the province to increase staffing levels, leading to more direct care for residents. This includes 3,309,234 for long-term care homes in Burlington.
Ontario Providing Financial Relief to Employers
October 06, 2021
Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is cutting premium rates in 2022 by $168 million, bringing the total reduction in premiums since 2018 to $2.4 billion.
Ontario Supporting Non-Profits through the Community Building Fund
October 05, 2021
The Ontario government is providing more than $46 million to support 648 non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations experiencing significant financial pressures due to COVID-19.
Targeted COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening to Keep Students Safe
October 05, 2021
Ontario is improving access to local targeted COVID-19 rapid antigen screening by making it available for students through participating public health units where risk of transmission is high.
Protecting Ontario's Progress
October 04, 2021
"As the representative of Her Majesty the Queen, it is my privilege to open the second session of the 42nd Parliament by delivering the Speech from the Throne." Lt.-Gov Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Ontario Taking Additional Steps to Protect Long-Term Care Home Residents
October 01, 2021
As part of the government’s plan to protect long-term care residents and staff during the Delta-driven fourth wave, Ontario is taking further action with an additional suite of tools.
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