Building Ontario with Investments in GO Transit Bi-level Rail Coaches
November 30, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $171 million to refurbish 94 GO Transit bi-level rail coaches at the Alstom plant in Thunder Bay. This investment will support ongoing service expansion across the GO rail network, while supporting 200 manufacturing jobs and economic growth in Northwestern Ontario.
Ontario Confirms First Two Cases of Omicron Variant
November 28, 2021
“Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel from Nigeria." - Christine Elliott , Deputy Premier and Minister of Health
Ontario Expanding Substance Abuse Program for African and Caribbean Canadian Youth
November 26, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $2.9 million to enhance and expand the Substance Abuse Program for African and Caribbean Canadian Youth (SAPACCY) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and seven new satellite locations across Ontario.
Ontario Providing Access to Innovative Technology for Diabetes Care
November 26, 2021
The Ontario government is now providing coverage for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system, the latest flash glucose monitoring system to become available, under the province’s publicly-funded drug program.
Ontario to Host a Provincial-Municipal Housing Summit
November 25, 2021
The Ontario Government will be holding a summit which aims to identify further opportunities for collaboration as the province and municipalities continue to address the housing affordability crisis.
Ontario Combats Bullying in Schools
November 25, 2021
The Ontario Government has announced new funding to combat bullying and discrimination against students with disabilities, and unveiled a strengthened plan to counter bullying in-class and online.
Mobile Live Fire Training Unit Hits the Road
November 24, 2021
Ontario is launching the first of two new Mobile Live Fire Training Units to help support fire services’ firefighter training needs.
Ontario Making Additional Investment to Attract Young People to Skilled Trades Careers
November 24, 2021
Ontario is investing an additional $90 million over three years to further promote the skilled trades to young people.
Ontario Building and Improving Schools
November 23, 2021
The Ontario government is making major investments to build and improve schools and create more licensed child care spaces across the province.
Ontario Helping More People Train for New Careers and Opportunities
November 22, 2021
The Ontario government is providing financial support to workers by expanding the Second Career Program and proposing to extend the Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit.
COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings to Open For All Children Aged Five to 11
November 22, 2021
Following Health Canada’s approval of the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, children aged five to 11 will be eligible to book their appointment to receive the vaccine beginning Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
Ontario Shifting to Convenient Digital Reminders for Product Renewal Notices
November 18, 2021
The Ontario government is continuing to improve access to modern and customer-focused services by eliminating mailing paper renewal notices in favour of convenient digital reminders.
Ontario Enhancing COVID-19 Winter Testing
November 18, 2021
The Ontario government is enhancing COVID-19 testing by expanding the number of testing locations and making it more convenient to access publicly funded testing for those who need it.
Ontario Stakes its Claim to Compete for Future Auto Sector Investments
November 17, 2021
The Ontario government has released the next phase of its Auto Strategy to secure production mandates for hybrid and electric vehicles, to create a domestic battery ecosystem, and position Ontario as a North American automotive innovation hub.
Ontario Combating Gun and Gang Violence
November 16, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $75.1 million to reinforce the fight against gun and gang violence in communities across the province.
Ontario Enhancing Supports for Veterans and Their Families
November 10, 2021
The Ontario government is investing more than $529,000 through the True Patriot Love Foundation to expand access to specialized mental health services and support for Ontario’s veterans returning to civilian life.
Ontario Pausing the Lifting of Capacity Limits in Remaining Settings Where Proof of Vaccination is Required
November 10, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is pausing the lifting of capacity limits in remaining higher-risk settings as outlined in A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term. This is being done out of an abundance of caution as the province monitors public health trends.
Building Ontario with Highway 413
November 10, 2021
The Ontario government is moving forward with building Highway 413, a new 400-series highway and transit corridor across Halton, Peel and York regions.
Ontario Supporting Advanced Science, Technology and Innovation
November 09, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $48 million over two years to support ground-breaking work at leading research institutes and universities across the province.
Ontario Expanding Mental Health and Addictions Supports for Frontline Health Care Workers
November 09, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $12.4 million over two years to provide existing and expanded mental health and addictions supports for all frontline health care workers across the province.
Ontario Strengthening Community Safety
November 09, 2021
The Ontario government is helping police services across the province combat crime and keep communities safe by investing $267.6 million over three years through the province’s Community Safety and Policing (CSP) Grant program.
Ontario improving access to frontline services in French
November 08, 2021
The Ontario Government is delivering on its promise to improve access to quality services in French to Ontario’s growing Francophone community by introducing, as part of the Fall Economic Statement, proposed amendments that would modernize the French Languages Services Act.
Safer Communities Contribute to a Stronger Ontario
November 08, 2021
As Ontario marks Crime Prevention Week, the government is calling on Ontarians to get involved in their communities by taking a few simple steps to protect their own safety and make crime prevention a year-round habit.
Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Shots
Ontario Delivering Digital Access to Courts
November 05, 2021
The Ontario government is delivering a new digital justice solution that will transform how people handle their legal matters at the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice.
Build Ontario
November 04, 2021
The Ontario Government is outlining how it plans to build the foundation for Ontario's Recovery and prosperity, by focusing on critical infrastructure, attracting investments and restoring leadership in auto manufacturing and other industries.
Statement from Premier Doug Ford on Protecting Hospital Services
November 03, 2021
"This is a complex issue. But when the impact of the potential departure of tens of thousands of health care workers is weighed against the small number of outbreaks that are currently active in Ontario’s hospitals, I am not prepared to jeopardize the delivery of care to millions of Ontarians." - Premier Ford
Ontario Expanding Booster Eligibility to More Ontarians
November 03, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is expanding eligibility for booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to additional groups of high-risk individuals starting November 6, 2021, providing them with an extra layer of protection against the Delta variant.
Ontario Recognizes Sixth Annual Treaties Recognition Week
November 03, 2021
"This week, Ontario is marking the sixth annual Treaties Recognition Week by encouraging students and the public to learn about treaties from diverse Indigenous perspectives and supporting greater understanding of the importance of treaties in Ontario." - Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs
Ontario to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour
November 02, 2021
As part of the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, the Ontario government will introduce legislation that, if passed, would raise the general minimum wage from $14.35 to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022.
Ontario Helping Energy Customers Save Money with Green Button
November 01, 2021
Ontario is providing families and businesses more control over their electricity and natural gas bills with the introduction of a new Green Button standard that will allow them to track their energy use, reduce bills and save money.
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