Ontario Updating Public Health Measures and Guidance in Response to Omicron
December 30, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is taking further action to provide additional protection to high-risk settings, and continue to safeguard hospitals and ICU capacity as the province continues to rapidly accelerate its booster dose rollout.
Ontario Opens New Mass Vaccination Clinic in Peel Region
December 23, 2021
The Ontario government is opening a new mass vaccination clinic at the International Centre in Mississauga to quickly get more boosters into arms.
Ontario Extending Call to Arms to Businesses, Volunteers and Retired Health Professionals
December 22, 2021
The Ontario government is extending its call to arms to businesses, volunteers and retired health professionals to help further boost capacity and get more boosters into arms sooner.
Ontario Launches New Supports for Businesses
December 22, 2021
The Ontario government is introducing new supports for many of the businesses that are most impacted by public health measures in response to the Omicron variant.
Ontario Investing in More Supports for Retirement Homes
December 21, 2021
The Ontario Government is providing an additional $11 million to further improve safety in retirement homes so residents can continue to stay safe through the pandemic.
Ontario Making Public Spaces More Accessible
December 20, 2021
The Ontario government continues the ongoing work of identifying, removing and preventing barriers for people with disabilities.
Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron
December 19, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is applying additional public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity and social gathering limits.
Ontario Expanding Specialized COVID-19 Vaccine Supports for Indigenous Communities
December 17, 2021
To help ensure First Nation and urban Indigenous communities have the necessary tools to continue protecting our progress in the fight against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the Ontario government is investing $30 million in specialized vaccine supports.
Ontario Cutting Wholesale Alcohol Prices to Support Restaurants and Bars
December 16, 2021
The Ontario government is supporting businesses impacted by the pandemic and continuing to provide choice and convenience for consumers by cutting LCBO wholesale prices for bars and restaurants, enabling curbside pickup of beer, wine and cider from licensed grocery stores, and freezing the basic beer tax rate.
Ontario Launching Holiday Pop-Up Testing Blitz
December 16, 2021
To provide an additional layer of protection against COVID-19 and variants including Omicron, the province has launched a holiday testing blitz to offer rapid antigen tests to individuals free of charge at pop-up sites across the province, as well as at select LCBO stores across Ontario.
All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval
December 15, 2021
The Ontario government is rapidly accelerating booster dose rollout by expanding eligibility to all individuals aged 18 and over, and shortening the interval to three months following a second dose.
Ontario Providing New Rapid Training Programs
December 15, 2021
The Ontario government is supporting the development of up to 250 new rapid training programs that will be available for enrolment in 2022 through the Ontario Micro-credentials Challenge Fund.
Ontario’s Nuclear Supply Chain Secures Agreement for a Major Investment
December 15, 2021
The Ontario government is building Ontario by attracting jobs and investment, including in our world-class nuclear supply chain.
Ontario’s Seniors Home Safety Tax Credit Being Extended
December 14, 2021
The Ontario government is helping seniors stay in their homes longer by extending the Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit by one year, to 2022.
Province Making It Easier to Buy Made-in-Ontario Food
December 14, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $1 million annually to promote locally grown food and support the economic growth and success of the province’s agri-food sector.
Ontario Helping More Immigrants Start and Grow Businesses
December 14, 2021
Ontario is recruiting 100 international entrepreneurs to start or grow businesses in regions outside of the Greater Toronto Area that have been hit hard by pandemic job losses through the Entrepreneur Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
Ontario Partners with Canada’s National Ballet School to Promote Accessibility and Inclusion
December 09, 2021
The Ontario government is supporting local accessibility and inclusivity for children of all abilities across the province to experience and enjoy dance.
Ontario Releases Report to Lead the Future of Work
December 09, 2021
The Ontario government is releasing 21 recommendations from the Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee (OWRAC) on making the province the best place to live, work and raise a family.
Ontario Extending COVID-19 Paid Sick Days
December 07, 2021
The Ontario government is extending its Worker Income Protection Benefit program, which provides paid sick days, until July 31, 2022 to continue keeping workers safe and ensure they do not lose pay if they need to miss work for reasons related to COVID-19.
Ontario Extending Pause on Lifting Capacity Limits in Remaining Settings Where Proof of Vaccination is Required
December 07, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is extending its pause on the lifting of capacity limits in remaining higher-risk settings where proof of vaccination is required while the province continues to monitor trends in public health and health care indicators and learns more about the Omicron variant.
Ontario Helping People Start Careers in Home-Building
December 07, 2021
The Ontario government is investing almost $3 million to give 166 jobseekers free training and work experience in residential construction across the province.
Ontario Appoints Housing Affordability Task Force
December 06, 2021
Ontario has appointed nine members to a new Housing Affordability Task Force who will provide the government with recommendations on additional measures to address market housing supply and affordability.
Nina’s Place at Joseph Brant Hospital marks 20th anniversary
December 06, 2021
Nina’s Place, Halton Region’s sexual assault and domestic violence centre, is marking 20 years of providing survivor-centred care and services for adults, youth, and children in Burlington and surrounding communities.
Ontario Expanding Eating Disorder Services for Children and Youth
December 03, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $8.1 million this year to immediately address the increased demand for services to support specialized care for children and youth diagnosed with eating disorders.
Ontario Increasing Access to Services for Children with Autism
December 03, 2021
The Ontario government is making it easier for families to access services in the needs-based Ontario Autism Program (OAP) with the selection of the Independent Intake Organization (IIO), which will help families navigate the program from intake to funding.
Ontario Accelerating Booster Eligibility to Adults Aged 50+
December 02, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is accelerating COVID-19 vaccine booster dose eligibility to Ontarians aged 50 and over and additional high-risk individuals, providing an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and its variants.
Ontario Offering New Fundraising Options for Legions
December 02, 2021
The Ontario government is establishing new charitable gaming options that will make it easier for people to honour heroes and support their communities at Royal Canadian Legion branches and other local service clubs across the province.
Ontario Hits a Major COVID-19 Vaccine Milestone
December 02, 2021
“We are delighted to announce that as of today, 90 per cent of Ontarians aged 12 and over have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, providing greater protection from the virus and its variants." - Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General & Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier
Ontario Investing in Training for Apprentices
December 02, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $24 million to improve and modernize equipment and training facilities that support hands-on learning for students and apprentices.
Ontario Supporting the Return of the Grey Cup to Hamilton
December 01, 2021
The Ontario government is investing up to $3 million through the Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster Program to support the return of the Canadian Football Leagues’ championship game to Hamilton.
Ontario Boosting Electric Vehicle Charging Availability
December 01, 2021
Ontario is bringing electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers directly to the province’s busiest highways with the deployment of Ivy Charging Network chargers at all ONroute locations.
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