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.
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.
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