Ontario Ready to Respond to Spring Flooding Season
May 02, 2020
The Ontario government and its governmental partners, and non-governmental organizations to prepare and respond to any flooding situation across the province during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines
May 01, 2020
The Ontario government is allowing certain businesses and workplaces to reopen as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines
April 30, 2020
The Ontario government is ensuring employers have the safety guidelines they need to protect workers, customers, and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.
More Frontline Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care
April 29, 2020
The Ontario government is further expanding the list of essential workers eligible to receive free emergency child care during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ratification of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Central Agreements
April 28, 2020
"Teachers and education workers play a critical role in promoting positive learning environments for students in all corners of our province"- Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Ontario Helping Businesses Overcome the Unique Challenges Created by COVID-19
April 28, 2020
The Ontario government is launching the COVID-19: Tackling the Barriers website to help businesses overcome the unique challenges created by the global pandemic.
Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives on the Job
April 28, 2020
"Today, we observe the National Day of Mourning to honour those who have died, been injured or become ill in the course of their work." - Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development
McKenna: Changes to Burlington MTSA Possible Today
April 27, 2020
Today Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark confirmed there is no longer a provincial requirement for mobility hubs to be identified in municipal official plans, including Downtown Burlington.
Ontario Unveils Guiding Principles to Reopen the Province
April 27, 2020
Today, the Ontario government released A Framework for Reopening our Province, which outlines the criteria Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts will use to advise the government on the loosening of emergency measures, as well as guiding principles for the safe, gradual reopening of businesses, services and public spaces.
School Closures Extended to Keep Students, Staff and Families Safe
April 26, 2020
Today, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly-funded schools will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020, as part of an effort to keep students, staff and families safe from COVID-19.
Ontario Supporting Frontline Heroes of COVID-19 with Pandemic Pay
April 25, 2020
In recognition of the dedication, long hours and increased risk of working to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government is providing frontline staff with a temporary pandemic payment.
Ontario Amends and Introduces New Emergency Orders to Better Support Seniors, the Deafblind Community, and Vulnerable Communities
April 25, 2020
The Ontario government is introducing new and amending some emergency orders to better support Ontario's long-term care homes, deafblind community and vulnerable communities as well as amending an emergency order to help ensure food security.
McKenna: Support Needed for Residential Rentals
April 24, 2020
Earlier today, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark asked the federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, to work with the Ontario government on a program to support residential tenants and landlords.
Ontario Provides Urgent Relief for Small Businesses and Landlords
April 24, 2020
The Ontario government is partnering with the federal government to provide urgent relief for small businesses and landlords affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Delivers Action Plan to Increase Protection for Vulnerable People and Those Who Care for Them
April 23, 2020
Ontario is delivering a new COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People to better protect vulnerable populations during the outbreak of COVID-19.
Ontario Takes Immediate Steps to Further Protect Long-Term Care Residents and Staff During COVID-19 Outbreak
April 22, 2020
The Ontario government is making progress on the implementation of the COVID-19 Action Plan for Protecting Long-Term Care Homes to help stop and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the province's long-term care homes. The government has introduced more aggressive testing, screening, and surveillance, deployed specialized teams from hospitals, public health and the home care sector, recruited additional frontline staff, and increased personal protective equipment.
Ontario Providing Additional Relief to the Province's Most Vulnerable
April 21, 2020
The province is investing $11 million to help deliver meals, medicines and other essentials to those in need and doubling the Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) payments.
Government of Ontario Reaches Final Agreement with OSSTF
April 20, 2020
"Our priority has always been to reach good deals with teachers' and education workers' unions, that advance the priorities of students and parents." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Province Calls for Innovative Solutions to Combat COVID-19
April 18, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $20 million to advance medical research and develop tools and resources to combat COVID-19 and other infectious diseases through the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund.
Ontario Establishes Key Partnerships to Make Home Learning More Accessible
April 17, 2020
The Ontario government has partnered with Rogers Communications and Apple to help meet the educational needs of students and families during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Offers Emergency Child Care to More Frontline Staff
April 17, 2020
The Ontario government is expanding the list of essential workers eligible to receive emergency child care.
Ontario Takes Further Action to Protect Vulnerable People from COVID-19
April 17, 2020
In order to help stop the spread, the Ontario government has issued new temporary emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Ontario Enables Auto Insurance Companies to Provide Driver Rebates During COVID-19
April 16, 2020
The Ontario government is enabling auto insurance companies to provide temporary insurance premium rebates to drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Significantly Expands Hospital Capacity to Prepare for Any COVID-19 Outbreak Scenario
April 16, 2020
The Ontario government has significantly expanded hospital capacity in preparation for any COVID-19 outbreak scenario.
Ontario Ramping Up Protection for Long-Term Care Residents
April 15, 2020
In order to better protect the most vulnerable and stop the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care homes, the Ontario government has developed a robust action plan with key measures to be implemented within hours.
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