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.
Ontario Strengthening Commitment to Athlete Safety on Rowan’s Law Day
September 29, 2021
The Ontario government is investing up to $125,000 in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division to continue building on the international success of Rowan’s Law, which has created a safer environment for athletes to play sports.
Ontario To Strengthen Mandatory Indigenous Learning in School Curriculum
September 29, 2021
The Ontario government announced a plan to expand First Nation, Métis and Inuit content and learning in the elementary curriculum.
Ontario Helping Protect Communities Against Racism and Hate
September 28, 2021
The Ontario government is helping protect communities against racism and hate through the province’s new $1.6 million Anti-Racism Anti-Hate Grant Program.
Ontario Providing Additional Investment into Skills Development Fund
September 28, 2021
The Ontario government is providing an additional $83 million towards the Skills Development Fund to help support ground-breaking training projects that upskill workers and prepare job seekers for meaningful work in their communities.
Ontario Investing $100 Million to Help Tourism Sector Rebound From COVID-19
September 27, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $100 million through the new Tourism Recovery Program to help stabilize the province’s tourism industry as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.
Ontario Adding New Resources To Protect Workers
September 27, 2021
The Ontario government is continuing to protect workers and people from COVID-19 by providing businesses with new tools and educational resources, including a new safety plan builder and additional inspectors.
Ontario Supports Launch of First Blind and Low Vision Program for Francophone Students
September 24, 2021
As the province prepares to celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day, the Ontario government is investing more than $250,000 in the first blind and low vision program for Francophone students in the province.
Ontario Cautiously Easing Capacity Limits in Select Settings Where Proof of Vaccination is Required
September 24, 2021
With public health and health care indicators stable and proof of vaccination now in effect, the government, based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is cautiously easing capacity limits for select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required.
Public Accounts Confirms Historic Investments to Support People and Jobs
September 24, 2021
Today, Ontario released the 2020-21 Public Accounts, which confirm that the government made record investments in healthcare and other vital frontline services to protect the health, safety and well-being of Ontarians in the fight against COVID-19.
Ontario Providing Access to Lifechanging Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
September 24, 2021
Ontario is now providing coverage for Trikafta, the latest and most effective treatment option for cystic fibrosis to become available, under its publicly-funded drug program to give patients more access to lifechanging treatments for cystic fibrosis.
Ontario Strengthening Supports for Postsecondary Students Reporting Sexual Violence or Harassment
September 16, 2021
The Ontario government is moving forward with regulatory amendments that will help create a safer environment for students attending all publicly assisted colleges and universities, as well as private career colleges.
Ontario Releasing Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy
September 14, 2021
As the province continues to respond to the fourth wave of the pandemic driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant, the government is further protecting Ontarians through continued actions that encourage every eligible person to get vaccinated and help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Ontario Takes Next Step to Expand High-Speed Internet Access
September 09, 2021
The Ontario government is taking the next step to help bring high-speed internet access to every community by the end of 2025.
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