Ontario Investing in Wearable Contact Tracing Technology to Help Protect Workers from COVID-19
February 18, 2021
The Ontario government is providing Facedrive Inc. with $2.5 million through the Ontario Together Fund to accelerate the deployment of its wearable contact tracing technology, TraceSCAN, which alerts users within a workplace who have been in close contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Expanding Ontario's Meat Processing Sector
February 17, 2021
The governments of Canada and Ontario are expanding Ontario's meat processing sector by investing $127,000 to support a research initiative by Meat and Poultry Ontario (MPO).
Ontario Takes Steps to Grow the Greenbelt
February 17, 2021
The Ontario government has launched a 60-day consultation to grow the Greenbelt and help protect more of the province's natural environment — including farmlands, forests, wetlands and watersheds — from future development.
Ontario Improving Access to the Justice System
February 16, 2021
The Ontario government has introduced legislation that will improve access to justice for people across the system by modernizing processes and breaking down barriers in the province's courts, tribunals, estates law, family law and child protection sectors.
Province Supports Ontario Heritage Trust during COVID-19
February 16, 2021
The Ontario government is providing the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT) with $4.3 million to ensure it can carry out its important work during COVID-19.
Ontario Expands Eligibility for Main Street Relief Grant
February 16, 2021
The Ontario government is expanding the number of small businesses that can apply for the Main Street Relief Grant to help offset the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cautiously and gradually reopen in parts of the province.
Ontario Improving Farm Safety for Agri-Food Workers
February 16, 2021
The Government of Ontario is providing up to $118,500 to develop specialized COVID-19 resources to better protect the health and safety of temporary foreign workers and others employed in the agri-food sector.
Ontario Making It Easier and Less Costly to Manage Small Estates
February 12, 2021
The Ontario government is easing the burden on those grieving the loss of a loved one by simplifying the process to apply to manage small estates.
Ontario Restarting Passenger Road Tests in Most DriveTest Centres Across the Province
February 12, 2021
The Ontario government is safely restarting in-vehicle passenger road tests on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at most DriveTest centres across the province.
27 Public Health Regions Return to COVID-19 Response Framework
Ontario Deploys Rapid Tests to More Essential Workplaces and Settings
February 12, 2021
Based on the successful use of rapid tests in select settings across the province the Ontario government is deploying test kits to more essential workplaces and sectors in order to quickly identify and help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Ontario Improves Commodity Loan Guarantee Program
February 11, 2021
The Government of Ontario is making improvements to the Commodity Loan Guarantee Program to extend repayment deadlines, increase lending capacity and provide farmers with greater flexibility to purchase essential crop growing supplies, such as seed and fertilizer.
Ontario Delays March Break in an Effort to Reduce Community Transmission of COVID-19
February 11, 2021
"In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16, 2021." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Ontario Working with Municipal Partners to Improve Social Assistance
February 11, 2021
The Ontario Government is working with its municipal partners to better connect people to the supports they need as the next step in the province’s plan to modernize the delivery of social assistance.
Ontario Celebrates the Contributions of Dedicated Volunteers
February 10, 2021
The Ontario government is recognizing the outstanding contributions and efforts of 6,658 volunteers through 27 virtual Volunteer Service Award ceremonies across the province.
Retailers Show Improvement in Complying with Public Health Guidelines
February 10, 2021
Ontario's provincial offences officers have visited more than 2,308 big-box stores and other essential retail businesses across the province in 2021, and those complying with public health guidelines have increased by almost 19 per cent over three consecutive weeks.
Third Quarter Finances Demonstrate Ontario's Unwavering Commitment to Protect Individuals, Families and Businesses
February 10, 2021
The Ontario government released the province's 2020-21 Third Quarter Finances, which demonstrates an unwavering commitment to support individuals, families and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Extends Off-Peak Electricity Rates to Provide Relief for Families, Small Businesses and Farms
February 10, 2021
The Ontario government is once again extending electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms to support those spending more time at home while the province maintains the Stay-at-Home Order in the majority of public health regions.
Ontario Supporting COVID-19 Response in High Priority Communities
February 09, 2021
The Ontario government continues to implement its  High Priority Communities Strategy  to provide targeted supports to 15 communities hardest hit by COVID-19.
Ontario Helping Keep Seniors Safe and Connected During COVID-19
February 09, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $4.5 million through the Seniors Community Grant Program to support over 180 diverse community projects.
Ontario Increases Mental Health Funding for Postsecondary Students
February 09, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $7 million to help increase access to mental health and addiction services for postsecondary students during COVID-19.
Ontario Names Newmark as Site Selector for Canada's First Job Site Challenge
February 08, 2021
The Ontario government has recruited an internationally recognized commercial real estate and corporate site selection firm, Newmark, to support the delivery of Canada's first Job Site Challenge.
Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order across Most of the Province to Save Lives
February 08, 2021
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the government is moving to a regional approach and maintaining the shutdown in the majority of the public health regions in Ontario, including the Stay-at-Home order and all existing public health and workplace safety measures.
Ontario Expands Emergency Child Care to More Frontline Workers
February 07, 2021
"Beginning this Tuesday, emergency child care will be extended to additional frontline workers in Toronto, York Region and Peel." - Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Ontario Making Additional Investments to Keep Students and Staff Safe
February 05, 2021
As more students return to class today, the Ontario government is providing an additional $381 million, provided through the federal Safe Return to Class Fund, to keep schools safe from COVID-19.
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