Ontario Helping More Students Become Nurse Practitioners

Ontario Helping More Students Become Nurse Practitioners

TORONTO — The Ontario government is making it faster and easier for people to connect to primary care, especially in northern and rural areas, by continuing to boost the number of spots available to...

Ontario Investing in Free Training for Racialized and Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Ontario Investing in Free Training for Racialized and Indigenous Entrepreneurs

TORONTO — Ontario is investing an additional $15 million over three years in the Racialized and Indigenous Supports for Entrepreneurs (RAISE) program to provide free access to business coaching,...

Ontario Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Boost Child Care Workforce and Protect Children

Ontario Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Boost Child Care Workforce and Protect Children

BRAMPTON — The Ontario government is launching the most significant and comprehensive Child Care Workforce Strategy in the province’s history. Supported by funding through the Canada-Ontario...

Ontario Strengthening Wage Protections for Restaurant Workers

Ontario Strengthening Wage Protections for Restaurant Workers

TORONTO—The Ontario government is introducing legislation that, if passed, would put in place ground-breaking protections for more than 400,000 people in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The

Ontario Strengthens Electric Vehicle Supply Chain With New Manufacturing Investment

Ontario Strengthens Electric Vehicle Supply Chain With New Manufacturing Investment

CAMBRIDGE — The Ontario government is welcoming a significant investment by Dana Canada Corporation, a leading manufacturer in drivetrain and electric propulsion motor systems. The investment will...

Ontario Investing in Critical Infrastructure

MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is investing $200 million over three years to help municipalities repair, rehabilitate and expand critical drinking water, wastewater and stormwater...

Ontario Taking Action to Support Injured Workers and Firefighters

WELLAND— The Ontario government will soon introduce legislation that would, if passed, support injured workers by enabling “super indexing” increases to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)...

Ontario Connecting Northern and Rural Communities to Critical Care

SUDBURY — The Ontario government is investing over $108 million to expand Ornge Air Ambulance’s fixed wing fleet with four additional state-of-the-art planes and replace their existing eight fixed...

Ontario Connecting More Women to Breast Cancer Screening Earlier

TORONTO — The Ontario government is connecting significantly more people to breast cancer screening by lowering the eligibility age of self-referral for publicly funded mammograms through the...

Free Flu Shot and New COVID-19 Vaccines Available for All Ontarians Six Months of Age and Older

TORONTO — Starting tomorrow, October 30, Ontarians will be able to receive their free flu shot and the new, most recent COVID-19 vaccine atlocal pharmacies, public health units and primary health...

Ontario Training Indigenous People for In-Demand Jobs

Ontario Training Indigenous People for In-Demand Jobs

The Ontario government is investing $7.3 million ineight innovative training projects to support Indigenous people across Northern Ontario. The programs will prepare 1,700 workers for rewarding...

Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Burlington

Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Burlington

BURLINGTON — Construction is underway on a new, 256-bed building for Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre, a long-term care home in Burlington. This home is one of 67 long-term care home projects...

Ontario Celebrates Indigenous Leadership in Clean Energy Storage

Ontario Celebrates Indigenous Leadership in Clean Energy Storage

TORONTO –TheOntario government and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) have released the detailed results of the province’s first competitive procurement for new reliable,...

Getting Back to Basics Leading to Better Student Outcomes

Getting Back to Basics Leading to Better Student Outcomes

Getting Back to Basics Leading to Better Student Outcomes

Ontario Investing to Find Long-term Housing for Asylum Claimants

Ontario Investing to Find Long-term Housing for Asylum Claimants

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing another $42 million through the Canada Ontario Housing Benefit (COHB) program to support the City of Toronto and other impacted municipalities across...

Ontario Investing in Fire Safety in the North

Ontario Investing in Fire Safety in the North

THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is investing close to $35 million in 17 new fire trucks, lifesaving firefighting equipment, and two new Mobile Live Fire Training Units to better protect...

Ontario Driving Economic Growth in Rural Communities

Ontario Driving Economic Growth in Rural Communities

PETERBOROUGH— The Ontario government is investing over $4.3 million in up to 80 projects across the province through the latest intake of the Rural Economic Development (RED) Program. The RED...

Ontario Doubling Career Fairs to Help More Young People Enter Skilled Trades

Ontario Doubling Career Fairs to Help More Young People Enter Skilled Trades

TORONTO— The Ontario government is expanding its successful skilled trades career fairs, now in its second year, to even more cities with more exhibitors and twice as many participating students....

Ontario Preparing Students for Success

Ontario Preparing Students for Success

TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing new student supports and updating curriculum for the 2023-24 school year. These actions will refocus school boards on the development of foundational...

Ontario Building More Supportive Housing in Mississauga

Ontario Building More Supportive Housing in Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA, ON — The Ontario government is providing $270,000 in operational funding for rent supplements and mental health and addictions support services for 40 new supportive housing units in...

Ontario Providing Free Training for Construction Workers

Ontario Providing Free Training for Construction Workers

ETOBICOKE— The Ontario government is investing $3.6 million to support three innovative projects to help over 2,200 women and young people across Ontario prepare for meaningful and well-paying...

Governments Bolstering Food Supply System

Governments Bolstering Food Supply System

AYLMER – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $7.5 million through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to help eligible agri-food businesses and...

Ontario Launching New Indian Residential School Community Engagement Fund

Ontario Launching New Indian Residential School Community Engagement Fund

TORONTO –The Ontario government is continuing to take action to support Indigenous communities in the province by launching the $7.1 million Indian Residential School Community Engagement Fund...

Ontario Building Better, More Modern Facilities at Joseph Brant Hospital
Ontario and Michigan Strengthen Economic Ties

Ontario and Michigan Strengthen Economic Ties

OTTAWA — Ontario and Michigan are building on their longstanding economic relationship through a new partnership that will increase trade, attract investment and encourage job creation in both...

Ontario Supporting Made-In-Ontario Life Sciences Innovations

Ontario Supporting Made-In-Ontario Life Sciences Innovations

HAMILTON— The Ontario government is investing $3 million to help six life sciences companies develop and bring to market made-in-Ontario medical innovations and health-care solutions. These...

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth to Care Close to Home

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth to Care Close to Home

OTTAWA — The Ontario government is investing an additional $330 million each year in pediatric health services to connect children and youth to more convenient and high-quality care close to home at...

Ontario Parks Offering Free Day Use to Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day

Ontario Parks Offering Free Day Use to Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day

The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, David Piccini, issued the following statement on Healthy Parks Healthy People Day.“On July 21, 2023, Ontario Parks is once again offering...

Ontario Investing in Wetlands Restoration in Burlington
Ontario Building More Small Modular Reactors to Power Province’s Growth

Ontario Building More Small Modular Reactors to Power Province’s Growth

CLARINGTON –The Ontario government is working with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to commence planning and licensing for three additional small modular reactors (SMRs), for a total of four SMRs at...

Ontario Protecting Workers by Requiring Temporary Help Agency Licences

Ontario Protecting Workers by Requiring Temporary Help Agency Licences

The Ontario government is protecting vulnerable and temporary foreign workers by requiring temporary help agencies (THAs) and recruiters to have a licence to operate in the province as of January 1,...

Ontario Helping More Students Become Paramedics

Ontario Helping More Students Become Paramedics

BARRIE — As part ofYour Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Careand its plan to hire more health care workers, the Ontario government is helping more students who want to become a...

Ontario Welcomes $102 Million Investment in Growing Electric Vehicle Sector

Ontario Welcomes $102 Million Investment in Growing Electric Vehicle Sector

BRANTFORD— The Ontario government is welcoming a $102.3 million investment by Mitsui High-tec (Canada), Inc. a manufacturer of motor cores, the basic structure of the motor used in electric...

Ontario Offering Free Fishing to Celebrate Canada Day

Ontario Offering Free Fishing to Celebrate Canada Day

TORONTO – To help celebrate Canada Day, the Ontario government is encouraging families, fishing enthusiasts and first-time anglers to participate in the province’s week-long free fishing event. From...

Ontario First in Canada to Provide Coverage for New ALS Treatment

Ontario First in Canada to Provide Coverage for New ALS Treatment

TORONTO — The Ontario government is connecting people to a new treatment for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Ontario is the first Canadian...

Ontario Supporting More Innovation in Growing Tech Sector

Ontario Supporting More Innovation in Growing Tech Sector

TORONTO— The Ontario government is investing up to $77 million in two projects to help Ontario companies adopt, develop and bring to market critical technologies, such as 5G, ethical artificial...

Ontario Increasing Investment in the Greenlands Conservation Partnership

Ontario Increasing Investment in the Greenlands Conservation Partnership

BANCROFT— The Ontario government is investing an additional $14 million in the Greenlands Conservation Partnership to expand the protection of ecologically important natural areas and preserve the...

Ontario Providing Free Training for Truck Drivers

Ontario Providing Free Training for Truck Drivers

AYR— The Ontario government is investing $1.3 million to prepare 54 women, newcomers and others from underrepresented groups for in-demand careers in the trucking industry. Across Ontario, at least...

Ontario Expanding and Investing in Palliative Care in Burlington

Ontario Expanding and Investing in Palliative Care in Burlington

Burlington — As part of Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the Ontario government is expanding access to palliative care services in Burlington. This is part of Ontario’s $147.4...

Ontario Expanding Personal Support Worker Training Program in Long-Term Care

Ontario Expanding Personal Support Worker Training Program in Long-Term Care

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $16.5 million to train up to 600 new personal support workers across the province as part of its commitment to ensure long-term care residents receive...

Ontario Unveils Location of First New Operating Provincial Park in 40 Years

Ontario Unveils Location of First New Operating Provincial Park in 40 Years

BRACEBRIDGE —The Ontario government announced the location of the first new all-season, full-service provincial park in over 40 years.

Ontario Launches New Fund to Build Skilled Trades Training Centres

Ontario Launches New Fund to Build Skilled Trades Training Centres

BURLINGTON— The Ontario government is working for workers by investing $224 million to build and upgrade training centres and help tackle the province’s historic labour shortage. Applications for...

Ontario Providing Free Training for Electricians

Ontario Providing Free Training for Electricians

KANATA— The Ontario government is investing $2.7 million to support an innovative project to help 65 electrical workers upgrade their skills and meet the demand for qualified electricians in...

Ontario Expanding Access to French-Language Nursing Programs

Ontario Expanding Access to French-Language Nursing Programs

TORONTO — As part of the Ontario government’s plan to train more health care professionals, the province is expanding French-language nursing education, with the launch of Collège Boréal’s new...

Ontario Attracts Historic Number of People to Skilled Trades

Ontario Attracts Historic Number of People to Skilled Trades

OTTAWA — The Ontario government has increased apprenticeship registrations by 24 per cent in the last year – from 21,971 to 27,319 – as more people decide to pursue rewarding, well-paying careers in...

Ontario Expands Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Ontario Expands Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

TORONTO –The Ontario government is making it more convenient for electric vehicle (EV) owners to travel the province with EV fast chargers now installed at all 20 renovated ONroute stations along...

Ontario Launches Free Job Training for People with Disabilities

Ontario Launches Free Job Training for People with Disabilities

TORONTO— The Ontario government is investing $6.5 million to support five innovative projects to help more than 3,770 people with disabilities find meaningful jobs with businesses in their...

Ontario Launches Peak Perks and Expanded Energy-Efficiency Programs

Ontario Launches Peak Perks and Expanded Energy-Efficiency Programs

TORONTO –The Ontario government is launching the new Peak Perks program to help families save money by conserving energy, as part of the government’s $342 million expansion of Ontario’s...

Ontario Connecting Long-term Care Residents to More Nutritional Food Choices

Ontario Connecting Long-term Care Residents to More Nutritional Food Choices

BRAMPTON — The government of Ontario is investing an additional $32 million this year to expand healthy menu options for long-term care residents, including a broader range of culturally inspired...

Ontario Providing Free Training for Auto Workers

Ontario Providing Free Training for Auto Workers

LONDON— The Ontario government is investing more than $4.7 million to support two innovative projects to help over 360 people land full-time jobs in the province’s growing automotive manufacturing...

Ontario Removing Unfair Work Barriers for Skilled Newcomers

Ontario Removing Unfair Work Barriers for Skilled Newcomers

TORONTO— The Ontario government is leading the country with changes to help internationally-trained immigrants work in the fields they’ve studied in. After introducinghistoric legislationthat...

Canada and Ontario build over 260 housing units across Ontario

Canada and Ontario build over 260 housing units across Ontario

Kitchener, ON –Today, the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario announced an investment of over $46 million to support the construction of 267 new affordable housing units across...

Ontario Expands GO Train Service to Niagara

Ontario Expands GO Train Service to Niagara

NIAGARA – To connect more people to jobs, housing and Canada’s top tourist destination, the Ontario government is increasing GO train service between Union Station and Niagara Falls, with more...

Ontario Partnering with Hamilton Brewery to Help Restore the Forest at Balsam Lake Provincial Park

Ontario Partnering with Hamilton Brewery to Help Restore the Forest at Balsam Lake Provincial Park

HAMILTON — Ontario Parks is collaborating with Collective Arts Brewing for a second year to produce a limited-edition specialty craft beer, Trail Loop. The proceeds from this partnership will...

Ontario Expanding Safety Training and Resources to Keep Workers Safe

Ontario Expanding Safety Training and Resources to Keep Workers Safe

TORONTO— The Ontario government is investing an additional $12.5 million in Ontario’s six health and safety associations, which provide safety training and resources to businesses and workers...

Ontario Investing in More Accessible Communities

Ontario Investing in More Accessible Communities

TORONTO– The Ontario government is providing up to $1.5 million this year to not-for-profits and organizations across the province so they can develop tools and educational resources to raise...

Applications Open! Sign Up Today for Ontario’s Learn and Stay Grant

Applications Open! Sign Up Today for Ontario’s Learn and Stay Grant

OWEN SOUND — Beginning today, students can apply for the newly-expandedLearn and Stay Grant. The grant provides full, upfront funding for tuition, books and other costs for students who enrol in an...

Ontario Increasing Homelessness Prevention Support for Indigenous People

Ontario Increasing Homelessness Prevention Support for Indigenous People

Toronto— The Ontario government is investing an additional $2.9 million for the Miziwe Biik Development Corporation – for a total of $10.4 million annually – to support homelessness prevention...

Ontario Investing in Life-Saving Training for Firefighters

Ontario Investing in Life-Saving Training for Firefighters

MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is investing $700,000 to support four innovative and free training projects designed for 203 professional and volunteer firefighters around the province....

Ontario Launching Electric Vehicle GO Bus Service

Ontario Launching Electric Vehicle GO Bus Service

OSHAWA– The Ontario government is bringing two new fully electric zero-emission GO buses into service for the first time as part of its plan to support electric vehicles, reduce emissions and...

Ontario Offering Free Fishing on Mother’s Day Weekend

Ontario Offering Free Fishing on Mother’s Day Weekend

To kick off the spring fishing season, families, fishing enthusiasts and first-time anglers across Ontario can celebrate Mother’s Day with free fishing this weekend.

Ontario Strengthening Supports to Combat Hate and Create Safer Communities

Ontario Strengthening Supports to Combat Hate and Create Safer Communities

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $25.5 million over two years to help address the rise of hate incidents against religious and minority groups. The new Anti-Hate Security and Prevention...

Ontario Continues to Attract Historic New Investments that are Creating Jobs

Ontario Continues to Attract Historic New Investments that are Creating Jobs

TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued this statement following today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada that showed employment in...

Ontario Welcomes Major Investment to Manufacture More Vaccines

Ontario Welcomes Major Investment to Manufacture More Vaccines

CAMBRIDGE— The Ontario government has secured a multi-million-dollar investment from Moderna Inc. to expand vaccine manufacturing and provide Ontarians with faster, more reliable access to...

Ontario Cracking Down on Auto Theft

Ontario Cracking Down on Auto Theft

OAKVILLE — The Ontario government is fighting auto theft by investing $51 million in new measures to help police identify and dismantle organized crime networks and put thieves behind bars. The...

Ontario Expanding Clean Home Heating Initiative to Barrie

Ontario Expanding Clean Home Heating Initiative to Barrie

BARRIE –The Ontario government is investing a total of $8.2 million in the Clean Home Heating Initiative to help families in more communities keep energy costs down. The increased funding brings...

Ontario Launching Debit Payment on PRESTO Devices

Ontario Launching Debit Payment on PRESTO Devices

BRAMPTON – The Ontario government is making it easier to take transit by giving riders more ways to pay. Beginning today, riders on GO Transit, UP Express, Brampton Transit, Burlington Transit,...

Ontario Declares May as Building Safety Month

Ontario Declares May as Building Safety Month

TORONTO ― Today, the Ontario government declared May to be Building Safety Month. This recognizes the importance of the province’s Building Code and the critical role building officials play in...

Ontario Launching New Mental Health Learning and Increasing Funding

Ontario Launching New Mental Health Learning and Increasing Funding

BURLINGTON — Following a motion in the legislature by Natalie Pierre, Member of Provincial Parliament for Burlington, to strengthen mental health learning and supports in the classroom, the Ontario...

Ontario to Celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

Ontario to Celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

TORONTO — On May 6, 2023, Ontario will celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen. This historic occasion will mark the first coronation of a Canadian Head of...

Ontario Launches New Interactive High-Speed Internet Map

Ontario Launches New Interactive High-Speed Internet Map

THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is launching anew interactive mapthat will make it easier for residents and businesses to learn more about provincially funded high-speed internet projects...

Ontario Takes Action on High-Risk and Repeat Violent Offenders

Ontario Takes Action on High-Risk and Repeat Violent Offenders

SCARBOROUGH — The Ontario government is investing $112 million to immediately strengthen the province’s bail system and ensure that high-risk and repeat violent offenders comply with their bail...

April 26th 2023: Member's Statement - Women as Career Coaches

April 26th 2023: Member's Statement - Women as Career Coaches

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Ontario Creating Safer Communities through Second Chance Hiring

Ontario Creating Safer Communities through Second Chance Hiring

TORONTO— The Ontario government is investing $12 million to support nine innovative projects designed to help up to 2,000 people leaving the justice system or with prior criminal records find...

Ontario Getting More Boots on the Ground by Making it Easier to Recruit and Train Police Officers

Ontario Getting More Boots on the Ground by Making it Easier to Recruit and Train Police Officers

TORONTO— The Ontario government is making it easier for police services across the province to recruit and train more police officers by removing tuition fees for the Basic Constable Training...

Ontario Investing in New Poultry Research Centre

Ontario Investing in New Poultry Research Centre

ELORA — The Ontario government is investing $13.5 million in a new, poultry research centre in Elora. The Government of Ontario, the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) and the...

Ontario Combating Violence and Improving Safety in Schools

Ontario Combating Violence and Improving Safety in Schools

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $24 million to help reduce the risk of violence in schools and promote the safety of students and educators. This is in response to recent incidents of...

Ontario Creating Urban Provincial Park in Uxbridge

Ontario Creating Urban Provincial Park in Uxbridge

UXBRIDGE — The Ontario government is protecting southern Ontario’s green spaces by creating the province’s first urban provincial park in the Township of Uxbridge. This proposed park in the Oak...

Volkswagen’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Plant Will Create Thousands of New Jobs

Volkswagen’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Plant Will Create Thousands of New Jobs

ST. THOMAS — From mining critical minerals to building batteries and cars, Ontario and Canada continue to attract historic, transformational investments across the electric vehicle supply chain to...

Ontario Improving Access to Veterinary Care in Remote and Northern Communities

Ontario Improving Access to Veterinary Care in Remote and Northern Communities

GUELPH — The Ontario government is investing more than $15 million to help address veterinary shortages in rural and northern communities, making it easier for farmers and large animal owners to...

Ontario Investing in Critical Minerals Supply Chain for Electric Vehicles

Ontario Investing in Critical Minerals Supply Chain for Electric Vehicles

THUNDER BAY– The Ontario government is increasing funding for theOntario Junior Exploration Program(OJEP) to help more companies find critical minerals such as nickel and cobalt, which are...

Get Ready for More at Ontario Place

Get Ready for More at Ontario Place

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government released new details about its exciting vision for the redevelopment of Ontario Place into a world-class, year-round destination, complete with expanded...

Governments Helping Ontario Agri-Food Products Reach New Markets

Governments Helping Ontario Agri-Food Products Reach New Markets

TORONTO – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $6 million through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to help eligible agri-food businesses and...

Improving Accountability and Transparency in Ontario Schools

Improving Accountability and Transparency in Ontario Schools

The government is committed to delivering a world-class education system that helps prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow.

Ontario Launches Plan to Boost Math, Writing and Reading Skills

Ontario Launches Plan to Boost Math, Writing and Reading Skills

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing more than $180 million in targeted supports in the classroom and at home to help students build the math and reading skills and knowledge they need to...

Ontario Providing More Funding for On-Call Care at Joseph Brant Hospital

Ontario Providing More Funding for On-Call Care at Joseph Brant Hospital

Burlington – Today, Natalie Pierre, MPP for Burlington, announced the Ontario government is investing additional base funding of $592,268 for Joseph Brant Hospital for a total of $3,166,122 to...

Ontario Making it Easier and More Convenient to Visit Provincial Parks

Ontario Making it Easier and More Convenient to Visit Provincial Parks

WASAGA BEACH — The Ontario government is expanding the advance day-use reservation service, available at select provincial parks. This year, 20 additional parks will adopt the service, bringing the...

Ontario Partnering with Indigenous Leaders to Protect the Great Lakes

Ontario Partnering with Indigenous Leaders to Protect the Great Lakes

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing nearly $1 million to support Indigenous-led projects and increased collaboration with Indigenous organizations and youth to help protect and restore the...

Ontario Investing in New Innovative Hub to Grow the Life Sciences Sector in Kitchener and Waterloo

Ontario Investing in New Innovative Hub to Grow the Life Sciences Sector in Kitchener and Waterloo

KITCHENER — The Ontario government is investing $7.5 million to help build a state-of-the-art Innovation Arena at the University of Waterloo. The new $35 million facility will be a hub for...

Ontario Launches New Ultra-Low Overnight Electricity Price Plan

Ontario Launches New Ultra-Low Overnight Electricity Price Plan

TORONTO – The Ontario government is launching a new Ultra-Low Overnight price plan as part of its plan to provide consumers with more ways to keep costs down, save money and take control of their...

Ontario Introducing New Rules to Keep Miners Safe

Ontario Introducing New Rules to Keep Miners Safe

SUDBURY— The Ontario government is working for the province’s 29,000 mine workers by introducing new rules to improve ventilation requirements in underground mines and lower exposure to harmful...

Ontario Introduces Next Steps to Support Housing Supply Growth

Ontario Introduces Next Steps to Support Housing Supply Growth

TORONTO― Today, the Ontario government introduced theHelping Homebuyers, Protecting Tenants Actas it continues to take a responsible, targeted approach to deliver onits plan to build 1.5 million...

Ontario Creating Conditions for More Investments and Jobs

Ontario Creating Conditions for More Investments and Jobs

TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued this statement following today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada that showed employment in...

Ontario Helping Families Save Money with Energy-Efficiency Program

Ontario Helping Families Save Money with Energy-Efficiency Program

TORONTO – Ontario is helping thousands of additional families reduce their energy use and save money by updating the eligibility for theEnergy Affordability Programwhich provides free...

Ontario Strengthening Protections for Tenants

Ontario Strengthening Protections for Tenants

LONDON — Ontario is taking steps to support renters and rental housing providers by increasing the number of adjudicators and staff at the Landlord and Tenant Board to speed up decision timeframes,...

Ontario Providing More Supportive Housing for Vulnerable People

Ontario Providing More Supportive Housing for Vulnerable People

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing an additional $202 million annually in homelessness prevention programs to help those experiencing or at risk of homelessness and to support community...

Ontario Reducing Red Tape to Deliver Better Services and Help Businesses Grow

Ontario Reducing Red Tape to Deliver Better Services and Help Businesses Grow

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced theLess Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023which, if passed, would pave the way for better services, help Ontario businesses grow, and save...

Ontario Adding New Protections for Home Buyers

Ontario Adding New Protections for Home Buyers

TORONTO — The Ontario government is doing more to protect first-time home buyers and their savings by expanding deposit insurance for First Home Savings Accounts at Ontario credit unions.

Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage to $16.55 an Hour

Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage to $16.55 an Hour

TORONTO— The Ontario government is increasing the minimum wage to $16.55 an hour on October 1, 2023. This 6.8 per cent pay raise for low-income workers builds on the government’s steady and...

Province Helping More Ontario Students Become Doctors at Home in Ontario

Province Helping More Ontario Students Become Doctors at Home in Ontario

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is further expanding the number of medical school spots to historic highs while helping Ontario students become doctors in the province, whether they studied at...

Ontario Launches Clean Energy Credit Registry to Boost Competitiveness and Attract Jobs

Ontario Launches Clean Energy Credit Registry to Boost Competitiveness and Attract Jobs

TORONTO – Ontario is leveraging its world-class clean electricity grid by launching a clean energy credit (CEC) registry that will boost competitiveness and attract jobs, by helping businesses meet...

Ontario Ready to Welcome More Skilled Newcomers

Ontario Ready to Welcome More Skilled Newcomers

MISSISSAUGA— The Ontario government is investing an additional $25 million over three years in its flagship immigration program to support doubling the number of skilled immigrants the province can...

Governments Helping Agri-Food Processing Businesses Lower Costs

Governments Helping Agri-Food Processing Businesses Lower Costs

TORONTO – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $10 million through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to help food processing businesses...

Ontario Helping More Women Build Skills and Get Jobs

Ontario Helping More Women Build Skills and Get Jobs

NEWMARKET – The Ontario government is expanding the Investing in Women’s Futures program to 10 additional locations across the province to create more economic opportunities for women. This...

Ontario Helping Low-Income Seniors

Ontario Helping Low-Income Seniors

Burlington- Natalie Pierre today announced that Ontario is supporting low-income seniors by proposing to expand the Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) program to about 100,0000 more seniors and...

Building a Strong Ontario

Building a Strong Ontario

TORONTO — Today, Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released Ontario’s2023 Budget: Building a Strong Ontario. It is a plan that navigates ongoing global economic uncertainty with a responsible,...

Ontario Introducing New Investment Tax Credit for Manufacturers

Ontario Introducing New Investment Tax Credit for Manufacturers

TORONTO— To attract additional investment in the province’s economy, the Ontario government is announcing plans for a new Ontario Made Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit to help local...

Ontario Investing $1,000,0000 to Modernize Infrastructure at McMaster University

Ontario Investing $1,000,0000 to Modernize Infrastructure at McMaster University

Burlington — The Ontario government is providing $1,000,000 in 2022-23 to McMaster University to help ensure the postsecondary institution has modern facilities, learning tools and equipment so ...

Ontario Building Training Centres

Ontario Building Training Centres

TORONTO— To help tackle the province’s labour shortage and get more people into rewarding careers in the skilled trades, the Ontario government is investing $224 million more to build and upgrade...

Ontario Introducing Highest Fines in Canada for Withholding Worker Passports

Ontario Introducing Highest Fines in Canada for Withholding Worker Passports

TORONTO— Today, the Ontario government is introducing theWorking for Workers Act, 2023, which would, if passed, continue to lead the country in providing ground-breaking protections for workers....

Province Building Ontario by Doubling Economic Immigration

Province Building Ontario by Doubling Economic Immigration

TORONTO— The Ontario government is doubling the number of economic immigrants it selects in 2025 to over 18,000 to help solve the province’s critical labour shortage. With nearly 300,000 jobs going...

Ontario Connecting Long-Term Care Residents to More Hours of Direct Care

Ontario Connecting Long-Term Care Residents to More Hours of Direct Care

TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing up to $1.25 billion to long-term care homes this year to hire and retain thousands more long-term care staff across the province, to continue increasing...

Ontario Creating Job-Protected Leave for Injured Military Reservists

Ontario Creating Job-Protected Leave for Injured Military Reservists

TORONTO– The Ontario government is working for workers by introducing new legislation that, if passed, would guarantee military reservists can return to their civilian jobs after deployment, even...

Ontario Protecting Boreal Caribou with Historic Investments

Ontario Protecting Boreal Caribou with Historic Investments

THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is supporting the protection of boreal caribou and their habitat through a $29 million investment over four years. The funding - the largest single investment...

Ontario Investing in State-of-the-Art Research to Support Farmers

Ontario Investing in State-of-the-Art Research to Support Farmers

ELORA — The Ontario government is investing more than $343 million over five years to support agri-food research and innovation.

Ontario Requiring Cleaner Washrooms on Construction Sites

Ontario Requiring Cleaner Washrooms on Construction Sites

LONDON— The Ontario government is working for workers by making washrooms on construction sites private, clean and safe. There are nearly 600,000 construction workers in Ontario, but only one in 10...

Canada and Ontario welcome historic investment from Volkswagen

Canada and Ontario welcome historic investment from Volkswagen

March 13, 2023– St. Thomas, Ontario –Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada,Ontario Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Ontario Tightening Rules Around Mass Layoffs

Ontario Tightening Rules Around Mass Layoffs

KITCHENER— The Ontario government is working for workers by proposing updates to employment laws that would respond to more workers being remote and a changing economy. Under the proposed changes,...

Ontario Helping Address Supply Chain Shortage of Fertilizer

Ontario Helping Address Supply Chain Shortage of Fertilizer

LONDON — The Ontario government is taking aim at supply chain issues that are causing fertilizer shortages by investing in 10 new and innovative projects as part of the $2 million Fertilizer...

Ontario Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

Ontario Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

MISSISSAUGA —The Ontario government is implementing a new high school graduation requirement to help better prepare students across our province for the jobs of tomorrow. Starting with students...

Ontario Invests in Inclusive and Accessible Communities

Ontario Invests in Inclusive and Accessible Communities

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $750,000 to help communities across the province become more inclusive and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

Ontario Building Resilient Economy to Support Job Creation

Ontario Building Resilient Economy to Support Job Creation

TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued this statement following today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada that showed employment in...

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth with Specialized Care

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth with Specialized Care

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is investing $97 million over three years to launch a pilot program at three major hospitals in Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa to help children and youth with complex...

Ontario Expands Employment Services to Help More People Find Good Jobs

Ontario Expands Employment Services to Help More People Find Good Jobs

WINDSOR— Ontario is expanding the province’s new employment services to five more regions to help more people who can and are able to work find better jobs and earn bigger paycheques for themselves...

Ontario Helping More Students Enter the Skilled Trades Faster

Ontario Helping More Students Enter the Skilled Trades Faster

TORONTO— The Ontario government is preparing young people for in-demand and well-paying careers by allowing students in grade 11 to transition to a full-time, skilled trades apprenticeship program....

Ontario Approves First Nations-led Plan for the Road to the Ring of Fire

Ontario Approves First Nations-led Plan for the Road to the Ring of Fire

TORONTO– The Ontario government has approved the Terms of Reference designed and submitted by Webequie First Nation and Marten Falls First Nation for an all-season, multi-use road connecting to the...

Ontario Expanding Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

Ontario Expanding Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

TORONTO— The Ontario government is working for workers by expanding cancer coverage for firefighters. These changes will make it faster and easier for these heroes and their families to access the...

Ontario Building a Stronger Mining Sector

Ontario Building a Stronger Mining Sector

TORONTO – The Ontario government has introduced legislation to amend the Mining Act, that will, if passed, attract more investment in the province’s mining sector while strengthening the...

Ontario Putting Public Colleges and Universities on Stable Footing Now and into the Future

Ontario Putting Public Colleges and Universities on Stable Footing Now and into the Future

TORONTO — The Ontario government is creating a blue-ribbon panel of experts to provide advice and recommendations for keeping the postsecondary education sector financially stable and focused on...

Ontario and Québec Launching Joint Call for Francophone Projects

Ontario and Québec Launching Joint Call for Francophone Projects

TORONTO and QUÉBEC CITY – The Ontario and Québec governments are strengthening the Francophonie, its language, and cultures by supporting projects that promote economic prosperity, education and...

Ontario Protecting the Health and Safety of Paramedics

Ontario Protecting the Health and Safety of Paramedics

TORONTO— The Ontario government is working for workers by establishing a Paramedic Services Committee under theOccupational Health and Safety Act(OHSA) to develop resources that address the...

AstraZeneca Announces Major Investment In Ontario Life Sciences Sector

AstraZeneca Announces Major Investment In Ontario Life Sciences Sector

MISSISSAUGA, ON, February 27, 2023 –AstraZeneca is pleased to announce it is bringing 500 highly-skilled scientific and high-tech jobs to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in a major expansion of its...

Ontario Reducing Red Tape, Saving Taxpayers Money and Boosting Economic Growth

Ontario Reducing Red Tape, Saving Taxpayers Money and Boosting Economic Growth

TORONTO — Today, Ontario introduced theReducing Inefficiencies Act (Infrastructure Statute Law Amendments), 2023 that, if passed, will enhance fiscal management, cut red tape, and save taxpayers...

Ontario Doubles the Number of Long-Term Care Inspectors

Ontario Doubles the Number of Long-Term Care Inspectors

OSHAWA — The Ontario government has hired 193 new long-term care inspection staff, including 156 new inspectors. Supported by an investment of $72.3 million, these new hires double the number of...

Ontario Provides More Money for Public Transit in Burlington

Ontario Provides More Money for Public Transit in Burlington

Burlington– The Ontario government is providing more money to support the expansion and improvement of public transit services in Burlington. The funding is part of the province’s gas tax program...

Ontario Reducing Wait Times for Publicly Funded Surgeries and Diagnostics

Ontario Reducing Wait Times for Publicly Funded Surgeries and Diagnostics

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced theYour Health Act, 2023,which outlines the province’s next steps in its plan to reduce wait times for surgeries, procedures and diagnostic...

Ontario Investing in Advanced Machinery for Students in Burlington

Ontario Investing in Advanced Machinery for Students in Burlington

Burlington – The Ontario government is investing $47,000* to purchase high-tech machines for high schools in Burlington, helping young people gain the skills they need to prepare for careers in...

Ontario Building Up Critical Minerals Supply Chain for Electric Vehicles

Ontario Building Up Critical Minerals Supply Chain for Electric Vehicles

SAULT STE. MARIE– The Ontario government has invested $5.8 million to help junior mining companies explore for critical minerals used in manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles, smartphones,...

Celebrate Family Day Weekend in Ontario with Free Fishing

Celebrate Family Day Weekend in Ontario with Free Fishing

TORONTO – This Family Day weekend, from February 18-20, Ontario families and friends can enjoy fishing anywhere in the province without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card.

Ontario Connecting Youth Leaving Care with Supports to Succeed

Ontario Connecting Youth Leaving Care with Supports to Succeed

OTTAWA — The Ontario government is investing $68 million in a new program that connects youth in the child welfare system with additional services and supports they need to prepare for and succeed...

Major Investment Strengthens Ontario’s End-to-End Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

Major Investment Strengthens Ontario’s End-to-End Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

BRAMPTON — Ontario has secured a $471 million investment by Magna International, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, to expand the company’s Ontario operations. With support from the...

Ontario Continues to See Job Growth in Key Sectors

Ontario Continues to See Job Growth in Key Sectors

TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued this statement following today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada that showed employment in...

Governments of Canada and Ontario Working Together to Build Largest Electricity Battery Storage Project in Canada

Governments of Canada and Ontario Working Together to Build Largest Electricity Battery Storage Project in Canada

OHSWEKEN –The governments of Canada and Ontario are working together to build the largest battery storage project in in the country. The 250-megawatt (MW) Oneida Energy storage project is being...

Ontario Connecting More People to Care at Home

Ontario Connecting More People to Care at Home

TORONTO — As part ofYour Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, Ontario is connecting people to convenient care at home and in their community so more Ontarians can choose to stay in...

Ontario Strengthening Supports for Survivors of Violence and their Children

Ontario Strengthening Supports for Survivors of Violence and their Children

TORONTO, ON — The Ontario government is investing up to $6.5 million to help women and children who have experienced violence and are survivors of human trafficking access the supports and services...

Ontario Preparing People and Communities for Future Emergencies

Ontario Preparing People and Communities for Future Emergencies

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government released its first-everProvincial Emergency Management Strategy and Action Plan, helping to ensure Ontarians are prepared for and safe during future...

Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care

Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care

TORONTO — The Ontario government today releasedYour Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care. The plan focuses on providing people with a better health care experience by connecting them to...

Ontario Providing Better Service

Ontario Providing Better Service

TORONTO — The Ontario government is making it faster, easier and more convenient for people and businesses to access driver’s licences, health cards, birth certificates and other services.

Ontario Connecting Long-Term Care Home Residents to More Diagnostic Services

Ontario Connecting Long-Term Care Home Residents to More Diagnostic Services

TORONTO — The Ontario government is connecting long-term care residents to faster and convenient access to diagnostic services such as x-rays and ultrasounds. Improved access to care will help...

Ontario Promotes Indigenous Economic Development

Ontario Promotes Indigenous Economic Development

TIMMINS — The Ontario government has launched the annual funding applications for theIndigenous Economic Development Fund (IEDF)and theIndigenous Community Capital Grants Program (ICCGP). This...

Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services for Children and Youth in Every Corner of the Province

Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services for Children and Youth in Every Corner of the Province

WHITBY — The Ontario government is investing $4.75 million to expand the “One Stop Talk” virtual “walk-in” counselling program to connect children, youth and their families with more convenient and...

Building All of Ontario

Building All of Ontario

TORONTO — The Ontario government is working with its rural municipal partners to build housing, encourage economic growth and development, reduce red tape, strengthen the agri-food sector and...

Ontario Expanding Learn and Stay Grant to Train More Health Care Workers

Ontario Expanding Learn and Stay Grant to Train More Health Care Workers

LONDON — The Ontario government is connecting over a dozen underserved and growing communities with more health care workers by expanding theLearn and Stay grant. The grant, which was announced in...

New “As of Right” Rules a First in Canada to Attract More Health Care Workers to Ontario

New “As of Right” Rules a First in Canada to Attract More Health Care Workers to Ontario

WINDSOR – With new “As of Right” rules, the Ontario government will allow health care workers registered in other provinces and territories to immediately start working and caring for people in...

Ontario Reducing Wait Times for Surgeries and Procedures

Ontario Reducing Wait Times for Surgeries and Procedures

TORONTO — The Ontario government is making it easier and faster for people to access the publicly-funded surgeries and procedures they need by further leveraging community surgical and diagnostic...

Ontario Creating Conditions for Attracting Good Jobs and Investments

Ontario Creating Conditions for Attracting Good Jobs and Investments

TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued this statement following today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada that showed employment in...

First All-Canadian, Zero-Emission Concept Vehicle Designed in Ontario Unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show

First All-Canadian, Zero-Emission Concept Vehicle Designed in Ontario Unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show

NEVADA — Today, Project Arrow, the first, all-Canadian, zero-emission connected vehicle, designed and built in Ontario, was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest and most...

Spread the Word: Local Pharmacies Now a One-Stop-Shop for Thirteen Common Ailments

Spread the Word: Local Pharmacies Now a One-Stop-Shop for Thirteen Common Ailments

TORONTO — Ontario is making it more convenient for people to connect to care closer to home by launching pharmacist prescribing for some of the most common medical ailments.

Ontario Creating More Affordable Child Care Spaces Across the Province

Ontario Creating More Affordable Child Care Spaces Across the Province

TORONTO — The Ontario government is making child care more affordable and accessible for families across the province, creating an additional 53,000 new, affordable licensed child care spaces by...

All Ontarians Aged 5+ Eligible for Bivalent Booster

All Ontarians Aged 5+ Eligible for Bivalent Booster

TORONTO — With the Health Canada approval of a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine for five to 11 year-olds, all Ontarians aged five and over are eligible to book a bivalent booster dose starting December 21....

Ontario Providing Free Naloxone Kits in Workplaces

Ontario Providing Free Naloxone Kits in Workplaces

TORONTO – The Ontario government is launching a first-of-its-kind program to make free naloxone kits (and free training) available at workplaces where there is a risk of staff witnessing or...

Ontario Expanding Access to MRI Services in Burlington

Ontario Expanding Access to MRI Services in Burlington

The Ontario government is improving people’s access to diagnostic imaging services and reducing wait times by investing over $1.6 million to support the operations of 1 new magnetic resonance imaging...

Ontario Investing in the Future of Ornge Air Ambulance

Ontario Investing in the Future of Ornge Air Ambulance

TORONTO — The Ontario government is renewing Ornge Air Ambulance’s fixed wing fleet with a new fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft. This investment in the future of Ornge will ensure it can continue...

Ontario Modernizing Computer Studies and Tech-Ed Curriculum to Ensure Students Are Prepared for the Jobs of the Future

Ontario Modernizing Computer Studies and Tech-Ed Curriculum to Ensure Students Are Prepared for the Jobs of the Future

TORONTO — The Ontario government is updating high school courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), including learning related to the skilled trades to ensure students have the...

Ontario Investing $4 Million to Help Drive World-class Research, Development and Commercialization

Ontario Investing $4 Million to Help Drive World-class Research, Development and Commercialization

TORONTO – The Ontario government is investing $4 million to support greater collaboration between industry and the postsecondary education and research sectors to create well-paying jobs in local...

Ontarians Can Now Visit Local Pharmacies for Paxlovid Prescriptions

Ontarians Can Now Visit Local Pharmacies for Paxlovid Prescriptions

TORONTO — The Ontario government is giving people more convenient access to care by allowing pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment option used to reduce severe outcomes from...

Members' Statement: Mental Health Literacy Curriculum

Members' Statement: Mental Health Literacy Curriculum

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Ontario Flowing More Funding for Municipal Transit

Ontario Flowing More Funding for Municipal Transit

BRAMPTON – The Ontario government is providing municipalities with up to $505 million to help ensure municipal transit systems can continue to deliver safe and reliable transit services. The funding...

Free Flu Shot Available for Ontarians Six Months of Age and Older

Free Flu Shot Available for Ontarians Six Months of Age and Older

TORONTO — Starting from November 1st, free flu shots are available to Ontarians six months of age and older. With COVID-19 vaccines also available to everyone six months and older and bivalent...

Ontario Strengthening Emergency Departments in Rural Communities Across the Province

Ontario Strengthening Emergency Departments in Rural Communities Across the Province

TORONTO — The Ontario government is expanding the Emergency Department Peer-to-Peer Program to 21 additional rural and remote hospitals starting in December, bringing the total number of hospital...

Ontario Breaks Ground on World-Leading Small Modular Reactor

Ontario Breaks Ground on World-Leading Small Modular Reactor

CLARINGTON –Site preparation is now underway for Canada’s first grid-scale small modular reactor (SMR) at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Darlington nuclear site. This work marks another milestone...

Ontario Supporting Francophone Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs

Ontario Supporting Francophone Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs

TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing $500,000 to help Francophone entrepreneurs participate in the province’s economic prosperity. The funding will support four projects and is being...

Ontario Celebrates the Outstanding Contributions of Volunteers in Burlington

Ontario Celebrates the Outstanding Contributions of Volunteers in Burlington

Burlington- The Ontario government is recognizing 23 Ontarians in Burlington with a Volunteer Service Award, an annual award honouring the exceptional contributions of individuals providing dedicated...

Question Period: On Education

Question Period: On Education

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Province Recognizing Outstanding Contributions from Ontario Colleges

Province Recognizing Outstanding Contributions from Ontario Colleges

TORONTO – Yesterday, the Ontario government announced the winners of the annual Minister’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Premier’s Awards for college graduates, which honour college leaders and...

Member Statement : The Burlington Symphony Orchestra

Member Statement :              The Burlington Symphony Orchestra

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Ontario Unveils Plan to Strengthen Food Supply Chain from Farm to Fork

Ontario Unveils Plan to Strengthen Food Supply Chain from Farm to Fork

TORONTO — The Ontario government is building a strong, secure food supply chain and securing the province’s position as a food leader in Canada with the release of theGrow Ontario Strategy. The...

Ontario Launches New Critical Minerals Innovation Fund to Strengthen Green Economy

Ontario Launches New Critical Minerals Innovation Fund to Strengthen Green Economy

TIMMINS– The Ontario government is investing in the critical minerals sector by launching a two-year, $5 million Critical Minerals Innovation Fund to enhance research and development of new...

Ontario Preparing More Students for Careers in the Skilled Trades

Ontario Preparing More Students for Careers in the Skilled Trades

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $4.8 million to expand the dual credit program, helping prepare more students for the jobs of tomorrow by better connecting learning in the classroom to...

Ontario Reducing Red Tape to Improve Competitiveness and Strengthen Supply Chains

Ontario Reducing Red Tape to Improve Competitiveness and Strengthen Supply Chains

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced theLess Red Tape, Stronger Ontario Actwhich, if passed, would implement measures to increase Ontario’s competitiveness, strengthen provincial...

Ontario Supports Environmental Action in Burlington to Continue Protecting and Restoring the Great Lakes

Ontario Supports Environmental Action in Burlington to Continue Protecting and Restoring the Great Lakes

BURLINGTON — The Ontario government is investing $49,175 in the Royal Botanical Gardens Sensitive Habitats Project through the Great Lakes Local Action Fund that will help build healthier communities...

Ontario Helping More Young People Train for In-Demand Careers in Construction

Ontario Helping More Young People Train for In-Demand Careers in Construction

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $3.5 million in province-wide training initiatives to help more students launch rewarding careers in the skilled trades. These projects, led by the...

Ontario Building Better, More Modern Health Care Facilities

Ontario Building Better, More Modern Health Care Facilities

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing over $182 million this year to support critical upgrades and repairs at 131 hospitals and 65 community health care facilities across the province.

Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022

Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022

The Ontario government is introducing new legislation that would, if passed, take decisive action to address the housing crisis by assessing how best to extend strong mayor powers and reduce...

Ontario Delivers Progress Report and Advances its Plan to Build

Ontario Delivers Progress Report and Advances its Plan to Build

TORONTO — Today, Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released the2022 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review – Ontario’s Plan to Build: A Progress Update. It includes the government’s...

Ontario To Cut Gas and Fuel Taxes For Additional Year

Ontario To Cut Gas and Fuel Taxes For Additional Year

TORONTO — As part of its plan to help keep costs down for Ontario families and businesses, the government’s 2022 Fall Economic Statement will propose legislation that would, if passed, extend the...

Province Announces 2023 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Allocations

Province Announces 2023 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Allocations

TORONTO — The Ontario government is announcing 2023 municipal funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) that primarily supports northern and rural municipalities across...

Ontario Strengthening Holocaust Education to Counter Rising Antisemitism

Ontario Strengthening Holocaust Education to Counter Rising Antisemitism

TORONTO — As Ontario marks Holocaust Education Week, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, today unveiled a series of reforms to combat rising antisemitism across Ontario schools, including the...

Ontario Supporting More Paid Internships for Postsecondary Students

Ontario Supporting More Paid Internships for Postsecondary Students

TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing over $10 million to help Mitacs — an organization that builds research partnerships between postsecondary institutions and industry — create 2,700 paid...

Ontario Training Indigenous People for Well-Paying Jobs in the Skilled Trades

Ontario Training Indigenous People for Well-Paying Jobs in the Skilled Trades

THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is investing $1.5 million in three Thunder Bay training projects to make it easier for people in Northern Ontario to start rewarding careers in the skilled...

Ontario Recognizes Seventh Annual Treaties Recognition Week

Ontario Recognizes Seventh Annual Treaties Recognition Week

TORONTO — Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement on Treaties Recognition Week:

Ontario Celebrates 2021 Order of Ontario Appointees

Ontario Celebrates 2021 Order of Ontario Appointees

TORONTO — The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, announced 24 new appointments to the Order of Ontario for 2021. The Lieutenant...

Ontario Continues to Attract Investments and Create New Opportunities

Ontario Continues to Attract Investments and Create New Opportunities

TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued this statement following today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada that showed employment in...

Ontario Launches $15 Million Life Sciences Innovation Fund

Ontario Launches $15 Million Life Sciences Innovation Fund

TORONTO — The Ontario government has launched a $15 millionLife Sciences Innovation Fundto help life sciences entrepreneurs and innovators bring their ideas and prototypes from the lab to the...

Ontario Supporting Stronger, More Accessible Communities

Ontario Supporting Stronger, More Accessible Communities

Toronto– The Ontario government is building stronger and more accessible communities by investing up to $1.5 million in the 2022-23 EnAbling Change Program. The program provides grants to...

Free Flu Shot Available for Ontarians Six Months of Age and Older

Free Flu Shot Available for Ontarians Six Months of Age and Older

TORONTO — Starting today, free flu shots are available to Ontarians six months of age and older. With COVID-19 vaccines also available to everyone six months and older and bivalent booster doses...

Ontario Introduces the Keeping Students in Class Act

Ontario Introduces the Keeping Students in Class Act

TORONTO — The Ontario government today introduced theKeeping Students in Class Actthat would, if passed, ensure students remain in the classroom where they belong by establishing a fair and...

Ontario Creating Four New Specialized Units for People with Dementia and Other Complex Needs

Ontario Creating Four New Specialized Units for People with Dementia and Other Complex Needs

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $5.91 million to create four new Behavioural Specialized Units (BSU) at long-term care homes in Ajax, Penetanguishene and Scarborough. These additional...

Ontario Supporting Safe, Respectful Learning Environments for Postsecondary Students

Ontario Supporting Safe, Respectful Learning Environments for Postsecondary Students

TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced theStrengthening Post-secondary Institutions and Students Act, 2022that, if passed, would further protect students by providing measures for...