Work to Rule

Summary Today is the first day of the Work-to-Rule campaign from the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation. This escalation to a partial withdrawal of services, including targeting math supports and report cards, hurts our children the most. Key Messages We’ve been clear – we want to get deals […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Summary As you are aware, today is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women as well as the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. It is also the start of the White Ribbon Campaign. It is very important that we stand up for those who are experiencing violence and abuse […]

Government of Ontario to Expand Use of Off-Road Vehicles

Summary The Ontario government is putting people first by reducing regulatory burdens and removing barriers that will make life easier for off-road vehicle riders. Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, was at Edge Performance in Bradford to announce plans to allow off-road vehicle riders easier access to roadways, connecting them to more trail networks in […]

Online Learning

Summary Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced that the Ontario government is taking important steps to increase student access to high quality public education and turn Ontario into a global leader of modern and digital education. You are encouraged to communicate locally the benefits of this change using the messaging enclosed.  Key Messages Our […]

IEDF announcement

Summary Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced the government has release the first round of recipients to receive funding for the Indigenous Economic Development Fund. News Links English: French:

Council on Provincial-Federal Relations

Summary Today, Premier Doug Ford announced the creation of a new Council on Provincial-Federal Relations. Chaired by the premier and led by ministers in key portfolios, this Council will be responsible for developing an engagement strategy with the new Federal Cabinet to deliver results on the people of Ontario’s priorities – including infrastructure, health care […]

Transfer Payment Consolidation

Summary Today, the Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, will announce that the Government of Ontario is helping non-profits, municipalities and other service providers focus more time on delivering programs and services that matter to the people of Ontario by simplifying how they receive government funding.  The government is putting people back at […]

Trans Day of Remembrance

Summary Today marks the 20th anniversary of Trans Day of Remembrance. To honour the day, Associate Minister Dunlop will be delivering a Ministerial statement in the House.

World Children’s Day

Summary Today  (Wednesday, November 20) is World Children’s Day. It is a day to acknowledge the rights of children all around the world. This year also marks 30 years since the Convention of the Rights of the Child. To celebrate, we encourage you to wear blue to stand with children around the world and let […]

Seniors Dental

Key Messages As part of its comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, Ontario is investing in programs that keep seniors healthy in their communities longer. Each year in Ontario, preventable dental issues like gum disease, infections and chronic pain lead to more than 60,000 emergency department visits — a significant portion of which are […]