Face Coverings Recommendations

Summary Today, Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, announced Ontario has released specific recommendations on how to choose, wear and care for appropriate face coverings used in public where physical distancing is not possible, along with additional safety measures for provincial transit agencies. Key Messages […]

Keeping Ontario’s food supply chain moving

Key Messages he agri-food sector and the contributions of its workers are critical to ensuring the province’s consumer goods supply chain remains strong. ·         We have been taking action to support our supply chains during this time, including working with stakeholders to reinforce public health protocols, making investments to increase operational capacity and helping to address […]


Today is #PersonalSupportWorkerDay. #ThankYou PSWs across Ontario working in #LongTermCare homes and home and community care for your dedication  to care for those who need help every day and during #COVID19ON. We appreciate you! #PSWDay #PSWDay2020

School Year and Summer Learning Programs

Summary Today, the government announced we are protecting the health and safety of students during the COVID-19 outbreak by keeping schools closed for the rest of this school year. Licensed child care centres and EarlyON programs will also remain closed for the safety and protection of children and families and staff through Stage 1 of […]

Workplace PPE Supplier Directory

Summary Today, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, announced how Ontario is supporting business owners, workers and the economic recovery of the province by launching the Workplace PPE Supplier Directory. It provides businesses with information on personal protective equipment suppliers so they can keep their employees, customers and clients safe as they […]

A Framework to Reopen Our Province- Stage 1

Summary Today our government announced details of stage one of A Framework to Reopen Our Province, which will begin on May 19th, provided that public health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction. Workplaces and services that may reopen in stage one are well-positioned to adopt workplace safety measures and get more people back […]

Youth in Care Day

Summary Today, May 14th, 2020, is Child and Youth in Care Day across Ontario. It is a day to recognize and support children and youth who are in care or formerly in care and reaffirm our commitment to help them succeed in all they do. Key Messages Our government is focused on providing the best […]

Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable

Summary Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, announced Ontario is making the cost of prescription drugs more affordable. Effective today, people using the Ontario Drug Benefit Program will not be required to pay any co-payment until July 1, 2020 for any prescription of 30+ days that is now being dispensed in instalments. In […]

Day of Action on Litter

Summary Today Jeff Yurek, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and PA Andrea Khanjin are celebrating Ontario’s first annual Day of Action on Litter. Ontario proclaimed the second Tuesday of May each year as the official Day of Action on Litter to help raise awareness about the impacts of litter in the environment and encourage everyone […]

Extending Emergency Declaration

Summary Today, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and with the approval of the Ontario legislature, our government has extended the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 2. This allows our government to continue to use every tool at our disposal to protect the health and safety […]