Food and Organic Waste Policy Statement

Summary Today, Minister Yurek announced our government is seeking public input on its proposal to reduce the amount of food and organic waste going to landfills. Proposed amendments to the Food and Organic Waste Policy Statement  would encourage innovation in the processing of compostable products and clarify and expand the types of materials – such as Club […]

COVID-19 Fall Preparedness Plan

Summary Today, Premier Ford and Minister Elliott announced our government’s $2.8 billion COVID-19 fall preparedness plan to ensure the province’s health care, long-term care and education systems are prepared for the immediate challenges this fall, including a second wave of COVID-19 and the upcoming flu season. Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future Waves of COVID-19 will enable the […]

Rowan’s Law Day

Summary Each year, the last Wednesday in September is recognized as Rowan’s Law Day – a day intended to raise awareness about concussion safety in sports. Rowan Stringer was a 17-year-old Ottawa rugby player who died tragically in spring 2013 from a condition known as second-impact syndrome (catastrophic swelling of the brain). Rowan is believed to have […]

COVID-19: Long-Term Care Preparedness Plan

Summary Today, Premier Ford, Minister Fullerton, and Minister Elliott  announced our government is investing close $540 million to protect residents, caregivers, and staff in long-term care homes from future surges and waves of COVID-19. The COVID-19: Long-Term Care Preparedness Plan outlines the actions our government is taking to support the long-term care sector’s readiness to […]

French-language Teacher Recruitment

Summary Today, Minister Lecce announced our government is taking action to recruit and retain more French teachers, to ensure that all students receive a high-quality French-language or French as a second language (FSL) education. To assist in this effort, the province is supporting various initiatives such as career fairs, as well as partnering with two […]

Recruiting, Retaining and Supporting More Health Care Workers

Summary Today, Premier Ford and Minister Elliott announce our government is investing $52.5 million to recruit, retain and support over 3,700 more frontline health care workers and caregivers to ensure our health care system can meet any surge in demand, while continuing to provide safe and high-quality care to patients and long-term care residents. This […]


Summary Starting today, the Ontario government is providing free Wi-Fi for passengers on all GO buses and approximately 50 per cent of GO trains as part of our commitment to improve public transit across the province. Key Messages Beginning today, customers will be able to access GO Wi-Fi Plus free on all GO buses and approximately […]

World Tourism Day

Summary Tourism is a key economic driver in Ontario, supporting more than 400,000 jobs and generating over $36 billion of economic activity for the province. That’s why we’re encouraging Ontarians to safely explore our province for World Tourism Day on Sunday September 27. World Tourism Day highlights the important role tourism plays in preserving and […]

Reducing Surgical Backlog and Expand Access to Care

Summary Today, Premier Ford and Minister Elliott announced our government is investing $741 million to help clear the backlog of surgeries and build more capacity in our health care system to effectively manage surges and outbreaks in COVID-19 cases. This is part of the province’s COVID-19 fall preparedness plan, Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future […]

Public Health Measures

Summary Over the past five weeks, we have seen an increase the daily rate of new COVID-19 symptoms. We need to take steps to protect Ontarians, and to help our frontline health care workers. Today, our government announced additional public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission, and to prevent future outbreaks, including additional […]