Canada Day Shop Local

Summary We know a few things about Ontario small businesses: 1) They provide meaningful jobs and opportunities for hardworking families 2) They are an essential building block of our economy 3) They’ve sacrificed and closed their doors to support the fight against COVID-19. 4) ​They reflect the diversity and cultural mosaic that is Ontario.  This Canada […]

PTSD Awareness Day

Summary Today is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, first proclaimed by our government last year. The day aims to raise awareness and help people coping with PTSD move beyond the stigma and onto the road to recovery. It is also a day to honour our frontline heroes, who put their lives on the line […]

Seniors Community Grant Program

Summary We know that seniors have been particularly impacted by the social isolation caused by Covid-19. It is essential that we work to keep our seniors safe and connected to our communities, and ensure that the systems of support they need are put into place and strengthened. Key Messages • Our government is helping older […]

Ontario Provides Stable Electricity Pricing for Industrial and Commercial Companies

Summary Today Minister Greg Rickford and Minister Walker announced additional support for industrial and commercial electricity consumers who participate in the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) program.  Today’s action to implement an “ICI Peak Hiatus” will allow Class A electricity consumers, large companies who employ thousands of Ontarians, to focus on returning to full production this summer.  Key Messages • Our government […]

Youth Opportunities Fund

Summary Our government is investing in community-driven and youth-led projects to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families facing economic and social barriers. Today, Minister Dunlop, alongside Premier Doug Ford and Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott, announced the Government of Ontario is investing more than $13 million to support children, youth […]

Jean Baptiste Day and Franco-phone Community Grants

Summary Today, Minister Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs released the Francophone Community Grants Program to support Ontario’s francophone businesses and community organizations, as well as those that serve French-speaking Ontarians. The Program supports projects which strengthen the capacity of organizations to provide products and services in French, promote the recruitment and training of bilingual staff, […]

Plan to Stop COVID-19 outbreaks in Windsor-Essex

Summary In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local public health officials, the Ontario government is implementing a three-point plan to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 on farms and throughout the community of Windsor-Essex. Recent outbreaks, especially those in the agriculture and agri-food sectors, pose unique challenges that require a […]

Pets in hot cars

Summary Elevated temperatures have accompanied the official start of summer and many Ontarians are taking advantage of the warm weather by spending more time outdoors with their pets. Sadly, each year across the province, there are hundreds of reports of pets left unattended in parked vehicles. Today, our government issued a news release reminding Ontarians […]


Summary On Thursday June 18th, Minister Mulroney announced the reopening of DriveTest and Travel Point locations across the province. DriveTest centres will begin serving customers based on when they were born to reduce crowding, support new requirements for physical distancing, health checks and enhanced sanitation. People with birthdays between January to June will be allowed […]

Toronto & Peel Regions Moving into Stage 2

Summary The Ontario government is working to open more regions, businesses and services and get more people back to work by moving the City of Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 24 at 12:01 a.m. This decision, made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the local medical […]