National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21

Key Messages • National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day to celebrate the unique heritage, cultural diversity and rich traditions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Ontario.  • In place of in-person festivities this year, our government encourages every Ontarian to participate in one of the many virtual celebrations taking place across the province.  […]

Shop Local! Shop Safe! Shop with Confidence!

Key Messages Ontario’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and their recovery is critical to Ontario’s recovery. As communities across the province enter Stage 2 of reopening, we’re encouraging everyone in Ontario to Shop Local and Shop Safe! to support these small businesses and help them reopen successfully after COVID-19. The People Outside Safely Together (or POST) initiative is […]

School Safety Plan for the 2020-21 School Year

Summary Today, Premier Ford and Minister Lecce released our government’s safety plan for the resumption of class for the 2020-21 school year, outlining how students can safely return to classrooms and continue their learning in September, providing choice to parents, enhanced online learning, and additional funding. Ontario’s plan to safely reopen schools will provide options for […]

Ontario Parks Camping

Summary Today, Minister Yurek announced the details and dates of facilities and services that will be opening at Ontario Parks in regions entering Stage 2. Gradually over the next several weeks, Ontario Parks will start opening campgrounds, providing more washrooms, and offering drinking water, along with roofed accommodations, park store and rental operations, visitor centers, and sports fields. […]

Grants for Student Needs and Priorities and Partnerships 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 […]

Indigenous Small and Medium Enterprise Supports

Summary This afternoon Minister Greg Rickford announced our government is providing up to $10 million to Indigenous-owned small and medium sized businesses to help them access capital resources as the province begins to safely and gradually reopen the economy. Key Messages · Our government is committed to helping Indigenous communities, people and businesses weather the economic […]

Water Quantity Management Proposal

Summary Today, Minister Yurek released our government’s proposed enhancements to Ontario’s water taking program. The proposed changes will help further protect the long-term sustainability of surface water and groundwater in Ontario, as committed in the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. Key Messages ·         Our government is taking action through our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to protect lakes, waterways and groundwater […]

COVID-19 Case and Contact Management

Summary As the province safely and gradually reopens, the Ontario government is enhancing case and contact management to quickly test, trace and isolate cases of COVID-19 to stop the spread of the virus and prepare for any potential future waves. These additional measures include a comprehensive case and contact management strategy, Protecting Ontarians through Enhanced Case […]

Protecting Small Business Act

Summary Last night, our government passed the Protecting Small Business Act, temporarily halting or reversing evictions of commercial tenants and protecting them from being locked out or having their assets seized during COVID-19. The legislation applies to businesses that are eligible for federal/provincial rent assistance for evictions from May 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020.

Father’s Day Free Fishing

Summary This weekend, Ontarians can celebrate Father’s Day by fishing for free in Ontario! On June 20 and 21, families can enjoy free fishing as a low-risk way to spend quality time together outdoors. We encourage you to share the social graphics below leading up to the weekend, to encourage families to enjoy the outdoors […]