Taking Immediate Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Variants

Summary Our government is taking immediate and decisive action to stop the spread of new COVID-19 variants throughout the province. We are implementing a six-point plan which includes mandatory on-arrival testing of international travellers, enhanced screening and sequencing to identify the new variants, maintaining public health measures to keep people safe, strengthening case and contact […]

Strengthening Sexual Violence and Harassment Policies at Postsecondary Institutions

Summary Today, Minister Romano and Associate Minister Dunlop announced our government is proposing changes to sexual violence and harassment policies at postsecondary institutions to ensure that students alleging an instance of sexual violence and harassment are not faced with irrelevant questions about their sexual orientation or history, and do not face reprisals for violating an […]

Virtual Meeting with Trillium Gift of Life Network

A great meeting with @TrilliumGift this afternoon as we discussed ways of promoting organ and tissue donor awareness. One organ donor can save up to 8 lives and enhance as many as 75 more through the gift of tissue. #Beadonor

Municipal Modernization Program

Summary Today, our government announced that we are investing over $40 million during COVID-19 to help small and rural municipalities improve the delivery of critical programs and services. The funding, under the Municipal Modernization Program, is part of the government’s $125 million investment through 2022-23 to help small and rural municipalities become more efficient and […]

Ontario Delivering Support to Agricultural and Horticultural Societies

Summary Today, Minister Hardeman announced at the 2021 Rural Ontario Municipal Conference that, through the Agricultural and Horticultural Support and Recovery Funding Initiative, our government is providing $5 million to support the province’s Agricultural and Horticultural Societies which were impacted due to the pandemic.These societies play a vital role in communities across rural Ontario, and […]

Progress Testing Travellers at Pearson Airport

Summary Today, our government provided an update on Ontario’s voluntary and free border testing pilot program, which was implemented to help quickly identify and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. To date over 6,800 international travellers have been tested for COVID-19, with 2.26 per cent of these tests detecting positive cases. Despite this […]

Expanding Eligibility for Emergency Child Care During Extended Remote Learning Period

Summary Today, Minister Lecce announced our government is further expanding eligibility for the targeted emergency child care program to additional workers who are performing critical roles across our economy and communities. This expansion takes effect on January 27th, and is intended to support workers and their families with child care options at no cost in […]

Ontario Adjusts Vaccination Plan in Response to Pfizer-BioNTech Shipment Delays

Summary On January 19, 2021 the federal government notified the province of further reductions in Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shipments. In response to the significant reduction in allocations by the federal government as well as significant uncertainty regarding future shipments, the province and vaccination sites have worked together to develop a plan to accelerate vaccination of the […]