Protecting and Supporting Victims of Crime

Summary Today, Attorney General Doug Downey announced that our government is investing an additional $2.1 million to provide new supports and services for victims of crime in Leeds-Grenville, Dufferin County and the Nipissing region – historically underserved areas of the province. The three-year investment will establish new sexual violence support services in Leeds-Grenville and Dufferin […]

Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit and CARE Expansion

Summary Today, Minister Lecce, Minister Bethlenfalvy, and MPP Park announced that our government is providing $980 million in direct payments to parents, as part of the expanded Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit, along with new details on eligibility and timing. This is in addition to $868 million in two payments the government has already provided to support […]

Ontario Appoints New Patient Ombudsman

Summary Our government has appointed Craig Thompson as Ontario’s new Patient Ombudsman to help improve the quality of care and supports patients and their families receive in hospitals, long-term care homes, and select home and community care settings. Key Messages The Ontario government has appointed Craig Thompson as Ontario’s new Patient Ombudsman to help improve […]

Extension of Closures and Second Phase of Learn at Home

Summary Today, Premier Ford, Minister Lecce, Minister Romano and Minister Elliott announced further measures to support parents and families during this time. This morning Minister Romano announced support for university and college students and their families be deferring OSAP loan payments and introducing new e-campus measures. As part of a larger education announcement, this afternoon, […]

Ontario Expands Domestic Vaccine Manufacturing Capacity and Improves Pandemic Preparedness

Summary Today, Premier Ford and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade announced the Ontario government is partnering with the federal government, the City of Toronto and Sanofi, a leading global biopharmaceutical and vaccines company, to expand its Ontario facility to meet growing demand for flu vaccines, boost Canada’s preparedness for future pandemics […]

Ontario Supporting Construction Training in Hamilton

Summary Today, Minister McNaughton and Minister Bethlenfalvy announced that our government is investing $592,000 to help prepare 150 people in Hamilton for well-paying jobs in the construction sector, such as environmental engineers, surveyors, civil engineers and general managers to address the challenges brought on by COVID-19. Additionally, this support will help employers reduce obstacles to hiring, […]

Ontario Supports the Tourism and Hospitality Sectors during COVID-19

Summary Ontario’s heritage, sport, tourism, and culture industries were hit first, the hardest, and are expected to take the longest to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact on individuals, families, and operators has been absolutely devastating, notably in Ontario’s tourism sector, which has lost more than 200,000 jobs and more than $18 billion in […]

2 Million Vaccine Doses Administered

Our government has reached an incredible milestone: over two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered. Ontario leads the county in the total number of vaccines administered, and as of March 27, over three-quarters of Ontario residents aged 80 or older have received at least one dose. One third of residents aged 75 to 79 have […]

Anti-Asian Racism Forum. Hosted by MPP, Vincent Ke

There is great work ahead of us to tackle Anti-Asian hate and racism. We need to replace ignorance with education. Thank you @Sflecce and all the participating Asian-Canadian and Chinese-Canadian leaders for joining the virtual Anti-Asian Racism Forum. First step is to SPEAK UP.

Ontario’s Action Plan Supporting New Hospital in Brampton

Summary Today, Premier Doug Ford, Minister Christine Elliott, MPP for Brampton South Prabmeet Sarkaria and MPP for Brampton West Amarjot Sandhu echoed our government’s support for the transformation of Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness in Brampton from a day facility into a new hospital. This investment is is part of the 2021 Budget, Ontario’s […]