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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]