Child Care Worker Vaccine Eligibility

Summary Today, our government announced that licensed child care workers will be eligible to book a vaccine appointment beginning on Thursday, April 29. This eligibility complements the availability of vaccines across the province for those 40+ as well as in pop-up clinics hosted by Public Health Units in hot spot regions. The following child care workers […]

Introduction of the Moving Ontarians More Safely (MOMS) Act

Summary The Ontario government is taking strong action to protect road users against unsafe and aggressive driving with the introduction of the Moving Ontarians More Safely Act, 2021, also known as the MOMS Act. The proposed legislation will introduce new measures to combat high-risk driving and improve road safety, including longer driver’s licence suspensions and longer vehicle impoundment periods for […]

Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy

Summary Today, the Ontario Legislature passed the 2021 Ontario Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy. It is our government’s next step in our promise to do whatever it takes to protect people’s health and jobs during this crisis. Ontario’s COVID-19 action plan now totals $51 billion over four years, including: $16.3 […]

Meeting With Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Summary Dairy farming is the largest sector of Ontario agriculture which are proudly owned and operated by Ontario’s dairy farm families. They produce milk and dairy products and are recognized for their variety and high-quality. Thank you to @dfc_plc for today’s informative meeting.

Ontario Invests in New and Expanded Rapid Training Programs

Summary Today, Minister Romano announced that the Ontario government is providing $15 million to accelerate the development of rapid training programs and help people retrain and upgrade their skills to succeed in their current careers or find new employment. In partnership with industry, employers and other organizations, the province is inviting postsecondary institutions to design […]

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to Pregnant Individuals

Summary Starting today, all pregnant individuals will be eligible for vaccination under the highest risk health conditions as part of Phase Two of Ontario’s vaccine rollout. Pregnant individuals can book an appointment through the provincial call centre at 1-888-999-6488.  Pregnant individuals who live in a public health unit region that is not using the provincial […]

The Best Vaccine For You is the First One You Are Offered

Summary Ontario has made great progress with our vaccine rollout – having administered over 4 million vaccine doses – and we continue to rapidly expand our capacity to administer vaccines with a focus on those most at risk, as supply from the Federal government allows.   We strongly encourage everyone to sign up to receive […]

Ontario Investing in Technology to Protect Agri-Food Workers

Summary Today, Minister Hardeman announced that the Ontario government is launching a modernized cost-share intake as part of a $25.5 million program to increase the adoption of technological innovations within the agri-food sector to enhance the health and safety of workers and improve the sector’s efficiency and productivity. Known as the Agri-tech Innovation Program, this $22 […]

Select Ontario Pharmacies Offering 24/7 COVID-19 Vaccinations

Summary Beginning as early as Wednesday, April 21, our government, in collaboration with Shoppers Drug Mart, will offer 24/7 COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals aged 40 and over at 20 pharmacy locations, with the majority located in hot spot communities. Additionally, the province is now enabling pharmacies to offer walk-in services. Ontarians should contact participating pharmacies […]

Ontario Safely Expands Age Eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to 40+

Summary Effective Tuesday, April 20, based on current supply, Ontario will begin offering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 40 and over. The AstraZeneca vaccine will be available at pharmacy and primary care settings across the province. For a list of participating pharmacies and information on how to schedule a vaccination appointment at a […]