International Overdose Awareness Day & Recovery Month

Summary Today, on August 31, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, released a statement as Ontario recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day. Every year, more than one million Ontarians experience mental health or addiction challenges, and we know the COVID-19 pandemic has created new […]

Convenience Store Week

Summary This week marks the first official Convenience Store Week in Ontario, following Bill 262 receiving royal assent in May 2021.  Throughout the pandemic, the convenience store sector has become even more important to local communities as they provide the daily necessities Ontarians need. Their dedicated employees work around the clock to ensure their stores are open when […]

Ontario’s Last Mile Strategy to Further Increase

Summary Ontario has reached another exciting milestone in our vaccine rollout: 75% of Ontarians aged 12 and over have now received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine! Our vaccine rollout is making excellent progress, but the job is not over yet. Our government is continuing its last mile strategy to reach eligible individuals who have […]

Cumulative Ventilation funding

Summary Today, Minister Lecce is providing a cumulative ventilation funding figures to caucus for the purpose of promoting at a local level the substantial investment/progress made in ventilation and air quality in schools across Ontario to keep staff and students safe. In total over $600M has been allocated to improve ventilation in schools since the […]

AMO Wrap Up – Ontario and Municipalities Working Together to Strengthen Communities

Summary At the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference this week, our government reaffirmed our commitment to working in partnership with municipalities to keep our communities safe and support vital public services. Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark, along with fellow Ministers, Associate Ministers and Parliamentary Assistants held […]

Ontario Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Mandatory for High-Risk Settings

Summary In response to evolving data around the transmissibility of the Delta variant and based on the recent experiences of other jurisdictions, our government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is taking action to increase protection for our most vulnerable, including frail seniors, immunocompromised individuals and young children who are not yet […]

Province Launches New Modern Ontario Business Registry

Summary Today, Minister Romano announced that our government is launching a new Ontario Business Registry on October 19, making it easier, simpler, and more affordable for millions of businesses and not-for-profit corporations to interact with the government. The new online registry will replace outdated technology, providing the more than 2.5 million businesses and non-profits with […]

Vaccination Clinics in Schools

Summary Today, Minister Lecce announced that the Ontario government is working with public health units and publicly funded school boards to plan and host vaccination clinics in or nearby schools to continue to fight COVID-19. The voluntary program is part of the province’s last mile strategy to target those who have yet to receive a […]

Additional Funding for Vulnerable People During COVID-19

Summary This morning at 9:30 a.m., Minister Clark will announce that our government is providing an additional $307 million to municipalities and Indigenous program partners to respond to COVID-19 and help keep vulnerable people safe. Please also issue your local news release at 9:30 a.m. as part of a coordinated government-wide effort. News Release English: French:

Over 20 Million Doses of the COVID-19 Vaccines Have Been Administered

Ontario has reached another exciting milestone in our vaccine rollout – over 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered – more than any other province or territory.  As Dr. Moore shared earlier this week, the vaccines are having an impact and continue to protect Ontarians against more severe cases of COVID-19, hospitalization and […]