Summary Today, Ontario rolled out two mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics as part of the province’s last mile strategy to target those who have yet to receive a first or second dose of the vaccine. The GO-VAXX buses, retrofitted through a partnership with Metrolinx, will travel to malls, festivals, community hubs and events throughout the summer and […]

70% of Ontarians 12+ Have Received Two Doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Ontario has reached another exciting milestone in our vaccine rollout: 70% of Ontarians aged 12 and over have now received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine! This brings us closer to our target of 75% of eligible Ontarians aged 12 and over being fully vaccinated, one of the milestones we need to reach before exiting […]

Ontario Makes Historic Investment in Safe, Innovative Festivals and Events

Summary Tourism is a key economic driver in Ontario – in 2018, the tourism industry supported more than 390,000 jobs and generated over $36 billion of economic activity for the province.  For more than a year, the pandemic has disproportionately impacted tourism and culture – two major industries that bring people together and our communities to […]

Ontario Opening Temporary Road Test Centres

Summary Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation announced that the Ontario government is beginning to open temporary road test centres starting on Monday, August 9, 2021. The first two temporary road test centres will open in Guelph and Oshawa, with four more following in September across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. These locations are targeted in […]

Ontario Further Improving School Ventilation

Summary Today, Minister Lecce announced that our government is investing up to $25 million in additional funding to support the purchase of approximately 20,000 new HEPA filter units, building on previous ventilation and other safety improvements in schools. Joined by Dr. Moore, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and Dr. Kurji, York’s Medical Officer of […]

Waste Free Wednesday

Summary On July 21 2021, Andrea Khanjin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, launched the first Waste-Free Wednesday clean-up of the summer.  On Waste-Free Wednesdays, the province is encouraging people to get outside and clean up litter in their local communities, while following public health measures. This kit includes materials to support […]

Over nine million Ontarians are fully vaccinated

Our government has reached yet another incredible milestone in our vaccine rollout – over nine million Ontarians are fully vaccinated! While this is great progress, it’s critical that all Ontarians aged 12 and over get vaccinated with their first and second doses as soon as possible. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect ourselves and […]