Ontario’s small businesses are essential to our economy, our communities and our way of life. They serve our communities and provide meaningful opportunities for hardworking families to get ahead. Ontario has an abundance of local shops and businesses with creative and unique gift ideas. Let’s support those who work hard to serve our communities. We […]

Ontario Expanding Substance Abuse Program for African and Caribbean Canadian Youth

In a year unlike any other, we’ve seen an increased demand for high-quality mental health and addictions care that addresses the unique needs of Ontario’s most vulnerable youth. That’s why our government is investing $2.9 million to enhance and expand the Substance Abuse Program for African and Caribbean Canadian Youth (SAPACCY) at the Centre for […]

Bradford Bypass RFP

The Ontario government is taking another step forward to relieve gridlock in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by building Ontario. Today, the province issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to design and build a bridge crossing for the Bradford Bypass, a new four-lane freeway connecting Highway 400 and Highway 404 in Simcoe County and York Region. […]

Ontario Providing Access to Innovative Technology for Diabetes Care

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin right here in Ontario. As we look towards the future, our government is committed to making life easier and more affordable for individuals living with diabetes. Starting November 30, 2021, our government is providing coverage for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system, the latest flash […]

Ontario to Host Provincial-Municipal Housing Summit

While our government’s policies are working to address affordability, including the tools we’ve provided to municipalities, we know that housing prices are still out of reach for so many Ontarians. Young families, seniors and hard-working Ontarians are desperate for housing that meets their needs and budget. That’s why we’re inviting municipalities to the table to […]

Ontario Combats Bullying in Schools

Every student – irrespective of their background, faith, heritage, or orientation – deserves every opportunity to succeed in and beyond the classroom. During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, it has never been more important to stand with students and educators across the province against bullying. By updating Policy/Program Memorandum No. 144 – Bullying Prevention and […]

Ontario Building and Improving Schools

Under Premier Ford, our government  is committed to building new schools and child care spaces for families in every corner of this great province. For 2021-2022, our government is investing over $600 million to ensure learning spaces are well ventilated, modern, internet-connected, and accessible. The government continues to support science and tech labs, in-class technology […]

Ontario Helping More People Train for New Careers and Opportunities

Our province is facing the greatest labour shortage in a generation. Across Ontario there are over 300,000 jobs waiting to be filled. This is why we are investing in programs that will connect more people to meaningful in-demand careers close to home. Through the Second Career program, workers can receive tuition for training programs of […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings to Open For All Children Aged Five to 11

The approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11 is exciting news for families and a significant milestone in Ontario’s fight against COVID-19 in advance of the holiday season. The paediatric Pfizer vaccine offered to children aged five to 11 will be a lower dose that is safe and effective at protecting […]