Ontario Introduces the Keeping Students in Class Act

Today our government introduced the Keeping Students in Class Act 2022, that will ensure students across the province remain in the classroom, where they belong. Over the past decades, especially true over the last two-three years, more of the same union-driven disruptions along with the pandemic have kept kids out of class without report cards […]

Ontario is investing $5.91M to create four new Behavioural Specialized Units at long-term care homes in Ajax, Penetanguishene and Scarborough

Today, the Hon. Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care, announced that our government is investing $5.91 million this year to create four new Behavioural Specialized Units (BSUs), comprising 79 beds, at long-term care homes in Ajax, Scarborough, and Penetanguishene. These additional units will provide more vulnerable LTC residents with complex care needs like dementia – […]

Introduction of Postsecondary Education Legislative Amendments

Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, introduced a bill entitled Strengthening Post-secondary Institutions and Students Act, 2022, which would, if passed, amend the the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act and the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 to help institutions better address faculty and staff sexual misconduct against students. In particular, the amendments […]

Dress Purple Day

Today we wear purple to speak up for every child and youth’s safety and well-being wherever they are. Every October, Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario help raise awareness about the important role that individuals and communities play in supporting vulnerable children, youth, and families by wearing purple on Dress Purple Day. The campaign is more […]

More Homes Built Faster

As Ontarians face the rising cost of living and a shortage of homes, our government has strong mandate to help more Ontarians find a home that meets their needs and budget. Everyone in Ontario should be able to find a home that is right for them. But too many people are struggling with the rising cost […]

Applications for the Ontario Legislative Page Program are now open!

Each year, high-achieving, community-oriented Grade 7 and 8 students from across Ontario are chosen to serve as Legislative Pages. This unique opportunity in Toronto allows selected students to become involved in Ontario’s parliamentary process, meet key figures, and make lifelong friendships with like-minded peers. The deadline to apply is November 30th, 2022. More information can […]

Our government is further strengthening consumer protections for new home buyers by doubling the maximum monetary penalties for unethical builders and vendors of new homes who unfairly and illegally cancel projects or terminate purchase agreements. Proposed changes under the New Home Construction Licensing Act (NHCLA), would, if passed, increase existing maximum financial penalties from $25,000 […]

Our government is firmly committed to keeping kids in class, following two years of disruption and learning loss felt around the world.  We have an obligation to keep students learning, which is why investing more for our students, publicly funded schools and more for Ontario parents — including a new $200 support for every school […]

Municipalities help our government tackle complex issues – from building housing and supporting growth to reducing gridlock and improving transit networks.

Ontario’s 444 municipalities are critical partners for our government. They have many responsibilities and provide essential services Ontarians rely on. Municipalities help our government tackle complex issues – from building housing and supporting growth to reducing gridlock and improving transit networks. This week is Local Government Week, which gives us an opportunity to reflect on […]

Ontario Launches Skilled Trades Career Fairs for Students

With more than 360,000 jobs going unfilled across our province, Ontario is facing the largest labour shortage in a generation, while one in five Ontario jobs will be in the skilled trades by 2025. That’s why our government is working for workers by launching career fairs this fall to prepare the next generation of students […]