Starting January 1st pharmacies can write prescriptions for some of the most common ailments

Spread the word! Starting January 1st pharmacies can be your one-stop shop to get prescriptions for some of the most common ailments such as pink eye, rashes, insect bites, and urinary tract infections, at no extra cost. Skipping the doctor’s office visit gives you more convenient options to access the care you need closer […]

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Happy New Year’s Eve! I wish you and your family safe and joyous celebrations to welcome in the new year.

2023 CYFA Charity Banquet and Awarding Ceremony

Congratulations on the success of the 2023 Canadian Youth Foundation Banquet and Awarding Ceremony, and to nearly a decade of their help in growing, and empowering the youth to become leaders in their own right.

Happy Chanukah 2022!

#ChagChanukahSameach to all those celebrating! As you gather with your loved ones to light the menorah, spin the dreidel, and enjoy holiday delicacies, I hope you are surrounded by peace and good fortunes.

New Year Festival Opera Gala

I was invited to attend the New Year Festival Opera Gala by the Torono Yue Opera Troupe that took place after another beautiful performance by their group at the Fairview Mall Library Theatre. Congratulations on another successful year, and a big thank you for sharing your art and culture with the community. This is a […]

Canada Chinese Alumni Spring Gala 2022

It was my pleasure to attend the Canada Chinese Alumni Spring Gala’s 6th year of celebrations! I’d like to thank the six alumni associations in attendance for their valuable time and energy and also to the university Alumni who have generously donated to the organization. I wish another successful year to the Canada Chinese Alumni […]

Ontario Creating More Affordable Child Care Spaces Across the Province

Our government is making child care more affordable and more accessible for families across the province by creating approximately 53,000 new, high-quality and affordable licensed child care spaces by December 2026. This is part of our government’s plan to increase capacity by 86,000 licensed spaces, of which 33,000 have already been created since 2019.

We are also announcing a $213 million investment in new, one-time start up grants to support the creation of new child care spaces in locations with populations who most need support.

These announcements are building on our government’s continued commitment to increasing affordability for parents, and to reach $10-per-day child care for Ontario families.

Ontario Providing Free Naloxone Kits in Workplaces

Today, Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program to make free naloxone kits (and free training) available at workplaces where there is a high risk of staff witnessing or experiencing an overdose. In 2021, 2,819 people died from opioid-related causes in Ontario – the highest number on record and up from 366 in 2003. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose, restore breathing within 2-5 minutes, and allow time for medical help to arrive.