Chuc Mung Nam Moi 2023

Tonight, Vietnamese Ontarians will be celebrating the beginning of the Year of the Cat. From my family to yours, I wish you a happy and prosperous Tết. #ChucMungNamMoi

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year! I wish you and your family a safe, happy, and prosperous New Year! 🐇

Tuition-free programs, and a $10,000 tuition fee and relocation reimbursement opportunity available at the School of Transportation, Centennial College.

The School of Transportation, Centennial College is offering tuition-free programs, and a $10,000 tuition fee and relocation reimbursement opportunity for the Truck and Coach Technician and Automotive Service Technician Pre-Apprenticeship programs. This program was funded by the Government of Ontario, and was created to be a transitional step towards finding an apprenticeship. Pre-Apprenticeship Info Sessions on Tuesday, January 24, or Thursday, […]

Ontario Expanding Learn and Stay Grant to Train More Health Care Workers

Our government is expanding the Ontario Learn and Stay Grant beyond nursing, to include paramedic and medical laboratory technologist programs in priority communities. The Learn and Stay Grant supports postsecondary students who enrol in select programs in growing and underserved communities, and continue to work in those communities for a period of time after they […]

New “As of Right” Rules a First in Canada

As we connect people to more convenient care, we need bold, innovative and creative solutions to attract more health care workers to Ontario and bolster our health care system. With our new “As of Right” rules, Ontario is the first province in Canada to allow health care workers from across the country to overcome unnecessary […]

TQC Cup 2022 Chinese Alumni Photography Contest

During the joyous holiday season, the TQC Cup 2022 Chinese Alumni Photography Contest promises to attract many photography enthusiasts. As the featured photographer contestants showcase their talents and their best work to an engaged audience, they will share their unique vision, as seen exclusively through their own eyes. This exciting contest will foster a spirit […]

Indigenous Transportation Initiatives Fund

Our government is working closely with Indigenous communities and organizations to improve local transportation through the Indigenous Transportation Initiatives Fund (ITIF). The program provides funding for small and large projects, related to economic development, transportation mobility, and transportation safety. Indigenous communities and organizations in Ontario can now apply for project funding. Applications are open until […]

Golden Maple Leaf Seniors Association New Year Party and Volunteer Award Ceremony

I am pleased to express my warmest greetings and wholehearted congratulations to the Golden Maple Leaf Seniors Association (GMLSA) in celebration of its 2023 New Year Party and the Award Ceremony for Outstanding Volunteers for the project, “Raising Awareness on ElderlyAbuse, Building a Safe and Healthy Elderly Life”. As a non-profit, community-based organization, I commend […]

Surgical Recovery in the Community

When it comes to your health, the status quo is no longer acceptable. Our government is taking bold action to eliminate surgical backlogs and reduce wait times for publicly-funded surgeries and procedures. Ontario has a three-step plan that better integrates and uses community surgical and diagnostic centers and their state-of-the-art facilities to speed up how […]

Local Pharmacies Now a One-Stop-Shop for Thirteen Common Ailments and Prescription Renewals

Today, Premier Ford and Minister Sylvia Jones reminded Ontarians that as of January 1st, 2023, they are now able to skip the doctor’s office visit and go straight to a local pharmacy to receive prescriptions from highly-trained pharmacists for thirteen common ailments, including rashes, pink eye, insect bites or urinary tract infections at no extra cost. This new service is in addition to pharmacists being able to renew prescriptions for most medications, such as blood pressure, diabetes and asthma medication.

Allowing pharmacists to assess and prescribe for these common ailments is another way our government is making it more convenient for Ontarians to access the care they need, in addition to helping to free up physician bandwidth for more complex needs.