Ontario Keeping Energy and Housing Costs Down

Ontario Keeping Energy and Housing Costs Down

TORONTO –Today, the Ontario government introduced legislation that, if passed, would reverse a December 2023 decision by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) that would have significantly increased the...

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Ontario Banning Road Tolls, Freezing Driver’s Licence Fees to Keep Costs Down

Ontario Banning Road Tolls, Freezing Driver’s Licence Fees to Keep Costs Down

TORONTO— The Ontario government is keeping costs down for drivers by introducing legislation that would, if passed, ban tolls on provincial highways. This ban would apply to the Don Valley Parkway...

Ontario Protecting People from the High Costs of a Provincial Carbon Tax

Ontario Protecting People from the High Costs of a Provincial Carbon Tax

MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is keeping costs down for people by introducing legislation that, if passed, would give Ontario voters a direct say over a new provincial carbon tax,...

Ontario Introducing Mandatory Black History Learning

Ontario Introducing Mandatory Black History Learning

AJAX — As the province celebrates Black History Month, the Ontario government is introducing new mandatory learning in Grades 7, 8 and 10 history on the exceptional contributions and history of...

Ontario Launching “One Fare

Ontario Launching “One Fare" to Save Transit Riders $1,600

TORONTO— The Ontario government is keeping costs down for public transit riders with the launch of “One Fare,” which will save riders an average of $1,600 each year. Beginning February 26, 2024,...

Ontario Connecting Over 300,000 People to Primary Care Teams

Ontario Connecting Over 300,000 People to Primary Care Teams

PETERBOROUGH — The Ontario government is investing $110 million to connect up to 328,000 people to primary care teams, bringing the province one step closer to connecting everyone in Ontario to...

Ontario Training Thousands of New Long-Term Care Staff

Ontario Training Thousands of New Long-Term Care Staff

STRATFORD — The Ontario government is investing more than $100 million in two programs that will train more than 32,000 new personal support workers (PSWs) and nurses in long-term care over the next...

Ontario Making it Easier and More Convenient to Access Government Services

Ontario Making it Easier and More Convenient to Access Government Services

HAMILTON – Ontario is making it easier and more convenient to access government services such as applying for or renewing health cards and driver’s licences. Today, the province officially launched...

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth to Mental Health Care Close to Home

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth to Mental Health Care Close to Home

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is investing an additional $44.6 million per year to connect children and youth to mental health services across the province so they have access to the care they...

Ontario Unveils a Back-to-Basics Kindergarten Curriculum

Ontario Unveils a Back-to-Basics Kindergarten Curriculum

TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking continued action to emphasize back-to-basics learning by introducing mandatory learning through clear and direct instruction in reading, writing and math...

Ontario Celebrates Lincoln M. Alexander Day and his Contributions to Equality

Ontario Celebrates Lincoln M. Alexander Day and his Contributions to Equality

Lincoln Alexander was a leading figure in the fight for racial equity in Canada. In provincial, federal, public and private roles, he consistently advocated for the equal treatment of black Canadians.

Ontario Taking Next Steps in Plan to Further Reduce Wait Times for Surgeries and Diagnostic Procedures

Ontario Taking Next Steps in Plan to Further Reduce Wait Times for Surgeries and Diagnostic Procedures

MISSISSAUGA — As part of the next steps to implementYour Health, a plan for connected and convenient care, the Ontario government is proposing regulatory changes that, would name Accreditation...

Ontario Launching New Long-Term Care Home Investigations Unit

Ontario Launching New Long-Term Care Home Investigations Unit

TORONTO — The Ontario government has created a new Investigations Unit to ensure every long-term care resident lives with dignity and experiences the quality of care they deserve. Supported by an...

UPDATE: APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED - Ontario Increasing Funding to Combat Antisemitism and Islamophobia

UPDATE: APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED - Ontario Increasing Funding to Combat Antisemitism and Islamophobia

UPDATE - Our government is extending the Anti-Hate Security and Prevention Grant application deadline to Jan 22. This will provide Jewish, Muslim & other organizations with more time to apply to...

Congratulations to Kayla Vespa on Scoring Your First PWHL Goal!

Congratulations to Kayla Vespa on Scoring Your First PWHL Goal!

The Stoney Creek Sabres are our local hockey organization dedicated to cultivating a safe and nurturing environment for female participants to develop a genuine passion for hockey. Their mission...

Ontario Consumers Will be Able to Buy Beer, Cider, Wine and Low-Alcohol Ready-to-Drink Beverages at Convenience, Grocery and Big Box Stores

Ontario Consumers Will be Able to Buy Beer, Cider, Wine and Low-Alcohol Ready-to-Drink Beverages at Convenience, Grocery and Big Box Stores

Today, the Ontario government announced that beginning no later than January 1, 2026, consumers will be able to buy beer, wine, cider, coolers, seltzers, and other low-alcohol ready-to-drink...

Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Hamilton

Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Hamilton

HAMILTON — Construction is underway on Shalom Manor Hamilton, a new long-term care home in Hamilton. This home is one of 67 long-term care home projects fast-tracked this fall with support from the...