Author Archives: Ontario Government

Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis

In response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the real and looming threat of the collapse of the province’s hospital system and alarming risks posed to long-term care homes as a result of high COVID-19 transmission rates, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately ...

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Ontario’s Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Released

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The Ontario government has released an Ethical Framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution which was developed in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force to guide further vaccine prioritization and distribution across the province. The province continues to vaccinate vulnerable populations and those who care for them through Phase One of its three-phase implementation plan as additional vaccines become available. ...

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Ontario Opening Specialized Care Centre in Greater Toronto Area

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The Ontario government is opening a new Specialized Care Centre to provide care for long-term care residents in the Greater Toronto Area who must be temporarily relocated due to the challenging situation in their long-term care home. The new Specialized Care Centre will operate as a temporary extension of Toronto Grace Health Centre to offer surge capacity for long-term care ...

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L’Ontario ouvre un Centre de soins spécialisés dans la région du Grand Toronto

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario ouvre un nouveau Centre de soins spécialisés pour fournir des soins aux résidents de la région du Grand Toronto que l’on doit temporairement déménager en raison de la situation difficile dans leur foyer de soins de longue durée. Le nouveau Centre de soins spécialisés fonctionnera comme un agrandissement temporaire du Centre de santé Grace de l’Armée ...

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Ontario Provides Update on Ontario Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant

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Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, provided an update on confirmed cases in Ontario of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK. This variant has now been detected in multiple countries beyond the UK, and with inbound international travel, it is not unexpected to have identified the new variant in Ontario. A third case of ...

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Ontario Confirms First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant in Ontario

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Today, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced the first two confirmed cases in Ontario of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK. This variant has now been detected in multiple countries beyond the UK, including Denmark, Belgium, Australia and the Netherlands. With inbound international travel, it is not unexpected to have identified the new ...

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L’Ontario confirme qu’il y a des premiers cas en Ontario du variant de la COVID-19 détecté au R.-U.

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La Dre Barbara Yaffe, médecin hygiéniste en chef adjointe de l’Ontario, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il y a deux cas confirmés en Ontario du variant de la COVID-19 qui a été détecté pour la première fois au Royaume-Uni. Ce variant a été depuis signalé dans de nombreux pays, dont le Danemark, la Belgique, l’Australie et les Pays-Bas. Avec l’arrivée de vols ...

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Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown. Additional restrictions will be put into place and reinforce that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus and prevent hospitals from ...

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Merry Christmas from St. Monica’s Parish

Merry Christmas from St. Monica’s Parish! Due to current strict COVID-19 guidelines, our Christmas Eve masses will be restricted to parishioners and guests who have pre-registered for the services. We pray that by this time next year, the COVID-19 Pandemic will have been controlled, and once again we can welcome everyone to our Christmas Eve services. Enjoy the Christmas season ...

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Ontario Declares Santa Claus an Essential Service

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Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on Santa Claus’ annual delivery of gifts: “As children across Ontario count down the days to Christmas with excitement, I want to reassure all the boys and girls out there that Santa is still coming this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.   As Premier, I have requested that the Lieutenant Governor issue a ...

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Ontario Government Investing over $1.86 million to help Northern College in Timmins

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The Ontario government is investing over $1.86 million in capital funding to help Northern College this year. This funding is part of the province’s $466 million total investment in capital funding to help colleges and universities across Ontario address their deferred maintenance backlog. Work will include critical repairs and updates, while supporting the renewal of infrastructure campus projects. These improvements ...

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Ontario Unveils New Comprehensive Plan to Combat Poverty

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The Ontario government released its new Poverty Reduction Strategy today which will help more people get back to work and participate in the province’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The five-year strategy outlines key initiatives that will help connect people experiencing poverty with education, skills training, health and other supports, while helping people keep more of their hard-earned money. “While COVID-19 ...

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