Author Archives: Ontario Government

Ontario Supporting Indigenous and Emerging Artists

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The Ontario government is increasing support for the province’s arts sector with a $5-million grant program administered through the Ontario Arts Council. The funding will create more opportunities for Indigenous artists and arts organizations to reconnect with their audiences and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and help new emerging artists across all disciplines during a pivotal stage in their ...

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L’Ontario fera passer le salaire minimum à 15 dollars l’heure

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Dans le cadre de sa mise à jour économique de l’automne 2021, le gouvernement de l’Ontario proposera un projet de loi qui, s’il est adopté, fera passer le salaire minimum général de 14,35 $ à 15,00 $ à compter du 1er janvier 2022. En vertu des modifications proposées, le salaire minimum des serveurs de boissons alcoolisées serait éliminé et ces ...

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Ontario to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

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As part of the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, the Ontario government will introduce legislation that, if passed, would raise the general minimum wage from $14.35 to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022. Under the proposed changes, the special minimum wage rate for liquor servers would be eliminated and they would be entitled to the general minimum wage. Students under ...

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Ontario Investing in Mental Health and Addictions Supports for Indigenous Communities

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The Ontario government is investing more than $36 million in community-led mental health and addictions supports in Indigenous communities across the province. This funding will help ensure culturally appropriate and trauma-informed supports are readily available for Indian residential school survivors and their families as well as Indigenous-led student, youth and gender-focused services.   “We are listening to Indigenous leadership and ...

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Ontario Supports Food Industry in Thunder Bay Region

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The Ontario government is providing more than $2.2 million to help support the agriculture, aquaculture and food processing sectors in the Thunder Bay region. The funding will help 13 businesses and Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation expand operations, create jobs and drive economic growth. “Our government recognizes the importance and significance of local food sources to our wellbeing and economy,” said ...

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L’Ontario investit plus de 2,5 millions de dollars pour protéger les Grands Lacs

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit plus de 2,5 millions de dollars dans 19 nouveaux projets pour protéger la santé des Grands Lacs dans le cadre de l’engagement qu’il a pris lors de la signature récente de l’Accord Canada-Ontario sur la qualité de l’eau et la santé de l’écosystème des Grands Lacs. Ces projets contribueront à améliorer la qualité de l’eau ...

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Ontario Invests Over $2.5 Million to Protect the Great Lakes

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The Ontario government is investing more than $2.5 million in 19 new projects to protect the health of the Great Lakes as part of its commitment in the recently signed Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health. These projects will help improve the water quality of the world’s largest freshwater lake system by helping farmers and landowners ...

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Ontario Cautiously Lifting Capacity Limits in Select Settings

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With public health and health care indicators remaining stable or improving, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is cautiously lifting capacity limits in select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required, as well as certain outdoor settings that have a capacity below 20,000. This gradual and incremental approach will continue to help ...

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Ontario Launches Free Menstrual Products in Schools

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Following months of collaboration and negotiation, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced that the Ontario Government will distribute six million free menstrual products per year to school boards under a new and innovative partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart designed to improve access to menstrual products. The agreement is the first of its kind for Ontario and will position it as ...

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L’Ontario annonce la distribution de produits menstruels gratuits dans les écoles

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Après plusieurs mois de collaboration et de négociation, le ministre de l’Éducation Stephen Lecce a annoncé que le gouvernement de l’Ontario distribuera gratuitement six millions de produits menstruels par an aux conseils scolaires, dans le cadre d’un partenariat inédit et novateur avec Shoppers Drug Mart en vue d’améliorer l’accès aux produits menstruels. Il s’agit de la première entente du genre ...

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Ontario Supports 648 Non-profit tourism, culture, sports & recreation organizations with funding

The Ontario government is providing more than $46 million to support 648 non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations experiencing significant financial pressures due to COVID-19. Funding is being delivered through the Community Building Fund’s Operating stream to help these non-profits operate their facilities so they can provide much-needed programs and services in their communities. Details were provided today by ...

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L’Ontario prend des mesures supplémentaires pour protéger les résidents des foyers de soins de longue durée

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Dans le cadre du plan du gouvernement visant à protéger les résidents et le personnel des foyers de soins de longue durée pendant la quatrième vague provoquée par le variant Delta, l’Ontario prend des mesures supplémentaires au moyen d’une série d’outils additionnels. Il s’agit notamment de rendre obligatoire la vaccination contre la COVID-19 pour tout le personnel, les travailleurs de ...

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Ontario Taking Additional Steps to Protect Long-Term Care Home Residents

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As part of the government’s plan to protect long-term care residents and staff during the Delta-driven fourth wave, Ontario is taking further action with an additional suite of tools. This includes making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all in-home staff, support workers, students, and volunteers by November 15, 2021, unless a staff member has a valid medical exemption, as well as ...

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Ontario Commemorates Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, released the following statement in recognition of Orange Shirt Day and the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: “Today, people in Ontario and across Canada will wear orange shirts to remember and honour the many Indigenous children who were taken from their communities and families and forced to ...

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L’Ontario souligne la Journée du chandail orange et la Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation

Aujourd’hui, le premier ministre Doug Ford et le ministre des Affaires autochtones, Greg Rickford, ont émis la déclaration suivante pour souligner la Journée du chandail orange et l’inauguration de la Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation : « Aujourd’hui, des personnes de partout en Ontario et au Canada porteront des chandails orange pour rendre hommage aux nombreux ...

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