Author Archives: Ontario Government

Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the difficult decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break. This move has been made in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the massive spike in hospital ...

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Ontario Issues Two Emergency Orders to support Health System Response During Third Wave of COVID-19

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In response to the recent and rapid rise in hospitalizations, ICU admissions and the threat to the province’s critical care capacity, the Ontario government is issuing two emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). These orders will maximize system capacity, ensuring that hospitals have the resources required to provide care for patients and save lives. These temporary emergency ...

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L’Ontario émet deux ordonnances d’urgence pour soutenir la réponse du système de santé au cours de la troisième vague de COVID-19

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En réaction à la récente hausse rapide des hospitalisations, des admissions aux soins intensifs et à la menace pour la capacité des soins aux malades en phase critique de la province, le gouvernement de l’Ontario émet deux décrets d’urgence en vertu de la Loi sur la protection civile et la gestion des situations d’urgence. Ces décrets maximiseront la capacité du ...

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Schools will remain open as education workers become eligible for vaccines

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The Ontario government is introducing new measures to protect schools against COVID-19 which include refresher training, enhanced cleaning and asymptomatic testing. As these new measures are being introduced, the government will begin offering registration for vaccinations to education workers during the spring break. “Nothing is more important than keeping Ontario’s schools safe and open for students, staff and their families,” ...

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Les écoles resteront ouvertes à mesure que les travailleurs de l’éducation deviendront admissibles aux vaccins

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario introduit de nouvelles mesures pour protéger les écoles contre la COVID-19, y compris une formation d’appoint, le nettoyage renforcé et le dépistage pour les élèves et le personnel asymptomatiques. Alors que ces nouvelles mesures sont introduites, le gouvernement commencera à offrir des vaccins aux travailleurs de l’éducation pendant le congé d’avril. « Rien n’est plus important que ...

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Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). These measures are being taken in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the threat on the province’s hospital system capacity, and the increasing risks posed to ...

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L’Ontario entre en lock-out pendant au moins quatre semaines

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario, en consultation avec le médecin hygiéniste en chef et d’autres spécialistes de la santé, impose un frein d’urgence provincial en raison de la hausse alarmante du nombre de cas et d’hospitalisations liées à la COVID-19 dans la province. Le frein d’urgence provincial entrera en vigueur le samedi 3 avril 2021, à 0 h 01, et le ...

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Ontario Goes into Lockdown for at Least Four Weeks

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge  in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The provincewide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and the government intends to keep this in place for at ...

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Wildland Fire Season begins today

The Ontario government is ready to respond to this year’s wildland fire season, which runs from April 1st until October 31. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has hired highly trained firefighters, pilots and support staff and is providing health and safety, and specialized training. MNRF also ensures equipment is maintained so that the ministry is ready to ...

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L’Ontario est prêt à combattre les incendies de végétation et à protéger les collectivités

L’Ontario est prêt à intervenir pendant la saison des incendies de végétation qui débute officiellement demain et se poursuivra jusqu’au 31 octobre. Le ministère des Richesses naturelles et des Forêts (MRNF) a fait appel à des garde-feu, des pilotes et du personnel de soutien de haut niveau et dispense des formations en matière de santé et sécurité et autres domaines ...

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Ontario Supports the Tourism and Hospitality Sectors during COVID-19

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The Ontario government is providing an estimated $100 million for a new one-time Ontario Tourism and Hospitality Small Business Support Grant and $100 million for a new one-time recovery program. This significant investment is part of the 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health & Our Economy, and will support the province’s tourism industry as it recovers from the impacts ...

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Le Plan d’action de l’Ontario double la Subvention ontarienne pour le soutien aux petites entreprises

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario offre un soutien supplémentaire aux petites entreprises admissibles afin de les aider à assumer les coûts continus associés à la pandémie de COVID-19. Les bénéficiaires de la Subvention ontarienne pour le soutien aux petites entreprises dont l’admissibilité a été confirmée recevront automatiquement un deuxième paiement égal au montant de leur premier paiement, ce qui représente un ...

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Ontario’s Action Plan Doubles Ontario Small Business Support Grant

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The Ontario government is providing additional support to eligible small businesses to help with the ongoing costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Confirmed eligible recipients of the Ontario Small Business Support Grant will automatically receive a second payment equal to the amount of their first payment, for minimum total support of $20,000 up to a maximum of $40,000. This support to ...

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Ontario Expands Financial Assistance to Include Micro-credentials

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The Ontario government is expanding the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) to include nearly 600 micro-credential programs. Through this initiative, the province is ensuring loans and grants will be available to more learners looking to rapidly upskill and reskill for the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow. “Ontario is the first province in Canada to financially support students taking micro-credential ...

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