Author Archives: Ontario Government

Fall Re-Opening Plan Prioritizes Health and Safety of Students, Faculty and Staff

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The Ontario government, in consultation with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has been working with the postsecondary sector to help ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff as institutions re-open for the fall term. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak the government has partnered with postsecondary institutions to help establish best practices ...

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Annual Mock Emergency Exercises Cancelled for 2020

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The Ontario government announced today that municipalities will not be required to conduct their annual mock emergency exercise this year. Recognizing that municipalities and provincial ministries continue to actively engage their emergency management procedures and programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Solicitor General has suspended the requirement for exercises in 2020. This temporary suspension will allow municipalities to ...

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Road tests for class G driver’s licences will resume September 8

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The Ontario government is expanding driver testing services across the province with strict protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Beginning Tuesday, September 8, Ontarians will be able to book class G road tests and access all classes of driver testing services at DriveTest centres across Ontario. “Our government has taken great care to ensure the health and safety of ...

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Ontario Expanding Seniors Dental Care Program

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The Ontario government is providing $25 million to expand access to the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program. The funding will be used to support 78 infrastructure projects across the province, including building new dental clinics and renovating existing facilities. The province is also adding eight new mobile dental clinics that will bring services directly to clients, making it easier for ...

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Ontario Recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day

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Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, issued the following statement on International Overdose Awareness Day: “The COVID-19 outbreak has been difficult for many Ontarians, and especially trying for those living with mental health and addictions challenges. Today, we are joining people around the world in recognizing International ...

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Les résidents des foyers de soins de longue durée peuvent désormais sortir en toute sécurité

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L’Ontario se réjouit d’annoncer que les résidents des foyers de soins de longue durée peuvent à nouveau quitter leur résidence pour des séjours de courte durée et des absences temporaires. Selon l’avis du médecin hygiéniste en chef, à partir de maintenant, les résidents peuvent s’absenter de leur foyer de soins de longue durée pour des sorties d’une journée ou des ...

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Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents

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Ontario is pleased to announce that long-term care residents can once again leave their residences for short-stay and temporary absences. Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, effective immediately, residents can spend time away from their long-term care homes for day trips or overnight absences. For ‘short-stay’ absences — those that do not include an overnight stay ...

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Ontario Releases COVID-19 Management Plan for Schools

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As part of Ontario’s plan for students to safely return to the classroom in September, the government has released the Operational Guidance: COVID-19 Management in Schools document. This guide was developed in consultation with public health experts, including Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, and aims to help schools identify and isolate COVID-19 cases, reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools, and prevent ...

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Ontario Strengthens Supports for Human Trafficking Victims and Survivors

The Ontario government announced frontline victims services organizations will receive $7.65 million over five years in funding for specialized services to support human trafficking victims and survivors as part of the government’s comprehensive anti-human trafficking strategy. A portion of this funding will be directed to Victim Services Toronto, Victim Services of York Region and the province’s other Victim Crisis Assistance ...

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L’Ontario renforce son soutien aux victimes, survivants et survivantes de la traite des personnes

Dans le cadre de sa stratégie globale de lutte contre la traite des personnes, le gouvernement de l’Ontario a annoncé un financement de 7,65 millions de dollars sur cinq ans pour appuyer les organismes qui offrent des services spécialisés aux victimes, survivants et survivantes de la traite des personnes. Les bénéficiaires de ce financement comprennent les services aux victimes de ...

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Ontario Expands Indoor Capacity for Meeting and Event Facilities

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The Ontario government is safely reopening more of the economy by easing restrictions for facilities that rent out professional meeting and event spaces. Beginning August 21, 2020, facilities can have up to 50 guests for each indoor meeting room or event space within the facility. The facility would have to adhere to a plan approved by the Office of the ...

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Ontario Makes Investments to Improve Fort William Historical Park

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The Ontario government is investing nearly $13 million to make capital improvements at Fort William Historical Park, one of Northern Ontario’s leading tourist attractions and one of the largest living history attractions in North America. Fort William Historical Park is devoted to re-creating the days of the North West Company and the Canadian fur trade. The announcement was made today ...

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Investir dans l’industrie touristique du Nord de l’Ontario

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 1,2 million de dollars par le biais de Destination Ontario et de Destination Northern Ontario pour une nouvelle campagne de marketing multi-saisonnière, encourageant le tourisme intérieur dans le Nord de l’Ontario. Sur le marché cet été, cet automne et cet hiver, la campagne encouragera le tourisme dans le Nord de l’Ontario, ce qui donnera un ...

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Investing in Northern Ontario’s Tourism Industry

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The Ontario government is investing $1.2 million through Destination Ontario and Destination Northern Ontario for a new multi-seasonal marketing campaign encouraging domestic tourism within Northern Ontario. In market this summer, fall and winter, the campaign will encourage Northern Ontario tourism – providing a much-needed boost to local tourism industries. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, was ...

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