Author Archives: Ontario Government

March Break is Delayed

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Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding March break: “In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16, 2021. This decision was made with the best advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials, including consultations with many local Medical Officers of Health. ...

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L’Ontario élargit les soutiens aux familles ayant des enfants atteints d’autisme

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario offre des mesures de soutien additionnelles aux familles d’enfants atteints de troubles du spectre de l’autisme. Dès le mois de mars, le gouvernement commencera à offrir des services cliniques de base en fonction des besoins particuliers des enfants, un élément clé du nouveau Programme ontarien des services en matière d’autisme. Ces services comprennent l’analyse comportementale appliquée, ...

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Ontario Expanding Supports for Families of Children with Autism

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The Ontario government is providing additional supports for families of children on the autism spectrum. Starting in March, the province will begin offering core clinical services based on a child’s individual needs, a key element of the new Ontario Autism Program. These services include applied behaviour analysis, speech language pathology, occupational therapy and mental health supports. Recognizing the challenges and ...

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Ontario Government on “Bell Let’s Talk Day”

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Today, Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, issued the following statement on Bell Let’s Talk Day: “Today on Bell Let’s Talk Day, Ontario is joining the conversation around mental health to raise awareness and encourage everyone to take action to fight the stigma associated with ...

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Ontario Opposes New U.S. Executive Order on Buy American

Today, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade issued the following statement on the U.S. Executive Order on Buy American: “The Ontario government is disappointed that the U.S. Administration has chosen to move ahead with a new Executive Order on Buy American which would restrict access to the U.S. government procurement. We are concerned with what these ...

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L’Ontario s’oppose au nouveau décret des États-Unis favorisant l’achat de produits américains

Aujourd’hui, Vic Fedeli, ministre du Développement économique, de la Création d’emplois et du Commerce, a émis la déclaration suivante concernant le décret des États-Unis favorisant l’achat de produits américains : « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario est déçu que l’administration américaine ait décidé d’aller de l’avant avec un nouveau décret favorisant l’achat de produits américains qui restreindra l’accès aux appels d’offres ...

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L’Ontario modifie son plan de vaccination en réponse aux retards de livraisons de Pfizer-BioNTech

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario accélère la vaccination des résidents des foyers de soins de longue durée, des maisons de retraite à risque élevé et des établissements de soins pour personnes âgées autochtones d’ici une nouvelle date butoir, soit le 5 février 2021. Afin de protéger l’accès aux deuxièmes doses du vaccin Pfizer-BioNTech pour les personnes qui ont déjà reçu leur ...

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Ontario Adjusts Vaccination Plan in Response to Pfizer-BioNTech Shipment Delays

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The Ontario government is accelerating the vaccination of residents in long-term care, high-risk retirement, and First Nations elder care homes by a new target date of February 5, 2021. To protect access to second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those who have already received their first dose, Ontario will maintain the maximum interval of 21-27 days for long-term care, ...

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More Than 100,000 Students Return To In-Person Learning With Enhanced Safety Measures to Protect Against COVID-19

Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Minister of Education, issued the following statement to provide an update on the return to in-person learning for schools in seven Public Health Units: “Our priority throughout this pandemic has been to keep students and staff safe. On the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and following the introduction of additional and tougher layers of ...

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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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