Author Archives: Ontario Government

Ontario Supporting Indigenous-Owned Businesses During COVID-19 with Loan Program

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The government of Ontario is providing up to $10 million to Indigenous-owned small and medium sized businesses to help them with much needed capital as the province begins to safely and gradually reopen the economy.   Loans of up to $50,000 will be available to businesses that are either ineligible for, or unable to access, existing federal and provincial COVID-19 ...

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L’Ontario soutient les entreprises autochtones pendant la COVID-19 – programme de prêt

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario fournira jusqu’à 10 millions de dollars aux petites et moyennes entreprises autochtones pour les aider à obtenir les capitaux dont elles grandement besoin, alors que la province amorce la réouverture graduelle et sécuritaire de l’économie. Les entreprises autochtones qui ne sont pas admissibles aux mesures d’aide fédérales et provinciales mises en place pour aider les petites entreprises ...

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Ontario Makes Historic Investment in Public Education

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Today, the Ontario government announced that it is investing $736 million more in public education for the 2020-21 school year, increasing the total to more than $25.5 billion. This funding, through the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) program, represents the largest investment in public education in Ontario’s history. As a result, Ontario’s average per-pupil funding amount has reached $12,525, which ...

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L’Ontario fait des investissements sans précédent dans l’éducation publique

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Aujourd’hui, le gouvernement de l’Ontario a annoncé une hausse des investissements de 736 millions de dollars pour l’année scolaire 2020-2021, consacrant ainsi plus de 25,5 milliards de dollars au secteur de l’éducation publique. Ce financement, au titre des Subventions pour les besoins des élèves (SBE), représente l’investissement le plus important de l’histoire de l’Ontario dans le système d’éducation financé par les fonds publics. ...

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Ontario Proposes to Further Protect Water Resources – Enhancements to its Water Quantity Management Program

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The Ontario government is seeking public input on its water quantity management proposal. The proposal aims to protect the long-term sustainability of surface water and groundwater and ensure these important resources are responsibly managed and safeguarded now and into the future, as committed in the province’s Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. The proposal would also give municipalities a greater say in allowing ...

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Ontario Enhancing COVID-19 Case and Contact Management – Exposure Notification App

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As the province safely and gradually reopens, the Ontario government is enhancing case and contact management to quickly test, trace and isolate cases of COVID-19 to stop the spread of the virus and prepare for any potential future waves. These additional measures include a comprehensive case and contact management strategy, Protecting Ontarians through Enhanced Case and Contact Management, and, in partnership ...

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Ontario Makes Major Investment in Mental Health and Technology to Support Students

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The Ontario Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced $15 million to purchase thousands of classroom computers, and $10 million to hire additional mental health workers. These new resources will help ensure students can return to school with the confidence and the tools they need to succeed. This funding represents the highest amount the Ministry of Education has ever dedicated to ...

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Ontario Marks Three Months Since Declaration of Emergency

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Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement reflecting on the province’s response to an unprecedented international public health crisis: “Three months ago, our government made the difficult, but necessary decision to enact a provincial Declaration of Emergency in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, closing down non-essential businesses and limiting organized public events and social gatherings. It marked the beginning ...

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McGuinty Government Increasing Number of Family Physicians…

The McGuinty government is increasing Ontario’s supply of family physicians by creating 70 per cent more family medicine residency positions at the province’s five medical schools, resulting in care for hundreds of thousands more Ontarians, Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman announced today. “This province needs more family doctors, and we are making that happen,” Smitherman said. “We’re making ...

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McGuinty Government Invests in enhanced safety for health care workers…

The McGuinty government is improving the health and safety of the province’s health care workers by investing in safer medical equipment and safety-engineered needles at all Ontario hospitals, Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman announced today. “Our government recognizes that nurses and other health care providers do vital work for Ontarians and we are supporting them in their daily ...

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