Provincial

Province Asking Ontario Power Generation to Investigate New Hydroelectric Opportunities

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As part of its plan to build out Ontario’s affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity system, the Ontario government has asked Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to examine opportunities for new hydroelectric development in northern Ontario. New hydroelectric generation could address the growing long-term electricity needs forecast for the province, with the potential for economic benefits for local and Indigenous communities in ...

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Ontario Hires 25 New Community Reintegration Officers

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The Ontario government is continuing to strengthen public safety by hiring 25 new community reintegration officers to directly support the successful transition of individuals in custody returning to their community. This is part of Ontario’s investment of $23 million over two years to hire 50 additional probation and parole officers across the province. “Our government supports the work of probation ...

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Ontario Premier Doug Ford

December 16, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Ontario Premier Doug Ford to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and other shared priorities. The Prime Minister and Premier spoke about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, including as a result of the Omicron variant of concern. They discussed the strong, additional public health measures announced by ...

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Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors, and Building More Beds Act, 2021

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The Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors, and Building More Beds Act, 2021 has received Royal Assent. This landmark legislation will ensure residents in long-term care and retirement homes get the quality of care they deserve. “Our government has a plan to fix long-term care and this new legislation is a key part of our plan,” said Rod Phillips, Minister of ...

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Ontario Expanding Eating Disorder Services for Children and Youth

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As part of the 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario plan, the Ontario government is investing $8.1 million this year to immediately address the increased demand for services to support specialized care for children and youth diagnosed with eating disorders. This new investment builds on an additional $11.1 million in annualized funding for eating disorder services through ...

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L’Ontario élargit les services relatifs aux troubles de l’alimentation pour les enfants et les jeunes

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Dans le cadre du plan Perspectives économiques et revue financière de l’Ontario 2021 : Bâtir l’Ontario, le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 8,1 millions de dollars cette année pour répondre immédiatement à la demande accrue de services de soutien aux soins spécialisés pour les enfants et les jeunes ayant reçu un diagnostic de troubles de l’alimentation. Ce nouvel investissement s’ajoute à ...

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Ontario Increasing Funding for Kinship Service, Adoption and Customary Caregivers

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The Ontario government is taking additional steps to help provide vulnerable children and youth with stable, nurturing homes by investing more than $2.95 million to help support kinship service and customary caregivers, adoptive parents and legal custody guardians. These new funds will assist in better preparing caregivers to welcome children and youth in their homes and provide ongoing help with ...

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Mobile Live Fire Training Unit Hits the Road for Firefighter Training

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Ontario is launching the first of two new Mobile Live Fire Training Units to help support fire services’ firefighter training needs. The new mobile training units, part of the province’s plan to expand and modernize access to firefighting training, will bring additional high-quality, hands-on training directly to fire services in all regions of the province. “As we work to build ...

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Ontario expands Second Career Program

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The Ontario government is providing financial support to workers by expanding the Second Career Program and proposing to extend the Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit. The training program would be expanded to serve more people on social assistance, those who are self-employed, gig workers, youth, newcomers, and others who need a hand up, while the tax credit would be extended ...

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Ontario Enhancing Supports for Veterans and their Families expanding True Patriot Love Foundation

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The Ontario government is investing more than $529,000 through the True Patriot Love Foundation to expand access to specialized mental health services and support for Ontario’s veterans returning to civilian life. The funding will be directed to community-based programs offering group counselling, and supports for women who suffered sexual trauma during combat. “Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices to keep ...

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Ontario Increasing Access to Safe Housing for Survivors of Violence and Human Trafficking

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The Ontario government is investing $18.5 million over three years to support survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking by increasing access to safe and affordable housing, employment assistance and childcare through the Transitional and Housing Support Program. The funding will enhance access to services at five on-reserve Indigenous shelter and family healing programs and help alleviate long-term pressures on ...

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Safer Communities Contribute to a Stronger Ontario

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As Ontario marks Crime Prevention Week, the government is calling on Ontarians to get involved in their communities by taking a few simple steps to protect their own safety and make crime prevention a year-round habit. Crime Prevention Week, which runs November 7 to 13, is an annual awareness event in partnership with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. ...

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New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

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Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of three justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective November 18, 2021. Justice Jennifer Lynne Myers was called to the bar in 2002. Since 2021, Justice Myers was an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Guns and Gangs Prosecution Unit at the Ministry of the Attorney General. For most of her career, Justice ...

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L’Ontario accélère l’accès à la justice en déplaçant davantage de services en ligne

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario propose une nouvelle solution de justice numérique qui transformera la façon dont les gens gèrent leurs affaires juridiques devant la Cour supérieure de l’Ontario et la Cour de justice de l’Ontario. L’Initiative d’optimisation relative au numérique pour les tribunaux représente le plus grand pas en avant dans l’évolution numérique de la justice au Canada, remplaçant des ...

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Ontario accelerating access to justice by moving more services online

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The Ontario government is delivering a new digital justice solution that will transform how people handle their legal matters at the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice. The Courts Digital Transformation initiative will be the most significant single step forward in the digital evolution of justice in Canada, replacing outdated paper-based procedures with an online platform to manage cases, documents ...

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