Ontario supports telephone-based social and educational programs for seniors

Ontario supports telephone-based social and educational programs for seniors

Government of Ontario press release – The Ontario government is providing $467,500 to the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) to administer the new Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Micro-Grants program and other capacity-building initiatives. The funding will support a broad range of seniors’ organizations and help people stay connected to their communities through telephone-based social […]

Ontario introduces legislation to freeze residential rent in 2021

Ontario introduces legislation to freeze residential rent in 2021

Government of Ontario press release – The Ontario government has introduced the Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act that would, if passed, freeze rent in 2021 for most rent-controlled and non-rent-controlled residential units. The bill would provide the vast majority of Ontario’s tenants with financial relief as the province continues down the path of renewal, growth […]

Ontario launches new COVID-19 screening tool to help protect students and staff

Ontario launches new COVID-19 screening tool to help protect students and staff

Government of Ontario press release – The Ontario government launched a new voluntary interactive screening tool to assist parents, students and staff with the daily assessment of COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors that is required before attending school. The results will let parents, students, and education staff know whether they should attend school each day or guide […]

Ontario investing in hospital upgrades and repairs

Ontario investing in hospital upgrades and repairs

Government of Ontario press release – The Ontario government is investing $175 million this year to address critical upgrades, repairs and maintenance in 129 hospitals across the province, including $50 million for COVID-19 related and other urgent projects. Through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund, this funding will help hospitals maintain their infrastructure and ensure a […]

Ontario plans the future of transportation in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Ontario plans the future of transportation in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Government of Ontario press release – The Ontario government is launching an online survey that will help inform long-term transportation planning for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and guide highway and transit investment from today to the year 2051. Gathering input directly from communities is part of the government’s commitment to develop regional transportation plans that reflect […]

Ontario expanding innovative mental health and addictions services

Ontario expanding innovative mental health and addictions services

Government of Ontario press release – The Ontario government is providing an additional $14.75 million to increase access to mental health and addictions services across the province. This funding will help support people from all walks of life during this unprecedented time, including families, young people, children, frontline workers, and Indigenous communities. The details were […]

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