Tag: Province of Ontario

Improving Mental Health Support for Postsecondary Students


Media Advisory Improving Mental Health Support for Postsecondary Students October 9, 2014 Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Reza Moridi, will make an important announcement about mental health supports and services for college and university students.Date:               Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 Time:               9:00 a.m. Location:…

Supporting the Future of Mental Health Studies‏


Ontario Newsroom Ontario Newsroom News Release Supporting the Future of Mental Health Studies August 14, 2014 Ontario Celebrates Two Graduate Students with Hilary M. Weston Scholarship Ontario is recognizing two graduate students with the Hilary M. Weston Scholarship for their outstanding efforts and commitment…

More Healthy, Active Spaces in Northern Ontario‏


News Release More Healthy, Active Spaces in Northern Ontario March 31, 2014 Government Partners with Algoma University to Expand Athletics Centre Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie today, where she announced Ontario is partnering with the university to expand its…

Ontario Gains 6,100 Jobs in February‏


News Release Ontario Gains 6,100 Jobs in February March 7, 2014 Province’s Economic Plan Continues to Focus on Creating Jobs Ontario gained 6,100 net jobs in February as the government continues to focus on providing the right climate to attract investment, create jobs and…

Ontario Appoints New Chief Coroner‏


News Release Ontario Appoints New Chief Coroner March 7, 2014 Dr. Dirk Huyer has been appointed Chief Coroner for Ontario after serving as interim Chief Coroner since July 2013. In 2008, he joined the Office of the Chief Coroner as a Regional Supervising Coroner….

Ontario Supporting Energy Innovation‏


News Release Ontario Supporting Energy Innovation February 28, 2014 New Centre to Increase Jobs in Energy Sector Ontario is fostering innovation and growth in the energy sector through the new Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District. The Advanced Energy Centre, created in partnership…

Fighting Invasive Species in Ontario‏


News Release Fighting Invasive Species in Ontario February 26, 2014 Province Proposing New Legislation to Take Action Against Invasive Species Ontario is taking strong action to address the social, ecological and economic threats that invasive species pose to our natural environment. The Invasive Species…

Ontario Aerospace Company Doubles Capacity


News Release Ontario Aerospace Company Doubles Capacity February 14, 2014 Government Supporting Business Innovation, Creating Jobs The Ontario government is providing support to COM DEV International Ltd. to double its production capacity and create 75 new jobs and retain another 917 jobs. With support…

A Year of Progress for Ontario


News Release A Year of Progress for Ontario February 11, 2014 Government Investing in People, Building Modern Infrastructure, Supporting a Dynamic and Innovative Business Climate After one year in office, the Ontario government has moved forward on every part of its economic plan focused…

Ontario Continues to Beat Its Fiscal Targets‏


News Release Ontario Continues to Beat Its Fiscal Targets April 3, 2014 Government Taking a Responsible and Balanced Approach Ontario’s new deficit for 2013-14 is estimated to be $11.3 billion — a $400 million improvement compared with the 2013 budget. This marks the fifth…

Toronto South Detention Centre Opens its Doors‏


News Release Toronto South Detention Centre Opens its Doors January 29, 2014 New Correctional Facility is State-of-the-art Investment in Community Safety Built on the site of the former Mimico Correctional Centre, which has a correctional history dating back to 1887, the TSDC replaces the…

Better Care for Seniors‏


News Release Better Care for Seniors January 27, 2014 Ontario Funds New Unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Ottawa today where she announced that Ontario is providing up to $8.87 million to support a new Acute Care for the Elderly…

Progress on Making Ontario a Better Place to Age‏


News Release Progress on Making Ontario a Better Place to Age January 24, 2014 Ontario Government’s Action Plan Benefiting Seniors and Their Caregivers Ontario is making it easier for seniors to stay safe, active and engaged in their communities. One year after its launch,…

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Investigation‏


News Release Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Investigation January 23, 2014 Province Taking Steps to Protect Pork Industry Ontario is conducting an investigation on a hog farm in Middlesex County after a suspected finding of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. The virus does not affect food…

Improving Access to Mental Health Services in Ontario


News Release Improving Access to Mental Health Services in Ontario January 23, 2014 Premier Attends Grand Opening of New Hospital Campus in Hamilton Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, celebrated the grand opening of the Juravinski Centre…

Ontario a Leader in Venture Capital‏


News Release Ontario a Leader in Venture Capital January 21, 2014 New Fund Builds on Venture Capital Success Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Communitech in Waterloo to announce that Ontario is launching a new venture capital fund in partnership with the federal government,…

Young Leaders Honoured with Lincoln M. Alexander Awards‏


News Release Young Leaders Honoured with Lincoln M. Alexander Awards January 21, 2014 Ontario Celebrates Three Young Women in the Fight Against Racism On the first official Lincoln Alexander Day in Ontario, the province is honouring three young female leaders with a Lincoln M….

Ontario Expanding Community Role for Paramedics‏


News Release Ontario Expanding Community Role for Paramedics January 21, 2014 Community Paramedicine Programs Improving Access to Care for Seniors Ontario is supporting the expansion of community paramedicine programs to improve access to home care and community support services for seniors and other patients…

Iron Mountain Canada Operations ULC Fined $90,000 After Worker Loses Arm‏


Court Bulletin Iron Mountain Canada Operations ULC Fined $90,000 After Worker Loses Arm January 17, 2014 TORONTO, ON – Iron Mountain Canada Operations ULC, a document-shredding company, has been fined $90,000 for a violation of Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker…

Ontario to Open Business Office in São Paulo, Brazil‏


News Release Ontario to Open Business Office in São Paulo, Brazil January 17, 2014 Province Expanding Opportunities in South American Market Ontario is opening its newest International Marketing Centre (IMC) in São Paulo, Brazil. The new office fulfils a key commitment of Ontario’s Going Global…

Supporting More Women in Senior Roles‏


News Release Supporting More Women in Senior Roles January 16, 2014 Ontario Promoting Gender Diversity on Boards and in Senior Management Ontario is taking steps to ensure more women are represented on corporate boards and senior management teams in the province. Following a request…

Increasing Credit Transfer Options for Students‏


News Release Increasing Credit Transfer Options for Students January 16, 2014 Ontario Making it Easier for Students to Complete College and University Ontario is launching an online database that will make it easier for postsecondary students to see how their course credits are recognized…

Helping Families Make Healthy Food Choices‏


News Release Helping Families Make Healthy Food Choices February 24, 2014 Ontario Introducing Legislation to Require Posting Calories on Menus Ontario will introduce legislation today to make it easier for families to make informed and healthy food choices. The Making Healthier Choices Act, if…

Settlements Reached in Rideau and Southwestern Regional Centres Class Actions‏


News Release Settlements Reached in Rideau and Southwestern Regional Centres Class Actions February 24, 2014 Former Residents Will be Able to Apply for Compensation Settlement agreements approved by the court today will give access to compensation to former residents of the Rideau Regional and…

Help Develop the 2014 Budget


News Release Help Develop the 2014 Budget January 13, 2014 Ontario Government Asks the Public for Input and to Take Part The Ontario government is asking individuals and organizations across the province for their input in advance of the 2014 Ontario Budget. Today, Charles…

Province Improving Online Learning‏


News Release Province Improving Online Learning January 13, 2014 Ontario Giving Postsecondary Students More Flexibility Ontario is creating a Centre of Excellence for Online Learning to give students across the province one window of access to high-quality, transferable online courses, while reducing course duplication.To…

Grocery Gift Cards Help Families in Communities Across Ontario‏


News Release Grocery Gift Cards Help Families in Communities Across Ontario January 12, 2014 Province and Private Sector Working Together to Help Those Most in Need This week, an additional 2,781 families and individuals in 10 communities across southern Ontario received grocery cards to…

Youth Employment Fund Creating Jobs‏


News Release Youth Employment Fund Creating Jobs January 7, 2014 More Than 5,700 Young People Find Jobs, Gain Work Experience Ontario’s Youth Employment Fund is helping young people across the province get training, find jobs and gain valuable work experience.Since launching in September 2013, the fund…

Grocery Store Cards Made Available to More Communities‏


News Release Grocery Store Cards Made Available to More Communities January 6, 2014 Province and Private Sector Working Together to Help Those Most in Need On Tuesday, Jan. 7, $450,000 in grocery store cards will be made available in communities that were hard hit…

Tips and Tools for Applying for a Postsecondary Education‏


  News Release Tips and Tools for Applying for a Postsecondary Education January 6, 2014 Ontario Government Helping Students Succeed As university and college application deadlines approach, Ontario is offering students valuable tips on how to apply and reminding them of the programs and…

Guiding Growth in Ontario’s Postsecondary Education System


News Release Guiding Growth in Ontario’s Postsecondary Education System December 20, 2013 Province Committed to Sustainable Growth to Meet Demand Ontario has introduced a plan to guide major capacity expansions at postsecondary institutions, ensuring students have access to spaces where they are needed most.The Major…

Moving Forward on the Eglinton Crosstown‏


News Release Moving Forward on the Eglinton Crosstown December 20, 2013 Ontario Government Improving Public Transit, Creating Jobs Ontario is taking another step forward in the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to help ease congestion and create thousands of jobs. Infrastructure Ontario and…

Strengthening Economic Ties with Growing Markets‏


Media Advisory Strengthening Economic Ties with Growing Markets January 16, 2014 Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, will make an important announcement. Date:               Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 Time:              11 a.m. Location:        Ontario Investment and Trade Centre 250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor…

Minister to Announce Supports for Healthier Schools‏


Media Advisory Minister to Announce Supports for Healthier Schools January 16, 2014 Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, will visit George Brown College to make an announcement about a new initiative that supports better health for Ontario’s high school students. Date:               Friday, Jan. 17, 2014…

Improving Access to Routine Health Procedures


News Release Improving Access to Routine Health Procedures December 17, 2013 Ontario Establishing Non-Profit Community-Based Specialty Clinics Ontario is increasing access to routine health procedures by establishing non-profit community-based specialty clinics in communities across the province. These specialty clinics will provide OHIP- insured services,…

Minister’s Statement Expressing Disappointment At The Federal Government On Stalling On CPP Enhancement‏


Statement Minister’s Statement Expressing Disappointment At The Federal Government On Stalling On CPP Enhancement December 16, 2013 Today, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, released the following statement on enhancing the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). “We are very disappointed that the federal government has once…

Ontario Providing Free Dental Care to More Kids‏


News Release Ontario Providing Free Dental Care to More Kids December 16, 2013 Province Continues to Lift More Children and Families Out of Poverty   Ontario is expanding eligibility for free dental care to 70,000 more children and youth in low-income families, to help…

Ontario Gains 13,800 Jobs in November


News Release Ontario Gains 13,800 Jobs in November December 6, 2013 Province Continues to Help Create Jobs and Economic Growth Ontario’s economy saw an increase in job creation in November as the government continues to focus on improving the province’s investment climate, attracting new…

Athletes’ Village Reaching for the Top‏


News Release Athletes’ Village Reaching for the Top December 6, 2013 Province On Track to Deliver Legacy Community in Toronto’s West Don Lands Ontario is marking a significant milestone in both the construction of the CIBC Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Athletes’ Village…

Protecting Ontario’s Vulnerable Workers‏


News Release Protecting Ontario’s Vulnerable Workers December 4, 2013 Province Introducing Stronger Rules and Enforcement Measures for Increased Fairness Ontario is introducing legislation to provide more protection to the province’s vulnerable workforce while increasing fairness for both employees and businesses. The Stronger Workplaces for…

Improving Access to Care for Expecting Mothers in the GTA‏


News Release Improving Access to Care for Expecting Mothers in the GTA December 4, 2013 Ontario Helping HIV-Positive Mothers Deliver Healthy Babies Ontario is helping more HIV-positive mothers and women at risk of HIV get the care they need to deliver healthy babies. The…

Settlement Reached in Huronia Class Action Lawsuit


News Release Settlement Reached in Huronia Class Action Lawsuit December 3, 2013 Residents Can Apply for Compensation A settlement agreement approved by the court today will give former residents of the Huronia Regional Centre who suffered harm while living at the facility access to…

Education Labour Framework Bill Passes Second Reading


News Release Education Labour Framework Bill Passes Second Reading December 3, 2013 Ontario Government Committed to Fair, Effective Collective Bargaining Process Today, Bill 122, the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2013, passed second reading after debate in the Ontario legislature.If passed, the act would…

Improving the Safety and Accessibility of Child Care‏


News Release Improving the Safety and Accessibility of Child Care December 3, 2013 Ontario Proposing Greater Oversight of Unlicensed Child Care Sector Ontario is taking steps to strengthen oversight of the province’s unlicensed child care sector while increasing access to licensed child care options…

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