TORONTO —The Ontario government is investing $1.6 million over two years to create a new Anti-Racism and Anti-Hate Grant program. This funding will support community-based anti-racism initiatives focusing on anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
HAMILTON - Ontario is strengthening its correctional system by hiring 59 new correctional officers who have completed the redesigned Corrections Foundational Training. This modernized training program places increased emphasis on key areas such as human rights, mental health, health and safety, and teamwork. These recent graduates are part of the government's commitment to invest more than $500 million over five years to hire over 500 new correctional workers and modernize outdated infrastructure.
KENORA — The Ontario government is investing $800,000 to support the creation of a one-year pilot project with the Kenora Bear Clan Patrol that will strengthen community safety and well-being for the community's most vulnerable.
TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $1.7 million over the next two years in community-based programs to combat hate-motivated crimes. The funding will flow through the Safer and Vital Communities (SVC) Grant to not-for-profit organizations and First Nation Band Councils. Applicants are required to partner with their local police service and are encouraged to partner with at least one other organization from a different sector to ensure a broad range of community engagement.
The Ontario government is strongly urging everyone to ensure their pet is not left unattended in a vehicle during the hot summer weather. Temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly become much hotter than the temperature outside even if the windows are opened slightly. This can put pets at risk of serious illness and possibly death. If your pet can't be with you at your destination, leave them at home where they will be safe, cool and comfortable.
TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing more than $500 million over five years to transform correctional facilities across the province. This funding will help ensure the safety and security of frontline staff.
CLINTON - The Ontario government is opening a new, leading edge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment in Clinton. The $20 million facility will ensure the local OPP have access to the equipment, space and technology they need to provide Huron County residents with modern, cost-efficient and high-quality police services.
LONDON - The Ontario government is opening a new leading edge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Communications Centre in London. This new high-tech facility will provide officers and civilian staff with the modern communications technology needed to better serve and protect communities in Ontario.
TORONTO — Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General, issued the following statement regarding new emergency measures to protect Ontario's first responders and stop the spread of COVID-19:
TORONTO — People who are being charged with an offence under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) will be required to identify themselves if asked by a provincial offences officer, which includes police officers, First Nations constables, special constables and municipal by-law enforcement officers. This temporary power was approved by the Ontario government today through an emergency order to better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak.
TORONTO — Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General, issued the following statement regarding regulatory changes to temporary absences and parole at Ontario's adult correctional facilities as a further precautionary response to COVID-19: