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  • Ontario Announces Funding to Combat Sex Trafficking

    OTTAWA - Ontario is protecting what matters most by investing up to $271,000 in funding for Voice Found, an Ottawa-based organization that supports survivors of sex trafficking. The province is also looking at new approaches to combat trafficking, support survivors and hold offenders accountable.

    News Release | Children, Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Supports Grandview Children's Centre

    OSHAWA - Today, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, visited Grandview Children's Centre to thank the organization for its work with children in the community and to reaffirm the government's commitment to the centre as it moves forward with plans to build a new head office and children's treatment centre in Ajax.

    News Release | Children, Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Announces Autism Advisory Panel

    TORONTO — Ontario's government continues to support children and youth with autism with the creation of an expert panel on needs-based supports. On the heels of the province's autism consultations, the 20-member panel will collectively provide recommendations to Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, on the best way to incorporate consultation feedback into the Ontario Autism Program.

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  • Ontario Autism Consultations Now Open

    TORONTO - Ontario’s government is putting families first by engaging them in public consultations on how children and youth with autism who have complex needs can be better supported.

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  • Ontario Enhancing Support for Children with Autism

    TORONTO - Ontario's government is putting people first by enhancing the Ontario Autism Program, which comes into effect on April 1, 2019.

    News Release | Children, Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Shows Leadership on Women's Issues at the United Nations

    NEW YORK CITY — Ontario's Government for the People is strongly advocating for gender equality with a commitment to end violence against women and sex trafficking. The Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Women's Issues, joined the Canadian delegation in New York City this week at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women to highlight the inequities faced by women and girls at home and abroad.

    News Release | Children, Community and Social Services

  • Statement by Ministers MacLeod, Scott, Jones and Mulroney on Human Trafficking Awareness Day

    Today, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues; Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour; Sylvia Jones, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services; and Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General issued the following statement about Human Trafficking Awareness Day:

    Statement | Children, Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Takes Decisive Action to Help More Families with Autism

    (TORONTO) - The families of 23,000 children currently struggling on waitlists for the Ontario Autism Program will finally receive financial supports to help them afford autism services.

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