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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.

    News Release | Children, Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Pledges Commitment to Improve Care in the Child Protection System

    TORONTO - Ontario's Government for the People is committed to improving outcomes in Ontario's child protection system through the creation of three new roundtables dedicated to sharing ideas for improvement. Overseen by three Chairs appointed by and reporting directly to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, the three new roundtables would be made up of those with lived experience in the fields of Indigenous child welfare, children-in-care, and youth-in-custody.

    News Release | Children, Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Working to Stop Violence Against Women and Support Survivors

    TORONTO — Ontario's Government for the People is tapping into a network of community partners, including about 900 member organizations, agencies and partners, to help stop violence against women and improve services for survivors.

    News Release | Children, Community and Social Services

  • Statement by Minister MacLeod on National Child Day

    Today, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, issued the following statement in recognition of National Child Day.

    Statement | Children, Community and Social Services

  • Statement by Minister MacLeod on Trans Day of Remembrance

    Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, issued the following statement in recognition of November 20 as Trans Day of Remembrance.

    Statement | Children, Community and Social Services

  • Statement by Minister MacLeod on Social Assistance Plan

    When I was sworn into Cabinet 138 days ago, Premier Ford made two things clear. Not only does Ontario's social assistance system need to be fixed, it must be both responsive and accountable to the people it's meant to serve.

    Statement | Children, Community and Social Services

  • Federal Government Still Lacking a Credible Plan at U.S. Border

    An increasing number of Canadians lack confidence in the federal government's ability to manage the influx of illegal border crossers, according to a federal internal poll recently released under access-to-information law.

    News Release | Children, Community and Social Services

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