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  • Ontario Launches Online Training to Promote Safe Workplaces

    Ontario Launches Online Training to Promote Safe Workplaces

    Real-Time Courses Make It Easier for People to Get Essential Qualifications

    TORONTO ― As the province safely and gradually reopens, the Ontario government is investing $3 million to provide free online health and safety training for the first time. These virtual courses will make it easier for job seekers and workers to get essential qualifications, while practising physical distancing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Ontario Supporting Restaurants as Province Safely Reopens

    Ontario Supporting Restaurants as Province Safely Reopens

    New and Amended Emergency Orders Will Help Establishments Expand Patios Faster

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is helping restaurant and bar owners reopen and safely serve more customers by issuing a new emergency order and amending another under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which will allow municipalities to quickly pass temporary bylaws for the creation and extension of patios and allow covered outdoor dining areas to serve customers.

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  • Ontario Provides Additional Funding to Support Municipalities and Urban Indigenous Community Partners

    Ontario Provides Additional Funding to Support Municipalities and Urban Indigenous Community Partners

    New Investment Will Be Used to Develop Long-Term, Innovative Housing Solutions

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners with an additional $150 million to continue to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19 by improving homeless shelters and creating opportunities for longer-term housing. This investment more than doubles the funding currently flowing to local municipal service managers and urban Indigenous program administrators through the Social Services Relief Fund.

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