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  • Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism and Inequity in Schools

    Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism and Inequity in Schools

    New Changes to Advance Equal Opportunity for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Students

    TORONTO — The Ontario government announced bold new changes to the education system that will help break down barriers for Black, Indigenous and racialized students and provide all students with an equal opportunity to succeed. As part of this action, the province will move forward with ending Grade 9 streaming into applied and academic courses, proposing to eliminate discretionary suspensions for students, strengthening sanctions for teachers who engage in behaviour of a racist nature, and providing teachers with additional anti-racism and anti-discrimination training.

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  • Ontario Extends Emergency Orders

    Ontario Extends Emergency Orders

    Province Maintains Flexibility to Protect Public Health as Economy Gradually Reopens

    TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all emergency orders currently in force that were made under s.7.0.2(4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to July 22, 2020. The extension was made to ensure the province maintains the necessary flexibility to protect public health and safety as more businesses reopen and people go back to work.

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  • Ontario Starting Down the Path to Growth, Renewal and Economic Recovery

    Ontario Starting Down the Path to Growth, Renewal and Economic Recovery

    COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act Will Help Create Jobs and Opportunities, Build Stronger Communities

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking the first step in a made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery. Today, the province introduced the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, proposed legislation that lays the foundation to restart jobs and development, strengthen communities, and create opportunity for people in every region of the province. 

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