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  • Volunteers and Small Businesses Step Up to Help Those in Need

    Volunteers and Small Businesses Step Up to Help Those in Need

    More than 6,500 Ontarians offer to deliver food, run errands and connect with seniors and people with disabilities during COVID-19

    TORONTO — Ontario's volunteers and small businesses are rising to the challenge and helping seniors and other vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak. Thousands of people are generously giving their time and resources to make and deliver food, run errands, and check in on those who are self-isolating.

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  • Ontario Helps People Impacted by COVID-19 Get Back to Work

    Ontario Helps People Impacted by COVID-19 Get Back to Work

    New Programs Focus on Hospitality Workers and Apprentices

    TORONTO — As the economy gradually reopens, the Ontario government is helping people affected by COVID-19 get back to work. The province is investing in Ontario's first Virtual Action Centre, an online counselling and training portal, to support laid off and unemployed hospitality workers, and is helping apprentices by providing grants to purchase tools, protective equipment and clothing for their trade, along with forgiving previous loans to purchase tools.

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  • Hospitals Assume Management of Two Long-Term Care Homes

    TORONTO —The Ministry of Long-Term Care has issued Mandatory Management Orders appointing local hospitals to temporarily manage two long-term care homes for 90 days. Southlake Regional Health Centre will temporarily manage River Glen Haven Nursing Home in Sutton and Humber River Hospital will temporarily manage Downsview Long Term Care in North York. The orders may be extended beyond the 90 days, if necessary.

    News Release | Long-Term Care
  • Ratification of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) Central Agreements

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the final central agreements with teachers and education workers. The teachers' agreement is between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) and the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA). The other agreement is between the OSSTF education workers, OPSBA, Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA), l'Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO) and l'Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC):

    Statement | Education
  • Ontario Makes it Easier to Conduct Business during COVID-19

    TORONTO -The Government of Ontario is making it easier for people to conduct business and practice physical distancing in the new COVID-19 environment. The province is permitting Ontario corporations to conduct virtual meetings and to defer certain annual meetings in specified circumstances and is allowing the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to accept copies of documents, electronic signatures on documents, and electronic filing of documents. These changes are part of COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020.

  • Ontario Leading COVID-19 Research in Canada

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is quickly moving forward with innovative research to prevent, detect and treat COVID-19. These projects, part of the government's $20 million Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund, focus on areas of research such as vaccine development, diagnostics, drug trials and development, and social sciences. Additionally, Ontario is leading the country with 22 clinical trials investigating COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

    News Release | Office of the Premier
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