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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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  • Ontario Leading COVID-19 Research in Canada

    Ontario Leading COVID-19 Research in Canada

    Province Announces First Phase of Research Projects to Fight COVID-19

    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.

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