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  • Ontario Creates Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity

    Ontario Creates Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity

    New Council to Advise Government on Challenges Facing Youth, Especially during COVID-19

    TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government announced the Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity, a new advisory group that will provide advice on how young people can overcome social and economic barriers and achieve success. The council will also advise government on long-term actions that can be taken to support youth during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • Ontario Appoints Special Advisor to Develop Health Data Platform

    Ontario Appoints Special Advisor to Develop Health Data Platform

    New tool will help researchers detect, plan and respond to COVID-19

    TORONTO — The Ontario government has appointed Dr. Jane Philpott as the special advisor to support the design and implementation of the new Ontario Health Data Platform (formerly known as PANTHR). This data platform will provide recognized researchers and health system partners with access to anonymized health data that will allow them to better detect, plan, and respond to COVID-19. As well, this platform will support projects from the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund.

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  • Ontario Improving Broadband and Cell Service for Rural Communities

    Ontario Improving Broadband and Cell Service for Rural Communities

    Connecting Residents and Businesses to the 21st Century Digital Economy Essential for Recovery after COVID-19

    TORONTO ― As Ontario safely and gradually begins to reopen, the provincial government is investing $150 million in reliable broadband and cellular service. This funding will help create even more economic and educational opportunities in rural, remote and underserved areas of the province. This is part of the province's $315 million initiative called Up to Speed: Ontario's Broadband and Cellular Action Plan.

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