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  • Ontario Increasing Mental Health Support During COVID-19

    Ontario Increasing Mental Health Support During COVID-19

    Additional Resources will Improve Access to Online and Virtual Supports

    TORONTO — Ontario government is making it easier for everyone, especially those on the front lines, to reach out for mental health support during the COVID-19 outbreak. To improve access, the province is providing emergency funding of up to $12 million to immediately expand online and virtual mental health supports and $2.6 million to hire new psychologists and other mental health workers to support Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) personnel.

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  • Ontario Joins Forces with the Private Sector to Fight COVID-19

    Ontario Joins Forces with the Private Sector to Fight COVID-19

    New $50 million Ontario Together Fund will support the development of essential equipment and supplies

    TORONTO ― To stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people safe, the Ontario government is launching a new $50 million Ontario Together Fund to help businesses provide innovative solutions or retool their operations in order to manufacture essential medical supplies and equipment, including gowns, coveralls, masks, face shields, testing equipment and ventilators. This new Fund will support the development of proposals submitted by businesses and individuals through the Ontario Together web portal.

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  • Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures to Fight Spread of COVID-19

    Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures to Fight Spread of COVID-19

    Province announces second phase of Learn at Home to support continuity of learning

    TORONTO — Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government announced that schools and child care centres will remain closed to protect the health and safety of students and staff. This extension is being made on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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  • Public Required to Identify Themselves if Charged with Breaching an Emergency Order During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    TORONTO — People who are being charged with an offence under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) will be required to identify themselves if asked by a provincial offences officer, which includes police officers, First Nations constables, special constables and municipal by-law enforcement officers. This temporary power was approved by the Ontario government today through an emergency order to better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak.

    News Release | Solicitor General
  • Ontario Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with AEFO

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding a tentative agreement with the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) and the Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO) and the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC):

    Statement | Education
  • Province Supports Postsecondary Students During COVID-19

    TORONTO — The government of Ontario is easing the financial burden on students and making sure they can complete their studies during the COVID-19 outbreak by temporarily deferring payments for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans and making online learning supports, including year-end exams, available to postsecondary institutions.

    News Release | Colleges and Universities
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