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  • Ontario Expands Case and Contact Management Workforce

    Ontario Expands Case and Contact Management Workforce

    Additional staff will help stop the spread of COVID-19 across the province

    TORONTO — The Ontario government has hired more case managers and contact tracers, building the provincial workforce to 1,600 by February 15, 2021. Along with staff who work in or have been redeployed within public health units, this support brings the total number of case and contact tracers in the province to nearly 5,600 staff. These people are vital in helping to isolate new cases of COVID-19 and stopping the spread of the virus in communities across Ontario.

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  • Ontario Supporting Increased Access to French-Language Early Years and Child Care Programs

    Ontario Supporting Increased Access to French-Language Early Years and Child Care Programs

    Government Funding Two New Positions to Enhance French-language Services

    TORONTO — Ontario is investing $150,000 to create two new positions at the provincial advocacy group l'Association francophone à l'éducation des services à l'enfance de l'Ontario (AFÉSEO). These positions will promote the recruitment, retention and professional development of French-language early childhood educator staff while supporting the provision of high-quality French-language services in child care and early years programs.

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  • Ontario to Vaccinate up to 8.5 Million People in Phase Two

    Ontario to Vaccinate up to 8.5 Million People in Phase Two

    Province to Expand COVID-19 Immunization Program to Seniors, Frontline Essential Workers in Next Phase of Rollout Plan

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is preparing to immunize up to 8.5 million people before the end of Phase Two of the government's vaccine implementation plan, which aims to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines to Ontarians as soon as supply is available.

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  • Ontario Helps Build Winter Roads in the Far North

    The Ontario government is investing $6 million to help 31 remote First Nation communities and the Town of Moosonee build and maintain 3,170 kilometres of temporary snow and ice roads for the 2020-21 winter season. This investment is part of a three year funding commitment and will promote economic stability and make it easier for remote communities to bring in essential goods and services, such as food, medical and construction supplies.

  • Ontario Flows Gas Tax Funding to Municipalities

    TORONTO — Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, announced that Ontario is providing $375 million through the Gas Tax program to help 109 municipalities across the province operate and expand public transit. The province will flow the funding as soon as possible in 2021.

    News Release | Transportation
  • Ontario Increasing Workplace Inspections during COVID-19

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking additional measures to protect workers in response to rising COVID-19 cases. Beginning this Saturday and Sunday, approximately 50 ministry inspectors, as well as local bylaw and police officers, will be visiting big-box stores in Toronto, Hamilton, Peel, York and Durham. The blitz will focus on ensuring workers and patrons are wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and following every health and safety measure. Workplace health and safety inspectors will have the authority to ticket supervisors, employees and patrons who do not comply with COVID-19 safety requirements, temporarily close a premise and disperse groups of more than five people.

  • Ontario Temporarily Pauses Residential Evictions

    TORONTO — The Ontario government has issued an emergency order to temporarily pause the enforcement of residential evictions and ensure people are not forced to leave their homes during the provincial declaration of emergency and while the stay-at-home-order is in force.

  • Ontario Expanding Firefighter Training Across the Province

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is strengthening fire safety training across the province by increasing access to on-site and online courses in communities where firefighters serve. Enhancing training opportunities offered through 20 regional training centres will help local fire services better meet the needs of their community and result in cost savings for municipalities. 

    News Release | Solicitor General
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