Ontario launched Budget Talks today, an online consultation that allows the public to help shape policies and programs that will be part of Ontario's future. The government will provide up to $5 million to fund up to five proposals identified and voted on by the public as part of the 2018 Budget.
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As of October 24, 2017, regulations have changed to raise the age of dependent children from “under 19” to “under 22”.
The Ontario government is launching a new program aimed to help people improve the energy efficiency of their homes, while reducing their electricity bills and carbon footprints.
On census day, 21.9% of the population reported they were or had ever been a landed immigrant or permanent resident in Canada. This proportion is close to the 22.3% recorded during the 1921 census, the highest level since Confederation.
Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates are being increased later this month, as announced in the 2017 Ontario Budget.
On October 11, 2017 several changes to the Citizenship Act will come into effect. These changes will make it easier for permanent residents and protected persons to become citizens.
Ontario is increasing access to high quality mental health care services for people in North Simcoe, with support for a new wing at Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) and a new outpatient facility at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in Midland.
Employment in Ontario increased by 34,700 in September, the third straight month of job gains,and the unemployment rate fell to 5.6 per cent, the lowest level since July 2000.
Ontario is lowering the cost of commuting for people in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) by introducing a 50 per cent discount for PRESTO card users who transfer between GO Transit or the Union Pearson Express (UP Express) and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), in both directions.
The bill would, if passed, protect the safety, security, health, and privacy of women and health care providers by allowing for safe access zones to be established around clinics and facilities that offer abortion services, the homes of clinic staff, and the homes and offices of other regulated health professionals who provide these services.