Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for all residential customers as part of a significant system restructuring that aims to address long-standing policy challenges and ensure greater fairness.
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Starting Wednesday, about 30,000 teenagers at the Toronto's Catholic school board's 32 high schools can use a smartphone app to report bullying, cyberbullying, threats, concerns about a classmate's self-harming behaviour or other safety issues. There is no requirement for them to identify themselves.
Durham Region has rolled out the country's first online system to fill social housing vacancies. It was developed for people on the rent-geared-to-income wait list. It aims to give applicants more control over when and where they want to move, because they can apply for multiple properties whenever they are ready.
Ontario is investing in programs that help people who are living on low incomes access resources to improve their financial security.
Following community meetings held across the province in 2016, Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, today released A Better Way Forward: Ontario's 3-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan. The plan is part of government's aim to fight systemic racism and create fair and equitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous and other racialized people.
Clients can now connect with Findhelp using the texting features on their cell phones. Texts are answered in English and French, Monday to Friday from 4pm-9pm EST by the same friendly, highly-trained information and referral specialists who provide the 211 phone service.
In A Snapshot of Family Caregiving and Work in Canada, the report explores some of the family realities and trends that shape the “landscape of care” across the country. This resource highlights how our family, care and work responsibilities intersect, interact and have an impact on each other.
The February 2017 issue of the Pathways to Prosperity eBulletin is now available in English and French.
Ontario is establishing a Patient and Family Advisory Council to advise government on health priorities that have an impact on patient care and patient experiences in Ontario.