Policy Updates


Province Releases Plan for Reopening Schools and Child Care in September

The Province released details on its plans to reopen schools and child care at full capacity (with some exceptions), with increased public health measures and regulations. Read more.

Safe Restart Agreement to Deliver $4 Billion to Support Municipalities and Transit

Under the recently-announced Safe Restart Agreement, Provincial and Federal governments will provide $4 billion to Ontario's municipalities to address budget shortfalls related to COVID-19 and to maintain...

Province Passes Bill 184, the Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act

Bill 184, the Province's "Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act" received royal assent today. Learn more in the Province's news release.

Federal Government Announces $19B in Support for Provinces, Municipalities through Safe Restart Agreement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces, territories and municipalities safely restart their economies, with funding to support testing and...

Applications Open for Improving Connectivity in Ontario (ICON) Program

The Province is accepting applications until August 21 for its $150 million Improving Connectivity in Ontario (ICON) program, which aims to increase access to broadband and cellular service in under-served...

Ontario Government Announced Redesigned Funding Model for Development of Long-Term Care Homes

The Ontario Government announced details on a new funding model aimed at accelerating the development of long-term care homes. Learn more in their news release.

Province Announces Additional $150 Million in Social Services Relief Funding

The Ontario government has announced $150 million in funding for municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners to continue to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19. This is the second installment...

Province Releases Safety Plan for Reopening Schools in September

The Province released its plan today for the resumption of class for the 2020-21 school year, outlining scenarios for how students, teachers and staff can safely return to classrooms in September. Learn...

Prime Minister announces extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

The Prime Minister announced that the government is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) by eight weeks. This extension will make the benefit available to eligible workers for up to a...

Province Shares Plan for Reopening Child Care

The Province has announced it will allow child care operators across the province to reopen starting June 12, provided they meet public health guidelines similar to those required for emergency childcare,...