Policy Updates

Province Tables “Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act”

The Province introduced the “Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act”, which, if passed, would make changes to the Child Care and Early Years Act, among other areas.

Province Shares Plan for Social Assistance Reform

Ontario's Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod shared the Province's framework and guiding principles for their plan to move forward with social assistance reform. Learn more...

Federal Government Releases Fall Economic Statement

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered the government's fall economic statement on November 21. Read the highlights.

Province Delivers its Fall Economic Statement

Ontario's Finance Minister Victor Fedeli delivered the 2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. Read about key highlights for Ontario's human services sector.

New Details on Cannabis Retail Regulations

The Province has released details on its regulations for private cannabis retail in Ontario.

New Poverty Legislation Tabled in Parliament

Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos tabled legislation this week related to the National Poverty Reduction Strategy.

New Details on Federal Homelessness Strategy

The Government of Canada announced new details on their "Reaching Home" National Homelessness Strategy.

Province Announces Workplace Legislative/Regulatory Changes

The Province announced legislative changes that, if passed, would amend or reverse workplace regulations outlined in Bill 148.

Province Announces Updated Approach to Addictions Services

The Province announced its intention to move forward with an updated approach to addictions services across Ontario.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Realignment

The Ministry announced structural changes designed to clarify and simplify lines of accountability.