Policy Updates


Federal Budget Highlights for OMSSA Members

The federal government introduced their first budget since the 2019 election and since the start of the 2019 COVID-19 pandemic titled “A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience”. Measures...

Ontario Budget Highlights for OMSSA Members

Ontario's Minister of Finance released the Province's 2021 Budget, "Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economy." Read our summary highlights for Ontario's human services...

Province Launches Strategy to Combat Homelessness

The Province launched a strategy to combat homelessness which includes directing municipal service managers to collect by-name lists, with the aim of helping to match people with supports they need. Read...

Province Announces Child Care and Early Years Regulatory Amendments

The Province announced a series of regulatory amendments aimed at increasing accessibility and affordability in child care and early years services that will take effect March 8, 2021. Read more.

Ontario Modernizing Application Process for Social Assistance

The Ontario government is launching a new online application and process to apply for social assistance. Learn more.