Policy Updates

Federal Government Delivers Fall Economic Statement

Today, Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered the 2020 Fall Economic Statement. Learn more and see the highlights.

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.

Proposed Regulatory Amendments Under the Child Care and Early Years Act: Read OMSSA's Submission

After consultation with members, OMSSA submitted its response to the Ontario Ministry of Education on the Province's proposed regulatory amendments under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. Learn...

Updated Policy Briefs

OMSSA's Policy Briefs outline the Service System Management role, value and priorities in key areas of human services. Access the updated briefs that reflect current priorities and realities in 2020 and...

Ontario's 2020 Budget: Read OMSSA's Initial Summary

The Province of Ontario tabled a record $182 billion provincial budget on November 5. Read OMSSA's initial summary.

Residential Rent Freeze in Force for 2021 Year

Bill 204, Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act, 2020, received royal assent in Ontario's legislature. The Act brings into force a freeze of residential rents for the 2021 year. Learn more on the Province's...