Policy Updates

Regulations and Statutes in Force as of January 1, 2020

A number of regulations and statutes came into force as of January 1, 2020. Read the relevant highlights for human services.

Canada and Ontario Sign Canada's First Housing Benefit

The governments of Canada and Ontario announced that they will provide direct affordability support to Ontarians who are in housing need under the Canada Housing Benefit. Learn more.

Ontario Government Launches 2020 Budget Consultations

The Province is looking for input towards its 2020 Budget by February 11, 2020. Learn more about how you can share your input.

Ontario's Auditor General Releases Annual Report

Ontario's Auditor General released her 2019 Annual Report, including a value-for-money audit of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Learn more.

Ontario's Data Strategy: Read OMSSA's Submission

OMSSA has highlighted the need for greater information sharing with municipalities in its submission related to Ontario's Data Strategy. Read it here (PDF).