Policy Updates

Province Shares More Details on School, Child Care Closures

The Province announced that schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Regular child care and EarlyON centres will remain closed through Stage 1 of reopening, with a gradual reopening...

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to May 29

The Province has extended all emergency orders currently in force until May 29, including the closure of bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery only, restrictions on social gatherings of...

Province Announces Independent Commission into Long-Term Care

The Province announced that it would be launching an independent commission into Ontario's long-term care system beginning in September. Read more in their news release.

Federal Government Announces Annual Increase to Canada Child Benefit (CCB)

The Prime Minister announced that the CCB will be increased in July. The increase will be in place for the 2020-21 benefit year, and will raise the maximum benefit to $6,765 per child under age 6, and...

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to June 2

The Province is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 2. Read more in their news release.

Province Releases Details on Child Care Funding Approach

The Province shared details on new additional measures designed to help ensure parents retain access to local licensed child care, as well as EarlyON Child and Family Centres. Learn more.

Province to Allow Certain Businesses to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines

Ontario is allowing certain businesses to reopen under strict safety guidelines, including garden centres, lawn care and landscaping businesses, car washes, auto dealerships, golf courses, marinas and...

More Frontline Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care

The Province is further expanding the list of essential workers eligible to receive free emergency child care during COVID-19, including people who work in the food supply chain, retirement homes, grocery...

Ontario Releases Guiding Principles for Phased Approach to Reopening the Province

The Province released A Framework for Reopening our Province, which outlines criteria to be used by experts to advise the government on the loosening of emergency measures, as well as guiding principles...

Province Introduces Proposed Changes to Ontario's Rental Rules

The Province introduced legislation that would make changes to Ontario's rental rules, aiming to strengthen protections for both tenants and landlords. Read more.

Provincial Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

The Province has released a five-year strategy designed to combat human trafficking and child sexual exploitation across Ontario, including a new investment of $307 million to implement key facets of the...

Province Releases Details on Mental Health and Addictions Plan

The Province released its Roadmap to Wellness: A Plan to Build Ontario's Mental Health and Addictions System, laying out the framework for Ontario's mental health and addictions system. Read more.