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Ontario Extending Temporary Wage Increase for Personal Support Workers

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Extending Temporary Wage Increase for Personal Support Workers Province Continuing to Support Frontline Health Care Heroes in Fight Against COVID-19  TORONTO ― The Ontario government is investing $141 million to extend the temporary wage increase for personal support workers and direct support workers in publicly funded home and community care, long-term care, … Continue reading

Ontario Dramatically Ramping Up Delivery of Rapid Test Kits
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Ontario Dramatically Ramping Up Delivery of Rapid Test Kits

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Dramatically Ramping Up Delivery of Rapid Test Kits Over 12 Million Rapid Antigen Screening Tests Now Shipped Across the Province TORONTO – Ontario has now delivered 12.3 million rapid antigen test kits for COVID-19 to over 2,600 work sites across the province. The effort is helping businesses and other organizations keep employees … Continue reading

Ontario Preparing Students for Skilled Trades and Technology Careers
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Ontario Preparing Students for Skilled Trades and Technology Careers

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Preparing Students for Skilled Trades and Technology Careers Free program will give young people skills to pursue in-demand jobs  TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing almost $440,000 to help more than 2,000 high school students learn more about available skilled trades and technology careers. The project, led by not-for-profit Junior Achievement (JA), … Continue reading

Remote Learning to Continue across Ontario for the Remainder of School Year
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Remote Learning to Continue across Ontario for the Remainder of School Year

NEWS RELEASE Remote Learning to Continue across Ontario for the Remainder of School Year Ontario Accelerating Vaccinations to Support a Safer Summer and Return to In-Person Learning in September  TORONTO — To best protect Ontario families from the fast growing B.1.617.2 variant, and to allow for higher rates of vaccination of students, staff, and families, … Continue reading

Ontario Accelerates Rollout of Second Shots Targeting a Two-Dose Summer
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Ontario Accelerates Rollout of Second Shots Targeting a Two-Dose Summer

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Accelerates Rollout of Second Shots Targeting a Two-Dose Summer 65 per cent of Adults Have Received First Doses, Ahead of Schedule  TORONTO — Ontario has reached a key milestone in its fight against COVID-19, having achieved its target to administer first doses to 65 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over … Continue reading

COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Youth 12+ Ahead of Schedule
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COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Youth 12+ Ahead of Schedule

NEWS RELEASE COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Youth 12+ Ahead of Schedule Schedule Youth Appointments Through the Provincial Booking System, Call Centre and Select Pharmacies  TORONTO — Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to expand, with youth aged 12 and over eligible to book their appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning this weekend.As of 8:00 … Continue reading

REEL ASIAN TO HOST FREE SCREENING OF THE SEMINAL OSCAR-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? FOR ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH
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REEL ASIAN TO HOST FREE SCREENING OF THE SEMINAL OSCAR-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? FOR ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH

News Release REEL ASIAN TO HOST FREE SCREENING OF THE SEMINALOSCAR-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN?FOR ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH Public tickets available as of May 17 at reelasian.com Reel Asian celebrates its 25th anniversary this fall TORONTO – The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival invites Canadians to commemorate Asian Heritage Month this May by joining a free virtual … Continue reading

COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Ontarians 18+ Ahead of Schedule
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COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Ontarians 18+ Ahead of Schedule

NEWS RELEASE COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Ontarians 18+ Ahead of Schedule Province Invites All Adults to Schedule Their First Dose Appointment  TORONTO — As the pace of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to accelerate with 2.2 million doses scheduled to arrive this week, the government is extending booking eligibility at mass immunization clinics to … Continue reading

Ontario adding 2,000 nurses to the health care system
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Ontario adding 2,000 nurses to the health care system

NEWS RELEASE Ontario adding 2,000 nurses to the health care system New investment will also expand support for clinical education programs in long-term care homes  TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $35 million to increase enrollment in nursing education programs in publicly-assisted colleges and universities across the province. The new spaces will be available … Continue reading

Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order Until June 2
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Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order Until June 2

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order Until June 2 Province Outlines Plans to Make Pfizer Vaccine Available to Youth Aged 12 to 17  TORONTO — With the new, more contagious variants continuing to pose significant risks, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended the Stay-at-Home Order (O. Reg. … Continue reading