Government of Ontario Expanding Worker Protections for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence

Ontario is proposing a job-protected leave of absence when a worker or their child has experienced or is threatened with domestic or sexual violence.

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October 06, 2017

Government of Ontario Expanding Protection for Consumers Making Big Purchases

Proposed changes affect building a new house and buying travel, real estate, and event tickets.

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October 06, 2017

Government of Ontario Increasing Mental Health Services Across Province

People can access mental health supports by speaking to their primary care provider, visiting their local community mental health and addictions centre, or by contacting ConnexOntario.

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October 02, 2017

Ontario Taking Steps to Increase Employment for People with Disabilities

Ontario has established a new Employers' Partnership Table to advise the government on innovative ways to connect more people with disabilities to jobs and businesses to talent.

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September 27, 2017

Government of Ontario Making Investments in Social Housing Repairs and Retrofits

This investment is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's carbon market.

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August 24, 2017

Protect Your Children from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

The Government of Ontario is reminding parents to ensure their children's vaccinations are up to date before school starts.

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August 23, 2017

Find out if your kids are eligible for free dental care

Teeth cleaning, check-ups and dental treatment for kids: How to access free dental care for children 17 years old and under, if they are eligible through the government's Healthy Smiles program.

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August 16, 2017

Ontario Launches Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System

In particular, the inquiry will look at the circumstances and systemic issues which may have contributed to the assault and death of residents who were under the care of Elizabeth Wettlaufer.

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August 14, 2017

Provincial Government Working to Recruit More Judges from Indigenous and Diverse Communities

Measures include asking applicants from minority groups to self-identify, increasing outreach, and collecting race-based data on applicants and new appointments to strengthen reporting on diversity.

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August 11, 2017

Get naloxone kits for free

Naloxone can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Learn where you can get naloxone kits and how to use them.

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August 04, 2017

June 29: Ontario Basic Income Pilot information session, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: West Thunder Community Centre, 915 Edward St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6R2

This is a free session with a short presentation on the OBIP, followed by a question and answer period.

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June 26, 2017

June 28: Ontario Basic Income Pilot information session, Brantford

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: The Brantford Labour Centre, 1100 Clarence Street S, Brantford N3S 7N8

This is a free session with a short presentation on the OBIP, followed by a question and answer period. 

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June 22, 2017

Preventing workplace violence in the health care sector

This is a report from the Government of Ontario on how it's working to reduce violent incidents in health care workplaces and boost safety for staff and patients.

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May 24, 2017

Ontario Passes Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

Ontario is a major centre for human trafficking in Canada, accounting for roughly 69 per cent of police-reported cases nationally in 2015.

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May 24, 2017

Final report of the Changing Workplaces Review released

The report recommends changes to both labour relations and employment standards, including the creation of a new "Workplace Rights Act", consolidating the ESA, LRA, and OHSA.

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May 23, 2017

Ontario Government Expands Rent Control to All Private Rental Units

The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, expands rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November 1, 1991.

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May 18, 2017

New Legislation Includes Rent Control Reform, Eviction Protections, to Keep Rentals Affordable

Legislation includes rent control of private rental units occupied on or after November 1, 1991, and protection from abuse of the "landlord's own use" provision.

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April 24, 2017

Ontario Basic Income Pilot to Launch in Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Lindsay

Pilots will start in late spring in Hamilton, including Brantford and Brant County, and in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. The third pilot will start by this fall in Lindsay.

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April 24, 2017

Ontario's Fair Housing Plan

The Government of Ontario has introduced measures aimed at helping more people find affordable homes, increase supply, protect buyers and renters, and bring stability to the real estate market.

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April 20, 2017

Ontario Government Providing Improved Access to Legal Services

Effective April 1, 2017, about 140,000 more people will be eligible to receive the legal services they need, regardless of their ability to pay.

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March 27, 2017