Election day is June 7 - Here's the Elections Ontario website

You can find out about e-Registration, access the Voter Information Service, find out how to work as poll officials, learn what ID requirements are, and more.

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May 10, 2018

Child, Youth and Family Services Act now in force

The new act came into force April 30, 2018 and includes new leaving home rights and age-based laws.

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May 01, 2018

Improving Indigenous Representation on Juries

The Debwewin Jury Review Implementation Committee has reported on what actions the Ontario government should take to address the 2013 report First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries.

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May 01, 2018

Ontario Tax Credits and Benefits

File your tax return and you could get money back by claiming a number of Ontario tax credits and benefits.

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April 26, 2018

Municipalities Can Now Require Affordable Units in New Residential Developments

Inclusionary zoning is a planning tool that allows municipalities to require developers to include affordable housing units in residential developments.

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April 11, 2018

Government of Ontario Increases Legal Aid Eligibility Threshold Another Six Per Cent

As part of this expansion, community legal clinics and student legal aid services societies in Ontario will receive $7.2 million in funding in 2018/19.

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April 06, 2018

Equal pay for equal work: New rules in effect April 1

On November 27, 2017, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act became law, resulting in a number of changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), some starting on April 1, 2018.

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March 28, 2018

Ontario Government Launches New Strategy to End Gender-Based Violence

New measures include improving services and supports, early intervention to help youth who have experienced violence, increased public education, and training for service providers.

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March 01, 2018

Ontario Government Introduces Legislation to Improve Elevator Availability and Credit Reporting Fairness

Ontario will be the first jurisdiction in the world to set standards for elevator repair times; Ontarians will have the strongest rights in Canada over consumer reporting agencies info.

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February 23, 2018

Upcoming changes: Rules for businesses entering into contracts at a consumer's home

As of March 1, 2018, certain products and services can no longer be offered or sold at a consumer's home unless the consumer initiated the transaction.

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February 13, 2018

Government of Ontario Introduces New Standard Lease

Ontario is introducing a new, simple, standard lease that will be mandatory for private residential leases signed on or after April 30, 2018.

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February 07, 2018

Government of Ontario Expands Helpline for Indigenous Women Facing Violence

The provincial government is supporting Beendigen Inc., an Indigenous family shelter in Thunder Bay, to expand culturally appropriate helpline services for Indigenous women across Ontario.

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February 07, 2018

New Law Ensuring Safe Access to Abortion Clinics Now in Effect

Starting today, abortion clinics in Ontario will have safe access zones of 50 metres, a measure intended to protect women using the clinics and health care providers.

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February 01, 2018

Ontario Government Expands Helpline for Indigenous Women Facing Violence

The province is supporting Beendigen Inc., an Indigenous family shelter in Thunder Bay, to expand culturally appropriate helpline services for Indigenous women across Ontario.

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January 26, 2018

Ontario Government Is Making it Easier to Apply for ODSP

Starting January 15, 2018, registered nurses can complete all sections of forms used to determine if someone is eligible for the program, as well as medical review forms.

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January 10, 2018

Learn about OHIP+

Starting January 1, 2018, more than 4,400 drug products are free for anyone age 24 years or younger. You don’t need to enroll – all you need is a health card number and an eligible prescription. Learn more at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-about-ohip-plus

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January 04, 2018

Governments of Canada and Ontario Providing Housing Support for Human Trafficking Survivors

The Governments of Canada and Ontario have announced more than $7 million to help survivors of human trafficking in Ontario through new transitional housing and rent assistance.

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December 21, 2017

Starting January 1, OHIP Will Include Free Prescription Medication for Everyone Age 24 and Under

More than 4,400 medications will be covered, such as asthma inhalers, drugs to treat depression, anxiety, epilepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, antibiotics, and many others.

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December 19, 2017

Ontario's Anti-Black Racism Strategy

The Government of Ontario has produced a roadmap for addressing anti-Black racism and improving outcomes for Black communities. 

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December 19, 2017

Ontario Basic Income pilot project open enrolment sessions this week in Lindsay, Thunder Bay, Brantford

Learn about the pilot project launched by the Government of Ontario and find out about open enrolment for eligible persons in Lindsay, Thunder Bay, and Brantford.

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December 18, 2017