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Ontario to Recognize Outstanding Age-Friendly Communities

Ontario to Recognize Outstanding Age-Friendly Communities
Province Introduces New Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program Ontario is launching a program to recognize communities across the province that have made outstanding progress to be inclusive and accessible for people of all ages.Minister of Seniors Affairs Dipika Damerla made the announcement today at the Barrie Chamber of Commerce. The province’s new Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program recognizes communities and municipalities like... Read More

South East LHIN shows greatest improvement in province in reducing mortality rates for acute stroke patients

South East LHIN shows greatest improvement in province in  reducing mortality rates for acute stroke patients
More people in the south east region now survive and recover after a stroke A recently released provincial report indicates that patients and families from across the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) are benefiting from improved access to stroke care. According to new data released by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Ontario Stroke Network... Read More

Statement from Minister Thibeault on the Ontario Energy Board’s New Regulated Price Plan Electricity Rate Announcement

Statement from Minister Thibeault on the Ontario Energy Board’s New Regulated Price Plan Electricity Rate Announcement
On Thursday,  Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy, issued the following statement in response to the Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) announcement to lower electricity prices for residential and small business customers on the Regulated Price Plan (RPP): “Premier Wynne committed to reducing electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for households across the province, and today represents the next stage... Read More

Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary with the 2017 Fun Pass

Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary with the 2017 Fun Pass
Two Kids Get in Free at 18 Popular Ontario Attractions This Summer The province is helping families celebrate Ontario’s 150th anniversary by expanding the Fun Pass for 2017. The Fun Pass includes coupons that give local elementary school-aged children free admission to 18 provincial attractions, such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Centre, Science North, Huronia Historical Parks,... Read More

Expanding Access to Transition-Related Surgeries

Expanding Access to Transition-Related Surgeries
On Thursday, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement on expanding access to transition-related surgeries in Ontario: “For some trans and gender-diverse people in Ontario, transition-related surgeries are necessary. Every person has the right to be who they are. Our health care system should reflect and support this, which is why our government is... Read More

Ontario Capping Rent Increases at 1.8 Per Cent for Tenants in 2018

Ontario Capping Rent Increases at 1.8 Per Cent for Tenants in 2018
Expanded Rent Control Keeping Rentals Fair and Affordable for 250,000 More People Ontario’s expansion of rent control to all private market rental housing units across the province means that 250,000 more tenants will receive protection from unfair rent increases, and will have their rent capped at the annual rent increase guideline of 1.8 per cent in 2018. The rent increase... Read More

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds & Grenville: Veggies n’ Fruit Community Boost Initiative Awardees Announced

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds & Grenville: Veggies n’ Fruit Community Boost Initiative Awardees Announced
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville is pleased to announce the awardees of the Veggies n’ Fruit Community Boost Initiative.  This initiative is designed to engage communities around the third theme of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge: Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit. Approximately $55,000 has been awarded to thirteen recipients across Leeds and Grenville to implement initiatives that... Read More

Boosting Competitiveness and Innovation for Ontario’s VQA Wineries

Boosting Competitiveness and Innovation for Ontario’s VQA Wineries
Province Supporting Growth and Job Creation in Ontario Wine Industry Ontario is helping the province’s wineries and grape growers enhance their productivity and competitiveness through increasing supports for activities like marketing, business scaling and innovation. Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal was at Sandbanks Estate Winery today to kick off Ontario Wine Week and announce updates to... Read More