Dr Merrilee Fullerton

Ontario Working for Workers by Expanding Training to More People

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Better Jobs Ontario will offer up to $28,000 for learning skills needed to earn bigger paycheques PETERBOROUGH — The Ontario government is working for workers by launching a new training program, Better Jobs Ontario. Anyone looking to train for in-demand work, including those on social assistance, who are self-employed, gig workers, youth, and newcomers to the province, can apply to start learning the …

Dr. Merrilee Fullerton Minister of Long Term Care

Landmark Legislation to Keep Ontario Open

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Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022 supports Ontario’s Plan to Stay Open by building a stronger, more resilient health system TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government passed the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022, a critical component of the province’s Plan to Stay Open. Among other measures, the legislation bolsters Ontario’s health workforce by recognizing foreign-credentialed workers and giving publicly-funded personal support workers …

Minister Ross Romano

Eliminating Birth Certificate Fee for Vulnerable Ontarians

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Permanent Fee Waiver for Homeless and Lower Income Individuals Removes Barriers to Access Critical Services TORONTO – The Ontario government is permanently eliminating the $35 fee for birth certificates for approximately 40,000 vulnerable Ontarians. The Birth Certificate Fee Waiver Program will ensure not-for-profit partner organizations can assist Ontarians who may be experiencing homelessness or other severe financial hardships to obtain …

Dr Merrilee Fullerton

Ontario investing over $10m to better connect services for children, youth

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OTTAWA — As part of its plan to build a stronger and more resilient health care system, the Ontario government is investing over $10 million to build a new Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre. This funding will bring mental health and addiction supports and services from three existing locations together at a new, dedicated site in Carp that will make …

Dr Merrilee Fullerton

Modernizing Communications in Adult Correctional, Youth Justice Facilities

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Providing frontline staff with reliable, cutting-edge network to keep communities safe TORONTO — As part of the Ontario government’s commitment to support the safety of frontline staff, the province is taking the next step in its plan to upgrade outdated radio infrastructure at the province’s 25 adult correctional institutions and five youth facilities. Williams Communication Services has been awarded the …

Dr Merrilee Fullerton

Ontario Investing $4.5 Million in Whitby’s Abilities Centre

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WHITBY — The Ontario government is investing $4.5 million over three years to support the Abilities Centre in Whitby. The funding will support programs like therapeutic recreation and employment services that help people with disabilities build life skills, stay healthy and active, and find meaningful work. “The Abilities Centre provides important supports for our loved ones in Whitby who have …