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Expanding Learn, Stay Grant to Train More Health Care Workers

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Province connecting over a dozen underserved and growing communities with more health care workers LONDON — The Ontario government is connecting over a dozen underserved and growing communities with more health care workers by expanding the Learn and Stay grant. The grant, which was announced in March 2022 for students who enrol in nursing programs, will also include paramedic and medical …

Jill Dunlop

Supporting Learners and Jobseekers Wherever They Are

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Contact North | Contact Nord’s online learning centres providing flexible access to virtual training for rewarding careers MIDLAND — The Ontario government is providing over $4.7 million to Contact North | Contact Nord, giving learners in underserved communities flexible access to innovative virtual learning and training opportunities. This investment supports 13 online learning centres equipped with Extended Reality (XR) technology, …

Jill Dunlop

Ontario Investing $4M to Help Drive World-class Research

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New platform supports greater collaboration between industry and postsecondary institutions to spur innovation TORONTO – The Ontario government is investing $4 million to support greater collaboration between industry and the postsecondary education and research sectors to create well-paying jobs in local communities and help build a resilient economy. The investment will support the Ontario Collaborative Innovation Platform, a new online portal …

Michener Institute

Upskilling More Nurses to Work in Critical Care

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Record number of new nurses registered in Ontario so far this year ORONTO — The Ontario government is investing over $4.6 million in the Michener Institute to remove financial barriers for nurses wanting to upskill to work in critical care areas of hospitals. “While there is still more work to do, our plan to expand Ontario’s health workforce is adding …

Jill Dunlop

Supporting More Paid Internships for Postsecondary Students

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$10 million investment will create more than 2,700 research internships, helping students prepare for in-demand jobs TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing over $10 million to help Mitacs — an organization that builds research partnerships between postsecondary institutions and industry — create 2,700 paid internships for postsecondary students which will help them gain the skills they need to secure …

Jill Dunlop

Ontario Supporting Safe, Respectful Learning Environments for Postsecondary Students

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TORONTO — The Ontario government introduced the Strengthening Post-secondary Institutions and Students Act, 2022 that, if passed, would further protect students by providing measures for postsecondary institutions to address faculty and staff sexual misconduct toward students on campus. “All students deserve to learn in a safe and supportive learning environment,” said Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities. “From day one, …

Lisa Thompson

Investing in Innovative Agri-Food Research

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Made-in-Ontario research will help modernize the agri-food sector Guelph — The Ontario government is taking action to support the agri-food industry by investing $7.25 million in 50 Ontario-led research and innovation projects. These projects will help develop new innovative technologies, practices and solutions to make Ontario’s agri-food sector more competitive and productive. “Some of the most advanced agri-food research in …

Jill Dunlop

Investing in Ontario-made Research and Innovation

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TORONTO – The Ontario government is supporting Ontario-made innovation with an investment of more than $198 million in research projects at colleges, universities and research hospitals across the province. The funding is being delivered through the Ontario Research Fund and Early Researcher Awards and supports researchers in making discoveries that advance knowledge, drive progress and create jobs for the people …

Ginette Petitpas Taylor

Over $5.7m announced for Université de Hearst in Ontario

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HEARST – The vitality of official language minority communities depends on the right to an education in the language of one’s choice, among other things. During Francophonie Month, the Government of Canada is reaffirming its commitment to protect and promote our two official languages, which are an integral part of our Canadian identity. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages …

Jill Dunlop

Ontario Extends Freeze on College, University Tuition

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Province’s action provides students and families with ongoing financial relief TORONTO — The Ontario government is extending the current tuition freeze for colleges and universities by an additional year, through 2022-2023, providing financial relief and predictability for students and families seeking access to affordable postsecondary education. “Our government recognizes that students and their families make huge sacrifices to attend college …