Ontario Releases Workplace Safety Guidelines for Employers

by Vivek Prabhu

Vice President + Toronto Lead, Public Affairs
April 30, 2020

Ontario Releases Workplace Safety Guidelines for Employers

On April 30, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton announced the release of workplace safety guidelines for employers ahead of the gradual reopening of Ontario’s economy. Premier Ford and Minister McNaughton were joined by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott. Following this afternoon’s announcement, … Read more

Ontario Expands List of Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care

On April 29, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced that Ontario is further expanding the list of essential workers eligible to receive free emergency child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Ford and Minister Lecce were joined by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott. Following this afternoon’s … Read more

Ontario Launches Website to Help Businesses Overcome Challenges Posed by COVID-19

On April 28, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Prabmeet Sarkaria, announced the launch of theCOVID-19: Tackling the Barriers website. This website will accept proposals for temporary changes to rules and regulations in order to help businesses overcome challenges created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Read more

Ontario Unveils Framework for Re-Opening the Province

On April 27, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveiled Ontario’s framework for re-opening the province as the number of COVID-19 cases begins to decline. Premier Ford was joined by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott; Minister of Finance Rod Phillips; and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fedeli. Last week, the … Read more

Employee Experience in COVID-19

WPP in collaboration with Ogilvy’s Employee Experience team and H+K’s People & Purpose team have put together this Employee Experience deck grounded in data that provides best practices for change management and long term predictions for employee experience. View the document here: Employee Experience in COVID-19

Pandemic Pay for Ontario’s Frontline Health Care Workers

On April 25, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and President of the Treasury Board Peter Bethlenfalvy announced a new compensation package for frontline health care workers in partnership with the federal government. Earlier in the day Ontario announced amendments to the province’s emergency orders to allow for the formal redeployment of health service provider staff to … Read more

Ontario Announces Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

On April 24, 2020, Premier Ford and Finance Minister Rod Phillips announced a new commitment of $241 million through a new Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA). Combined with the federal government, this package will equate to approximately $900 million to help small and medium sized businesses bridge until provincial emergency measures are lifted. Premier … Read more

Ontario Announces COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People

On April 23, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Todd Smith announced the release of Ontario’s COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People. Premier Ford and Minister Smith were joined by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott, and Minister of Long-Term Care Dr. Merrilee Fullerton. Following the … Read more

How COVID-19 Will Change Consumer Behaviour + Purchase Patterns

As social distancing becomes the new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer habits are adapting in real-time to the new environment and circumstances. Here, we’ll recap some of those key patterns, what the implications are for brands and organizations, and highlight which behaviours we think will have staying power. Shopping behaviour is evolving Overall, … Read more