Ontario Announces Plans for School Year and Continued Reopening of Child Care

by Vivek Prabhu

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

Ontario Announces Plans for School Year and Continued Reopening of Child Care

July 30, 2020 Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced the Ontario government’s plan for the resumption of in-classroom learning for the 2020-21 school year, as well as the continued reopening of child care. Premier Ford and Minister Lecce were joined by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Christine Elliott; Associate Chief … Read more

Ontario Launches Independent Commission into Long-Term Care

July 29, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Long-Term Care, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, launched Ontario’s independent commission into COVID-19 and long-term care, which will highlight the cracks in Ontario’s long-term care system that were exacerbated by COVID-19 in order to protect residents and staff from future outbreaks. Premier Ford and Dr. Fullerton were joined … Read more

Ontario Announces Accelerated Construction of Long-Term Care Home in Ajax

July 28, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Long-Term Care, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, announced the accelerated construction of a new long-term care home at Lakeridge Health’s Ajax Pickering Hospital site. Premier Ford and Dr. Fullerton were joined by Mayor of Ajax, Shaun Collier; Chair of the Lakeridge Health Board of Trustees, Sharon Cochran; Minister … Read more

COVID-19 Relief Funding for Ontario Municipalities

July 27, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark, announced up to $4 billion in assistance for Ontario municipalities facing revenue shortfalls and increased costs due to COVID-19. Today’s announcement represents a portion of the $19 billion in COVID-19 relief funding provided to Canada’s provinces by the federal government. … Read more

Ontario: Support for York University Markham Campus

July 24, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Colleges and Universities, Ross Romano, announced support for York University’s new Markham Centre Campus. The campus expansion, which will be the first university campus in York Region, is proceeding under the government’s Major Capacity Expansion Policy Framework and is expected to open in 2023. Construction on … Read more

Ontario: Additional Regions to Move into Stage Three

July 20, 2020, Premier Doug Ford announced that seven more of Ontario’s public health regions will be permitted to enter stage three of reopening this Friday, July 24, at 12:01 a.m. Premier Ford was joined by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Christine Elliott, and Minister of Finance, Rod Phillips. Following this afternoon’s announcement, Premier … Read more

Ontario Unveils Approach to Building Long-Term Care Homes Faster

July 21, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Long-Term Care, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, announced a new Accelerated Build Pilot Program that will enable the construction of two new long-term care homes in Mississauga by 2021. Premier Ford and Dr. Fullerton were joined by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga, Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO of … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is proud to be named Public Relations AOR for the BlackNorth Initiative

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), one of Canada’s leading public relations firms, is proud to support the BlackNorth Initiative, The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism. The BlackNorth Initiative embraces a business-centric approach to identify and address systemic anti-Black racism. H+K is proud to be named their pro bono public relations agency of record, … Read more

Ontario: Intellectual Property Action Plan + COVID-19 Update

July 17, 2020, Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Vic Fedeli, and Minister of Colleges and Universities, Ross Romano, announced the Intellectual Property Action Plan to help ensure that Ontarians reap the benefits of made-in-Ontario research and innovation, and that intellectual property developed in Ontario remains in the province. Premier … Read more