First Round of Emergency Funding for Municipalities in Ontario

by Vivek Prabhu

Vice President + Toronto Lead, Public Affairs
August 12, 2020

First Round of Emergency Funding for Municipalities in Ontario

August 12, 2020, Premier Doug Ford announced the first round of the Safe Restart Agreement’s emergency funding for Ontario municipalities. This first round of funding will provide municipalities with up to $1.6 billion to continue delivering critical public services for residents. Premier Ford was joined by Minister of Finance, Rod Phillips, Associate Minister of Transportation … Read more

$230 Million Investment to Support the Reopening of Child Care

August 7, 2020, Premier Ford announced  $230 million to support the safe reopening of child care centres in Ontario. The funding will help support child care operators with increased cleaning costs as well as implementing health and safety requirements in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. Premier Ford and Minister Lecce were joined by … Read more

Ontario Announces Investment in Crime Prevention

August 6, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, Jill Dunlop, announced an investment of more than $6 million over the next three years to help combat crime. The Proceeds of Crime Front-line Policing Grant will support police services in implementing crime prevention and community safety initiatives focused on the … Read more

Ontario: Made-in-Ontario Technology to Sanitize Personal Protective Equipment

August 4, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Vic Fedeli, announced a $2 million investment in Clean Works Medical and Pure Life Machinery from the Ontario Together Fund. This investment will enable a significant scale-up in the production of Ontario-made personal protective equipment (PPE) sanitation devices. Following this … Read more

Ontario Announces Support for Non-Profits

August 5, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Lisa MacLeod, announced an investment of $83 million through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to provide grants to non-profit organizations and support their recovery from COVID-19. Following this afternoon’s announcement, Premier Ford and Minister MacLeod responded to questions from media … Read more