Ontario Releases Long-Term Care Staffing Plan

by Sarah Dickson

Senior Consultant, Public Affairs + Advocacy
December 17, 2020

Ontario Releases Long-Term Care Staffing Plan

December 17, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Long-Term Care, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, released a long-term care staffing plan for the province, entitled A Better Place to Live, A Better Place to Work. The plan seeks to enhance recruitment, retention, and training of long-term care staff in order to achieve the government’s goal of … Read more

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Sites, Announces Continuation of Lockdowns in Toronto and Peel

December 18, 2020, Ontario revealed the 17 additional hospital sites which will be tasked with administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine over the coming weeks. Today’s announcement represents a continuation of the first phase of the government’s three-phase immunization plan, which began this week with a pilot program at Toronto’s University Health Network and The Ottawa … Read more

Ontario COVID-19 Update

December 16, 2020, the Ontario government unveiled a five-year poverty reduction strategy to help Ontarians get back to work and participate in the province’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The strategy, Building a Strong Foundation for Success: Reducing Poverty in Ontario, includes key initiatives to connect people experiencing poverty with education, skills, training, health and other … Read more

Ontario Provides COVID-19 Update

December 15, 2020, Premier Doug Ford, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Christine Elliott, Solicitor General, Sylvia Jones, and Chair of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, General Rick Hillier (retired), provided an update on the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario. The Ottawa Hospital began administering vaccines today, following Canada’s first COVID-19 vaccine yesterday … Read more

Ontario Administers Canada’s First COVID-19 Vaccine, Provides COVID-19 Update


December 14, 2020, Premier Doug Ford issued a statement after the first COVID-19 vaccine in Canada was administered in Ontario to a long-term care personal support worker. As a result of the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario, the province has now officially entered the first phase of its three-phase COVID-19 vaccine implementation plan. In … Read more

Ontario Releases Further Details of COVID-19 Vaccination Plan


December 11, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and the Chair of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, General (retired) Rick Hillier, announced additional details of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. The plan will occur in three phases, the first of which will begin on Tuesday, December 15, with a pilot project in Toronto and Ottawa. Premier Ford … Read more

Ontario Releases Updated COVID-19 Modelling


December 10, 2020, Ontario released updated COVID-19 modelling – the first of the province’s bi-weekly modelling updates to take into account the early effects of lockdown measures in Toronto and Peel. The modelling was presented this afternoon by Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, and Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public … Read more

Ontario Legislature Adjourns for 2020


Yesterday, the Ontario Legislature adjourned for the remainder of 2020, two days ahead of the scheduled end of the 2020 fall session. A full list of bills passed during this session, including 10 private members’ bills and 26 government bills are available here. The list includes six emergency COVID-19 bills. Additional Updates Prior to the … Read more