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Ontario Mandates Immunization Policies for Long-term Care Homes

Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2021 08:43 AM

Policies will focus on educating staff and monitoring staff immunization rates

May 31, 2021

Ontario is taking further action to protect long-term care home residents by becoming the first province in Canada to make it mandatory for homes to have COVID-19 immunization policies for staff and to set out the minimum requirements that need to be included in these policies.

“Widespread vaccination within long-term care homes is the best way to protect residents, staff and their families,” said Dr. Merrilee...

Ontario Pays Respect to the 215 Children from Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 04:11 PM

May 31, 2021

Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement on the discovery of the remains of Indigenous children at a former Kamloops Indian Residential school in British Columbia:

“Our government, alongside Ontario Regional Chief Roseanne Archibald, was shocked and saddened by the discovery of remains of 215 children on the former site of a residential school in Kamloops, B.C. To pay respect to these children, their families, and survivors of Canada's residential...

Ontario Making it Affordable and Easier to Visit Ontario Parks

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 11:29 AM

Free day-use permits Monday to Thursday and new tool to obtain permits in advance

May 28, 2021

The Ontario government is making it easier and more affordable to get safely outdoors and enjoy nature by providing free day-use permits at 115 provincial parks from Monday to Thursday until September 2, 2021. Starting June 7, visitors will also be able to guarantee access to 17 select provincial parks to avoid long line-ups during popular and busy visitation times by obtaining a daily vehicle permit in...

Ontario Supporting Positive Changes to Improve Accessibility

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 09:42 AM

Ontario Supporting Positive Changes to Improve Accessibility

May 31, 2021

Today, Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, issued the following statement recognizing National AccessAbility Week:

“National AccessAbility Week is an opportunity to recognize the efforts being made across Ontario to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion.

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Vulnerable Persons Registry

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 08:48 AM

The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a free, voluntary and confidential service aimed at improving the safety of residents living at home who would be at greater risk during emergencies.

The VPR improves safety by providing key information to emergency response teams to help them be more aware when addressing large scale emergencies.

The VPR is active in some municipalities in the Algoma and Manitoulin-Sudbury Districts, as part of the Huron North Shore area.

Who Can Register?