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Ontario Adding Mental Health Workers to OPP Communications Centres

Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:17 AM

New investment providing immediate support for those in crisis

June 22, 2021

The Ontario government is investing $8.4 million over three years in a new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crisis Call Diversion Program. This program will help police offer the most appropriate response to calls from individuals experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, which may include diversion to appropriate mental health services. This investment is part of the 2021 Budget, Ontario's Action Plan:...

Government of Canada's first phase to easing border measures for travellers entering Canada

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021 11:22 AM

Public Health Agency of Canada

June 21, 2021

The Government of Canada is taking a responsible, precautionary approach at the border by continually monitoring available data and scientific evidence to protect the health and safety of Canadians.

Today, the Government of Canada is announcing the details of the first phase of its approach to easing border measures for travellers entering Canada. These cautious adjustments are now possible because of the successes of the vaccine roll out in Canada and...

Town Talk - Wawa Public Library's Summer Reading Club

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021 10:25 AM

Wawa Public Library Assistant Librarian Suzie Jarrell discusses the recently launched TD Summer Reading Club.

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Ontario Recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021 10:00 AM

June 21, 2021

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, released the following statement in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day:

“This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of what was originally National Aboriginal Day — renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2017. It is an opportunity to recognize the rich traditions, cultures and heritage of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples and celebrate their contributions to our province and country.

This day...

Accelerated Second Dose Eligibility Continues Ahead of Schedule

Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021 01:28 PM

Over 75 per cent of Ontario Adults Have Received A First Dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine and more than 19 per cent are Fully Vaccinated

June 17, 2021

With a majority of Ontario adults having received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and over three million doses of the Moderna vaccine arriving in June, the province is continuing to accelerate its vaccine rollout by expanding eligibility for second doses ahead of schedule.

“Thanks to the efforts of Team Ontario we are making tremendous progress in...