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Ontario Preparing Students for Skilled Trades and Technology Careers

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 09:56 AM

Free program will give young people skills to pursue in-demand jobs

June 03, 2021

The Ontario government is investing almost $440,000 to help more than 2,000 high school students learn more about available skilled trades and technology careers. The project, led by not-for-profit Junior Achievement (JA), will help local communities recover more quickly from COVID-19 by addressing a shortage of workers in jobs like electrician, plumber, carpenter, computer analyst and software developer.

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Ontario Updating AstraZeneca Second Dose Guidance

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 09:36 AM

First and Second Doses of Different COVID-19 Vaccines can be Safely Combined

June 03, 2021

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is providing updated guidance for individuals who received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and who have not yet received their second dose, to allow for the mixing of COVID-19 vaccines if desired. This decision is in alignment with updated guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization...

Remote Learning to Continue across Ontario for the Remainder of School Year

Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2021 01:28 PM

Ontario Accelerating Vaccinations to Support a Safer Summer and Return to In-Person Learning in September

June 02, 2021

To best protect Ontario families from the fast growing B.1.617.2 variant, and to allow for higher rates of vaccination of students, staff, and families, the Ontario government has made the difficult decision to continue with remote learning for all elementary and secondary students across the province for the remainder of this school year. This will allow the province to continue...

Ontario Maintains COVID-19 Restrictions as Stay-at-Home Order is Set to Expire

Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2021 03:35 PM

Measures address ongoing risks as province prepares to safely and cautiously reopen

June 01, 2021

As was previously announced, Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order will expire on June 2, 2021. When it does, all other public health and workplace measures will remain in place provincewide until Ontario enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen, at which point some restrictions will ease with an initial focus on outdoor settings.

“We’ve seen great progress in our fight against COVID-19 in recent weeks, but now...

Ontario Passes Bill to Strengthen the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2021 08:51 AM

New act includes tools to raise awareness, better protect victims, support survivors and hold offenders accountable

June 01, 2021

The Ontario government passed new legislation, and amendments to existing legislation, to build upon the province’s $307-million Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy. The Combating Human Trafficking Act, 2021 reinforces Ontario’s commitment to fight human trafficking and demonstrates continued leadership in responding to this pervasive crime.

“Our government is taking...