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Government of Canada continues to support southern Ontario businesses and organizations amid and beyond the global pandemic

Since the onset of the pandemic, Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) have been delivering critical support to help businesses and organizations stay open, protect jobs and prepare for a strong recovery. Thanks to their unique connection to communities and local


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Ontario Supports Families, Businesses and Workers during COVID-19

TORONTO – Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement in response to today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada: “Employment in Ontario decreased by 152,700 in April. Driven by new, more contagious variants,


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Jonathan Borrelli – Provincial Paid Sick Leave – PODCAST

Employers might need to start paying their personnel who miss work due to COVID-19. However, this bill proposed by the Minister of Labour would only last until September 25th of this year. In addition, “COVID-19 worker income protection benefit”, which


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Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Booking for More People

Individuals Aged 18 and Over in Hotspots Eligible to Book as of May 3 TORONTO — Due to a stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply, this week, the Ontario government will further expand booking eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination appointments


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Use your indoor time wisely: Make an Emergency Preparedness Kit

This week is Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week, and as COVID-19 restrictions keep you indoors more than normal, now is a great time to build your family’s 72 Hour Emergency kit. Emergency Preparedness week is a national week supported by Public Safety Canada


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Letter from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce: Concerns with the Ontario Small Business Support Grant

April 29, 2021 Hon. Victor Fedeli Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade College Park 18th Flr 777 Bay St Toronto ON M7A 1S5 Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction 7th Floor, 56


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Budget Committee Outcomes: COVID-19 & Projections Affecting the City’s 2022 Budget and Business Plan

At today’s Budget Committee meeting, staff provided an update to Council on the financial challenges the City continues to face as a result of COVID-19, including impacts on the 2022 operating and capital budgets and the City’s Stormwater program. “Mississauga


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Minister Monsef highlights Budget 2021 investments in small businesses, entrepreneurs and broadband

Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians. Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic


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Ontario Prepares to Accelerate Rollout as Vaccine Supply Increases

TORONTO — In response to an expected increase in vaccine supply from the federal government, the Ontario government is preparing to ramp up its rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to further support at-risk communities. This includes a targeted commitment to allocate


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Ontario Moves One Step Closer to Becoming a World-Leading Digital Jurisdiction

TORONTO — The Ontario Government is introducing its first Digital and Data Strategy, Building a Digital Ontario, which brings the province one step closer to becoming a world-leading digital jurisdiction. This strategy includes over two dozen new and established initiatives that


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