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Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services for Children, Youth With $24.5M Investment

Investments Part of the Government’s Plan to Build a Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions System TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing $24.3 million in targeted investments to hire additional staff, increase access to counselling and therapy, create new programs to help manage stress, depression and anxiety, and address eating …

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Consumer proces rose 0.5% in Sept, up from a 0.1% increase in Aug

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5% on a year-over-year basis in September, up from a 0.1% increase in August. Excluding gasoline, the CPI rose 1.0% in September, following a 0.6% increase in August. The acceleration in the CPI was largely due to price changes in the transportation, recreation, education and reading, and shelter components. Year over …

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About one-fifth of Canadian businesses  impacted by cyber security incidents in 2019

Ottawa – This release coincides with Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is an internationally recognized campaign held each October to inform the public of the importance of cyber security. Despite there being several high profile cyber security incidents disclosed publicly by Canadian businesses in 2019, about one-fifth (21%) of the overall …

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Canada committed to taking action against online hate, prevent promotion of racism, violence

Toronto – The Government of Canada is committed to taking action against online hate and preventing the promotion of racism and violence. Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Bill Blair, announced $759,762 to YWCA Canada for their project Block Hate: Building Resilience against Online Hate Speech. The four-year project …

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Brampton’s Backyard Garden Program provides more than 10,000 lbs of produce for residents in need​​

BRAMPTON – The City of Brampton’s Backyard Garden Program is now complete, with more than 10,000 lbs of produce donated to residents in need from April to October 2020. The Backyard Garden Program, chaired by City Councillor Doug Whillans, Wards 2 and 6, and facilitated by the City’s Parks Maintenance …

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Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders to Protect the Public

Dance classes with conditions allowed in areas under modified Stage 2 regulations TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is extending most orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA). This extension will be in effect until …

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Ontario Invests $550M to Build and Upgrade Schools

New Projects will Deliver Modern, State-of-the-Art Classrooms and Licensed Child Care Spaces TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $550 million to build 20 new schools and eight permanent school additions across the province in 2020-21. These new projects will create nearly 16,000 new student learning spaces and 870 new …

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Canada pledges $20.6m till date to enhance development in Sahel

Ottawa – Canada is deeply concerned by the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel and is committed to minimizing its impact on people in the region, as well as responding to the increasing needs of the most vulnerable. Today, during a virtual ministerial round table on the humanitarian situation in …

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Toronto announces additional funds for community services to help vulnerable populations

Toronto – Today, Mayor John Tory announced that approximately $1.9 million in additional funding will be distributed from the TO Supports Investment Fund to 33 community-based agencies supporting vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second installment of the City’s commitment of 20 per cent towards the …

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Toronto Public Health launches online booking for flu vaccine clinics by appointment only

Toronto – Today, Toronto Public Health (TPH) is launching the annual online flu vaccine booking system to help residents schedule their appointments for TPH’s annual flu vaccine clinics. This year, in response to local COVID-19 circumstances, TPH flu vaccine clinics will only be available through online appointments to ensure that …

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