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Ontario Improving Rural Services for Women Escaping Violence and Sexual Exploitation
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:15:00 EST

BROCKVILLE - Ontario's Government for the People is improving supports in rural and remote communities for women who are victims of violence and sexual exploitation.

Ontario Pledges Commitment to Improve Care in the Child Protection System
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:30:00 EST

TORONTO - Ontario's Government for the People is committed to improving outcomes in Ontario's child protection system through the creation of three new roundtables dedicated to sharing ideas for improvement. Overseen by three Chairs appointed by and reporting directly to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, the three new roundtables would be made up of those with lived experience in the fields of Indigenous child welfare, children-in-care, and youth-in-custody.

Ontario's Government for the People Announces Plan to Restore Dignity, Independence and Empowerment to Social Assistance System
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 13:15:00 EST

TORONTO — Today, Ontario’s Government for the People announced social assistance reforms that will restore dignity, encourage employment, and empower the province’s most vulnerable to break free from the poverty cycle.

Ontario Working to Stop Violence Against Women and Support Survivors
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:45:00 EST

TORONTO — Ontario's Government for the People is tapping into a network of community partners, including about 900 member organizations, agencies and partners, to help stop violence against women and improve services for survivors.

Statement by Minister MacLeod on National Child Day
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:45:00 EST

Today, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, issued the following statement in recognition of National Child Day.

Statement by Minister MacLeod on Trans Day of Remembrance
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:30:00 EST

Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, issued the following statement in recognition of November 20 as Trans Day of Remembrance.

Statement by Minister MacLeod on Social Assistance Plan
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:45:00 EST

When I was sworn into Cabinet 138 days ago, Premier Ford made two things clear. Not only does Ontario's social assistance system need to be fixed, it must be both responsive and accountable to the people it's meant to serve.

Federal Government Still Lacking a Credible Plan at U.S. Border
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST

An increasing number of Canadians lack confidence in the federal government's ability to manage the influx of illegal border crossers, according to a federal internal poll recently released under access-to-information law.

Statement by Minister Lisa MacLeod on the Expert Panel Report on the Deaths of Children and Youth in Residential Placements
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:30:00 EST

I would like to thank the Chief Coroner of Ontario and the Expert Panel for their report and recommendations. The effort that the Expert Panel has put into this report is commendable and I appreciate their dedication. 

Ontario Helping At-Risk Children and Families in Ottawa
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:30:00 EST

Ontario's Government for the People is funding new programs in the Ottawa area to help children with behavioural challenges learn new skills at an early age and support parents with practical and effective tips and ideas. Today, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services announced a collaboration to implement the Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) program for marginalized children and their families in Ottawa.

Ontario's Government for the People Announces Compassionate Wind Down of Basic Income Research Project
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:30:00 EST

TORONTO - Ontario's Government for the People announced today that the Basic Income research project will wind down at the end of the fiscal year.

Ontario Asks Federal Government to Pay Full Cost of Illegal Border Crossers — $200 Million and Counting
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:00:00 EST

The people of Ontario expect their government to stand up for provincial interests, grow our economy and respect the taxpayer.

Ontario's Government for the People to Reform Social Assistance to Help More People Get Back on Track
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:00:00 EST

TORONTO - Ontario is working on a plan to reform Social Assistance so that it helps more people break the cycle of poverty, re-enter the workforce and get back on track.

Ontario Marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 10:00:00 EST

Today, Ontario joins the international community to raise awareness of human trafficking and make it clear that this heinous crime will not be tolerated in our communities.

Joint Ministers' Statement from Ontario and Saskatchewan on Immigration
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:00:00 EST

The following statements were made today by Ontario and Saskatchewan at the conclusion of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Immigration: