- October, 2016

  • Monday, October 31 2016
    • Francophone Immigration WeekFrancophone Immigration Week is October 30 to November 5, 2016. The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, gave a statement on the topic today.
  • Friday, October 28 2016
    • Halloween Safety TipsHalloween is this Monday, October 31, 2016. Ontario is reminding drivers and pedestrians to be aware and stay safe while trick-or-treating.
  • Thursday, October 27 2016
    • Patient and Family Advisory CouncilOntario is creating a Patient and Family Advisory Council to advise the government on health policy priorities that have an impact on patient care and experiences. To nominate someone or to apply yourself, contact patientfamilyadvisorycouncil@ontario.ca.
  • Wednesday, October 26 2016
    • Youth Workplace Safety Video ContestIf you are a current Ontario secondary school student, you are invited to participate in the "It’s Your Job: Prevention Starts Here" video contest. Videos should be under 2 minutes in length and must be submitted by March 3, 2017.
  • Tuesday, October 25 2016
    • Free Flu (Influenza) Vaccine AvailableThe free flu vaccine is now available in pharmacies, health clinics, public health units and doctor’s offices. It important to get the flu shot every year to protect yourself and those around you.
  • Monday, October 24 2016
    • Social Work ScholarshipIf you are a graduate student in the field of social work, you can apply for the Hilary M. Weston Scholarship until December 15, 2016. This scholarship of $7,500 is awarded to 2 full-time students at Ontario universities.
  • Wednesday, October 19 2016
    • New Electricity Rebate in 2017Starting January 1, 2017, the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act will reduce electricity costs by 8 % for eligible consumers. There is an extra rebate for people living in rural areas.
  • Monday, October 17 2016
    • Waste Reduction WeekIn celebration of Waste Reduction Week, Ontario is inviting the public to apply for the 2016 Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence. They have also provided tips on how to reduce waste. You can share your ideas on this topic online.
  • Wednesday, October 12 2016
    • Stay Safe on the Roads This WinterIn preparation for winter, the Province of Ontario is reminding drivers to drive safely during difficult weather conditions. You can plan ahead by checking Ontario 511 and by assembling a winter survival kit.
  • Tuesday, October 11 2016
    • Fire Alarm ReminderOntario and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management are reminding Ontarians to replace their smoke alarms every 10 years. The Ontario Fire Code requires all homeowners to install smoke alarms on every floor and outside all sleeping areas.
  • Friday, October 7 2016
    • Thanksgiving TipsThanksgiving is this Monday, October 10, 2016. Many people celebrate on Sunday as well. The Province of Ontario has provided some tips to help you enjoy the holiday. Ontario produces many of the foods and beverages that are part of a Thanksgiving meal.
  • Friday, October 7 2016
    • Employment Insurance ConsultationThe Government of Canada is looking for feedback on the maternity, parental and caregiving Employment Insurance (EI) programs. Parents and caregivers are invited to provide their opinions in the online discussion.
  • Wednesday, October 5 2016
    • Citizenship Week is October 10-16, 2016Citizenship Week takes place next week from October 10 to 16, 2016. You can share your celebrations on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #MyCitizenship.
  • Tuesday, October 4 2016
    • SPARK Ontario Photo ContestYou can enter the SPARK Ontario contest by taking a photo of you or your friends helping someone in your community. To enter the contest, upload your photo on the SPARK Ontario website or post it on Twitter or Instagram with the #betheSPARK hashtag.
  • Monday, October 3 2016
    • Rates Cut for Frequent Visitors to HospitalsHospitals with a daily maximum rate of more than $10 are now providing multi-day passes that are discounted by at least 50% off the daily maximum rate. There are other features that will benefit patients and caregivers.
  • Monday, October 3 2016
    • Review of Police Oversight AgenciesOntario is carrying out an independent review of the three agencies that oversee the conduct of police. You can find out when a meeting is being held in your community by visiting the website www.policeoversightreview.ca.