Ontario Improving the Health of Mothers and Babies

Ontario’s investment in the health and wellness of mothers and babies will have a significant impact on lifelong health outcomes and quality of life, and is the foundation to a healthy population and a sustainable health care system.

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Ontario Announces Eight New Ontario Health Teams

Ontario Health Teams Will Provide Better Coordinated Care for Ontarians and Support the Province’s COVID-19 Response. TWEED — As part of its plan to end hallway health care and build an integrated health care system centred on the needs of patients, the Ontario government in partnership with Ontario Health is announcing eight new Ontario Health Teams located across the province.

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Shop And Vax 2.0 COVID-19 vaccination clinics to offer

By working with retailers, pharmacies, and our Team Toronto health partners, we’re making sure every Torontonian can quickly and easily get their first and second dose at 22 locations, placing us one step closer to our goal of reaching 90% vaccination coverage.” – Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair, Board of Health

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Government of Canada takes next step to make healthy

Minister of Health “Dietitians empower their patients, clients and communities to embrace food and its connection to health. Restrictions on marketing of food and beverages to children and an update to dietary guidance in Canada, based on the most recent nutrition evidence, will help to create a healthier food environment for Canadians.

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Ontario To Appoint New Chief Medical Officer of Health

He was the Medical Officer of Health for the Thunder Bay District Board of Health from October 2011 to June 30, 2015. Dr. Williams has also held the position of Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Branch Director at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care from 2005 to 2011.

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Ontario Opening Hamilton Health Sciences’ Expanded Stem

The expansion of Hamilton Health Sciences’ stem cell unit advances the hospital’s abilities to provide specialized cancer treatment to meet the needs of patients across Ontario. In 2020, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre became the first hospital in Ontario to provide specialized Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell (CART-Cell) therapy for

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City of Toronto opens new vaccination clinic at Woodbine

Vaccination is a key public health measure to reduce community spread of COVID-19 as the virus and the more infectious Delta variant continue to circulate in Toronto. Receiving two doses of the vaccine will help protect residents from severe illness and outcomes, and protect our young children, friends, families and other loved ones.

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Corona Canada Spearheads Responsible Travel Initiative

“Corona has a deep connection to celebrating and being enjoyed in nature,” says Mike Bascom, Senior Marketing Director, Corona Canada.. “That’s why the Officer of Natural Wonder role was created – to allow Canadians to discover Canada’s stunning environment through the experience of the selected traveller, while providing a much-needed educational component about how to explore our

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Survey reveals gaps in health services available for

Mental health: 4 in 10 or more people surveyed with Parkinson’s report experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and loss of confidence. Financial burden: 4 in 10 agree that it is difficult to pay for health care bills relating to Parkinson’s disease, like medication, exercise, physiotherapy, and specialized services such as speech therapy.

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Ontario Announces Five New Ontario Health Teams

Ontario Health Teams bring together health care providers to work as one team to improve patient outcomes. Through an Ontario Health Team, patients will experience easier transitions from one provider to another, including, for example, between hospitals and home care providers, with one patient story, one patient record and one care plan.

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The People’s Health Care Act will help end hallway health care

The People’s Health Care Act takes a comprehensive approach to modernizing Ontario’s public health care system by focusing on improving the patient experience and on better connected care, which will help reduce wait times and end hallway health care. This landmark legislation is a key component of the government’s plan to build a modern

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Ontario Supporting Health System Response During Third

As part of the province’s $2.8 billion fall preparedness plan, the government invested $283.7 million to assist the health system’s ongoing efforts to reduce surgery backlogs, and $457.5 million to ensure that the health system is prepared to respond to any waves or surges of COVID-19 without interrupting routine health services.

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Targeted COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening to Keep Students

TORONTO — Ontario is improving access to local targeted COVID-19 rapid antigen screening by making it available for students through participating public health units where risk of transmission is high. By expanding access to rapid antigen screening, the Ontario government is helping to keep schools and licensed child care settings open and

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Toronto Public Health expands programs to support a safe

Toronto Public Health is working to support schools through preventative measures, like the expanded take-home test program, as well as hosting pop-up vaccination clinics for youth age 12 – 17 in schools and communities with low vaccination rates. By directly supporting schools with Public Health staff and continuing to bring vaccines

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Ontario Improving Access to Mental Health Services

Ontario Improving Access to Mental Health Services. TORONTO —The Ontario government is investing over $34.6 million to support upgrades and the addition of new facilities at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) so they can continue to provide high-quality care and better address the unique mental health needs of patients.

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Canada and Ontario Invest Over $35 million in 35

The project includes replacing the pool area tile floors, upgrades to the pool roof, lighting, health club and sauna. Work will also expand the pool’s change rooms to allow for family and gender-neutral accessibility, the installation of a new ramp entry into the pool, and the construction of …

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Toronto Public Health reports confirmed rabies in bat

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has received lab results confirming that a bat found in High Park on Monday, July 19 has tested positive for rabies. TPH received the positive test results on Wednesday, October 20. Given the bat was found in a public place, and as the incubation period for rabies can be up to one year, TPH is alerting the public as

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Ontario Presses Ottawa to Increase Share of Health Funding

A strong health care system is the foundation on which we can build a strong economic recovery for Ontario and for the country.” The pandemic further underscored the need for increased investment in the long-term care sector.

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Toronto Public Health releases new COVID-19 workplace

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has launched new content on its monitoring dashboard to illustrate how the pandemic is affecting workplace settings. Today, TPH released the findings and trends from recently collected COVID-19 case data on current …

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Ontario Safely and Gradually Reopens DriveTest Centres

“We are phasing-in these services to ensure important health and safety measures are in place at all DriveTest centres and our staff and customers are fully protected.” Starting on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the following services will be available at DriveTest centres: Class G2 road tests; Class M2 and class M motorcycle road tests

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Health Canada releases new data on cannabis use in Canada

Health Canada commissioned the inaugural Canadian Cannabis Survey in 2017. This is the fourth cycle of the survey. This is the fourth cycle of the survey. The results of the 2020 Canadian Cannabis Survey are based on online responses from approximately 11,000 respondents aged 16 years and over across all provinces and territories.

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Prime Minister announces mandatory vaccination for the

“The best economic policy is a strong public health response, including encouraging vaccination for all eligible Canadians. As the country’s largest employer, the Government of Canada is leading by example. By requiring people who work in the public service to be fully vaccinated, we are putting the health and safety of public servants

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City of Toronto immunization clinics adding 30,000

– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Board of Health “With the Delta variant circulating in our community, getting Toronto fully vaccinated is a key strategy to protect individual and community health. Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are …

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Ontario Working with Public Health Units to Run COVID-19

Public health units and school boards will work together to ensure school-focused clinics are accessible, work for their communities, and adhere to health and safety guidance. School-focused clinics will be aimed at youth, their families, and education staff who …

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Toronto Public Health launches annual influenza

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[ October 21, 2021 ] Prime Minister announces standardized Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel National News [ October 21, 2021 ] Ontario Helping Newcomers Start Their Careers Local News [ October 21, 2021 ] Governments Investing in Innovative Solutions to Boost Agri-Food Sector Local News

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Ontario Funding Expansion of Farmer Mental Health Program

The In the Know program is an important mental health literacy program tailored to the needs of the agricultural community offered at 16 Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) branches in rural and agricultural communities by approximately 30 facilitators. The expansion of the program to more branches will help improve access to mental

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Federal Election Campaign Provides Opportunity to

TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2021 /CNW/ – “In the midst of the largest public health crisis of our generation, the Governor General of Canada has dissolved parliament and called for a general election, providing a timely opportunity for each of the political parties to commit to strengthening Canada’s healthcare system by increasing federal health transfers to the provinces.

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Ontario Investing $5.2 Million to Bring Cardiovascular

The 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy, outlined a total of $1.8 billion in additional investments for hospitals in 2021-22, ensuring our health care system is prepared to respond to any scenario. This includes an increase of $778 million in funding to meet current and future demands for services

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Mayor Tory visits Sherway Gardens immunization clinic to

The Mayor toured the Sherway Gardens clinic in Etobicoke, encouraged residents to get vaccinated, and thanked those who have already rolled up their sleeves. As part of this initiative, the City of Toronto has partnered with Toronto Public Health (TPH), University Health Network, Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd. and Oxford Properties Group.

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Ontario's First Dedicated Mental Health Unit for Female

Treating mental health needs in a health care setting is more humane and effective.” — Paula Osmok, Executive Director, John Howard Society of Ontario “We have advocated to increase support for people in our correctional system with mental health conditions, including being cared for in an appropriate health care setting.

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Ontario Celebrates Progress at Accelerated Long-Term Care

“This is an exciting milestone for Lakeridge Health and Durham Region. In addition to promoting the health and safety of seniors with a range of needs and abilities, the new long-term care home will support staff and physicians delivering the highest level of quality care and advance Lakeridge Health’s vision of One System.

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Home Stretch Vaccine Push continues with weekend-long #

The two-day #VaxTheNorth pop-up clinic, led by the City of Toronto and North York General Hospital, together with Team Toronto hospital partners including Women’s College Hospital, North York Toronto Health Partners, other community partners and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, will kick off on Saturday morning and run daily from 8:30 a.m

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Ontario Adding More Mental Health Beds and Programs for

The government is investing $176 million in 2020-2021 to create a connected, comprehensive and integrated mental health and addictions system as part of the Roadmap to Wellness. This investment builds on the $174 million that Ontario invested last year, bringing new base investments across the sector since 2019-20 to a total of more than $350

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Ontario Gives Lincolnville GO Station a New Name

Province honours 200-year-old elm tree in York Region. WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE – The Ontario government is giving Lincolnville GO Station a new name – Old Elm GO Station – in an effort to honour the historic 200-year-old elm tree being preserved during the construction of a new and improved station on Tenth Line.

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Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services for Children and

Under Roadmap to Wellness, Ontario has announced an increase of $525 million in annualized funding for mental health and addictions support since 2019-20. This includes $175 million for more mental health and addictions services and supports in 2021-2022 committed through the 2021 Budget, $176 million invested in October 2020 and new funding of

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Team Toronto continues to ramp up vaccination efforts with

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre • Yesterday, held one on-site clinic and one off-site clinic in partnership with Baycrest. • Vaccinated 1,000 people who are age 12 years and older receiving first doses, high-risk health care workers and people who are 80 years and older receiving second doses.

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Governments Supporting Mental Health for Farming and Rural

“Thanks to mental health champions like Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, our government is investing in the well-being of farmers, farm families, farm workers and everyone living in rural communities and we’re building on current knowledge, supports and resources to help them address mental health

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OHIP+ Children and youth pharmacare announcement

[ October 8, 2021 ] Toronto Public Health issues Letter of Instruction requiring proof of vaccination for all persons age 12 and older participating in indoor organized sports Community [ October 8, 2021 ] Ontario Breaks Ground on New OPP Detachment in Cambridge Local News [ October 8, 2021 ] Ontario Launches Free Menstrual Products in Schools Local News

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Ontario Adding Mental Health Beds for Northern York Region

The expansion will add 12 new mental health beds and support spaces, increasing the total inpatient mental health capacity to 28 beds that will better address the demand for mental health supports and services for patients and families in York Region and Simcoe County. “Investing in projects like the expansion of Southlake Regional Health

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Ontario Increasing French-Language Supports for Young

[ October 19, 2021 ] Free Flu Shot Available to all Ontarians in November Local News [ October 19, 2021 ] Nordstrom invites Customers To Make Merry And Celebrate The Season Of Joy Leisure & Lifestyle [ October 19, 2021 ] Toronto Public Health launches annual influenza vaccination campaign prioritizing highest-risk settings Community

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Ontario Adding Mental Health Workers to OPP Communications

“Mental health is health,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance. “Thousands of people experiencing mental health and addictions issues across Ontario deserve our support and access to the treatment and care they need. COVID-19 has only intensified the need for action.

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CandleBudz Introduces Industry-First Cannabis Strain

[ October 14, 2021 ] City of Toronto releases 2021 Street Needs Assessment results and Homelessness Solutions Service Plan Community [ October 14, 2021 ] Statement by the Prime Minister on the formation of a new government in Norway National News [ October 14, 2021 ] City of Toronto celebrates 20th anniversary of Waste Reduction Week with virtual events and workshops Community

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Toronto Public Health continues to expand youth COVID-19

With students returning to in-person learning in four weeks, Toronto Public Health (TPH) continues to urge youth to initiate COVID-19 vaccination by getting their first dose or complete their vaccination with a second dose. Getting both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is the best defense against the virus, including the Delta variant, and will

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Ontario Expanding Choices for Prospective Nursing Students

Photo: Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Georgian College Launches Independent Degree BARRIE — The Ontario government is providing a new pathway for nursing education with the launch of Georgian College’s new stand-alone four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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Ontario Salutes Work of Province’s COVID-19 Vaccine

The task force was created in November 2020 to advise on the development of Ontario’s immunization program, including the ethical, timely and effective distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, with the support of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Solicitor General. With the members’ expertise in operations and logistics, federal

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