Policy Updates


Province Announces Child Care and Early Years Regulatory Amendments

The Province announced a series of regulatory amendments aimed at increasing accessibility and affordability in child care and early years services that will take effect March 8, 2021. Read more.

Province Shares its Vision for Social Assistance Transformation

The Province shared an outline of its Vision for Social Assistance Transformation after over two years of consultation with OMSSA members and other stakeholders. Learn more.

Read OMSSA's 2021 Ontario Pre-Budget Submission

After consultation with members, OMSSA shared its priorities with Ontario's Minister of Finance as the Province works to develop and finalize its 2021 Budget. Read our provincial pre-budget submission...

Read OMSSA's 2021 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

After consultation with members, OMSSA shared its priorities with Canada's Minister of Finance as they work to develop and finalize Canada's 2021 federal budget. Read our federal pre-budget submission...

Dates Announced for Return to Schools

The Province announced dates for the return to in-person learning in elementary and secondary schools in different public health units across the province, along with increased safety measures, targeted...

Federal Government Delivers Fall Economic Statement

Today, Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered the 2020 Fall Economic Statement. Learn more and see the highlights.

Ontario Modernizing Application Process for Social Assistance

The Ontario government is launching a new online application and process to apply for social assistance. Learn more.

Proposed Regulatory Amendments Under the Child Care and Early Years Act: Read OMSSA's Submission

After consultation with members, OMSSA submitted its response to the Ontario Ministry of Education on the Province's proposed regulatory amendments under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. Learn...

Updated Policy Briefs

OMSSA's Policy Briefs outline the Service System Management role, value and priorities in key areas of human services. Access the updated briefs that reflect current priorities and realities in 2020 and...