Policy Updates


Province Launches Webpage to Report and Track COVID-19 Cases in Schools and Child Care Centres

The Province launched a dedicated webpage to report on and track COVID-19 cases in schools and child care centres. Access it here.

New Funding under Canada-Ontario Early Learning and Child Care Agreement

The provincial and federal governments announced nearly $147 million in new joint funding to support reopening and offset costs linked to COVID-19 for licensed child care providers and EarlyON child and...

Read OMSSA's Submission: Ontario's Five-Year Review of the Child Care and Early Years Act

After consultation with members, OMSSA shared priorities and recommendations with Ontario's Minister of Education Stephen Lecce on the Province's five-year review of the Child Care and Early Years Act....

Province Releases Plan for Reopening Schools and Child Care in September

The Province released details on its plans to reopen schools and child care at full capacity (with some exceptions), with increased public health measures and regulations. Read more.

Safe Restart Agreement to Deliver $4 Billion to Support Municipalities and Transit

Under the recently-announced Safe Restart Agreement, Provincial and Federal governments will provide $4 billion to Ontario's municipalities to address budget shortfalls related to COVID-19 and to maintain...

Province Passes Bill 184, the Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act

Bill 184, the Province's "Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act" received royal assent today. Learn more in the Province's news release.