Month: June 2021

Canada and Ontario invest in 30 community and recreation projects in central Ontario including six projects in Dufferin-Caledon

April 9, 2021 Dufferin-Caledon: MPP Sylvia Jones is pleased that the spotlight shone on Town of Grand Valley this week, when the community was selected as host for the virtual announcement for the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact …

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Dufferin County Ambulance Services expanding para-medicine program

March 29, 2021 Dufferin-Caledon: MPP Sylvia Jones is pleased that Dufferin County is part of Ontario’s investment of up to $56 million annually to expand the long-term care community paramedicine program, helping more seniors on long-term care waitlists stay safe in the comfort of their own homes. Dufferin County Paramedic Services is receiving: Total budget …

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Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy

25 March 2021 Dufferin-Caledon: The 2021 Budget is the next phase of Ontario’s response to COVID-19 and is the second budget the government has delivered during the pandemic. “You can’t have a healthy economy without healthy people,” said Minister Bethlenfalvy. “For the past year, we have been focused on protecting people from COVID-19. Many challenges …

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Ontario Provides Additional Protection for Retirement Home Residents and Staff in Dufferin-Caledon

Dufferin-Caledon: The Ontario government is investing $30 million to help the retirement home sector cover COVID-19 related costs such as hiring, training and testing additional staff, and sanitizing residences and purchasing supplies to prevent and contain the spread of infection. This funding is in addition to the $30.9 million that the province provided retirement homes …

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Ontario Makes Historic Investment in Long-Term Care

18 March 2021 Dufferin-Caledon: The Ontario government is making an historic investment in 80 new long-term care projects — including one in Orangeville that will lead to 192 new long-term care (LTC) spaces. These spaces are part of the government’s delivery of 30,000 much-needed long-term care spaces over ten years. The project is: Headwaters Long-Term …

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Orangeville Campus of Georgian College to Begin Accepting Students for Acceleration Personal Support Worker Program

9 March 2021 Dufferin-Caledon:  The Orangeville campus of Georgian College will begin accepting applications to Ontario’s new accelerated training program for Personal Support Workers (PSW) starting this week. The program is part of the Ontario government’s $115 million investment to train up to 8,200 new personal support workers (PSWs) for high-demand jobs in Ontario’s health …

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Ontario Provides Additional Support for Dufferin-Caledon During COVID-19

4 March 2021 Financial relief will help ensure the delivery of critical services and keep capital projects on track Dufferin-Caledon: The Ontario government is providing over $3.5 million for Dufferin-Caledon municipalities to address ongoing COVID-19-related operating costs. The new financial relief will help ensure the delivery of critical services during the pandemic and keep capital …

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Expanding Broadband Connectivity in Dufferin County

12 February 2021 Dufferin-Caledon: Canada and Ontario are delivering on their commitment to create even more economic and educational opportunities in rural, remote and underserved areas of the province through an improved, modern broadband network in Southwestern Ontario. Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph, and MPP Sylvia Jones, on behalf of Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, …

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Expanding Broadband Connectivity in Caledon

January 2021 Dufferin-Caledon: The Governments of Canada and Ontario announced the beginning of construction of up to $4.3 million in broadband infrastructure to connect 846 more homes and businesses in Caledon to fast, reliable internet. Both levels of government have each committed up to $1.1 million to two projects that will create more economic and …

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