E-newsletter: July 2, 2021

Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore


I hope you all had a great Canada Day. The weather is amazing, and the province has entered Step Two of our reopening plan. It is so nice to finally get together with friends and families, and as I can imagine, all of us were excited to eventually visit our barbers and stylists as well.

On an even more positive note, our government is reaching yet another incredible milestone in our vaccine rollout as almost 5 million Ontarians (40% of adults) are now fully vaccinated, while over 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered provincewide. We reached this amazing landmark only four days after reaching 14 million doses.

Furthermore, as of this week, all Ontarians aged 18 and over who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine are eligible to book an appointment to receive their second dose ahead of schedule. Moreover, starting Monday, July 5 at 8:00 am., youth aged 12 to 17 across the province will be eligible to book an accelerated second dose appointment to receive the Pfizer through the provincial booking system, directly through the Toronto Public Health booking system, and through participating pharmacies. 

To book second doses using the provincial booking website please click here or call 1-833-943-3900. 

Enjoy the weekend, and stay safe!




Vaccine Schedule

Ontario is once again accelerating second doses.  Vaccines will be available according to the following schedule. Learn more

  • Starting July 5 at 8:00 am, youth aged 12 to 15 will be eligible to book their second vaccination appointments.

Provincial Portal click here to book online or call 1-833-943-3900.

For the full list of pharmacies click here.

Vaccinations at Trillium Health Partners please click here.

Vaccinations at Unity Health Network (St. Joseph's) please click here.

2nd vaccine appointments for youth

NEW Vaccine Update

We are accelerating second dose appointments to all children and youth aged 12 to 17 to provide them with a strong level of protection against COVID-19 and support a safe return to school in September. Learn more

Ontario Together Fund

Ontario Together Fund

Our government is investing an additional $50 million in the Ontario Together Fund in 2021-22. It will focus on supporting homegrown manufacturing and innovation sectors to combat COVID-19. 

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Accessible Parking

Accessible Parking

Our digital-friendly government has launched a new online renewal tool for Accessible Parking Permits, providing a simpler, faster, and more accessible service for permit holders. This online tool is simple and convenient for Ontarians to use.

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Fighting Islamophobia

Fighting Islamophobia  

Ontario stands strongly against all forms of religious and racial discrimination. Thus, our government is providing $300K in supports to enhance awareness of Islamophobia and explore strategies to combat it.

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Graduation Ceremony at Bishop Allen Academy


The 2020-21 school year has been tough on our kids, and we know it. Therefore, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your leadership and commitment throughout this pandemic. You earned your graduation, and your parents, teacher, and I are proud of you and of your fantastic achievements. 


This week, I had the pleasure to attend Bishop Allen's graduation ceremony. I was delighted to see so many faces of future leaders, future change-makers, and innovators. I'm sure parents and students are looking forward to in-person learning this September. 

Helping newcomers in Ontario

Helping Immigrants

Immigrants are an important part of our economy as they create businesses, and fill much-needed roles. This pandemic had affected them as well. That is why we are investing $7.7 million in a broad range of language and skills training supports to boost newcomer employment in Ontario. Learn more


Our Office is Open

My office team is always happy to assist you. As of July 2nd, we will start to accept walk-in visitors but you can always call or email.