E-Newsletter: October 22, 2021

Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Friends,

This week we celebrate the 20th annual Waste Reduction Week. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the work that is being done to reduce waste and keep the environment clean. Also, this Monday marked the start of Small Business Week in Canada. Small businesses account for 98 per cent of businesses operating in the province. We will continue to work hard to help small businesses succeed.

Today, our government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province's gradual approach to lifting the remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022. 

Our approach will be guided by the ongoing assessment and monitoring of key public health and health system indicators, such as the identification of any new COVID-19 variants, increases in hospitalizations and ICU occupancy, and rapid increases in transmission to ensure that public health and workplace safety measures are lifted safely over the next six months.

This plan is built for the long term. It will guide us safely through the winter and out of this pandemic while avoiding lockdowns and ensuring we don't lose the hard-fought gains we have made. For more information, please click here

As of now, Ontario has administered nearly 22.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and nearly 11 million Ontarians are fully vaccinated. We are making it easier and more convenient for individuals to show their proof of COVID-19 vaccination. You can download your enhanced vaccine certificate with an official QR code by visiting the COVID-19 vaccination portal

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Christine

VACCINE SCHEDULE

Vaccine Schedule

We encourage everyone born in 2009 or older to get their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. 

You can drop-in for your vaccination at:

  • Cloverdale Mall (250 the East Mall) Toronto COVID-19 Immunization Clinic Tuesday - Saturday 1-7PM. For more information, please click here.
  • Islington Station (1226 Islington Avenue) TTC pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics - until TOMORROW - 8AM-8PM. For more information, please click here.

To book an appointment visit:

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

For the list of pharmacies, click here.

Helpful Resources:

For information on how to use your vaccine receipts ⚕️, please click here.

For information on Third Doses 💉, please click here.

For information on how to get your vaccine certificate if you have been vaccinated outside Ontario ✈️, please click here.

Q&A for businesses and organizations where patrons must provide proof of identification and vaccination 👔, please click here

Vaccine Certificates FAQ 👩‍🏫, please click here

GO-VAXX

GO-VAXX Milestone

Ontario's GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinics have proven to be a highly effective component of the province's last-mile strategy. Since they first hit the road in mid-August, the GO-VAXX clinics have administered more than 10K first and second doses. Learn more

Flu Shots

Flu Shots

Starting in November, the flu shot will be available to all Ontarians through doctor and nurse practitioner offices, participating pharmacies, and public health units. This year, we are investing over $89 million to purchase over 7.6 million flu vaccine doses. Learn more

Ontario Business registry

New Business Registry

Ontario's businesses and not-for-profit corporations are overdue for a new business registry that meets the needs of our modern economy and rapidly expanding digital world. The new Business Registry will help ensure businesses can access the services they need quickly and efficiently. Learn more

Helping Newcomers

Helping Newcomers

Ontario is facing a labour shortage with over 300K jobs going unfilled. Our proposed legislation would eliminate unfair requirements for Canadian work experience, reduce repetitive and costly language testing and ensure reasonable processing times for licensing applications. Learn more

ONTARIO IMPROVING WASHROOM RIGHTS FOR TRUCKERS AND DELIVERY WORKERS

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On Wednesday, MPP Christine Hogarth, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Monte McNaughton, and MPP Deepak Anand, announced our government's intention to introduce legislation that would, if passed, allow delivery workers access to company washrooms at businesses where they are delivering or picking up items. Couriers, truck drivers, and people who deliver food, including those for online delivery platforms such as SkipTheDishes, are often denied the use of a washroom at businesses they serve. Learn more

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In The Community

Last Saturday, I participated in the 14th anniversary of awarding the US Congressional Gold Medal to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and celebrating the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre's founding day. I was happy to announce a $50K grant through the OTF to assist the TCCC with programming/operational costs.

 
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