Province Invests in Midland Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Boost Local Economy

ZF Automotive in North Simcoe

Ontario supports $7.8-million surge in Southwestern Ontario economy with $1.2-million Regional Development Program investment. The Ontario government is supporting an investment of more than $7.8 million by ZF Automotive Canada to help boost Ontario’s automotive and domestic manufacturing sectors, while attracting investment to the local economy. The province is investing nearly $1.2 million in the […]

Ontario Announces Municipalities’ 2022 Funding

The Ontario government is announcing 2022 funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF). This is the Province’s main general assistance grant to municipalities. “Our government recognizes the importance of the OMPF to communities across the province, and we’ve heard loud and clear what our municipal partners are looking for,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister […]

Ontario Providing Financial Relief to Employers

WSIB Ontario

Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is cutting premium rates in 2022 by $168 million, bringing the total reduction in premiums since 2018 to $2.4 billion. In addition, the government is intending to introduce legislation that, if passed, would allow for a significant portion of the WSIB’s current reserve, currently valued at $6.1 billion, […]

Ontario Supporting Non-Profits through the Community Building Fund

Ontario Community Building Fund

The Ontario government is providing more than $46 million to support 648 non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations experiencing significant financial pressures due to COVID-19. Funding is being delivered through the Community Building Fund’s Operating stream to help these non-profits operate their facilities so they can provide much-needed programs and services in their communities. […]

Local tourism industries invited to apply for aid from $100M fund

The province has confirmed that the $100 million Ontario Tourism Recovery Program, previously announced in the spring budget, will launch in mid-October. The goal of the program, notes a news release from the province, is to help stabilize the province’s tourism industry as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. The program will help for-profit […]

NSOHT coordinating North Simcoe healthcare

North Simcoe Ontario Health Team

As part of its plan to end hallway health care and build an integrated health care system centred on the needs of patients, the Ontario government in partnership with Ontario Health is announcing eight new Ontario Health Teams located across the province. The province will provide up to $9 million in funding over the 2021-2022 […]

Province helping businesses stay open and stay safe

Ontario Together Fund

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement in response to today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada: “Employment in Ontario increased by 53,000 in August as more businesses re-open and more people return to work. And as our #TeamOntario vaccine campaign continues, we are providing businesses and workers […]

Apply for the Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant

Tourism and travel businesses hard hit by the pandemic can now apply for a provincial grant to help with recovery efforts. Through the Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant, launched on May 13, eligible businesses can apply for a one-time payment of $10,000 to $20,000. It’s open to small tourism and travel businesses […]

Government launches website to assist Simcoe North businesses through pandemic

Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop is promoting a new website to help local small and medium-sized businesses through the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The website,, is a “one-stop shop” that offers businesses owners access to various government pandemic-relief programs and supports. “Making small business owners aware of what is available is a […]

Ontario Continues to Support Employers and Workers during COVID-19

The Ontario government continues to work with its federal and municipal partners to support employers and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ontario Small Business Support Grant The government’s new Ontario Small Business Support Grant will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help eligible small business owners during this challenging period. […]