The federal government announced $200 million in funding for Indigenous peoples and their communities.
The funding includes $120.7 million to help Indigenous early learning and child care facilities safely operate during the pandemic, and $59 million for First Nations to adapt their on-reserve community infrastructure. An additional $25.9 million will provide immediate support to Indigenous post-secondary institutions in 2020-21.
Tourism PEI is waiving fees for the 2021 season to support tourism operators impacted by COVID-19.
The fees being waived include accommodation licensing fees for existing and new applicants, highway signage fees for existing signage holders, and Canada Select star rating program fees for the 2021 season.
Prince Edward Island is receiving $2.3 million through the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations to provide temporary financial relief for Island sport organizations whose viability has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
The provincial government is providing nearly $1 million for the creation of an Acceleration and Growth Space for the Mauricie region
The space will facilitate consultation, collaboration and communication between socioeconomic actors in the region. Companies will have access to support in order to optimize their methods. Specialized training on innovative themes will be offered to around thirty companies.
The provincial government is providing municipalities and Indigenous community partners with over $241 million to help more than 110,000 Ontarians affected by COVID-19, including those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Funding will be delivered through the Social Services Relief Fund and will be used to support homeless shelters, create or renovate more than 1,500 housing units and expand rent support programs.
The provincial government is investing $488,550 in the Halton Industry Education Council’s new program, Gateway to the Trades – Making the Connection. The program will help 120 young people explore the skilled trades as a career opportunity.
HIEC will work closely with Skills Ontario to give young people advice and coaching to improve their resumes, prepare for interviews and find good jobs. This program also encourages students to network and seek mentorship from employers and those in the industry to help them secure apprenticeships.
Interested young people can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The provincial government has moved to stop the spread of COVID-19 by raising the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System in the Winnipeg Metro Region to the critical level (red). The rest of the province is in the restricted level (orange).
Read theofficial release to learn more about the restrictions in place under the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
The provincial government introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Code so more workers can take protected leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic and apply for federal benefits.
Amendments to the provincial code are necessary to close gaps between Manitoba’s existing protected leave provisions and new federal recovery programs, thereby ensuring all Manitoba workers eligible for the new Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) are protected if they take a leave of absence.