Six things Ontario’s social impact world needs to know about the new provincial budget

The province’s Progressive Conservative government is promising record investments in housing, vaccination efforts, and childcare spaces.

Why It Matters

With a new wave of COVID-19 variants sweeping across the province, Ontario’s government needs to offer serious financial commitments to healthcare, economic participation, and community development.

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