In this Edition:
1. Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Ceremony
2. Save on Family Fun This Summer in Ontario
3. Ministry Tour of Eastern Ontario
4. Province Reaches Agreement with OECTA
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Ceremony
Please join me at the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda on Wednesday July 11th, 2012, as I present Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to community members who have made exceptional contributions to the province and country. Reception begins at 6 p.m., and the formal awards ceremony at 6:30pm. I look forward to seeing you there. For more information on this prestigious award please visit: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals
Save on Family Fun This Summer in Ontario
Many of you will have received the 2012 Fun Pass that was sent home with final school report cards. Ontario is offering more than 1.5 million kids free admission to 21 Ontario attractions all summer long with the 2012 Fun Pass. With over $185 in savings, the Fun Pass makes it more affordable for families to experience all Ontario has to offer. I’m proud our government is helping more Ontario families discover the world-class attractions we have right here in our own backyard. For a complete listing of attractions please visit Ontario Fun Pass.
Ministry Tour of Eastern Ontario
On Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3rd and 4th, in my capacity as Minister of Community and Social Services, I had the opportunity to tour Eastern Ontario and visit a number of Ministry agencies. It was a great opportunity to see first hand the great work that is done in our province to support individuals with disabilities as well as those facing poverty or experiencing mental illness and addictions.
Province Reaches Agreement with Catholic Teachers
On Thursday, July 5th, the Ministry of Education and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year agreement that will protect the classroom experience for students as well as the gains made in education. This new deal with Catholic teachers will help provide a roadmap as Ontario continues to work with our other education partners. I remain optimistic that we will reach a settlement that is in the best interest of Ontario students. For more information please visit: http://news.ontario.ca/edu/en/2012/07/deal-reached-with-catholic-teachers.html
Have a great weekend!