Ontario Wraps Up 150th Year with Legacy of Community Engagement

Published on : Friday, December 29, 2017

indexCommunity engagement was at the heart of Ontario’s 150th anniversary celebrations, with more than 2,000 events and initiatives that built pride, celebrated inclusivity, promoted innovation and opportunity and boosted local economies.


Throughout 2017, the province supported 698 community groups, municipalities, Indigenous communities and other organizations in marking the 150th anniversary, generating unique social, economic or cultural impacts and legacies. Highlights include:



Engaging communities and boosting economic activity are part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.


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