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Back to Remote Learning, Connecting Links Funding, and Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act Regulation Changes

Policy Update April 12, 2021

Schools Move to Remote Learning and Reintroduction of Emergency Child Care

As a result of the current COVID-19 conditions, the government has decided to move elementary and secondary schools back to remote learning following the April break, effective April 19, 2021. A decision about when it is safe to again resume in-person learning will be made as the situation requires. Child care for non-school aged children will remain open, before and after school programs will be closed, and free emergency child care for the school-aged children of eligible health care and frontline workers will be provided.

2020-21 Connecting Links Funding

The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, announced funding for 14 municipalities from the Ontario Connecting Links funding program. Ontario is providing $30 million for eligible capital costs on successful connecting links funding application as previously announced. Connecting links are municipal roads and bridges that connect provincial roads, forming an important part of the Province’s transportation network. Municipalities are eligible for up to $3 million in funding for these projects, increasing to $5 million in 2021-22.

Changes to Ontario Reg 30/11 under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act

Changes have been announced this month regarding Ontario Regulation 30/11 under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act. Changes to license display requirements and the price list and consumer information guide will come into force on July 1st, 2021, while additional changes to the cemetery care and maintenance funds and accounts will come into force on January 1st, 2022. Information on the regulatory changes can be found on the e-Laws website at O. Reg. 258/21: GENERAL; O. Reg. 259/21: GENERAL and any questions can be sent to at

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