Ontario Budget 2020 Released - $64.6 Billion Health Budget

Ontario's Budget 2020, Ontario's Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover was released on November 5th. It's primary focus is on support to address the many impacts of the pandemic and to lay the groundwork for long-term economic recovery for the province.  An investment of $45 billion over three years addresses a range of commitments to protect and support Ontarians to recover after the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. View the Minister of Finance's news release.

View Ontario Budget 2020 - Ontario's Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover.
Implications for Occupational Therapists
Of the $187 billion provincial budget, $64.6 billion is allocated to health programs. Occupational therapists work in the province's largest industry. View OSOT's summary of key budget commitments of interest to occupational therapists including commitments relating to; COVID-19, long-term care homes, hospitals, mental health, seniors, autism/children with disabilities, auto insurance.