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Ministry of Children and Youth Services   

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services envisions an Ontario where all children and youth have the best opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential. This mission of the ministry is to work with government and community partners to develop and implement policies, programs and a service system that helps give children the best possible start in life, prepare youth to become productive adults and make it easier for families to access the services they need at all stages of a child's development. 


Ministry of Community and Social Services  

The programs of the Ministry of Community and Social Services help to build communities that are resilient, inclusive and sustained by the economic and civic contributions of all Ontarians. Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: 

o    helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate in a range of community activities, 

o    enforces support orders issued by the courts so that families get the money to which they are entitled, 

o    helps Ontarians recover from hardship and regain control of their lives.


Ministry of Education  

The Ministry of Education administers the system of publicly funded elementary and secondary school education in Ontario. The Ministry of Education’s plan is to promote a strong, vibrant, publicly funded education system that is focused on three core priorities:

o    High levels of student achievement

o    Reduced gaps in student achievement

o    Increased public confidence in publicly funded education.


Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

The Constitution Act gives exclusive authority to each province in Canada to make laws in relation to education. In Ontario, the Minister of Education and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities are responsible for the administration of laws relating to education and skills training. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities helps Ontarians get the education and training they need to build a rewarding career after high school.


The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities operates Employment Ontario, a one-stop source of information and services for students, job seekers and employers. 

In the area of postsecondary education, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is responsible for: 

  • developing policy directions for universities and colleges of applied arts and technology

  • planning and administering policies related to basic and applied research in this sector

  • authorizing universities to grant degrees

  • distributing funds allocated by the provincial legislature to colleges and universities

  • providing financial-assistance programs for postsecondary school students

  • registering private career colleges.


Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is working to establish a patient-focused, results-driven, integrated and sustainable publicly funded health system. Its plan for building a sustainable public health care system in Ontario is based on helping people stay healthy, delivering good care when people need it, and protecting the health system for future generations.


The Ministry has changed its focus and has embraced a new direction. As staff continue to work towards better health care for Ontarians, stewardship has become the Ministry's mission and mandate. This new stewardship role will mean that the Ministry will provide overall direction and leadership for the system, focusing on planning, and on guiding resources to bring value to the health system.

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Supports the delivery and marketing of high quality tourism and cultural experiences to Ontarians and visitors to Ontario.

Encourages the arts and cultural industries, protects Ontario's heritage and advances the public library system to maximize their contribution to the province's economic and social vitality. Seeks to increase investment in Ontario's tourism industry.

The Sport, Recreation and Community Programs Division continues to champion participation in sport and recreation activities across Ontario.


Government of Ontario 

The Government of Ontario includes ministries, agencies and Crown corporations. Its workforce of 60,000+ public servants is called the Ontario Public Service (OPS).The OPS is an organization that provides government services to citizens and promotes an innovative, diverse, eco-friendly and accessible workplace.


The OPS:

  • helps the government of the day to develop and deliver policies and programs

  • is politically neutral and remains in place through elections

  • works in many different areas (e.g., policy, communications and program delivery)

  • is governed by the rules set out in the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006