Premier Wynne’s Two-Year Anniversary: Looking at Two Years of Progress Through Infographics and Video

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Over the last two years Ontario has made substantial progress to build opportunity and security for Ontarians. Here’s a look at that progress through some of the province’s best infographics and a personal video message from Premier Wynne.


As of March 2013

The Ontario Venture Capital Fund was launched in 2008. Since then: It has attracted $872 million in private capital. It has created and retained 1,500 jobs in the province. From 2009-2012, Ontario went from being 14th in venture capital in North America to 6th.


View Infographic March 2013

As of April 2014

$295M THE AMOUNT THE GOVERNMENT IS INVESTING IN THE YOUTH JOBS STRATEGY OVER 2 YEARS. 10,706 youth already have jobs as a result of the Youth Jobs Strategy.
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View Infographic April 2013

As of July 2014

83% of high school students are graduating from high school
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View Infographic April 2013

As of October 2013

BENEFITS OF THE GAMES $3.7 BILLION GDP 26,000 JOBS 250,000 VISITORS 10,000 ATHLETES & OFFICIALS 20,000 VOLUNTEERS
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View Infographic August 2013

As of February 2014

Ontario opened two new Midwife-Led Birth Centres in 2014. Each centre will provide services for up to 450 births per year.
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View Infographic August 2013

As of April 2014

Rural Economic Development What’s Happening… We have provided $250 million in regional economic development support, leveraging $2.2 billion of other investment Investment in regional economic development has resulted in the creation and retention of 60,000 jobs What’s Next… We will Grow Ontario’s rural economy which contributes $106 billion to the provincial economy We will cut taxes to businesses by $265 million by 2016


View Infographic August 2013

As of September 2013

WHY DOES THE AUTO SECTOR LOVE ONTARIO? #1 Since 2004, Ontario has been the number one sub-national jurisdiction in North America for vehicle production. What is it about Ontario that auto manufactures love? COMPETITIVE TAX REGIME Ontario’s tax system is very favourable to corporations HIGHLY SKILLED WORKFORCE Ontario’s workforce is trainable and highly skilled ESTABLISHED AUTO SECTOR In both automotive parts and various support sectors SEAMLESS ACCESS to the US and Mexican markets through NAFTA UNIQUE CONCENTRATION Of vehicle assembly plants around Ontario RESEARCH NETWORK Of auto-specific initiatives at 33 universities and colleges STRONG INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario has a robust and modern infrastructure Ontario
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View Infographic September 2013

As of January 2013

Building our CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE In 2003, coal made up 25% of Ontario’s supply mix. Now it’s 0% Ontario is the 1st jurisdiction in North America to eliminate coal as a source of electricity. Eliminating coal-fired electricity is the single largest climate change initiative in North America. It’s the same as taking up to 7 million cars off the road. ontario.ca/emPOWERme #ONenergy Ontario
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View Infographic November 2013

As of December 2013

GROWING ONTARIO’S HIGH TECH SECTOR CISCO EMPLOYS OVER 1,300 PEOPLE IN ONTARIO  cisco is investing up to $4 BILLION  including up to $2.2 billion in salaries alone over the next 10 YEARS expanding its Ontario workforce to up to 5,000 Most new hires will be in Research & Development, with a focus on recent graduates and mentoring the next generation CISCO has FUNDED 10 RESEARCH CHAIRS with Canadian Universities and is working to make ONTARIO a GLOBAL R&D HUB for its next generation technologies Ontario
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View Infographic December 2013

As of April 2014

IN 2013, 95,700 JOBS WERE CREATED IN ONTARIO.


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As of March 2014

#ONjobs $25 million to address skills development gaps Industry Ensuring youth have the skills employers need YOUTH SKILLS CONNECTIONS IS: PARTNERSHIPS SUPPORT Community Helping vulnerable youth entre the labour market Ontario
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View Infographic March 2014

As of April 2014

About 2.1 million more Ontarians now have access to a family doctor, compared to 2003.


View Infographic April 2014

As of April 2014

SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO DEVELOPMENT FUND 12,000 JOBS CREATED AND RETAINED EASTERN ONTARIO DEVELOPMENT FUND 15,500 JOBS CREATED AND RETAINED NORTHERN ONTARIO HERITAGE FUND CORPORATION 4,302 JOBS CREATED AND RETAINED SINCE 2003


View Infographic April 2014

As of April 2014

ONE OF CANADA’S MOST EDUCATED WORK FORCES In 2013, 66% of adults (aged 25 to 64) in Ontario had a postsecondary education credential.


View Infographic April 2014

As of April 2014

Publicly funded vaccines will save each family up to $1,042 per child*. *child between 0 and 11 years of age only
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View Infographic August 2014

As of August 2014

Newborn Screening Ontario screens all newborns for 29 inherited, treatable diseases, amounting to over 145,000 screens annually.
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August 2014

As of April 2014

BY SEPTEMBER 2014, full-day kindergarten will be available to four- and five-year-olds across Ontario.
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View Infographic September 2014

As of September 2014

HIGHWAY EXPANSION in York Region GETTING TRAFFIC MOVING by taking 22,000 vehicles a day off local roads CREATING A FASTER, more direct option for travelling into and out of the GTA BOOSTING THE ECONOMY and creating jobs by helping goods and people move more efficiently
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View Infographic September 2014

As of September 2014

FAMILIES CAN SAVE UP TO $6,500 PER CHILD in child care costs by having their children enrolled in full-day kindergarten.
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View Infographic September 2014

As of October 2014

ONTARIO plans to connect 21 remote First Nations to the electricity grid* Moving just one of these communities off diesel-generated power is like taking almost 2,300 cars off the road one large diesel-powered community produces more than 10,000 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalents / year *Source: Ontario Power Authority’s 2014 Draft Remote Community Connection Plan Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs ONAboriginal Ontario
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View Infographic October 2014

As of November 2014

ONTARIO LEADING THE WAY FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH DISEASES THAT CAN BE TREATED WITH STEM CELLS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE DIABETES VISION BONE + CARTILAGE MUSCLE REGENERATION NEURAL REPAIR BLOOD STEM CELL-BASED THERAPEUTICS LUNG DISEASE ONTARIO’S CONTRIBUTION TO STEM CELL RESEARCH $150 MILLION COMMITTED TO STEM CELL AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE RESEARCH ONTARIO IS PROVIDING A GRANT OF OVER $3 MILLION TO ESTABLISH THE ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE COST OF THESE DEGENERATIVE DISEASES TO ONTARIO $75 BILLION/YR* ECONOMIC POTENTIAL FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE The current global market for tissue engineering and cell therapy combined was $10 billion in 2011 and projected to reach $19.4 billion by the end of 2015.** Source: *Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine **Global Tissue Engineering and Cell Therapy Market, 2011-2015, TechNavio Insights Ontario
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As of January 2015

Ontario’s new standards to further protect marine mammal will be among the highest in the world. Ontario
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View Infographic January 2015

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