A balanced budget for a stronger, healthier Ontario
The 2017 Ontario Budget is a balanced budget — the first since the 2008–09 global recession. This balanced budget is about more than just the bottom line. It’s about finding new ways to help you and your family.
What you need to know about the Budget
Budget in Brief
Read the Budget in Brief for a summary of the key initiatives that are laid out in this year's Budget:
Providing free prescription medications to children and youth, improving access to home and community care and reducing wait times for a stronger, healthier Ontario.
Helping students achieve excellence with smaller class sizes, new and renovated schools and more financial assistance for higher education.
Making life easier and more affordable for Ontarians.
Creating opportunity for people to gain skills, for businesses to prosper and for communities to thrive.
Balancing the Budget means more funding for the programs and services people rely on most.
Developing a strategy for women's economic empowerment and the Walking Together Strategy — so women and girls have equal access to economic and social opportunities.
Implementing your ideas
You chose three Budget Talks ideas that will be funded through the 2017 Budget.