How to get involved

A public consultation is an opportunity for you to weigh in on decisions by government. They can happen at any phase of the decision making process. You may be asked to:

  • help identify priorities and issues
  • give feedback on draft policies and plans
  • help develop a solution to a problem

Inviting your input is part of Ontario’s overall approach to public engagement.

What’s listed on the directory

This directory includes online and in-person public consultations. It’s in a beta phase, meaning we will continue to make it a more complete listing of all consultations from across government.

View past consultations.

Have ideas on how we can improve? Email us at opengov@ontario.ca.


Find a public consultation


Strengthening accountability for school board trustees

We are seeking input on how to strengthen accountability for school board trustees.

Ministry of Education

Status: Open

September 17, 2021 – November 1, 2021

Participate

Ontario Place redevelopment

Share your views on the Ontario Place redevelopment plans. Your input will help us identify how you’ll use a revitalized Ontario Place and what features are important to you.

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Open

August 30, 2021 – October 28, 2021

Participate

Policy framework for Ontario’s digital identity program

Share your input to help ensure Ontario’s digital ID is trustworthy, secure, private and inclusive.

Ministry of Finance

Status: Open

August 23, 2021 – September 23, 2021

Participate

Eastern Ontario Transportation Plan

We are developing a transportation plan for Eastern Ontario and are looking for your input.

Ministry of Transportation

Status: Open

August 12, 2021 – September 23, 2021

Participate

Initial recommendations for the development of proposed postsecondary education accessibility standards

Submit your feedback on the recommendations for proposed standards to help make postsecondary education more accessible for students with disabilities.

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Status: Open

June 25, 2021 – November 1, 2021

Participate

Initial recommendations for the development of proposed Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) education accessibility standards

Submit your feedback on the recommendations for proposed standards to help make K-12 education more accessible for students with disabilities.

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Status: Open

June 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021

Participate

Help us help your business respond to covid 19

Tell us about issues you’re having with red tape or regulatory requirements during the coronavirus outbreak.

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Status: Open

April 28, 2020 – Ongoing

Participate

Help government work better

Red tape gets in the way of everyday life. Learn what we’re doing about it and find out how you can help.

ministry of economic development, job creation and trade

Status: Open

October 18, 2019 – Ongoing

Participate

Cutting red tape

We’re cutting red tape across government to reduce regulatory burden and help businesses thrive. Learn more and find out how you can provide feedback.

ministry of economic development, job creation and trade

Status: Open

October 18, 2019 – Ongoing

Participate

Initial recommendations for the development of health care accessibility standards

Submit your feedback on the recommendations for proposed standards to help make health care in hospitals more accessible for people with disabilities.

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Status: Closed

May 7, 2021 – September 13, 2021

Read about the consultation

Greater Golden Horseshoe Transportation Plan discussion paper

View our new discussion paper about the Greater Golden Horseshoe transportation plan and share your feedback by completing this survey.

Ministry of Transportation

Status: Closed

June 29, 2021 – August 28, 2021

Read about the consultation

Strengthening accountability for municipal council members

We are seeking input on how to strengthen accountability for municipal council members.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Status: Closed

April 14, 2021 – July 15, 2021

Read about the consultation

Improving access to French-language services

Help us improve the delivery of French-language services in Ontario.

Ministry of Francophone Affairs

Status: Closed

June 3, 2021 – July 5, 2021

Read about the consultation

Skilled trades panel consultations (phase 2)

Learn about the panel that engages with industry stakeholders to help modernize the apprenticeship and skilled trades system and share your feedback.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Status: Closed

April 23, 2021 – June 18, 2021

Read about the consultation

Ontario’s Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) Framework

Submit your feedback about the framework: A path to trustworthy AI.

Treasury Board Secretariat / Ontario Digital Service

Status: Closed

May 7, 2021 – June 4, 2021

Read about the consultation

Technicians qualified to inspect mobile cranes and concrete pumps

We want to ensure that mobile cranes and concrete pumps used on highways are efficient, safe and inspected by technicians with proper training. You can share your ideas by participating in an online survey.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Status: Closed

March 12, 2021 – April 9, 2021

Read about the consultation

Crown land for affordable housing on Eastern Avenue (Toronto)

The government intends to help build affordable housing on this surplus provincial site, following environmental remediation, and is seeking input on how some elements of the existing structures could inform development.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Status: Closed

February 12, 2021 – March 4, 2021

Read about the consultation

Lake Simcoe Protection Plan 10-year review

We invite you to participate in the 10-year review of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan. Your feedback will help us assess if we need to make amendments to the plan to continue to protect and restore the lake.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Status: Closed

December 18, 2020 – March 3, 2021

Read about the consultation

Apprenticeship and skilled trades in Ontario

The apprenticeship youth advisors are looking for ways to improve access for young people in Ontario to apprenticeships and the skilled trades.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Status: Closed

December 10, 2020 – February 26, 2021

Read about the consultation

Help us shape Ontario’s digital future

We want your opinion on digital ID (digital identity) – a new, electronic government-issued ID that lets people and businesses prove who they are online. You can also use digital ID in person through a secure digital wallet on your mobile device.

Treasury Board Secretariat

Status: Closed

February 2, 2021 – February 26, 2021

Read about the consultation

2021 Budget consultations

The government will be consulting with people across the province to hear ideas on how the government can continue to support people and employers during covid 19, while continuing to position Ontario for a strong economic recovery. Share your ideas for the 2021 Ontario Budget.

Ministry of Finance

Status: Closed

January 15, 2021 – February 12, 2021

Read about the consultation

Improving oversight of the towing industry

We are improving oversight of Ontario’s towing industry. Learn how to provide feedback to help us inform our oversight model.

Ministry of Transportation

Status: Closed

December 11, 2020 – January 15, 2021

Read about the consultation

Ontario’s digital and data strategy

We are listening to the people of Ontario and developing a strategy to help communities, organizations, and businesses adapt and grow in our changing digital and data-driven world. Learn about our progress and take our survey to help shape Ontario’s Digital and Data Strategy.

Treasury Board Secretariat

Status: Closed

December 10, 2020 – January 7, 2021

Read about the consultation

Transportation opportunities along the northeastern Ontario rail corridor

We want to better understand the unique transportation needs of people and businesses along the rail corridor between Toronto, North Bay and Cochrane/Timmins. Your feedback will help us develop a plan to improve the transportation system in northeastern Ontario.

Ministry of Transportation

Status: Closed

October 23, 2020 – November 20, 2020

Read about the consultation

Skilled trades panel consultations (phase 1)

Learn about the panel that engages with industry stakeholders to help modernize the apprenticeship and skilled trades system and share your feedback.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Status: Closed

October 21, 2020 – November 12, 2020

Read about the consultation

Greater Golden Horseshoe transportation plan

We are looking for feedback to help us develop a plan for transportation in the GGH region. You can participate in our online survey to let us know what transportation priorities are most important to you.

Ministry of Transportation

Status: Closed

September 11, 2020 – October 26, 2020

Read about the consultation

Fall 2020 Budget consultations

We are preparing a Fall 2020 Budget to help start Ontario down the road to recovery from covid 19. Share your ideas for the next phase of Ontario’s Action Plan.

Ministry of Finance

Status: Closed

September 18, 2020 – October 16, 2020

Read about the consultation

Strengthening privacy protections in Ontario

We are committed to reaching as many Ontarians as possible to learn how we can improve our province’s privacy protection laws. Share your feedback on how organizations should be able to collect, use and disclose personal information.

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Status: Closed

August 13, 2020 – October 16, 2020

Read about the consultation

Modernizing Ontario’s capital markets

The Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce is seeking feedback on how to improve Ontario’s capital markets to better support a dynamic and competitive economy.

Ministry of Finance

Status: Closed

July 9, 2020 – September 7, 2020

Read about the consultation

Helping Ontario small businesses grow and succeed

We want to make it easier for small business owners to establish, grow and invest in their businesses. Share your feedback to help us develop our small business success strategy.

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Status: Closed

February 11, 2020 – September 1, 2020

Read about the consultation

Strengthening early years and child care in Ontario

Share your feedback to help us improve the rules under Ontario’s Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.

Ministry of Education

Status: Closed

July 7, 2020 – July 21, 2020

Read about the consultation

Strengthening consumer protection in Ontario

Share your feedback to help us improve the rules under Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act.

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Status: Closed

March 12, 2020 – July 17, 2020

Read about the consultation

Developing a new Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario

Share your feedback on ways to reduce poverty in Ontario to help us create the new five-year poverty reduction strategy.

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Status: Closed

January 31, 2020 – April 30, 2020

Read about the consultation

Bullying in Ontario schools

Share your feedback about bullying in Ontario schools so that we can help make schools safer and more inclusive.

Ministry of Education

Status: Closed

February 26, 2020 – March 31, 2020

Read about the consultation

Connecting southwestern Ontario

We’re looking for your feedback on the southwestern Ontario transportation plan. This will help us build an integrated transportation system for the future.

ministry of transportation

Status: Closed

January 17, 2020 – March 17, 2020

Read about the consultation

Ontario Conservation Authorities

We are reviewing the Conservation Authorities Act to define the core mandate of conservation authorities and their programs and services. You feedback will help us improve the overall governance, oversight and accountability of conservation authorities to protect and preserve Ontario’s natural spaces.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Status: Closed

February 14, 2020 – March 13, 2020

Read about the consultation

2020 Budget consultations

We want to hear your ideas for the 2020 Ontario Budget.

ministry of finance

Status: Closed

December 18, 2019 – February 11, 2020

Read about the consultation

Healthy Parks Healthy People

We are delivering on the commitment in the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to promote the link between nature and human health and increase recreational opportunities for Ontarians. Share your feedback on how we can improve access to and raise awareness of nature’s health benefits. Your feedback will be used to help improve Ontario Parks’ programs, policies and partnerships.

ministry of the environment, conservation and parks

Status: Closed

September 30, 2019 – November 25, 2019

Read about the consultation

Speed limits on Ontario highways

Learn how to get involved in consultations about safely raising speed limits on 400-series highways and read about the raised speed limit pilot.

ministry of transportation

Status: Closed

September 24, 2019 – November 23, 2019

Read about the consultation

Safe At Work Ontario 2020-21

Share your feedback to help inform our occupational health and safety compliance strategy for the upcoming year.

ministry of labour

Status: Closed

September 26, 2019 – October 31, 2019

Read about the consultation

Ontario’s Seniors Strategy

We are delivering on our commitment to develop a government-wide strategy to respect Ontario’s aging population, while growing jobs and the economy. We want to hear from seniors, the people who care for them and the organizations that support them.

ministry of seniors and accessibility

Status: Closed

June 7, 2019 – July 19, 2019

Read about the consultation

Intellectual property in the postsecondary education sector

Have your say on how people at Ontario colleges and universities can use their talent in developing intellectual property to create innovation outcomes, economic opportunities, and a collaborative innovation sector to help increase the province’s role as a leader in generating Intellectual Property both domestically and abroad.

ministry of training, colleges, and universities

Status: Closed

May 17, 2019 – July 5, 2019

Read about the consultation

Improving the province’s resilience to flooding

Learn how to get involved and help Ontarians better prepare for floods and respond to them when they happen.

ministry of natural resources and forestry

Status: Closed

May 16, 2019 – June 28, 2019

Read about the consultation

Industrial electricity prices

We want to hear from businesses about the design and effectiveness of industrial electricity pricing and programs.

ministry of energy, northern development and mines

Status: Closed

April 1, 2019 – June 14, 2019

Read about the consultation

Moose management review

Learn how Ontario is addressing hunter concerns by reviewing moose management and the draw process.

ministry of natural resources and forestry

Status: Closed

May 17, 2019 – June 7, 2019

Read about the consultation

Protecting Ontario’s animals

The way animal welfare laws are enforced in Ontario is changing. We want to hear your views on how we can develop a system that is transparent and accountable, and above all, keeps animals safe.

ministry of the solicitor general

Status: Closed

May 17, 2019 – June 6, 2019

Read about the consultation

Ontario Autism Consultations

We are engaging in a month-long series of public consultations on how children and youth with autism, including those with complex needs, can be better supported. There are two ways for families to participate during the month of May – an online survey and a series of telephone town halls.

ministry of children, community and social services

Status: Closed

May 1, 2019 – June 1, 2019

Read about the consultation

Ontario’s aggregate reform

We’re interested in your ideas about the challenges and opportunities facing Ontario’s aggregates sector. Learn how to get involved and help to inform Ontario’s aggregates industry.

ministry of natural resources and forestry

Status: Closed

March 4, 2019 – May 31, 2019

Read about the consultation

Ontario’s forestry strategy

We are developing a provincial forestry strategy to reduce barriers, create jobs, promote economic growth and make Ontario open for business.

ministry of natural resources and forestry

Status: Closed

November 19, 2018 – May 31, 2019

Read about the consultation

Regional government review

Help inform our review of eight regional municipalities and Simcoe County, and their lower-tiers.

ministry of municipal affairs and housing

Status: Closed

March 13, 2019 – May 21, 2019

Read about the consultation

Ontario’s next health and safety strategy

We are developing a new occupational health and safety strategy. Your feedback to help protect workers’ health and safety on the job, while making it easier for businesses to grow and prosper across Ontario.

ministry of labour

Status: Closed

April 15, 2019 – May 15, 2019

Read about the consultation

Service animals in schools

We want to support families when their children need a service animal in the classroom. We invite you to provide your feedback and help us understand what specific policies are needed.

ministry of education

Status: Closed

April 4, 2019 – May 11, 2019

Read about the consultation

Modernizing the rules for Ontario real estate professionals

We want to update the rules for real estate professionals in Ontario. Share your experience buying, selling or renting a home using a real estate brokerage, broker or salesperson (agent).

ministry of government and consumer services

Status: Closed

January 31, 2019 – March 15, 2019

Read about the consultation

Ontario’s Data Strategy

Share your feedback on the strategy we’re developing to guide how data is used and protected in Ontario. Your comments will help us shape the strategy so that it reflects the views of people and businesses across the province.

ministry of government and consumer services

Status: Closed

February 5, 2019 – March 7, 2019

Read about the consultation

Military Families in Ontario

We’re consulting with military families, stakeholders and other jurisdictions to better understand the resources needed and to identify the problems faced when moving here.

ministry of government and consumer services

Status: Closed

November 7, 2018 – February 28, 2019

Read about the consultation

Ontario Tourism Strategy

We want to strengthen tourism and attract more visitors to Ontario. Give us your feedback on how to make our province a travel destination of choice and ensure the tourism sector continues to grow and thrive.

ministry of tourism, culture and sport

Status: Closed

January 3, 2019 – February 28, 2019

Read about the consultation

Making auto insurance more accessible and affordable in Ontario

We want to make car insurance more affordable in Ontario. Your feedback will help us identify ways to responsibly lower rates, cut red tape and put drivers first.

ministry of finance

Status: Closed

January 9, 2019 – February 15, 2019

Read about the consultation

Budget Consultations

We are listening to the people of Ontario as we prepare the 2019 Ontario Budget.

ministry of finance

Status: Closed

December 12, 2018 – February 8, 2019

Read about the consultation

Alcohol choice and convenience for the people

We invite you to have your say on modernizing the rules for the sale and consumption of alcohol in Ontario.

ministry of finance

Status: Closed

December 13, 2018 – February 1, 2019

Read about the consultation

Increasing housing supply in Ontario

We want your ideas on how to increase the supply of housing.

ministry of municipal affairs and housing

Status: Closed

November 28, 2018 – January 25, 2019

Read about the consultation

Education in Ontario

We invite everyone – parents, students, educators and interested individuals or organizations – to provide feedback on the education system in Ontario.

ministry of education

Status: Closed

September 28, 2018 – December 15, 2018

Read about the consultation

A made-in-Ontario climate change plan

We want your ideas on key areas of focus to address climate change.

ministry of the environment, conservation and parks

Status: Closed

October 18, 2018 – November 16, 2018

Read about the consultation

Safe At Work Consultation

Tell us how we can:

  • make it easier for businesses to comply with health and safety laws
  • engage more effectively with senior management in all sectors
  • address health and safety hazards related to changing work arrangements, such as working alone or remotely.

ministry of labour

Status: Closed

Online
October 5, 2018 – October 31, 2018

In person
October 11, 2018 – October 26, 2018

Read about the consultation

Review of Ontario government spending
Planning for Prosperity: A Consultation for the People

Share your feedback to help make government programs more efficient and effective.

Treasury board secretariat

Status: Closed

Online
August 29, 2018 – September 21, 2018

Read about the consultation

Updated: September 17, 2021
Published: March 14, 2016