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Your Health: Helping You Connect to More Convenient Care Closer to Home

Hybrid Event

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sylvia Jones to provide a keynote address discussing the current state of Ontario’s health care system and how the Ontario government is putting you, the patient, back at the centre of health care. Ontario is preparing for the future by putting aside the ideas of the past and by being bold, innovative and creative. It is time to put you back in charge of your health.

Event venue: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street Simpson Tower, Toronto ON M5H 2Y4

headshot of The Honourable Sylvia  Jones

The Honourable Sylvia Jones

Deputy Premier, Minister of Health, Government of Ontario

Sylvia Jones serves as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon.

She is currently Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, where her focus is building a stronger health care system for all Ontarians.

Minister Jones has worked with health care partners from across Ontario to:
• Introduce A Plan to Stay Open, Ontario’s five-point plan to strengthen the health care workforce and stabilize the health system by providing faster access to care and more options for care in the community
• Make it easier and faster for health care workers trained in Ontario, other provinces, and internationally to register and practise in Ontario
• Expand pharmacist scope of practice to prescribe and treat 13 common ailments, such as rashes, pink eye, and sprains
• Fund annual operating for 27 new MRI machines in hospitals across Ontario, to reduce wait times and increase access
• Advance 50 hospital redevelopment projects that will create more than 3,000 new hospital beds within the next 10 years

Minister Jones previously served as Solicitor General from 2019-2022, where she championed public safety initiatives, including leading the country with a $307 million anti-human trafficking strategy and legislation, and passing Canada’s toughest animal protection legislation.

Minister Jones has lived in Dufferin-Caledon for over 30 years with her husband, David.

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