Tracy MacCharles

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Ontario government pledges 'further study' on insurance-type products covering new home warranties

If passed into law, Bill 166 would, among other things, “provide for two separate administrative authorities,” Government and Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles said Tuesday...

Province to fast-track settlement of Tarion home warranty claims

“This has been a persistent issue that consumers, stakeholder and the media have been vocal about,” Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, said...

Ontario Expanding Protection for Consumers Making Big Purchases

Ottawa CitizenOntario is introducing legislation that would, if passed, strengthen protection for consumers making significant purchases like buying event tickets or travel services, and purchasing...

Ontario Supporting New Community Services Hub in Durham

Ontario is helping to build a new facility in the Durham region that will provide a variety of services and supports for people under one...

Ontario proposes banning real estate agents from representing seller and buyer

Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles says the government wants to make sure that Ontario homebuyers are protected and not being harmed by unethical real estate...

Ontario urges bigger businesses to hire person with disability

The Liberal government's call to action — released on Monday — is not binding, but Minister of Accessibility Tracy MacCharles says it could create about...

Can civility return to politics?

(blog) (blog)And it was delightful to see the faces in the crowd of several female MPPs, including Liberal Tracy MacCharles (Pickering-Scarborough East); Catherine Fife...

Windsor a hub for human trafficking | Windsor Star

As the Minister behind the comprehensive new “Ontario Strategy to End Human Trafficking”, I applaud the work of the Windsor police and social service groups ...and...

Queen's hosts conference on combatting sexual... - www.kingstonregion.com/

www.kingstonregion.com/Queen's hosts conference on combatting sexual...www.kingstonregion.com/The importance of this kind of conference was strongly underlined by the Honourable Tracy MacCharles, minister responsible for women's issues...

Sexual violence campaigns miss big picture: professor

Dr. Charlotte Senn (right) listens to Honorable Tracy MacCharles, Ontario minister responsible for women's issues, answer an audience question about accountability for failed sexual violence...

Sexual violence campaigns miss big picture: prof | North Bay Nugget

Dr. Charlotte Senn (right) listens to Honorable Tracy MacCharles, Ontario minister responsible for women's issues, answer an audience question about ...and more »...

Provincial Minister attends sexual violence conference

Tracy MacCharles the provincial minister for women's issues was in Kingston today. She made an appearance at the two day “Ontario Universities taking action against...

Accessibility advocates tweet their barriers | Toronto Star

Two social media campaigns are attracting attention to lackluster building, airline plans for people with disabilities.and more »...

Smiths Falls, Ont., pair charged in family services document breach ...

After the personal information of 285 clients and individuals being investigated by the Family and Children's Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville was posted ...and more »...

Upcoming conference will highlight strategies to end sexual violence on campus

University Affairs (press release) (blog)University Affairs (press release) (blog)Representatives from non-profit agencies working to end sexual violence, Ontario MPP Sophie Kiwala and Ontario's Minister Responsible...

Healthy Babies program under review

The program, designed to support “vulnerable families who are at risk and help children achieve their full potential” is, however, undergoing a third-party review for...

Women's Services to research why more rural women... - www.norfolknews.ca/

Women's Services to research why more rural women...www.norfolknews.ca/“Every woman deserves to live free from the fear of violence in her home and community,” said Tracy...

Province announces double-decker GO bus additions

"In Ontario, accessible public transit is not just a priority, it is the law,” said Tracy MacCharles, the minister responsible for accessibility. “These new double-decker...

Women's shelter recieves $52000 Rural Realities grant for transportation

Women in rural and isolated communities who have experienced violence will now have better access to the supports they need to help them live safely...

Ontario cabinet starts distributing goodies

Coteau's predecessor Tracy MacCharles took the heat for the initial decision; Coteau gets to be the good guy who fixes the problem. The cabinet shuffle...

Ontario promises to spend up to $72M to fight human trafficking

"Traffickers prey on the most vulnerable in our society and they use different tactics to control, abuse and exploit victims for their own financial gain,"...

Ontario to spend up to $72-million to fight human trafficking

“Traffickers prey on the most vulnerable in our society and they use different tactics to control, abuse and exploit victims for their own financial gain,”...

Ontario backs off controversial autism changes, boosts services after parents protest

Coteau has been in his job for only two weeks since replacing Tracy MacCharles in a cabinet shuffle, and said the changes to his predecessor's...

Statement from Tracy MacCharles on the Final Report by the Partnership Council on Employment Opportunities for ...

"I would like to thank the Partnership Council on Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities for their final report. Our government recognizes that including more...

Changes to controversial autism plan in the works, new minister says

Michael Coteau was brought in to put a fresh face on the Ministry of Children and Youth Services after his predecessor, Tracy MacCharles, was moved...

Ontario missing mark on accessibility standards, activist says

Tracy MacCharles, Ontario's new minister responsible for accessibility, must act quickly to reverse a recent regulatory change that weakens the province's goal of becoming fully...

Pickering-Scarborough East MPP Tracy MacCharles gets new roles in Ontario cabinet

TORONTO -- Pickering-Scarborough East MPP Tracy MacCharles remains in cabinet after a shuffle at Queen's Park, but she's taken on a new role. In Premier...

Pickering-Scarborough East MPP Tracy MacCharles gets new role in Ontario cabinet

TORONTO -- Pickering-Scarborough East MPP Tracy MacCharles remains in cabinet after a shuffle at Queen's Park, but she's taken on a new role. In Premier...

Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry becomes minister of natural resources and forestry

Local Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry has been named to Kathleen Wynne's Liberal cabinet as minister of natural resources and forestry. The former critical care nurse...

Province considers options for autism treatment funding

Parents of more than 800 children removed from the wait list have been given eight-thousand dollars to pay for private treatment but they say that...

Ontario rethinking transition to new autism program: minister

As dozens of parents protested on the lawn of the legislature today, Children and Youth Services Minister Tracy MacCharles said inside that the government is...

MPP for Kenora-Rainy River says inquest is required for death of Azraya Kokopenace

Instead of giving a direct answer, Minister for Children and Youth Services Tracy MacCharles said she is “deeply concerned” whenever a child inside or outside...

Scathing report on youth care shakes Ont. government

(subscription) (subscription)Former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and current Children and Youth Services Minister Tracy MacCharles announce the Highway 407 East Project in Toronto on...

Kathleen Wynne plans major cabinet shuffle in June

Thibeault, viewed as a strong communicator, is also an expert in autism, which is one of the thorniest issues now facing the Liberals, though officials...

Ontario Child and Youth Workers Receive Krista Sepp Memorial Awards

Each year, the Krista Sepp Memorial Awards are held to recognize the high quality work and dedication of CYW/CYCs from across Ontario. Omar Raza, Chief...

Autistic kids' parents put MPPs on blacklist

We want people to phone their MPPs and tell them what they're doing is wrong.” Youth Services Minister Tracy MacCharles said in a statement the...

City of Barrie votes down support letter for IBI therapy

Lehman, Ward 2 Coun. Rose Romita and Ward 7 Coun. Andrew Prince were the only ones to vote in support of sending a letter to...

Tracy MacCharles Minister of Children and Youth Services Ontario Releases Report

QUEEN'S PARK – Tracy MacCharles Minister of Children and Youth Services Ontario has released a report: Because Young People Matter at a media event in...

Liberal majority defeats PC motion to restore IBI therapy for kids over five

Before the vote, Tracy MacCharles, the Minister of Children and Youth Services, said she wanted “to clarify a number of elements of the new autism...

Men Walk A Mile in Her Shoes in high heels at downtown Toronto event to help stop violence against women

Tracy MacCharles, provincial Minister Responsible for Women's Issues, reiterated the Ontario government's commitment to ending sexual violence against women through the It's Never Okay action...

Ontario's emergency team to remain in Attawapiskat

EMT Ontario's Minister of Health, Eric Hoskins, left, arrived in Attawapiskat on April 13, along with Child and Youth Minister Tracy MacCharles , right, and...

For Ontario Minister Tracy MacCharles, politics is personal

Tracy MacCharles broke down in the legislature last week, struggling for words and fighting back tears. It was an unusual display for a cabinet minister,...

Liberals ignoring own panel's advice on autism therapy

On Wednesday, Children and Youth Services Minister Tracy MacCharles claimed that “no child, regardless of age, will be removed from service.” That's simply not the...

Angry Durham parents of children with autism face off with Pickering MPP Tracy MacCharles

PICKERING — Parents of children with autism are upset with changes to the Province's autism program. About 60 people protested outside the Kingston Road constituency...

Ontario Autism program changes will give kids 'immediate service' minister says

In the face of intense criticism from parents, Ontario's Children and Youth Services Minister Tracy MacCharles says controversial changes to the government's autism program will...

Parents of autistic kids demand Ontario not cut five-year-old kids off wait list

But the changes include limiting IBI to children between two and four, which Children and Youth Services Minister Tracy MacCharles said is based on expert...

Ontario Expanding Youth Opportunities Fund

Ontario is announcing the 31 grassroots projects that will receive $7.7 million this year from Ontario's Youth Opportunities Fund to help at-risk youth succeed. Tracy...

Waterloo parent devastated by changes to the Ontario Autism Program

"All of our actions are really grounded in what the clinical experts say about what the right developmental window is," Tracy MacCharles,the Minister of Children...

Ontario kids with autism aged 5 and older cut off of government-paid therapy

The Liberal government announced a new Ontario Autism Program with $333 million in funding, but changes include limiting Intensive Behavioural Intervention to children between two...

New cut-off of age four for autism therapy - www.insidebelleville.com/

New cut-off of age four for autism therapywww.insidebelleville.com/Children and Youth Services Minister Tracy MacCharles said advice from experts was to focus on children in that...