Ontario Ministries

This page can connect your issue with an Ontario Government Ministry so you can learn more and find out who is responsible. There are 28 ministries in the Ontario Government plus the office of the premier.

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS

Strengthens relationships, improves social conditions and builds economic opportunity for Aboriginal communities across Ontario.

AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

Supports Ontario’s agri-food sector, enforces and improves food safety and strengthens Ontario’s rural communities.

Attorney General

Ensures a fair, effective and accessible justice system for all Ontarians.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES

Works to give children the best start in life, prepares youth to become productive adults and makes it easier for families to get key services at all stages of a child’s development.

CITIZENSHIP, IMMIGRATION AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Works with various partners to help individuals and diverse communities flourish and fully participate in Ontario life.

COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Promotes resilient and inclusive communities by helping people achieve their potential, build independence and improve their quality of life.

Community Safety and Correctional Services

Works to ensure that Ontario’s communities are supported and protected by law enforcement and public safety systems that are safe, secure, effective, efficient and accountable.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, EMPLOYMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Helps to grow a strong, innovative economy that provides jobs and prosperity for all Ontarians.

EDUCATION

Works to make Ontario’s publicly funded education and child care systems the world’s best, where all children and students have the opportunity to achieve success.

ENERGY

Promotes the development of a safe, reliable, secure and environmentally sustainable energy supply.

ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Works to protect, restore and enhance the environment to ensure public health and environmental quality.

FINANCE

Creates an environment that helps foster a dynamic, innovative and growing economy, and manages the fiscal, financial and related regulatory affairs of the province.

FRANCOPHONE AFFAIRS

Ensures that Francophones can fully contribute to social, economic and political life in Ontario, including accessing services in French.

GOVERNMENT AND CONSUMER SERVICES

Delivers efficient, high-quality services to the people and Government of Ontario.

HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE

Administers the health care system, regulates hospitals and nursing homes, operates psychiatric hospitals and medical labs, coordinates emergency services and provides health services to people.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Advances Ontario’s intergovernmental and international priorities through cross-government collaboration, strategic partnerships and trade missions.

LABOUR

Advances safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well-being of the people of Ontario.

MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS AND HOUSING

Builds safe and strong urban and rural communities with dynamic local economies, abundant greenspace and a quality of life that is second to none.

NATURAL RESOURCES AND FORESTRY

Oversees the province’s natural resources and works to safeguard Ontario’s provincial parks, forests, fisheries, wildlife, mineral aggregates, Crown lands and waters.

NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT AND MINES

Promotes northern economic and community development, oversees Ontario mineral sector and helps to deliver programs and services for Northerners.

OFFICE OF THE PREMIER

Learn about the Premier of Ontario.

PAN/PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES SECRETARIAT

In summer 2015, Ontario hosted the Pan American and Parapan American Games, the largest multi-sport event staged on Canadian soil since the 1976 Olympic Summer Games.

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Supports world-class research, commercialization and innovation taking place across Ontario through a range of programs and services.

SENIOR’S SECRETARIAT

Helps to improve the quality of life and education for Ontario seniors.

TOURISM, CULTURE AND SPORT

Works to deliver top tourism and recreation experiences to Ontarians and visitors, and promotes the province’s tourism sector to drive economic growth.

TRAINING, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES

Works to build an excellent higher education and training system that gives people a high-quality education and a solid foundation of relevant skills and training.

TRANSPORTATION

Oversees a world-class provincial transit and transportation system that moves people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably to support a globally competitive economy and a high quality of life.

TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT

Focuses on strengthening the openness, transparency, and accountability of government and works to get the best possible value for money, and improve the services that the people of Ontario rely on.

WOMEN’S DIRECTORATE

Partners with various organizations to take action on issues of concern to women.

ONTARIO CABINET MINISTERS AND OPPOSITION CRITICS

Are you looking to find or contact an Ontario Cabinet Minister or Opposition Critic?

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