The governments of Canada and Ontario celebrated the grand opening of 1100 Donald Street East today, adding eight units of affordable housing in Thunder Bay.
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Recently, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) announced that refugee claims from four countries, including Egypt, can be processed under its expedited policy. Incorrect information has been shared from unofficial sources about what this means for people seeking protection in Canada. The IRB would like to clarify this information.
Ontario Place will be at the centre of the action this summer as the province celebrates its 150th anniversary, with four free festivals to mark the milestone.
The province is increasing support for approximately 20,000 students with special education needs across Northern Ontario, with the aim to help ensure that every student can be successful and reach their full potential.
The Creative Engagement Fund supports partnerships between arts organizations, artists and sexual violence prevention advocates as they create projects that inspire dialogue on consent, rape culture and gender equality to help raise awareness, prevent sexual violence and harassment, and promote healing.
Upcoming changes to workplace pension plans aim to help keep defined benefit pension plans healthy and sustainable. Employers will continue to be required to ensure pension funds are appropriately funded and to pay into a reserve to protect benefits for workers and retirees. In addition, employers will also be required to make additional contributions should the plan's funded status fall below a certain level.
Grandview Children's Centre offers a range of services to children and youth with special needs, including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language pathology, social work services, audiology, therapeutic recreation and family resources and support. The construction of a new facility for Grandview Children's Centre aims to create more treatment spaces, shorter wait times and a modern facility so that families can access the care they need sooner.
The government of Ontario has passed the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017, which includes investments in health care and education, including free prescription medications for everyone aged 24 and under through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare, starting in January 2018.
Families of children with autism will have more options for their children's service through a new, permanent direct funding option, which will be implemented by the end of this year through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP).