During the 35th annual meeting of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women, the Ministers met and worked collaboratively to advance the key priorities affecting women and girls in Canada
Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.
Beginning December 3, caregivers who provide care to a critically ill or injured adult family member will have access to a new benefit of up to 15 weeks.
The key objective of the Ministerial Direction is to – as much as humanly possible – keep children out of detention, and keep families together.
Applications Now Open for 2018-2019 Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program
Through research, outreach, resource development and training, the Refugee Settlement Support Project aims to identify and address challenges faced by frontline settlement staff related to a high number of (Syrian) refugees arriving in a short timeframe in Ontario.
On November 2, 2017, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued a decision and order banning licensed electricity distributors from disconnecting homes for non-payment during the winter.
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has announced the government of Canada’s historic multi-year immigration levels plan. Beginning with 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018, and growing to 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020, this plan sets out the most ambitious immigration levels in recent history. This measured, gradual increase will trend towards one percent of the population by 2020.
The Minister for Families, Children and Social Development has highlighted how the Government intends to strengthen the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) by making annual cost of living increases starting in July 2018—two years ahead of schedule.
In 2016, the government of Ontario asked three working groups to examine the income security system and make recommendations on how to improve it. A report has now been released with recommendations for improving income security for people receiving support through programs such as Ontario Works and ODSP.
The Canadian government consulted Canadians over the last year to find out how violence and harassment are currently treated in workplaces under federal jurisdiction and how the approach could be strengthened. This report presents an overview of what the feedback collected during the consultations.