Ontario is creating a new Human Trafficking Lived Experience Roundtable that will bolster the province's efforts to end human trafficking through direct engagement with, and input from, survivors of trafficking.
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The government of Ontario is proposing to create a new French-language university, the first of its kind in the province, giving French-speaking students more opportunities to study in French.
The government of Canada will be working to implement an “X” gender designation in Canadian passports, as well as other documents issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support LGBTQ2 rights and advance the Government’s agenda on gender equality, diversity and inclusion. An “X” will make it easier for people who do not identify as female (“F”) or male (“M”) to acquire passports and other government-issued documents that better reflect their gender identity.
Ontario is working to promote greater diversity and improve gender balance in appointments to the Ontario Court of Justice.
Ontario is increasing GO train and bus service across the network to help manage congestion and provide convenient and frequent service for commuters and families.
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) will carry out an independent audit of detention reviews by the Immigration Division. The audit, to be completed this Fall, will examine a sample of detention reviews from closed files involving long-term detention in order to obtain more detailed information regarding the level of depth and rigour in which detention reviews are conducted nationally.
LAO is working with an advisory committee to establish a new, community-based organization to deliver legal services to Black Ontarians. The members of the advisory committee are advising LAO on how to best meet the needs the Black community going forward.
Following a decision to withdraw funding from the African Canadian Legal Clinic, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is working with members of the Black community to establish a new, community-based organization to deliver legal services to Black Ontarians.
Ontario has launched a new online tool to help people find wait times information for surgeries and procedures at hospitals across the province, and is providing more digital tools to help improve the patient experience.
Modern and up-to-date community infrastructure can help to connect people to jobs and provides access to better community services, attracts new businesses and creates economic growth.