Today, Statistics Canada released the third round of data from the 2016 Census of Population. The data and insights on families, households, marital status and language show Canadian families from a variety of perspectives and provide insight on topics like the diverse family situations of children, same-sex couples in Canada, the languages Canadians speak and linguistic diversity.
Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.
This paper seeks to identify who would benefit from the $15 minimum wage in Ontario. Who would get a raise? It updates previous work on a $15 an hour minimum wage in Ontario.
The funding for Brampton will support more than 60 projects , including upgrades to parks, playgrounds, fitness trails, community centres and cultural facilities.
The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a unique community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to 61 designated communities in all provinces and territories.
This infographic by the Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) may be relevant for settlement staff who may have clients who need to appear in criminal court. It explains what to expect at one's first appearance in criminal court. There is both an infographic and text version of the information.
CNIB's "ShopTalk: BlindSquare Enabled" aims to make the Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood in Toronto the most accessible in Canada, improving access for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. The project was created with funding through the Barrier Buster project from the Rick Hansen Foundation, the help of staff and volunteers at the CNIB Community Hub, and the support of local Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue businesses.
According to the Black Experience Project, a groundbreaking survey of 1,504 self-identified Black individuals in Greater Toronto, 53 per cent of the participants identified themselves as Black regardless of their heritage, country of origin, and ethnocultural and other identities.
The participants were sampled to represent the population across census tracts, taking into account age, gender household income and ethnic/cultural backgrounds.
The government of Ontario is consulting with patients, health care providers and the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries with the goal of increasing openness and transparency for Ontario residents on their health care.
Ontario Parks is encouraging people in Ontario to participate in the 30x30 Challenge, a concept created by the David Suzuki Foundation, which challenges people to reconnect with nature by spending 30 minutes a day outside for 30 days.