The government of Ontario is expanding the Seniors Community Grant Program and is now accepting applications for innovative projects that help seniors live active and healthy lives.
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The Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care has announced that more than 80 per cent of schools across Ontario are now offering before- and after-school programs for 4-12 year olds.
The government of Ontario is supporting employers and employees by raising awareness of workplace rights and responsibilities through the new Employment Standards Training and Education Program.
The government of Ontario is renewing the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund, which aims to help social workers and social service workers update and upgrade their skills.
Temporary foreign workers can quickly fill local or occupational skill shortages, and some go on to become permanent residents. The acquisition of permanent residence can remove restrictions on job mobility and may improve the wage-bargaining position and job opportunities of these individuals.
New research released by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) suggests that many Ontarians could be overestimating their ability to finance their retirement using their homes. The research is based on a survey of Ontarians aged 45 and older on financial knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours towards retirement planning. The survey found that nearly half (45 per cent) of pre-retired Ontario homeowners are relying on the value of their home increasing to fund their retirement.
The project called Finding Your Way, funded by the Ministry of Seniors Affairs, helps people living with dementia, their families, caregivers and communities to recognize the risk of going missing, be prepared for incidents of going missing, and ensure that people with dementia can live safely in the community.
Ontario's Education Equity Action Plan is a new three-year strategy with the goal to reduce systemic barriers and ensure that all students in Ontario can reach their full potential.
Employment in Ontario increased by 31,100 in August, the second straight month of job growth,and the unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent, the lowest level since January 2001.