Access Alliance recently hosted a Best Practices Symposium on Refugee Health and Resettlement Services. During this event, Access Alliance staff shared research findings on the successes, challenges and recommended best practices for refugee resettlement from cross-sectoral staff involved in the Syrian resettlement response.
Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.
Ajax Council has unanimously declared the Town of Ajax a sanctuary city. This designation gives undocumented and precarious status residents full access to local services, supporting their legal path to citizenship.
The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has issued a practice notice to allow the submission of documents electronically to the RPD using Canada Post’s epost Connect™ service. Counsel and unrepresented claimants are encouraged to review the practice notice for further details.
Ontario is providing additional support to detect potential hearing loss in newborns sooner and ensure that families with children who have permanent hearing loss, or are at risk, get the supports they need.
The average hourly wage paid to full-time payroll employees in 2016 was $27.70, excluding overtime pay, tips, and incentive and performance pay. Wages varied notably across occupations and geographic regions.
With 65 percent of elementary school students going on to careers that don’t yet exist, the Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance report “An Apprenticeship Skills Agenda", calls for bold, innovative and flexible skills and apprenticeship training to keep pace with advancing technology and help close the skills gap.
A new CERIC-funded research study led by the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research will address the gap in knowledge about the state of senior entrepreneurship in Canada by investigating the experiences, needs and interests of individuals who have either launched or would like to start their own business after age 50.
As a result of intensive stakeholder consultations in May and June, and ongoing discussions with government, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has decided to continue immigration and refugee services at the current level at this time.
Recorded on June 14, 2017, this webinar is designed for community workers who help users find legal information.