Latest News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.

New Eviction Rules for Landlords

Effective September 1, 2017, when a landlord ends a tenancy so that they or a family member can use a rental unit, landlords must provide one month's rent to the tenant as compensation or offer the tenant another acceptable rental unit. They must also express intent to occupy the unit for at least one year. If the landlord advertises, re-rents or demolishes/converts the unit within one year, she or he will be considered to have acted in bad faith unless they can prove otherwise, and could face a fine of up to $25,000.

Recorded Webinar: Accommodation in the Nonprofit Workplace

This recorded webinar, presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC, covers the topic of accommodation for mental health and explores the boundaries of flexibility within a nonprofit workplace. With the goal of keeping employees safe and employed, the webinar looks at real-life examples and consider opportunities to do things a little differently.

New Report on Meeting Career Needs of Newcomer and Refugee Students

The final report of a CERIC-funded University of Winnipeg project into how career development can make school more meaningful for newcomer and refugee youth is now available. Although not based in Ontario, those who work with refugee and newcomer youth in Ontario may find some of the research findings to be relevant.

Human Rights and Newcomers Videos

These short videos were originally created in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. They can help all newcomers, support agencies and the public learn about their rights and responsibilities under Ontario’s Human Rights Code. The videos are also available with Arabic subtitles.