Latest News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Research Summary - Refugee Health and Resettlement: Lessons Learned from the Syrian Response

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.

Electronic Submission of Documents to the Refugee Protection Division

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.

New Report Finds Ontario Needs Innovative Skills and Apprenticeship Training

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.