Latest News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

A Resource Guide for Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations

Although this resource is from the U.S., some of the content may be relevant for community-based agencies in Ontario as well. The first goal of this resource guide is to help community-based service programs more easily find and access available resources on cultural competency in order to better serve their targeted populations. Second,the resource guide aims to help CBOs attract funders who often require evidence of culturally competent programs.

Passport Changes for Diverse Gender Identities

The government of Canada will be working to implement an “X” gender designation in Canadian passports, as well as other documents issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support LGBTQ2 rights and advance the Government’s agenda on gender equality, diversity and inclusion. An “X” will make it easier for people who do not identify as female (“F”) or male (“M”) to acquire passports and other government-issued documents that better reflect their gender identity.