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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

New Program will Help Small and Medium sized Businesses Save Money

Helping Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses With Energy Efficient Upgrades

November 8, 2016 10:00 A.M.
Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

Ontario is launching a new program to help small- and medium-sized businesses reduce emissions and become more energy efficient.

The SMART Green program, a partnership between the government and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), is designed to assist businesses to invest in equipment and process upgrades including high-efficiency ovens, dryers, kilns and furnaces.

Ontario Investing in Modern Facilities for Ottawa Students

Province Supporting Campus-Wide Energy Retrofit at Carleton University

Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Ontario is investing in modern and energy-efficient facilities for students at Carleton University, which will offer new opportunities for experiential learning, and create space for applied research and development.

Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre, joined local MP Catherine McKenna at Carleton this week (Nov 7) to make the announcement.

David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility

The David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility recognizes Ontarians who have gone above and beyond in improving accessibility for people with disabilities.

The award recognizes four individuals or organizations each year for outstanding leadership and commitment in supporting awareness of accessibility and disability issues.

Recipients receive a personalized certificate and $5,000, except the Champion Award recipient who receives a personalize certificate and will be placed on the Honour Roll.
Nomination deadline is December 3.

Ontario Investing in Municipalities to Help Families Stay in their Homes

November 2.Ministry of Housing
Ontario is helping individuals and families find safe and affordable housing, by increasing its investment in municipalities to help them meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness.

The additional investment from the province will further support municipalities in delivering housing- and homelessness-related services tailored to meet the needs of their communities through 2020. Services include:

Province Combating Homelessness in Ontario Communities

Ontario Investing in Municipalities to Help Families Stay in their Homes

November 2, 2016, Ministry of Housing

Ontario is helping individuals and families find safe and affordable housing, by increasing its investment in municipalities to help them meet the needs
of those experiencing homelessness.

The additional investment from the province will further support municipalities in delivering housing- and homelessness-related services tailored to meet
the needs of their communities through 2020. Services include: