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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Recorded Webinar on ODSP and Arts Council Grants

Artists who are deaf or disabled are encouraged by various government arts councils to apply for grants to pursue their artistic projects and develop their professional capacity. However, if those artists are on ODSP, the grants are treated as "income". This causes many artists with disabilities to fear that they would receive little or no benefit from those grants, or that their ODSP eligibility might be threatened. The ODSP Action Coalition, in cooperation with Workman Arts and other artists' groups, has published an information pamphlet to explain the rules to deaf and disabled artists.

Recorded Webinars on the Results of a Canadian Millennials Social Values Study

The Environics Institute for Survey Research has recently revealed the findings of its social values study. The findings offer a portrait of Canada’s Millennials that for the first time presents the social values of this generation, and the distinct segments that help make sense of the different and often contradictory stereotypes that so frequently are applied to today’s young adults.

Elimination of Conditional Permanent Residence for Spouses and Partners

The Conditional Permanent Residency requirement has been a significant barrier for immigrant women in abusive relationships. Government of Canada has removed the condition that applied to some sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to live with their sponsor for two years in order to keep their permanent resident status. This change applies to anyone who was subject to the requirement, as well as to new spouses and partners who are sponsored as permanent residents.