Latest News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Improved METRAC's Legal Information Website

METRAC launched their upgraded website, the Ontario Women’s Justice Network (OWJN), with legal information for women affected by violence. The website now has a new look and additional features.

The OWJN was developed to help survivors of violence and their supporters better understand the legal rights and options available to women in Ontario. The website offers accessible legal information in a way that reflects the diverse experiences and realities of women.

Women Earned $0.87 for Every Dollar Earned by Men in 2015

Statistics Canada has released today "Women and paid work," a chapter of Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report. Primarily using data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), and focusing on people aged 25 to 54, this chapter provides a comprehensive overview of women's labour market experiences in comparison to those of men, and explores how they have evolved over time.

Government of Ontario Releases Three-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan

Following community meetings held across the province in 2016, Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, today released A Better Way Forward: Ontario's 3-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan. The plan is part of government's aim to fight systemic racism and create fair and equitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous and other racialized people.

Durham First in Canada to Launch Online Social Housing System

Durham Region has rolled out the country's first online system to fill social housing vacancies. It was developed for people on the rent-geared-to-income wait list. It aims to give applicants more control over when and where they want to move, because they can apply for multiple properties whenever they are ready.