The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a unique community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to 61 designated communities in all provinces and territories.
Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.
This infographic by the Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) may be relevant for settlement staff who may have clients who need to appear in criminal court. It explains what to expect at one's first appearance in criminal court. There is both an infographic and text version of the information.
CNIB's "ShopTalk: BlindSquare Enabled" aims to make the Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood in Toronto the most accessible in Canada, improving access for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. The project was created with funding through the Barrier Buster project from the Rick Hansen Foundation, the help of staff and volunteers at the CNIB Community Hub, and the support of local Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue businesses.
According to the Black Experience Project, a groundbreaking survey of 1,504 self-identified Black individuals in Greater Toronto, 53 per cent of the participants identified themselves as Black regardless of their heritage, country of origin, and ethnocultural and other identities.
The participants were sampled to represent the population across census tracts, taking into account age, gender household income and ethnic/cultural backgrounds.
The government of Ontario is consulting with patients, health care providers and the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries with the goal of increasing openness and transparency for Ontario residents on their health care.
Ontario Parks is encouraging people in Ontario to participate in the 30x30 Challenge, a concept created by the David Suzuki Foundation, which challenges people to reconnect with nature by spending 30 minutes a day outside for 30 days.
The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will review all feedback received and the province will continue to consult with workers and businesses throughout the fall, as the bill moves through the legislative process, with the aim to ensure proposed changes give people the opportunity to succeed and get ahead.
The 40 new centres aims to help the province better meet the needs of our growing seniors' population, and will offer social and recreational programming such as exercise classes, transportation services, communal dining and health and wellness classes.
The government has announced that up to 213 students across northern Ontario will have summer job opportunities due to over $870,000 in Canada Summer Jobs funding.