Latest News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

CNIB Plan to Create Canada’s Most Accessible Neighbourhood

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.

New Study: The Black Experience Project

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.

Completing Public Hearings on the Proposed Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017

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.