Employment in Ontario increased by 31,100 in August, the second straight month of job growth,and the unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent, the lowest level since January 2001.
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The Minister of Education has announced new funding for initiatives that aim to boost the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of Ontario students, and help make schools inclusive, safe, and welcoming learning environments.
The government of Ontario is making enhancements to the province's social assistance programs aimed to help recipients reach their full potential.
Effective September 1, 2017, when a landlord ends a tenancy so that they or a family member can use a rental unit, landlords must provide one month's rent to the tenant as compensation or offer the tenant another acceptable rental unit. They must also express intent to occupy the unit for at least one year. If the landlord advertises, re-rents or demolishes/converts the unit within one year, she or he will be considered to have acted in bad faith unless they can prove otherwise, and could face a fine of up to $25,000.
This recorded webinar, presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC, covers the topic of accommodation for mental health and explores the boundaries of flexibility within a nonprofit workplace. With the goal of keeping employees safe and employed, the webinar looks at real-life examples and consider opportunities to do things a little differently.
Statistics Canada has found that employment was little changed in August (+22,000 or +0.1%). The unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage points to 6.2%, matching the most recent low of October 2008, the month prior to the 2008-2009 labour-market downturn.
The final report of a CERIC-funded University of Winnipeg project into how career development can make school more meaningful for newcomer and refugee youth is now available. Although not based in Ontario, those who work with refugee and newcomer youth in Ontario may find some of the research findings to be relevant.
The purpose of this guide is to help federally-regulated employers address substance dependence in the workplace in a way that is in harmony with human rights legislation.
These short videos were originally created in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. They can help all newcomers, support agencies and the public learn about their rights and responsibilities under Ontario’s Human Rights Code. The videos are also available with Arabic subtitles.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has launched a new program designed to help health care providers, caregivers—and seniors themselves—recognize mental health problems or illnesses among seniors and intervene early.