Latest News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

End of the Temporary Public Policy to Sponsor Syrian and Iraqi Refugees by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has now reached the number of private sponsorship applications for Syrian and Iraqi refugees allowed under the public policy. Applications received after reaching the limit will be returned.

Employment and Social Development Canada Settlement Agreement on Gender Information Collection

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has reached an important settlement agreement resolving a complaint before the Canadian Human Rights Commission about its practice of collecting sex and gender information for the Social Insurance Number (SIN) program and the Social Insurance Register.

Expanded Access to Mental Health Services for Children and Youth in Underserved Communities

The government of Ontario aims to help children and youth in communities across the province connect to local mental health services more easily by expanding online, smartphone and video resources that can provide immediate, specialized support when and where it is needed.