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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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Ontario Passes Law Ensuring Equal Recognition for All Parents and Children

Ontario has passed legislation that will ensure equal treatment for all parents and children in the province.

Bill 28, the All Families Are Equal Act, 2016, recognizes the legal status of all parents, whether they are LGBTQ2+ or straight, and whether their children were conceived with or without assistance.

The government plans to proclaim the law in force as of January 1, 2017.

Fixed Student Contribution Simplifies Canada Student Loan Eligibility

The Government plans to introduce a fixed student contribution to determine eligibility for financial assistance through the Canada Student Loans Program, part of its commitment to strengthen the middle class, and help those working hard to join it.

Beginning in 2017, students will only be expected to provide a fixed contribution of between $1,500 and $3,000 per academic year (based on their family income and family size).