Ontario is helping to provide access to justice for people who may have been wrongfully convicted of a crime and cannot afford legal representation.
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The provincial government has released a report from Hugh Segal, the Special Advisor on Basic Income.
Recorded on October 14, 2016, this 96-minute webinar explores some of the reasons people support a basic income program, some of the benefits, risks, and opportunities that it could bring, and the 6 key questions that people on social assistance and their allies should ask when examining a proposal for a basic income program.
The University of Ottawa Refugee Assistance Project (UORAP) has developed a set of print and video resources in English and French on how to help refugee claimants prepare for their refugee hearing.
Access Alliance has recently created an online Knowledge Sharing and Networking (KN) Hub on refugee research to facilitate collaboration and synergy between current (or recently completed) research projects on refugees in Canada, particularly those focused on Syrian refugee community.
In order to give the same chance to all Canadians who are interested in applying to sponsor their parents or grandparents, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) heard former applicants and is making changes to improve how people can apply to this program.
Rather than the January rush to submit applications by courier or mail, those wanting to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada will now have 30 days to fill out an online form to indicate their interest. IRCC will then randomly choose 10,000 individuals from those who filled out the form, and those people will be invited to send in their complete application package.
The House Committee on Citizenship and Immigration released the report of its study on the resettlement of refugees.
Liberal MP Alexandra Mendès has put forward a motion to examine the charitable and not-for-profit sectors in Canada and make recommendations.
The government of Ontario is helping prevent and reduce homelessness in York Region, by increasing its investment to help families and individuals stay in their homes and get the housing they need.