Latest News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Changes to Ontario Drug Benefit Program Cards

As of December 1, 2016, paper drug eligibility cards will no longer be sent out with monthly statements of assistance for individuals under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program.

Individuals can use their Ontario health cards, instead of the paper drug card, to access prescription drug coverage under the Ontario Drug Benefit program.

Those who are not eligible for an Ontario health card will continue to get a monthly paper drug card until they become eligible.

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.