The government of Ontario has passed the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017, which includes investments in health care and education, including free prescription medications for everyone aged 24 and under through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare, starting in January 2018.
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Families of children with autism will have more options for their children's service through a new, permanent direct funding option, which will be implemented by the end of this year through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP).
The Rental Fairness Act, 2017 expands rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November 1, 1991. Effective April 20, 2017, landlords cannot raise rents more than the rent increase guideline, which is 1.5 per cent in 2017. Any rent increase notices above this amount given on or after April 20 must be reduced to 1.5 per cent.
Today, Ontario passed the Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2017, which will increase protection for survivors of human trafficking and make it easier for survivors to pursue compensation.
Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, increase housing affordability for people in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) and make public transit more affordable for seniors across the province.
Ontario's Early Researcher Awards program will support 77 projects across 17 leading institutions. These awards aim to help sharpen Ontario's competitive edge by fostering discoveries, including new technologies, treatments and cures for illnesses while supporting high quality, knowledge-based jobs for people across the province.
The report has found that a large number of black students are being streamed into applied instead of academic programs and they are suspended at much higher rates than their counterparts in Toronto.
This research can be used as a model for understanding and describing the capacities of particular groups of refugees living in exile, especially young refugees who have sought refuge in a neighbouring country.
This study examines how over-education is associated with life satisfaction among university-educated immigrant and non-immigrant workers in Canada, and accounts for differences in the degree of over-education in each group.
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), with support from the Government of Canada, today launched the World Refugee Council (WRC), an independent group of global leaders and innovators aimed at advancing new solutions to the global refugee crisis.