Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.
TORONTO ― The Ontario government is increasing support for the province’s arts sector with a $5-million grant program administered through the Ontario Arts Council. The funding will create more opportunities for Indigenous artists and arts organizations to reconnect with their audiences and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and help new emerging artists across all disciplines during a pivotal stage in their careers.
TORONTO — As part of the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, the Ontario government will introduce legislation that, if passed, would raise the general minimum wage from $14.35 to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022. Under the proposed changes, the special minimum wage rate for liquor servers would be eliminated and they would be entitled to the general minimum wage. Students under 18, homeworkers and hunting, fishing and wilderness guides would also see an increase in their special minimum wage rates.
Oct 19, 2021 - There has been broad praise for changes to Canada’s immigration policy announced earlier this year that provide a path to permanent residency for temporary foreign workers – including agricultural workers.
In Chatham-Kent, workers the Caribbean, Latin America and other countries are essential to agriculture. Without their efforts, the great diversity of agriculture in the municipality would not be possible.
Joe Sbrocchi, general manager of the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, said farm organizations have supported the idea for some time.
People, Power, Impact: The Future of Im/migration
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Greetings Friends and Members, OCASI is pleased to announce the return of our Professional Development Conference which will take place on October 21st & 22nd, 2021. This year’s conference will take place virtually and registration is now open.
OCASI is considering planning an online series to help strengthen our community of agencies, promote connection, encourage sharing of information, and discuss important topics for the sector.
The series is based on a successful previous #CdnImm* in-person event series OCASI ran a few years ago.
Applications are open for Maytree Policy School 2022
Are you a policy professional who is in a position to influence the public policy direction of your organization and interested in enhancing your effectiveness in the policy process?
Is your organization ready to become more engaged in influencing public policy?
If yes, consider applying to Maytree Policy School.
TORONTO — As the province continues to respond to the fourth wave of the pandemic driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant, the government is further protecting Ontarians through continued actions that encourage every eligible person to get vaccinated and help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Sep 15, 2021 -
Individuals looking to help refugees coming to Waterloo region this year, including those from Afghanistan, can donate money to a new fund that will provide cash to organizations working to resettle people in the community.
The fund is a joint project between the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation, and the Immigration Partnership of Waterloo Region.
The Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation started the fund by donating $20,000.