The Ontario government is creating a new youth environment council, to provide young Ontarians in grades 9 to 12 with more opportunities to share their insights and ideas on climate change and other key environmental issues impacting the province’s future. Ontario high school students are encouraged to apply to be volunteer members of the council by August 4.
Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.
July 6 - Ottawa
Inuk leader and former ambassador Mary Simon has been chosen as the next governor general — the first Indigenous person ever to be appointed to the role.
During a news conference across the river from Parliament Hill this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the Queen has accepted his recommendation to appoint Simon — a past president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national Inuit organization — as the 30th governor general.
July 06, 2021
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Marc G. Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt; the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Bob Bailey, Member of Provincial Parliament for Sarnia–Lambton; and His Worship Jody Wilman, Mayor of the Township of St. Joseph, announced joint funding for 35 recreational and community infrastructure projects across Ontario.
The Accessible British Columbia Act is now law, and the first step is to form the Provincial Accessibility Committee to advise the minister of social development and poverty reduction on matters related to accessibility and support the development of accessibility standards.
June 3, 2021 – Toronto, Ontario
May 18 2021 - Google Canada announced a $2 million commitment to help train Canadian job seekers for new careers in technology.
The initiative includes a three-year Google.org grant to NPower Canada to deliver Google Certificate programs and deploy 5,000 need-based scholarships to access the program. The goal is to train job seekers with new skills in under six months.
Toronto - May 5th
COPA is pleased to offer our suite of professional development, training and educational resources aimed at creating welcoming schools and communities to OCASI members from now until June 2021.
Initiative provides families and students with more financial relief during COVID-19
Due to a stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply beginning next week, the province and its partners now have the ability to not only provide more certainty in Ontario’s vaccine rollout, but further accelerate timelines to get more shots into arms.