Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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Nova Scotia able to welcome hundreds more immigrants this year Social Sharing

CBC News · Posted: Jun 16, 2022

The Nova Scotia government has announced a huge jump in the number of allocations to the provincial nominee and Atlantic immigration programs.

The province said in a news release Thursday it can approve a total of 5,430 applicants this year — 40 per cent more than the 3,857 it approved to settle in Nova Scotia in 2021. 

With thousands of Afghans still desperate to flee the Taliban, is Canada set to close its doors?

Nicholas Keung The Star Fri., June 17, 2022

Fears are mounting that Canada will soon stop accepting applications from Afghans looking to escape the Taliban and resettle in this country.

The federal government is believed to be inching toward its goal of inviting 40,000 Afghans to resettle here under a special immigration program, with advocates saying they’ve been told that all the spots are expected to be filled by this summer.

'The Kyiv Home Project': Building a safe haven in Cottam

Michelle Maluske CTV  June 16, 2022

A brand new home is being built, for free, in the Essex County community for two Ukrainian refugee families.

“We really feel like we've got a lot of people behind us,” said Jennifer Baggio, one of the project organizers. “It's really inspiring to see the community kind of pulling behind us and making this, something that's going to be real.”

Mississauga expanding assistive recreation program to accept Ukrainian refugees

Sabrina Gamrot The Star Fri., June 10, 2022

A recreation program from the City of Mississauga has been expanded to include Ukrainians without refugee documentation.

The ActiveAssist program gives low-income residents and newcomers with refugee status access to city-run recreation and cultural programs with a $275 credit.

Ukrainian refugee finds 'peaceful, safe' home in Sudbury

CBC News · Posted: Jun 14, 2022

As fighting continues to destroy her home country, Ukrainian Olha Iovych says she's searching for a peaceful, safe community in which to temporarily raise her family.

And she may have finally found that respite in northern Ontario.

Iovych is one of several Ukrainian refugees who have settled in Sudbury, following a mass exodus from Ukraine following attacks from neighbouring Russia.

Urgent measures need to ensure rights of Canadian children: UN committee

By Laura Osman | National Observer | June 10th 2022

The United Nations committee on the rights of the child has released a report expressing serious concerns about the welfare of children in Canada — particularly those who are Indigenous.

"The committee is deeply concerned about the discrimination against children in marginalized and disadvantaged situations," said the report, made public Thursday.

Feds increase funding for program helping internationally trained health professionals get certified

Thomas Desormeaux Jun 06, 2022  Ottawa Citizen

The federal government is extending funding for the National Newcomer Navigation Network (N4), a program that aims to help newcomers to Canada navigate social and medical services, MP Marie-France Lalonde announced at a press conference outside CHEO Monday.