Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Changes to 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program Application Intake Process

Rather than the January rush to submit applications by courier or mail, those wanting to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada will now have 30 days to fill out an online form to indicate their interest. IRCC will then randomly choose 10,000 individuals from those who filled out the form, and those people will be invited to send in their complete application package.

Recorded Webinar: Basic Income: What is It and What Could It Mean for Social Assistance?

Recorded on October 14, 2016, this 96-minute webinar explores some of the reasons people support a basic income program, some of the benefits, risks, and opportunities that it could bring, and the 6 key questions that people on social assistance and their allies should ask when examining a proposal for a basic income program.