Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Minister Qualtrough Hosts One Day Forum with Young Canadians on Accessibility

November 1, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario

Youth are key to breaking down barriers for Canadians with disabilities and creating a more accessible and inclusive Canada. That’s why the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, hosted an exciting one-day national forum on accessibility with youth with disabilities and youth who have life experience related to disabilities.

Province Combating Homelessness in Ontario Communities

Ontario Investing in Municipalities to Help Families Stay in their Homes

November 2, 2016, Ministry of Housing

Ontario is helping individuals and families find safe and affordable housing, by increasing its investment in municipalities to help them meet the needs
of those experiencing homelessness.

The additional investment from the province will further support municipalities in delivering housing- and homelessness-related services tailored to meet
the needs of their communities through 2020. Services include:

Helping Homeowners Cut Energy Bills with Retrofits and Renovations

Programs Will Provide Cash Rebates to Around 37,000 Homeowners

Ontario is making it easier and more affordable for homeowners to reduce their energy bills and fight climate change. The enhanced home energy audit and retrofit programs are helping to make around 37,000 additional homes more energy efficient by providing cash rebates for home energy audits and retrofits.

Ontario Expands Access to Postsecondary Education in Milton and Brampton

October 26, 2016 Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
Ontario is expanding access to post-secondary education in Milton and Brampton, and supporting students with new learning options in their communities.

Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development announced the province's plans to create new university-led post-secondary sites in both Brampton and Milton focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

Province Providing Free Language Training for Ontario Immigrants

Equipping Newcomers, Refugees and Immigrants with Skills to Succeed
Ontario is funding free language training for all newcomers and immigrants in the province to help people get jobs, pursue an education and adjust to life in Ontario.
This investment will deliver free language assessment and training courses that help newcomers, refugees and immigrants settle in Ontario.