April 7, 2021 - Thunder Bay, ON
Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.
April 8, 2021 – London, Ontario
Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $5.9 million from environmental fines into Let’s Talk Science. With this funding, Let’s Talk Science will engage over 600,000 youth across Canada in climate science awareness and action through regional events, action projects, hands-on activities and a suite of digital resources, including career information.
From the Canada Council of Muslim Women, as Black History Month comes to a close and we enter Women’s History Month, it is imperative to continue to highlight the work of Black Muslim women in Canada. Throughout the month of March, CCMW will be spotlighting various Black Muslimahs through the ‘Black Muslimahs Shining Series’ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CL2avhNA692/
March 2, 2021 - TORONTO — The Ontario government has to-date provided more than $1 billion through the Ontario Small Business Support Grant to help eligible business owners affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. The grant provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 and can be used in whatever way makes the most sense for individual businesses; from paying employee wages, to offsetting the cost of rent, to purchasing inventory.
March 3, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada
Creating and maintaining workplaces where everyone – no matter their gender identity or expression – can be safe, respected and able to focus on their work is a priority for the Government of Canada.
The Minister of Justice announced the Government of Canada’s support to Botler AI for the Pan-Canadian Triage System for Sexual Harassment, Misconduct & Violence.
February 11, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Women and Gender Equality Canada
In order to better serve its communities of settlement practitioners, OCASI is organizing a survey for its 2 bilingual knowledge hubs, SettlementAtWork and its French counterpart SecteurEtablissement.
The short survey will allow OCASI to get feedback and more insight on how settlement practitioners have been using these platforms so far and how they would like to see them evolve in the near future. A win-win situation!
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) began sending invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program. IRCC is encouraging those who submitted interest to sponsor forms in the fall of 2020 to check their email accounts regularly throughout the week.
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that former international students who hold or held a PGWP will have the opportunity to apply for an open work permit.
Program will help educators better support students on the Autism Spectrum.