The service, which will use text, chat and phone technology, will integrate and link existing regional distress and crisis line services across Canada. Once fully implemented in late 2017, it will ensure that individuals in crisis, regardless of where they live in Canada have access to free and confidential support, on a 24/7 basis.
Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
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Ontario has passed legislation that will ensure equal treatment for all parents and children in the province.
Bill 28, the All Families Are Equal Act, 2016, recognizes the legal status of all parents, whether they are LGBTQ2+ or straight, and whether their children were conceived with or without assistance.
The government plans to proclaim the law in force as of January 1, 2017.
If you know an individual or organization dedicated to volunteering in the community, you may submit a nomination for the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism. The nomination deadline is December 5, 2016.
On February 29, 2016, the Government fulfilled its commitment to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, including government-supported and privately sponsored refugees. However, the important work of settlement continues, and will do so for a number of years.
The Government plans to introduce a fixed student contribution to determine eligibility for financial assistance through the Canada Student Loans Program, part of its commitment to strengthen the middle class, and help those working hard to join it.
Beginning in 2017, students will only be expected to provide a fixed contribution of between $1,500 and $3,000 per academic year (based on their family income and family size).
Using design principles can make your content – whether you’re working on a flyer to promote an event, or legal information to share with your community – more compelling and easier to understand.
The November 2016 issue of the Pathways to Prosperity eBulletin is now available in English and French.
A new study by the Commission of Canada Mental Health (MHCC) submits convincing arguments on social and economic need to meet the special needs of immigrants, refugees and ethno-cultural and racialized groups (HST) and the populations racialized Canadian born.