Ontario is supporting 152 non-profit initiatives that will help bring positive change to communities across the province over the next three years.
Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.
Province Supporting Innovative Solutions to Housing, Employment, and Skills Development:
Ontario is investing in 30 community projects across the province that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, find good jobs and end homelessness.
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).
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.
Region to Benefit from 211 New Licensed Child Care Spaces
Ontario is creating more licensed child care spaces in Simcoe and York regions, increasing the availability of safe, high-quality, child care for local families, and promoting early learning and development.
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Five Million Families, Farms and Small Businesses Will See Bill Reductions
October 19, 2016 - Ministry of Energy: today Ontario passed legislation that will rebate the provincial portion of the HST from electricity bills as of January 1, 2017.
October 11, 2016 Ottawa - the Government of Canada highlighted that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month across Canada. A more active and inclusive Canada is good for business, and employers are being challenged to think about how to make their business more inclusive.
Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced an online consultation on providing more flexible EI maternity and parental benefits, as well as more inclusive benefits for caregivers.
Immigration Will Help Alleviate Canada’s Aging Population Challenges, But Not Solve Them: Ottawa, October 6, 2016
According to a recent report released by Conference Board of Canada, higher immigration levels can help soften the effects of an aging population on the Canadian economy.
However, population growth alone will not completely offset the effects of aging demographics .