Human Rights

SETTLEMENT WORKERS NEED TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS IN ONTARIO AND CANADA, IN ORDER TO INFORM IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES OF THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS.

Opportunity for policy leaders: apply to Maytree Policy School 2022


Applications are open for Maytree Policy School 2022

Are you a policy professional who is in a position to influence the public policy direction of your organization and interested in enhancing your effectiveness in the policy process?

Is your organization ready to become more engaged in influencing public policy?

If yes, consider applying to Maytree Policy School.

New fund to help groups working to resettle Afghan, other refugees in Waterloo region



Sep 15, 2021 -

Individuals looking to help refugees coming to Waterloo region this year, including those from Afghanistan, can donate money to a new fund that will provide cash to organizations working to resettle people in the community.

The fund is a joint project between the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation, and the Immigration Partnership of Waterloo Region.

The Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation started the fund by donating $20,000.

Canada and Ontario Invest Over $35 million in 35 Recreational and Community Infrastructure Projects



July 06, 2021


The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Marc G. Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt; the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Bob Bailey, Member of Provincial Parliament for Sarnia–Lambton; and His Worship Jody Wilman, Mayor of the Township of St. Joseph, announced joint funding for 35 recreational and community infrastructure projects across Ontario.

ICES Report on COVID-19 in Immigrants and Refugees in Toronto

The ICES recently published a report on the impact of COVID-19 in Immigrants, Refugees and Other Recent OHIP Registrants in Toronto, data as of November 1, 2020 and trends over time as of November 7, 2020, fully titled "Key findings from ICES Report on COVID-19 in Immigrants, Refugees and Other Recent OHIP Registrants (Guttmann A,
Gandhi S, Wanigaratne S, Lu H, Ferreira-Legere LE. Toronto, ON: ICES; 2020.)".

Some key findings are: