News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Ontario Protecting Children at Risk of Sex Trafficking

WHITBY – The Ontario government is investing $11.5 million over three years in two specialized intervention teams in Durham Region and the City of Toronto to protect children and youth from sex trafficking. The new Children at Risk of Exploitation (CARE) Units pair child protection workers with police officers on the frontlines to identify and locate children and youth who are being sex trafficked, connect victims and families to services, and investigate and hold offenders accountable.

Ontario Increasing Community Programs to Prevent Youth Violence and Human Trafficking

OTTAWA – The Ontario government is launching 11 new community-based programs in Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Thunder Bay, Toronto and neighbouring Indigenous communities to prevent youth from becoming involved in gun violence, gang activity and victimization, including human trafficking. As part of Ontario’s Guns, Gangs and Violence Reduction Strategy these new intervention and prevention programs will help youth find meaningful alternatives to violence and achieve better outcomes.

Inuk leader Mary Simon named Canada's 1st Indigenous governor general



July 6 - Ottawa


Inuk leader and former ambassador Mary Simon has been chosen as the next governor general — the first Indigenous person ever to be appointed to the role.

During a news conference across the river from Parliament Hill this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the Queen has accepted his recommendation to appoint Simon — a past president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national Inuit organization — as the 30th governor general.

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.

Google Canada commits $2 million to reskill job seekers

May 18 2021 - Google Canada announced a $2 million commitment to help train Canadian job seekers for new careers in technology.

The initiative includes a three-year Google.org grant to NPower Canada to deliver Google Certificate programs and deploy 5,000 need-based scholarships to access the program. The goal is to train job seekers with new skills in under six months.