Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.
According to the Black Experience Project, a groundbreaking survey of 1,504 self-identified Black individuals in Greater Toronto, 53 per cent of the participants identified themselves as Black regardless of their heritage, country of origin, and ethnocultural and other identities.
The participants were sampled to represent the population across census tracts, taking into account age, gender household income and ethnic/cultural backgrounds.
CNIB's "ShopTalk: BlindSquare Enabled" aims to make the Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood in Toronto the most accessible in Canada, improving access for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. The project was created with funding through the Barrier Buster project from the Rick Hansen Foundation, the help of staff and volunteers at the CNIB Community Hub, and the support of local Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue businesses.
This infographic by the Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) may be relevant for settlement staff who may have clients who need to appear in criminal court. It explains what to expect at one's first appearance in criminal court. There is both an infographic and text version of the information.
The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a unique community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to 61 designated communities in all provinces and territories.
The funding for Brampton will support more than 60 projects , including upgrades to parks, playgrounds, fitness trails, community centres and cultural facilities.
This paper seeks to identify who would benefit from the $15 minimum wage in Ontario. Who would get a raise? It updates previous work on a $15 an hour minimum wage in Ontario.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and their communities. Through the NHSP, the Government of Canada encourages seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others.
The government of Ontario has appointed Dr. Gordon Cleveland to lead a new study with the goal of building a child care system that makes child care universally accessible and affordable to all Ontario families.
The government has announced that up to 213 students across northern Ontario will have summer job opportunities due to over $870,000 in Canada Summer Jobs funding.