Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Ontario Expanding Home and Community Care in York Region

Ontario is making major investments to expand home and community care at Southlake Regional Health Centre as part of the province's plan to end hallway health care and build more capacity in York Region.

Today, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, was joined by the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health, at Southlake Regional Health Centre to announce that Ontario is investing more than $5.1 million to expand home and community care services for the people of York Region.

Ontario Launches Free Online Driver's Licence Check Service

Ontario's government is making it easier for people and businesses to check the status of an Ontario driver's licence by eliminating the $2 fee and modernizing the online Driver's Licence Check service.

The improvements to the online service will make it easier to use, including the ability to easily check a driver's licence by scanning the card on a mobile device. The changes will also reduce burden on businesses by expanding the number of licence checks entered at one time from nine to 100.

Ontario Creating More Francophone Child Care Spaces in St. Catharines

As part of Ontario's commitment to increasing access to child care and giving parents more choice, the government is investing in new child care spaces to make life easier for francophone parents and families in St. Catharines.

The province is providing $1.5 million to Conseil scolaire Viamonde to create three new child care rooms, with 49 new child care spaces, at École élémentaire l'Héritage.

Ontario Taking Further Action to Build More Housing

Province Launches Consultations on Transforming Building Code Services and Releases Second Units Innovation Guide for Homeowners.

Mississauga - Ontario is modernizing services related to the province's Building Code to help speed up the construction of new housing and building projects. Better services, up-to-date tools and new resources will help people better understand and meet Building Code requirements, while maintaining the same high standards for public safety.

More Community Support for Seniors Across the Province

Ontario is committed to helping seniors stay healthy, safe and socially connected within their own communities. Many seniors face challenges and programs that support their safety, mental and physical health, and overall well-being.

That is why the government is investing $3 million in more than 260 projects that will benefit seniors in communities across the province through the Seniors Community Grant Program.

This year's program supports the needs of seniors living in underserviced rural, remote, multicultural and Francophone communities, including: