Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Research and Consultation Report on Racial Profiling in Ontario

In the Ontario Human Rights Commission's (OHRC) 2017-2022 strategic plan, they committed to being a leadership voice on human rights issues and making sure that people’s lived experiences are at the centre of their work. They plan to use their enforcement powers under the Code to work towards non-discriminatory practices in the criminal justice system, including ending racial profiling in policing.

Resource for Employment Specialists Supporting Youth Living with Mental Health Issues

This package provides resources and tools for Employment Specialists who are looking to expand their programming and adapt their practices to better serve youth with mental health issues. It covers topics such as: basic mental health, how to best adapt employment service practices to fit the needs of youth living with mental illness, and how to prepare youth living with mental health issues for new employment.

Canada’s New Entry Rules for Brazilian, Bulgarian and Romanian Citizens

Starting May 1, 2017, some citizens from Brazil, Bulgaria and Romania are able to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), instead of a visitor visa, to fly to, or transit through a Canadian airport.

However, Brazilians, Bulgarians and Romanians who are not eligible to apply for an eTA or who are travelling to Canada by car, bus, train or boat, including a cruise ship, will still need a visitor visa.

Syrian Refugees: Understanding the Depth of Highly Skilled Talent

This report presents key facts and figures of Syrian refugees settled in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The objective is to provide a better understanding of Syrian refugees’ demographic and employment characteristics. It can be used by government, service providing agencies, and community groups in the GTA for planning relevant programs and services. It may also be helpful for businesses interested in hiring Syrian refugees. Over 26,615 Syrian refugees came to Canada between November 2015 and November 2016. Of this number,