Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

More Supports for Children with Special Needs in Durham Region

Grandview Children's Centre offers a range of services to children and youth with special needs, including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language pathology, social work services, audiology, therapeutic recreation and family resources and support. The construction of a new facility for Grandview Children's Centre aims to create more treatment spaces, shorter wait times and a modern facility so that families can access the care they need sooner.

Upcoming Changes to Workplace Pension Plans

Upcoming changes to workplace pension plans aim to help keep defined benefit pension plans healthy and sustainable. Employers will continue to be required to ensure pension funds are appropriately funded and to pay into a reserve to protect benefits for workers and retirees. In addition, employers will also be required to make additional contributions should the plan's funded status fall below a certain level.

Clarification on New Country Designations under the IRB’s Expedited Policy

Recently, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) announced that refugee claims from four countries, including Egypt, can be processed under its expedited policy. Incorrect information has been shared from unofficial sources about what this means for people seeking protection in Canada. The IRB would like to clarify this information.