This brief survey by OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is geared toward frontline settlement workers serving refugee clients. However, all settlement sector professionals involved in refugee settlement are invited to provide input. The survey closes Friday, February 3, 2017.
Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
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Dr Suzanne Cook will be presenting findings from the recently completed national CERIC-funded Redirection Project. This project examines later life career development among adults age 50 and older who shifted into second or third careers, or who were seeking new employment. The study also examined the experiences of career practitioners working with older adults in order to identify approaches that can assist and support older workers.
Ontario is investing $13.5 million in the After School Program for the 2016-17 school year to support 126 organizations.
The new OSAP will make average tuition free for students whose families make less than $50,000 a year. Students from families that earn more will also benefit from more generous grants and loans, and about 80 per cent of all OSAP recipients will graduate with less provincial debt.
The government of Ontario has released the Economic Accounts for the third quarter of 2016, confirming the province's economy is growing at a steady pace.
The Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy was at Kenora Chiefs Advisory to highlight its new Life Skills program. The project is receiving support from the province to help Ontario Works and ODSP clients, youth in care, parents of youth in care and persons with disabilities to transition to employment, education or training. The program provides support and coaching to help people gain soft skills and job-related skills.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation supports projects ranging from preserving Indigenous languages and cultural traditions, to helping people lead active lives or learn new job skills.
Ontario is improving support for people receiving social assistance by increasing the mileage rates for medical and business travel.
The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is now accepting nominations for the Order of Ontario Award. You can nominate a current or former resident of Ontario whose career has had a major impact on the province until March 31, 2017.
Following an increase of just 1.3 per cent last year, Canada’s economic growth is expected to accelerate to 1.9 per cent in 2017, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Outlook: Winter 2017.