News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

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:

Ontario Helping to Keep Seniors Living with Dementia Safe

Ontario is helping families, caregivers and communities recognize the risks of dementia, be prepared for incidents, and better ensure that seniors can live safely in their communities.

About 125,000 seniors in Ontario living with dementia are at risk of wandering and going missing each year. That's why the province is putting their safety first by providing nearly $ 600,000 to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario to deliver the Finding Your Way program.

Ontario Supporting Addictions Treatment and Recovery in North Bay

 Every year, 2.5 million Ontarians experience a mental health or addictions challenge. Ontario is joining Addictions and Mental Health Ontario to mark the province's thirteenth annual Recovery Month. This September, the government is building awareness, challenging stigma and recognizing the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families and communities dealing with addictions.

Ontario Expanding Home and Community Care Services

Ontario is making major investments to expand home and community care to help end hallway health care and build more capacity in communities across the province. 

Today theDeputy Premier and Minister of Health, was at Hillcrest Reactivation Centre to announce that the government is investing an additional $155 million this year to expand home and community care services.  

As a part of this investment, the government is providing $45 million for targeted innovative integrated care models in high-need areas.

Ontario Investing in New Community-Wide Project Aimed at Ending Child and Youth Suicide in Mississauga

In Ontario, about 14 per cent of high school students reported having seriously contemplated suicide in the past year and about four per cent reported having attempted suicide. It's an issue that touches the lives of thousands of Ontarians and their communities each year. That's why Ontario is adding connected mental health services for children and youth in schools, communities and health centres.