News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Decent Work for Women Working in the Ontario Nonprofit Sector

The Ontario Nonprofit Network has received funding from Status of Women Canada for a three-year project to apply a GBA+ lens (gender based intersectional analysis) to iIdentify barriers to women workers’ economic empowerment and prosperity in the nonprofit sector and develop and implement pilot solutions to address these barriers at the organizational, network and policy levels.

Women Connecting with Women - A Program Open to Anyone Who is Woman-identified

The program will address the systemic issues of newcomer women who face multi-barriers. The program will provide newcomer women with tools and resources to reduce social isolation, increase self-esteem, increase their networks and build confidence. The program will also provide access to one on one counseling/crisis counseling, support groups, mentoring, language enhancement and life-skills training. The end goal is for newcomer women to feel empowered and to support their social and economic integration in the Canadian Society.

New Funding for Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives

The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, announced three new funding streams that will strengthen diverse communities and support anti-racism initiatives across the country. The government is investing a total of $51.9 million over 3 years, which includes $21 million in new funding for community-led projects, events and capacity building initiatives.

Government of Canada Providing Assistance to Toronto for Asylum Seeker Housing

On June 1, the Government of Canada pledged an initial $50 million to assist the provinces and municipalities that have borne the majority of costs associated with the recent influx. Of these funds, $11 million will be provided directly to the City of Toronto in the coming weeks. Direct funding was required after the Province of Ontario chose to withdraw from its jurisdictional responsibility around housing.