Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Government of Canada provides emergency COVID-19 funds to nearly 1,000 organizations delivering essential frontline supports to those fleeing violence and abuse

Even before the COVID-19 emergency, too many Canadians were victims of sexual violence, domestic violence, online child exploitation and human trafficking. In recent months the pandemic has created additional and unprecedented challenges for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and the organizations that serve them.

New public policy on biometrics collection exemption for temporary residence applicants from within Canada in effect until further notice

Recognizing the impact this ongoing service disruption has on applicants in Canada, IRCC has put in place until further notice a public policy to exempt temporary residence applicants applying from within Canada from having to give their biometrics.