The government of Ontario is providing more respite services that allow people to take a break from their unpaid duties, increased education and training opportunities for caregivers, and a new, streamlined Ontario Caregiver Tax Credit.
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The government of Ontario is increasing access to licensed child care and by making it more affordable for families in 2017-18.
Toronto region’s financial services employers are increasing their investment in young Canadians through a sector-wide initiative to create 10,000 new work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students by the end of 2020.
The Environics Institute for Survey Research has recently revealed the findings of its social values study. The findings offer a portrait of Canada’s Millennials that for the first time presents the social values of this generation, and the distinct segments that help make sense of the different and often contradictory stereotypes that so frequently are applied to today’s young adults.
Statistics Canada has rolled out a new web-based dashboard that will provide users with easy access to the monthly numbers on the labour market—employment, unemployment and labour force participation rate.
Artists who are deaf or disabled are encouraged by various government arts councils to apply for grants to pursue their artistic projects and develop their professional capacity. However, if those artists are on ODSP, the grants are treated as "income". This causes many artists with disabilities to fear that they would receive little or no benefit from those grants, or that their ODSP eligibility might be threatened. The ODSP Action Coalition, in cooperation with Workman Arts and other artists' groups, has published an information pamphlet to explain the rules to deaf and disabled artists.
This information sheet briefly explains what the Occupational Health and Safety Act is, who and how it protects, what your basic health and safety rights are at work, and what to do if you get hurt or sick because of work.
This community-based qualitative research focuses on the involvement experiences of refugee parents and the challenges they face in being involved in their children’s education. Although this research in based in the Manitoba context, some of the recommendations on how to promote refugee parental involvement may be applicable to the Ontario context.
Ontario has introduced new legislation that would, if passed, help keep rental housing costs predictable and affordable while strengthening protections for tenants across Ontario.
The Conditional Permanent Residency requirement has been a significant barrier for immigrant women in abusive relationships. Government of Canada has removed the condition that applied to some sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to live with their sponsor for two years in order to keep their permanent resident status. This change applies to anyone who was subject to the requirement, as well as to new spouses and partners who are sponsored as permanent residents.