A new study by the Commission of Canada Mental Health (MHCC) submits convincing arguments on social and economic need to meet the special needs of immigrants, refugees and ethno-cultural and racialized groups (HST) and the populations racialized Canadian born.
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The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) launched its 3rd national report: How are Canadians Really doing? Examining eight domains of wellbeing from 1994 to 2014, the report concludes:
There is a massive gap between Canadians’ wellbeing and GDP, and it has continued to grow since the 2008 recession.
The Government of Ontario is expanding ReportON, a new service for reporting suspected or witnessed abuse of adults with developmental disabilities.
The 24/7phone line and email service is the latest step taken by the Ministry of Community and Social Services to further improve the safety of adults with developmental disabilities.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced that Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, has been named Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues.
Mr. Boissonnault’s principal role will be to advise the Prime Minister on the development and co-ordination of the Government of Canada’s LGBTQ2 agenda. This will include working with LGBTQ2 organizations from across the country to promote equality for the LGBTQ2 community, protect the rights of its members, and address discrimination against them – both historical and current.
Ontario has appointed an independent advisor on corrections reform to provide advice to the government on the use of segregation and ways to improve the province's adult corrections system.
Howard Sapers, who has most recently served as the Correctional Investigator of Canada and Ombudsman for offenders sentenced in federal correctional institutions, will review the use of all forms of segregation in Ontario's corrections facilities, and will identify opportunities for longer-term corrections transformation.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada has introduced legislation that would ensure respect for equality rights by repealing section 159 of the Criminal Code.
Prosper Canada is partnering with five non-profit/charitable organizations nationwide to improve the financial well-being of one million Canadians living on low incomes.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program, these five partners will be known as Financial Empowerment Champions (FECs) with the aim to expand proven financial empowerment (FE) interventions across the country. The partners include:
Ontario is seeking public input to help inform the design of a basic income pilot as a new approach to providing income security.
The changes include awarding points for job offers to eligible candidates already in Canada on Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exempt work permits, and to international students who completed their studies in Canada. In addition, more time will be allocated to candidates to submit an application for permanent residence once an invitation to apply is received.
Targeted changes to the Express Entry system are being made on November 19, 2016.
Before November 19, 2016
The Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) awards 600 points for a job that is permanent and is supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
The Express Entry system only awards points for education overall as long as it has been assessed as equivalent to a Canadian standard.