News & Updates

News about and for newcomers to Ontario and the latest updates from Settlement.Org.

  • Thursday, July 2 2015
  • Tuesday, June 30 2015
  • Monday, June 29 2015
    • Fish for Free During Family Fishing WeekOntarians can fish without buying a licence during Family Fishing Week from July 4-12. People of all ages can enjoy one of Canada's favourite outdoor activities in a fun and affordable way.
  • Monday, June 29 2015
  • Friday, June 26 2015
    • OHRC Racial Profiling SurveyThe Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is developing a new Policy on preventing discrimination based on racial profiling. The OHRC wants to hear from the public about their perceptions and experiences of racial profiling.
  • Wednesday, June 24 2015
  • Monday, June 22 2015
  • Monday, June 22 2015
    • Rent Cap of 2% Announced for 2016The Ontario government has announced that the rent cap for 2016 will be 2%. The cap, also known as the rent increase guideline, is the maximum a landlord can increase the rent without obtaining permission from the Landlord and Tenant Board.
  • Friday, June 19 2015
    • New Laws Against Polygamy and Forced MarriageA new law has passed that stops people in polygamous marriages from getting Permanent Residency. The new laws also increase the minimum age for marriage in Canada to 16 and criminalize some actions related forced marriage.
  • Wednesday, June 17 2015
    • Consumer Financial Protection ConsultationThe Government of Ontario invites you to share your experiences with services such as payday loans, cheque cashing, money transfers and debts in collection. Your input will help the government find new ways to protect consumers.
  • Tuesday, June 16 2015
    • Learn to Fish in Ontario's Provincial ParksThe Learn to Fish program teaches children and adults how to fish in Ontario. The free 2 hour program is offered at 6 provincial parks across Ontario from June 15 to September 7, 2015.
  • Monday, June 15 2015