News & Updates

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

  • Thursday, July 21 2016
  • Thursday, July 21 2016
    • New Youth Advisory CouncilThe Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced that he will be creating a Youth Advisory Council to discuss national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate change, and clean growth.
  • Wednesday, July 20 2016
    • Canada Child Benefit Payment Issued TodayThe Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is issuing the first Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payment on July 20, 2016. You should receive your payment within a week. If you do not receive your CCB payment by July 27, 2016, you should check on its status.
  • Wednesday, July 20 2016
    • Community Consultations for the Toronto Police ServiceThe Toronto Police Service is holding 8 community consultations across the city. They will take place until November 2016. Attend a session in your area and share your opinion on how to modernize the Toronto Police Service.
  • Tuesday, July 19 2016
  • Tuesday, July 19 2016
    • Police Warning of Telephone ScamThe Waterloo Regional Police Service has issued a public warning about a telephone scam from someone who is falsely claiming to be from "Immigration Canada" Please be aware of such telephone scams and contact the police if needed.
  • Monday, July 18 2016
    • Changes to the Employment Insurance ProgramThe Government of Canada has made changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program. These changes allow EI claimants who are newly entering or re-entering the workforce to follow the same eligibility requirements of other claimants in their region.
  • Friday, July 15 2016
    • New Video on Tips and GratuitiesThis video from the Ministry of Labour outlines your rights if you work in an industry where tips or gratuities are provided. It is now illegal for employers to take employees' tips and other gratuities, except in limited circumstances.
  • Thursday, July 14 2016
    • New Car Charging Stations in OntarioOntario is introducing 500 new electric vehicle charging stations in 250 locations across the province. This will help the enviornment by reducing greenhouse gas pollution.
  • Monday, July 11 2016
    • Public Consultation on TransportationThe Ontario government is looking for public input on how to improve public transportation between communities. You can share your opinion online, in-person, or through mail.
  • Friday, July 8 2016
  • Friday, July 8 2016
    • New Ontario Autism ProgramThe Ontario Autism Program is being transitioned to include new changes and services that will better support children and families with autism. Beginning in June 2017, the new Ontario Autism Program will include the following changes.
  • Thursday, July 7 2016
    • Keep Pets Safe while Travelling in SummerIn Ontario, the summer months can be very hot and humid. If you are planning to take your pet with you on the road, it is important to keep your pet safe and take precautions in hot weather.
  • Thursday, July 7 2016
    • Consultation on New National Housing StrategyThe Government of Canada is developing a new National Housing Strategy to improve access to adequate and affordable housing for all Canadians. You can share your opinion through an online survey, written submission, or social media.
  • Wednesday, July 6 2016
  • Wednesday, July 6 2016
    • Canada Post Service DisruptionCanada Post workers are negotiating their labour agreements with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). This may cause a service disruption in the postal system. Check with the person/organization to see if there are measures taken during this time.