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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Oshawa Family Law Service Centre Opens
Eligible individuals who live in the Durham Region or have a court case at the Oshawa court can now receive legal help at the new Family Law Service Centre. The centre also provides referrals to other community services.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New Tax Credit to Benefit Farmers and Communities
The Food Donation Tax Credit for Farmers is giving farmers a tax credit valued at 25% of the fair market value of the agricultural products they donate to community food programs, including food banks and student nutrition programs.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Canada Job Grant Launched in Ontario
The Canada Job Grant will provide up to $15,000 per person for training costs. Graduates will receive a mix of in-class training and on-the-job experience through organizations like career colleges.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Seatbelts and Child Car Seats Save Lives
The Government of Ontario would like to reminder drivers and passengers of the importance of wearing a seatbelt in order to stay safe on the road. It is the law for everyone in a vehicle to wear a seatbelt. Young children may also need to use car seats.

Celebrating Ontarians Who Are Helping Newcomers Succeed
The 2014 winners of Ontario’s Newcomer Champion Awards have been announced. The awards were presented to 15 people and organizations that have helped make Ontario’s society more welcoming for newcomers.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Newcomer's Introduction to Consumer Protection
This guide contains information that newcomers to Ontario should know when buying goods and services, and gives many examples of questions you can ask to help you become a smart consumer.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Take a Trip this Fall and See Ontario's Fall Colours
The Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report shows you when colours are at their peak in provincial parks across Ontario. Colours peak at different times across the province, so check the report often.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Award Honours Leaders in Accessibility
Ontario is recognizing individuals and organizations who demonstrate leadership in accessibility and disability issues through the new David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Fairs Across Ontario
There are more than 50 fairs taking place across Ontario this fall. These fairs offer fun, educational and affordable activities for families.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WordsHurt - Safety in Canada
This interactive experience is part of the Government of Canada's anti-cyberbullying awareness campaign, Stop Hating Online. It shows the impact your words – positive or negative – can have on a person. Fill in the blank and send your message.

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