News and Updates
News about and for newcomers to Ontario and the latest updates from Settlement.Org.
Monday, March 10, 2014
March Break Activities in Ontario and in your Municipality
Ontario and your municipality offer many youth and family activities during schools' March Break (March 10 -14). Many are free or at a low cost. Search your municipality's website for a calendar of March Break events and activities.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
New Fee for Replacing Canadian Passports
Effective March 31, 2014 you will have to pay $45 to replace a lost or stolen passport. This fee is in addition to the fee for obtaining a new passport, which is currently $120 for adults and $57 for children requesting 5-year passports.
Submit Your Recipe to the Eat Well Recipe Contest
Health Canada is holding a family contest to promote healthy eating and the building of children's cooking skills. You can submit a favourite family recipe for a chance to win prizes. Submissions deadline: March 8, 2014 at midnight.
New Settlement.Org Article on Helping Your Child Make Career Decisions
This new article published on our site, offers 10 tips for parents wanting to help their children with making an informed career choice. It was written by two Toronto career counsellors with a long trajectory in their field.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Why File an Income Tax Return
This article by Canadian Immigrant magazine offers some reasons why you should or must file an income tax return.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism Nomination Deadline Extended
The Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism recognizes individuals and organizations across Canada who have made exceptional contributions to multiculturalism and diversity. You can submit a nomination until March 8, 2014.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Simcoe Offers an Online Immigration Portal
The Simcoe County Immigration Portal has information for newcomers about living, working, studying and establishing a business in this area. Simcoe County is located less than an hour north of the City of Toronto.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Breastfeeding Supports Available
Ontario has many supports available for mothers wanting to breastfeed their children. If you are a new mom, you can get breastfeeding help from doctors, nurses, midwives and lactation consultants. There's also a milk bank for babies with medical problems.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
CIC E-Newsletters Available
Individuals interested in receiving updates from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) can sign up for e-newsletters. The e-newsletters are released 4 times a year.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Family Day Activities
Ontario's provincial parks, museums and attractions offer many possibilities for family activities this long weekend. Monday, February 17, 2014 is Family Day, a holiday in Ontario.