No more Conditional Permanent Residence for Spouses and Partners

News release from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada April 28, 2017—Ottawa, ON – To uphold its commitment to family reunification and to support gender equality, the Government of Canada has removed the condition that applied to some sponsored spouses or partners of...

Free Prescription Drugs for Children and Youth

Province Introduces a Balanced Budget for a Stronger, Healthier Ontario Ministry of Finance on April 27, 2017 Today, Finance Minister Charles Sousa released the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario, which includes significant investments in health care and...
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What’s in a name? Name-blind recruitment comes to the Government of Canada

News Release From Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat April 20, 2017 – Toronto – Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening diversity and inclusion in the public service by attracting, hiring and retaining the full range of...

Study highlights barriers faced by police officers who become mothers

Toronto Star, By WENDY GILLIS, News reporter, on April 17, 2017 “If you want to bring women in, and women are going to have babies, then you need to figure out how best to support that,” said Debra Langan, a researcher examining the experience of female police officers in Canada....

Free Naloxone Now Available In Over 200 Cities and Towns In Ontario

More than 28,000 Kits Distributed Across Province to Help Reduce Opioid Deaths Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, on April 11, 2017 10:12 A.M. Ontario is expanding access to naloxone, a life-saving drug that can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose, by providing it free of...

Free Tuition for Hundreds of Thousands of Students

New Ontario Student Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications Office of the Premier, March 29, 2017 Ontario is now accepting applications for the new Ontario Student Assistance Program, which is making tuition free for more than 210,000 students. Premier Kathleen Wynne met...

More Access to Legal Services

Province to Increase Legal Aid Eligibility Threshold on April 1, 2017 Ministry of the Attorney General on March 27, 2017 Ontario is providing more people with affordable access to legal services by increasing the financial eligibility threshold for legal aid by another six per...

Living Safely With Dementia

A network of 30 Alzheimer Societies across Ontario offers a variety of services, including private and family counseling, support groups and day programs, educational workshops and referral services. Learn more about how your Local Society helps in your community and how you can...

Why so many Canadian universities know so little about their own racial diversity

Experts say race-based data key to supporting students, addressing inequality CBC News, by Jeremy McDonald, Lori Ward, CBC News on Mar 21, 2017 Many Canadian universities proudly promote the diversity and inclusiveness of their communities, but a CBC News investigation has found...

REDress art installation comes to U of T

Philosopher’s Walk at U of T’s downtown Toronto location is one of the places where Jaime Black’s REDress installation can be experienced (photo courtesy of Hannah James) UofT News, by Hannah James, March 16, 2017 Bright red dresses blowing in the wind –...