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Erratum – Making Ontario Home - Francophone Access to English Language Training

Erratum – Making Ontario Home - Francophone Access to English Language Training

On page 72 of the MOH report, under “Language training programs and services”, it is erroneously reported that a French-speaking focus group participant was unable to take federally-funded LINC English classes because he already spoke an official language.

[In the Field September 2012] New Report Released: Falling Behind

Recently the Ontario Common Front hit the provincial scene in a big way with the launch of a report called Falling Behind.  The report focuses on Ontario's growing inequality, which has dominated the media and put a spotlight on the harsh impact of cuts to jobs and services.

The report was produced by a coalition of over 90 not-for-profit organizations, unions and community groups across the province and detail how Ontario has fallen behind all other provinces in terms of income inequality, rising poverty and inadequate funding for services.

OCASI Research: Making Ontario Home Recommendation

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MOH focus group participants who live with disabilities indicated that the single most important challenge for them is that settlement and integration services are not necessarily designed to serve their unique needs. Meanwhile, services for those with disabilities are not specifically geared to meet the needs of immigrants. For example, participants stated that LINC does not offer classes for the visually impaired, while Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) does not offer much in the way of training or materials to those who do not speak English or French.

[In the Field September 2012] Internationally Educated Professionals Conference - York Region

The Gateway - York Region's first conference for internationally educated professionals (IEPs), is being held on October 23, 2012.  The conference provides an opportunity for IEPs, newcomer entrepreneurs, employers, professional associations and government representatives to make new contacts, exchange ideas and learn from each other.

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