Civic Engagement & Sector Capacity

Executive Director Reflections on International Migrants’ Day, December 18, 2012

December 18 is International Migrants' Day. In Canada there is much to reflect on. The strides we've made over the past decades in creating a nation that is welcoming, that values the contribution of immigrants and that takes its obligation to protecting those in need of asylum and refuge seriously.

Conditional Permanent Residence rules will put immigrant women and children at risk

 OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is deeply disturbed by the implementation today, of ‘conditional permanent residence' for some sponsored spouses and partners. The Council is concerned that this measure will increase inequalities in relationships between spouses, and would put women in particular at heightened risk of violence.

Opportunity to Comment on Ontario's Child Care Modernization

 

On June 27, 2012, the Ministry of Education released a discussion paper “Modernizing Child Care in Ontario: Sharing Conversations, Strengthening Partnerships, Working Together,” to begin a conversation on child care modernization. The paper outlines the government's long term vision for child care and seeks feedback on targeted medium-term objectives that will help us achieve that vision over the next three years.

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