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Accessibility and AODA

“The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a law that sets out a process for developing and enforcing accessibility standards.” The government works with industry representatives and persons with disabilities to develop the standards. The AODA has been developed to help remove barriers and improve accessibility for people with disabilities. AODA targets five … Continue reading

Cost of Living in Durham

Did you know that many residents of the Durham Region are living paycheque to paycheque… some are having trouble making ends meet even with full-time employment. The Community Development Council of Durham (CDCD) is on a mission to determine the cost of living in Durham. They will be taking a tour of the Durham Region … Continue reading

Go Transit on the Move

Another sign that GO Transit is on the move. Clarington Council made the decision to buy a 34-acre property on the west side of Courtice Road – the cost is $2.7 million. The property will one day serve as the site of the future Courtice GO train station. While some councillors stated that the money … Continue reading

1000 New Jobs at GM

Last month, General Motors Canada announced a thousand new engineering jobs in Ontario, including in Oshawa. GM Canada president Steve Carlisle drove into the Oshawa engineering facility with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make the announcement. Unifor president indicates that this is a sign that General Motors is not leaving … Continue reading

Considering University?

Choose a program that’s right for you! Learn about the success of graduates in universities across Canada. The Ontario Graduate Survey helps to assess how many students successfully graduate from university, whether or not they find jobs and how many students pay back their student loans. Learn from the data! Click to view the results. … Continue reading

A New Welcome Centre Manager for Pickering

Pam DeWilde is the new Pickering Welcome Centre Manager!     Pam DeWilde first became involved with supporting newcomers to Durham Region through her involvement with the Inter-Church Immigrant Support Group. At that time she also contributed to the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council as the Faith and Cultural Representative. After working as an … Continue reading

Welcome to the Work World

The transition from school to the work world can be a difficult one… preparation is key. Post-secondary education can increase your earning potential and help you get your foot in the door when looking for employment. Employers, however, have a large pool to choose from – they are not only looking at your skills and … Continue reading