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Diversity Award for DRUHC

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre was recently recognized as a Diversity and Immigration Champion. Presented by Audrey Andrews on behalf of the Region of Durham’s Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council, the certificate recognizes the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre as leaders in diversity and inclusion, contributing to a stronger, more inclusive Durham community. … Continue reading

Championing Diversity

Businesses who champion diversity and inclusion tend to outperform the rest. When businesses bring together individuals with a range of experiences, skill sets, and mindsets, new perspectives, strategies and solutions emerge. In a recent Globe and Mail article, Frank Vettese – managing partner, chief executive and chief inclusion officer for Deloitte Canada – reports that … Continue reading

Toyota Plant Fuels Economy

Recently, Toyota Canada unveiled plans to invest $40M in a new distribution centre in Clarington. Toyota’s current distribution centre in Toronto will be replaced by a 30-acre parcel of land just north of Highway 401 in Clarington. The centre will handle Toyota’s distribution for Canada. According to Larry Hutchinson, President and CEO of Toyota Canada … Continue reading

Help Wanted in Durham

Strong job growth has resulted in the lowest unemployment rate since the financial crisis began in 2007. According to the Oshawa census area which includes Whitby and Clarington, the current unemployment rate is at 5.1%. Heather McMillan, Executive Director of Durham Workforce Authority, indicates that a 4% unemployment rate is considered close to full employment. … Continue reading

Bill 148: New Labour Laws

Bill 148 – The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act is not just about a $15/hour minimum wage increase. Following a lengthy review process, Ontario’s Liberal government has made sweeping changes to provincial employment and labour law. Labour Minister Kevin Flynn indicated that although the Ontario economy is doing very well, not everyone is prospering. Minister … Continue reading

Canada 150 Skating Day

Canada 150 is celebrating skating across the country. On December 10, the entire country will come together to enjoy Skating Day. The City of Pickering and Durham Welcome Centres invite you to come and discover why skating is a favourite winter activity in Canada. Lace up your skates and join us for an afternoon of … Continue reading