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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering can help you expand your knowledge, increase your confidence, learn valuable skills, gain experience and grow your network. Are you interested in Volunteer Opportunities in Durham Region? At Information Durham, you will find plenty of volunteer opportunities in many fields of interest. Help yourself by helping others. Create a New Volunteer Profile and you … Continue reading

Campus Projects

Due to a billion-dollar provincial deficit, funds for campus expansions at three universities and colleges in the GTA will be re-directed. More than $300 million in funding for colleges and universities in Brampton, Milton and Markham will no longer be allocated to these initiatives. Post-Secondary Minister, Merrilee Fullerton, also indicated that cuts may be made … Continue reading

Rising Debt and Interest

A new report from research firm, Environics Analytics, indicates that rising interest rates and increased debt are putting pressure on Canadians. According to the report, debt levels among Canadians increased by $9 billion dollars from 2016 to 2017. Those who are homeowners may be seeing gains in net worth due to housing inflation, however, discretionary … Continue reading

Repeal of Bill 148

In late October, the Government of Ontario announced Bill 47, “Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018”. The Bill includes an almost full repeal of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, and Ontario’s apprenticeship system. How is Bill 148 affected? – Minimum wage paused at $14 per hour – Partial repeal of scheduling … Continue reading


The Durham Region Police Service’s Youth in Policing program donated over 550 stuffed backpacks for the “Build-A-Backpack Initiative”. The backpacks were donated to the Durham Children’s Aid Society. Scholastic Canada and the Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night Committee (PADAN) funded the project.   Read Employment E-News – September 2018 – Step into September Image … Continue reading

Canadian Nobel Winner

Canadian Professor, Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo has been awarded the Nobel Prize for physics. She is only the 3rd woman to ever have been awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for physics; it has been 55 years since the last female physicist received the award. Learn more.   Read Employment E-News – October … Continue reading

@211 Central

Finding help when you need it can be difficult. Call, text or live chat with 211 Central for help. The free and confidential helpline is answered 24hrs a day. Click to view the website.   Read Employment E-News – September 2018 – Step into September Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1

Big News for Non-Profit

Big news for employees of the non-profit and charitable sector in Ontario. Under a new agreement, as many as one million Ontarians who work for non-profit organizations and registered charities will be eligible to join the provincial government pension plan. Read “Non-profit workers offered chance to join Ontario public sector pension plan”.   Read Employment … Continue reading

Laid Off? Need Training?

If you have been laid off and are thinking of going back to school in January, Second Career could be for you! Attend an orientation session to learn if you qualify and… Explore careers that are right for your experience and skill set Gain assistance in career guidance Obtain support in the exploration and application … Continue reading

Gender Equality at Work

Did you know that companies with women in at least 30% of leadership roles see economic gains? In fact, companies are 1.4 times more likely to have sustained, profitable growth and 1.7 times more likely to have greater leadership strength. Learn more. Recently, Ontario midwives welcomed a ‘historic’ victory in a pay equity case. The … Continue reading