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Changes to OHIP

The provincial government wants to save a billion dollars with changes to OHIP’s healthcare coverage in Ontario. A working group of doctors from the Ontario Medical Association along with government officials are reviewing the latest and best practices to determine which medical tests ordered by doctors are unnecessary, overused or inappropriate. An examination of OHIP … Continue reading

GO Train Lakeshore East

An Economic Impact analysis shows potential for more than 21,000 jobs centred around four new GO train stations. The proposed GO train lakeshore east extension through central Oshawa to Bowmanville, with four new stations, would unlock both development and re-development opportunities of more than 60 sites. Click to read the City of Oshawa article.   … Continue reading

Durham Region Transit Fare Updates

Durham Region Transit recently issued a Passenger Alert regarding passenger fares. All 2019 DRT fares will remain the same for the second year, except adult and youth single trips with PRESTO or tickets, which will see an increase of five cents. Details are available online.   Read Employment E-News – May 2019 – Durham Region … Continue reading

Youth in Policing

After School Youth In Policing Initiative Students celebrated their graduation earlier this year. Students spent their last 14 weeks learning how to grow and become change makers in their community. Click to learn about the Youth in Policing initiative.   Read Employment E-News – May 2019 – Durham Region Developments Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Be You, You Belong

The Be You, You Belong initiative aims to help parents and caregivers of children under six-years old in Ajax and Pickering connect with local services that support healthy child development. Enter the “Be You, You Belong” contest for a chance to win a $50 Indigo gift card. Click for details and contest rules!   Read … Continue reading

Road to Inclusivity

In 2017 the Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) worked with the community to carry forward the important work undertaken by Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) in the Community Roadmap to address the employment issues related to persons with disabilities in Durham Region. Recently, the DWA released a series of videos entitled “The Road to Inclusivity”. Episode … Continue reading

Durham Business Count

Did you know that there are more than 12,500 businesses and over 125,000 people working in full time positions in the Durham Region? Every year, the Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department and its municipal partners conduct an annual count of businesses within the region. Between May and September, the Region’s Business … Continue reading

Info and Services for Youth

Do you want to learn about information and services for young Canadians? The Government of Canada has a Young Canadian website designed just for you. Learn how to manage your money, discover cultural youth programs, and help shape Canada’s first ever youth policy! Click here. If you are young person looking for work, we can … Continue reading

Get Flood Ready!

Are you emergency ready? Save yourself time by having a plan and prepare-to-go kit. Take some time to write down what you are going to do in an emergency. Include children, seniors, and pets in your plan. For anyone with disabilities or special needs, the federal and provincial governments also offer guides for your emergency … Continue reading

Durham Live

Have you heard of the landmark development happening in Pickering?   Durham Live will house a casino, a 5-star hotel, a convention centre, an indoor waterpark, performance venues, a film studio, an office tower and much more. Durham Live will become the premier entertainment and tourism district east of Yonge Street – one of Ontario’s … Continue reading