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GM and Unifor Investment

In early May, Unifor and GM announced a $170M investment that will save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs at GM’s Oshawa Plant. GM Canada President, Travis Hester, alongside Unifor National President, Jerry Dias, announced a “Transformation Agreement” that includes financial support for employee retraining and the launch of a Job Action Centre. Supported by … Continue reading

Oshawa City Centre

Downtown residential areas are experiencing a renaissance. Walkability, access to transit, services, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues are appealing factors that are influencing many (particularly millennials) to live in the downtown cores of their municipalities. Currently, a number of major residential developments are underway in the downtown Oshawa area. The photo (from the City of … 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

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

Volunteer Work

Volunteering can be rewarding and fun – it can also help you acquire experience, skills and a network of support. Looking for opportunities? Go to Volunteer Durham. If you are a student in need of additional volunteer hours to graduate from Grade 12, we have opportunities available! Connect with us!   Read Employment E-News – … Continue reading

Enable AI

Durham College’s Enable AI will be the first summit of its kind in the Durham Region! The one-day conference on June 6th, 2019 is powered by students and designed for industry. Attendees will hear from industry experts, participate in master classes, and receive certification in specialized applications. Click to find out more about the AI … Continue reading

Poverty in Education

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) partnered with Brock University to learn how poverty impacts education at three DDSB secondary schools. The findings, along with best practices, recommendations and other research on poverty are available in a document entitled “Positive Youth Development Strategy”. View the DurhamRegion.com article.   Read Employment E-News – March 2019 – … Continue reading


Recently, Pam DeWilde – Manager of the Pickering Welcome Centre, participated in BRIDGES 2019 – Achieving Success Through Collaborative Action. BRIDGES 2019 is a Collaboration and Partnership Forum that brings together service provider representatives from multiple sectors across the Greater Toronto Area to share experiences and learn about collaboration and partnership building. This year’s Forum … Continue reading