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Dial 211 For Assistance

When you don’t know where to turn, dial 2-1-1. 211 can connect you with community, social, health and government services across Ontario. Dial 211 for free and confidential help available 24/7 in 150+languages!   Read Employment E-News – August 2019 – Spending on Skills Training Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca Advertisements

DRT Announcement

Exciting news! All children ages 12 and under can now ride Durham Region Transit for FREE with a fare paying passenger. No special passes or tickets are required. The summer 2-for-1 Youth Pass is back! $93.50 is all it costs for unlimited travel on DRT for July and August. Click for more information.   Read … Continue reading

Ontario Power Generation in Clarington!

Big news! Ontario Power Generation (OPG) recently announced the establishment of a new corporate headquarters in the Municipality of Clarington. The existing Darlington Energy Complex (located south of Highway 401) and a new building will be part of the expanded campus. Expected to be completed in 2024, all of OPG’s non-station-based positions in Toronto, Niagara … Continue reading

Civic Award for DMHS

Durham Mental Health Services was recently honoured with a Civic Award in the Community Group category from the City of Pickering. DMHS has worked to improve timely access to mental health services to people in Pickering. CEO Rob Adams was on hand to receive the award and stated: “Through our Pickering partnerships, we can offer … Continue reading

Celebrating Pride!

June was the month of pride! Pride Durham hosted the annual region-wide Pride Celebration on June 2nd to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people in our community. Municipalities have been celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with rainbow crosswalks. It started with the Municipality of Clarington and the concept is catching on. Rainbow crosswalks … Continue reading

Tax Help for Newcomers

As part of its Financial Empowerment Strategy for Poverty Reduction, the Region of Durham’s Social Services Department, coordinates community agencies participating in Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Durham Welcome Centres participate annually. In 2019, CVITP volunteers completed 202 free income tax returns for low income households at the Pickering Welcome Centre, … Continue reading

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