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Reinventing Home

Soaring real estate prices and a precarious work reality for young people is changing the way that some families are choosing to live. The Toronto Star recently released an article about a family of four who has chosen to re-invent their home to adapt to changing living conditions. Recognizing that it would be impossible for … Continue reading

Basic Income?

The Province of Ontario is considering the implementation of a pilot program for Basic Income, also known as Guaranteed Income. Basic Income is an unconditional, guaranteed payment that is provided by the government to ensure that citizens have a minimum income. It is believed that Basic Income could provide a simpler and more effective support … Continue reading

Global News Durham

In 2016, Channel 12 Durham, a Corus Entertainment-owned television station, became the newest member of the Global News family, now Global Durham. Global Durham has a fresh look and airs alongside other Global programming including Toronto’s Global News at 5:30pm and 6:00pm and Global National. Anchored by Lindsay Dunn, the channel 12 newscast will continue … Continue reading

Free Library Access

As a client of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre or the Pickering Welcome Centre, you can have access to Lynda.com – an online resource that enables you to learn a new skill on your own time. Over 4000 courses, taught by industry experts, are available in Business, Technology and Creative Skills through Lynda.com. The … Continue reading

New Law For Parents

The Province of Ontario recently passed a new Law to ensure equal recognition for all parents and children. For the first time since 1978, Ontario’s parentage laws have been updated. Bill 28, the All Families Are Equal Act, 2016, recognizes the legal status of all parents, whether they are LGBTQ2+ or straight, and whether their … Continue reading

DREN’s Disability Summit

Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) brought together over 100 community members to co-create a Community Roadmap to Employment for Youth with Barriers to Employment. Durham Region employment service providers, community agencies, educators, employers, persons with disabilities, municipalities, funding organizations, parents and politicians all contributed to the creation of the Roadmap. The Durham Region Unemployed Help … Continue reading

Canada Celebrates 150 Years

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, admission to Canada’s National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country is free in 2017! In a CBCnews article, Darren Reeder, the Executive Director of the Banff Lake Louise Hospitality Association states: “I think the experience will be an exceptional one, particularly for … Continue reading

5 Years Serving Newcomers!

On November 29th, the Durham Welcome Centres celebrated five years of servicing the newcomer community with Open Houses in Pickering and Ajax. Many local dignitaries, politicians, stakeholders and past participants attended to celebrate the accomplishments of the Durham Welcome Centres and a shared vision to help newcomers succeed.             Read … Continue reading

Help Feed The Need

Help Feed the Need In Durham (FTND) with their Holiday Food Drive Challenge. FTND is a food hub in Oshawa that distributes food to approximately 50 organizations including food banks, shelters and soup kitchens in Durham. They rely heavily on community and corporate support. Want to know how you can help? Click here. If you … Continue reading

SIRC Centre at UOIT

Thanks to investments from the federal and provincial governments, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology has broken ground on what will be a $33.5-million state-of-the-art research facility. On October 18th, MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and by Granville Anderson, … Continue reading