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Looking for Support?

Are you looking for support? The Regional Municipality of Durham has a list of available resources in the area. Find food drives, volunteer opportunities, and resources for community agencies, finances, food security, shelters, transportation, and health and wellness. Click to view available resources.   Read Employment E-News – April 2020 – Navigating New Territory Image … Continue reading

Support for Vulnerable Canadians

Prime Minister announced measures to support vulnerable Canadians to help cope with the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19. Support for vulnerable individuals: Measures put in place will help provide young people with mental health supports and Canadian seniors with practical services. They will also help ensure some of the most vulnerable Canadians have … Continue reading

Government Supports for Small Business

On March 27th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced additional measures to support small businesses dealing with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures will help employers keep employees on payroll, assist both employers and employees pay bills, and help get businesses and individuals get through this difficult time. Employers can receive: Up to … Continue reading

Teen Poverty

TEDx OshawaEd recently featured Christopher Warren, Durham District School Board Technology Facilitator, to share the impact of poverty on teens and the importance of connection.  He challenged participants to find meaningful ways to use technology to connect with students.   Read Employment E-News – December 2019 – Recognized for Customer Service Excellence Image provided by … Continue reading

Cuts to Social Assistance?

Previously announced cuts to the welfare system are currently in question as the Ford government directed municipalities to “destroy” inserts to October welfare cheques outlining cuts taking effect this fall. Anti-poverty activists and municipal officials are hopeful that the province may be reconsidering the changes, widely believed to be harmful to vulnerable children and people … Continue reading

Cyber Security Jobs In Demand

Cyber Security roles have never been more in demand! Data breaches are becoming more common and can cost an average of $3.62 million according to a 2017 report. For any sized company data breaches are an imminent threat and very expensive, including the cost of loss of credibility. It is no wonder that the need … Continue reading

Laurentian Tuition Waiver

At Laurentian University, youth in extended society care are eligible to apply for full tuition exemption for courses. The program, first approved in 2012, is available again this year. It will support students who are pursuing their first post-secondary degree, full-time or part-time. A Laurentian grad and former youth-in-care student, Jane Kovarikova, championed the initiative. … Continue reading

Ontario Works for Newcomers

If you are in need of financial assistance, learn how Ontario Works (OW) can help. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 3:00pm-4:00pm Pickering Welcome Centre, 1400 Bayly Street, Unit 5 Click for more information. Childcare available.   Read Employment E-News – September 2019 – Getting Serious in September Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

CPP Enhancements

The new “enhanced” Canada Pension Plan (CPP) will benefit the generations that follow the Baby Boomers. Currently CPP replaces pre-retirement earnings up to 25% of the current Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings limit (YMPE) of $57,000/year. The enhanced plan will replace 33.33% of a worker’s lifetime earnings to a higher pensionable earnings limit of $65,400. The … 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