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How to get your benefit payments while staying in a shelter

Changes to your address, your marital status, the number of children in your care, etc., can directly affect your benefit payments, such as the Canada child benefit (CCB).

December 06, 2017

Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children grant

The grant is for applicants who have suffered income loss from time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child/children as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence.

August 10, 2017

U.S. Executive Order does not apply to Canadian dual citizens traveling on Canadian passport

This is up-to-date advice from the Government of Canada about travelling to the United States, with information about entry/exit requirements, travel documents, passports, visas, and more.

June 30, 2017

Notice – Government of Canada Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence

It required sponsored spouses or common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to cohabit with their sponsor in a conjugal relationship for 2 years to maintain their PR status.

May 02, 2017

Ontario Tax Preparation Clinics

This is a Government of Canada list of Ontario cities, towns, and communities where volunteer tax preparation clinics are offered.

April 04, 2017

Minister Bennett Announces Launch of Negotiations Towards National Resolution to Sixties Scoop Litigation

On February 1, the Government of Canada issued a news release on the launch of negotiations towards a national resolution to Sixties Scoop litigation.

February 03, 2017

Employment Insurance Service Quality Review Report release

The federal government completed a nationwide consultation process with stakeholders and the public that gathered their views and ideas on ways to improve services to Canadians who rely on EI. 

February 02, 2017

Change to the Employment Insurance waiting period begins January 1, 2017

Starting next month, the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period will be shortened from two weeks to one week.

December 23, 2016

Government of Canada changes to spousal reunification process

The new application kit for the spousal sponsorship process will be available December 15.

December 07, 2016

Consultation on the Review of Record Suspensions

The Government of Canada has launched consultations on the review of the Criminal Records Act and a public online consultation on the review of record suspensions.

November 17, 2016

Prime Minister announces Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues

The Prime Minister today announced that Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, has been named Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues.

November 15, 2016

Federal Government Invites Input in Consultation on Cyber Security

The Government of Canada is reviewing its measures to protect critical infrastructure and Canadians from cyber threats. Follow the link to learn about the cyber security environment in Canada and to provide your input.

August 18, 2016

Consulting with Canadians on planned accessibility legislation

The Government of Canada is seeking your ideas to inform the development of planned new accessibility legislation. The public consultation will be open until February 2017 and information on viewpoints received will be made available after the consultation is closed.

August 02, 2016

Government of Canada consulting Canadians on Employment Insurance service quality

The federal government is inviting feedback on EI service quality so "steps can be taken to ensure resources are focused on providing the best possible service to Canadians."

July 11, 2016

Help shape the National Housing Strategy

The Government of Canada is working with the provinces and territories to develop a new National Housing Strategy, and invites your input.

July 05, 2016

Correctional Service Canada launches Victim's Portal

The Victims Portal is a secure online portal that allows registered victims, and/or their named representatives, to access services and information which they are entitled to under the CCRA.

June 02, 2016

Consulting Canadians on flexible work arrangements

Between May 16 and June 30, 2016, the Government of Canada will be consulting with Canadians on how to help federally regulated employees better manage work and family and other personal responsibilities.

June 01, 2016

Federal government will fully restore health care for refugees and refugee claimants

All refugees and asylum claimants will soon benefit from full health-care coverage through a restored Interim Federal Health Program: Ministy of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

February 18, 2016

Government of Canada increases duration of Employment Insurance compassionate care benefit

Effective January 3, 2016, the enhanced benefit, announced in 2015, allows claimants to collect up to 26 weeks of benefits, up from the current 6 weeks. Further, the period during which benefits can be taken is expanded to 52 weeks (up from 26 weeks). Benefits can be shared between family members.

January 05, 2016

Federal Government issues Request for Proposals to tackle persistent social problems

The Government of Canada has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit bids to establish up to three separate contracts to tackle persistent social problems.

June 15, 2015