News in Employment and Work
Date June 1, 2010
Time 11 a.m.
Where Queen's Park, Toronto, in front of the Ontario Legislative Assembly building (Queen's Park subway station)
This is the 27th anniversary observance of Injured Workers' Day.
Hosted by TV and film star Mary Walsh, this feature documentary takes three Canadians to a world where people do not have to beg, where housing is affordable and university education is free, and asks the question, "If other countries can do this, why don't we?"
Date May 28, 2010
This webinar provides an overview of Bill 157, the new legislation that creates obligations to report and respond to serious incidents in Ontario schools.
Recent changes to the Live-In Caregiver Program affect applications for permanent residence and what employers must provide to live-in caregivers.
Canadian Teachers' Federation will present report card on child poverty to federal government tomorrow
Canadian Teachers' Federation will hold a news conference tomorrow to present its recommendations and progress report card to the federal government with respect to child poverty in Canada, CB Online reports.
With the recent increase in Ontario's minimum wage, the gap between the minimum wage and the welfare rate is as wide as it was during the Depression.
The Sudbury Community Legal Clinic is now providing a toll-free telephone advice service to low income Franco-Ontarians residing in northern Ontario and parts of central Ontario.
Settlement.org has information in English, Hindi, Pilipino (Tagalog), and Spanish, about the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act (Live-in Caregivers and Others), which came into force on March 22, 2010.
A Globe and Mail article reports on the raise in Ontario's minimum wage to $10.25 an hour.
An opinion piece urges the provincial government to adopt programs that will help low-income residents who continue to feel the impact of job losses, housing insecurity, and the inability to afford healthy food.