Non-Repayable Ontario Student Grant Starting in 2017-18 Academic Year: Tuition Free for Many Canadian Students in Ontario

The following video presents Ontario Budget 2016: Ontario is making college and university more accessible and affordable for low- and middle-income students and their families through the new Ontario Student Grant. The non-repayable Ontario Student Grant will start in the 2017-18 academic year. Making Tuition More Affordable “The OSG will make average college or university… Continue reading Non-Repayable Ontario Student Grant Starting in 2017-18 Academic Year: Tuition Free for Many Canadian Students in Ontario

Ontario (Canada) + India: Trade Agreements Worth Over $240 Million and More Than 150 High-Value Jobs to Be Created in Ontario

The following video presents Ontario Business Mission to India: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne recently concluded her trade mission (February 1 – 5, 2016) in India. Premier Wynne signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with five Indian states during the mission. These agreements will make it easier for the regions to work together in areas of mutual… Continue reading Ontario (Canada) + India: Trade Agreements Worth Over $240 Million and More Than 150 High-Value Jobs to Be Created in Ontario

‘Put Food in the Budget’ Campaign Reveals Reason for Governments & Corporations to Like Food Banks

This video presents Food Banks Canada: HungerCount 2014. “The HungerCount report is the only comprehensive study of food bank use in Canada. It offers a snapshot of the people helped by food banks and other charitable food programs, looks at the causes of hunger and food insecurity, and offers recommendations to reduce hunger.“ The Put… Continue reading ‘Put Food in the Budget’ Campaign Reveals Reason for Governments & Corporations to Like Food Banks

Ontario’s Total New Investments from China: Almost $1 Billion Will Create 1,800 Canadian Jobs

This is an update to the previous blog, Ontario Secured About $572 Million Investment Projects from China to Create up to 570 Canadian Jobs. The following new agreements signed on October 31, 2014, as part of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s mission to China will bring 850 new jobs to Ontario communities: Yiwu North America Corporation announced… Continue reading Ontario’s Total New Investments from China: Almost $1 Billion Will Create 1,800 Canadian Jobs

Ontario Secured About $572 Million Investment Projects from China to Create up to 570 Canadian Jobs

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, during her first trade mission to China, announced on October 27 and 28, 2014, that Ontario secured the following significant new investments from Chinese partners: October 27 Suzhou Xingya Investment Company announced it will invest about $20 million in a new steel nail manufacturing plant in Kitchener, which will create up… Continue reading Ontario Secured About $572 Million Investment Projects from China to Create up to 570 Canadian Jobs

Put Food in the Budget Urges Candidates to Raise Social Assistance Rates: June 12 Ontario Election

 From “10 Things You Might Not Know About Poverty In Canada,” George Stroumboulopoulos shared with us the following insights regarding poverty in Canada: It’s hard to measure. It varies widely between different groups. Child poverty is high in Canada. It’s a significant burden on the economy. Many Canadians spend too much on shelter. Poverty can… Continue reading Put Food in the Budget Urges Candidates to Raise Social Assistance Rates: June 12 Ontario Election

Ontario’s Minimum Wage Increases to $11 Per Hour on June 1, 2014

This is an update to the previous blogs: Canadian Campaign for a $14 Minimum Wage in Ontario: On the 14th of Every Month-Starting Today 2013; and Your Input: Canadian Poverty Consultation for Ontario Until October 2013. “Virtually every Canadian trying to survive on minimum wage in any province – and the wages vary – lives… Continue reading Ontario’s Minimum Wage Increases to $11 Per Hour on June 1, 2014