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August 13, 2015 Action Plan Released for Ontario Community Hubs

Action PlanThe Community Hub Framework Advisory Group has released a report to guide the development of community hubs. The report, Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan, is the first step towards bringing services together.

August 13, 2015 New funding for small hospitals

Ontario is investing more than $7 million in small hospitals, including many rural hospitals, to improve care for patients closer to home.

August 13, 2015 Local Employment Planning Councils: Call for Proposals

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has released a Call for Proposals to identify organizations, or groups of organizations working in partnership, to pilot Local Employment Planning Councils (LEPCs).  This is a major initiative under the Ministry’s Employment and Training Services Initiative (ETSI).

August 13, 2015 Toronto Homelessness Research Symposium

Toronto Homelessness Research SymposiumThe City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, is hosting its inaugural Toronto Homelessness Research Symposium on Monday, October 19, 2015.

July 10, 2015 Registration Now Open for the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) 2015 Conference

hsjcc bannerThe Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 HSJCC Conference! The conference will be held in Toronto from November 16 through to November 18, 2015 at the Marriott Eaton Centre (525 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario).

July 10, 2015 Ministry of Labour Promotes Workplace Health and Safety for Young Workers

Every summer, the Ministry of Labour carries out a worker health and safety blitz during the summer months to ensure all young workers between the ages of 15 to 24 know their rights under workplace health and safety regulations.

July 10, 2015 Ontario Searching for its First Patient Ombudsman

The Government of Ontario is inviting people across the province to share the skills, experience and personality traits they would like to see demonstrated in the province’s first Patient Ombudsman.

July 10, 2015 Suicide Prevention Standards Task Force Begins Work

The Ontario Hospital Association’s (OHA) newly-established Suicide Prevention Standards Task Force has begun its work to develop mandatory suicide prevention standards for hospitals in Ontario.  The OHA was asked by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to develop these new mandatory standards earlier this year.

July 10, 2015 Toronto Approves Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy

TO Prosperity CoverToronto City Council approved the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy this week, with the vision that Toronto will become a leader in the collective pursuit of justice, fairness and equity by 2035. The Strategy aims for Toronto be renowned as a city where everyone has access to good jobs, adequate income, stable housing, affordable transportation, nutritious food, and supportive services.

June 19, 2015 Thunder Bay hospital receives new mental health wing

The Government of Ontario announced this week that it will invest close to $48 million to help build a new wing at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Thunder Bay to offer rehabilitation services to people with mental health issues.