Poverty Reduction Strategy Annual Report
Ontario has released its Poverty Reduction Strategy Annual Report for 2016, which highlights progress made by the province in lifting people out of poverty in 2016. of the progress made include:
The province will continue to build on this progress in 2017. For more information on the Poverty Reduction Strategy, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/poverty-reduction-strategy-annual-report-2016
Basic Income Pilot
Ontario is releasing a report that summarizes the feedback gathered from thousands of people across the province on how to design and deliver a basic income pilot. Basic income is a payment to eligible families or individuals that ensures a minimum income level. It is designed to help people meet their basic needs while supporting long-term social and economic prosperity and security for everyone.
For more information on the Basic Income Pilot, please visit http://bit.ly/2nIZyXm.
Ontario Investment Office
Ontario has appointed Allan O’Dette, a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur, as the province’s first Chief Investment Officer. Mr. O’Dette brings years of private sector experience to the role and will lead the recently establishes Ontario Investment Office (OIO). The OIO provides a one-window concierge service for businesses looking to invest and expand in the province.
Ontario Black Youth Action Plan
Tuesday afternoon, Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, held a roundtable discussion with black youth, community leaders and youth sector service providers to talk about the implementation of the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan. The plan - released this month as part of A Better Way Forward: Ontario’s 3 Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan - will help eliminate systemic, race based disparities for black children and youth.
Career Studies Course Update
On Thursday, Education Minister Mitzie Hunter announced 29 pilot projects across the province to revise the current career studies course. The pilot projects will include the development of innovative learning opportunities related to financial literacy, entrepreneurship skills, digital literacy and career/life planning. Ensuring Ontario’s curriculum focuses on multiple career paths and opportunities for work placements is a key recommendation of the Premier’s Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel report.
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