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Language Interpreter Services

Call for Proposals

Ontario is now accepting proposals for the Language Interpreter Services (LIS) program until October 31, 2014. The LIS program helps survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence including human trafficking, who do not speak English or French or who are Deaf or hard of hearing, gain access to social, health care and legal services in their own language. Visit Grants Ontario for funding and application guidelines.

A New Direction: Ontario’s Immigration Strategy

New Award Honours Leaders in Accessibility

Ontario is recognizing individuals and organizations who demonstrate leadership in accessibility and disability issues through the new David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility.

The first David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility awards will be given out in May 2015 during National Access Awareness Week.

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Strengthening Immigration in Ontario

Ontario is taking steps to strengthen its role in immigrant selection by introducing legislation today that would, if passed, help meet the province’s future labour market needs and support economic growth.

Supporting the Future of Mental Health Studies

Ontario is recognizing two graduate students with the Hilary M. Weston Scholarship for their outstanding efforts and commitment to the study of mental health.

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Services for newcomers and immigrants

Learn English or French
Classes to fit your schedule

Global Experience Ontario
Find out how to qualify for licensure and registration in a non-health regulated profession in Ontario.

Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program
Become a permanent resident of Ontario faster.

 
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Ontario Bridge Training
Get your license or certificate in your profession or trade, so you can work in Ontario.

Watch videos of bridge training success stories

 
Front page of Welcome to Ontario booklet
 

Welcome to Ontario guide for newcomers. Available in 14 languages. Read online or download.

Newcomer information at your finger tips

Active citizenship in our communities

 
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Volunteering helps you and helps your community. Get involved.

Volunteering, Eh! Newcomer youth in Kitchener-Waterloo show how it’s done. A project funded by the Government of Ontario.

Insurance and Liability Resource Centre for Non-Profits: Tools, advice and more on how to manage risk. Brought to you by the Ontario Volunteer Partnership.

 
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Ontario Honours and Awards offers many programs to recognize Ontarians whose achievements and good works benefit their communities and the province. Nominate someone for an award.

Celebrate: Canada Day at Queen’s Park has been a Government of Ontario tradition since 1967. Fun for the whole family on July 1.

Commemorate: Every Remembrance Day, November 11 the province hosts a ceremony to honour Ontarians who served in war to protect our freedoms.

Special days and months recognized by Ontario