The LMLIP Inclusion & Civic Engagement Sub-council is compiling a monthly series using Statistics Canada data to highlight immigrant facts. This month's fact sheet shows that visible minorities in London tend to have a lower income on average than non-visible minorities.
The London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership and London Cross-Cultural Learner Centre are hosting a virtual information session about Afghan refugees and settlement programs in a local context on December 6, 4:00-6:00 pm. Registration
Together, Local Immigration Partnerships from London-Middlesex, Waterloo Region, Guelph-Wellington, Sarnia-Lambton, Windsor-Essex, and Grey-Bruce are holding a collaborative consultation opportunity on supporting refugee resettlement within the housing sector on December 8, 3:00-5:00 pm.
This forum will help understand supports that can help make newcomer tenancies successful, improve communication, while successfully participating in creating housing solutions for new Afghan or other refugees settling in the community. Registration
We invite you to join us to celebrate our annual I Am London event on December 16, 5:00-6:30 pm. As we wrap up the 2021 campaign we present you with an opportunity to hear from this year’s candidates, enjoy multicultural entertainment and reflect on diversity in our community. Registration
Financial Literacy Month is recognized annually in Canada in November in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach citizens how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.
The Government of Canada website has a variety of tools to help individuals choose a bank account and credit card, as well as budget and mortgage calculators.
The Canada Revenue Agency has information on Tax-Free Savings Accounts. It is a way for individuals who are 18 and older and who have a valid social insurance number to set money aside tax-free throughout their lifetime.
CPA Canada has developed a Financial Wellness Guide questionnaire to help individuals understand money basics and how they apply to them.
City of London
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Health Canada authorizes use of Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine) in children 5 to 11 years of age. Meanwhile, Health Canada has authorized use of the Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine as a booster shot.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit is offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments for children 5-11 years of age. Appointments to receive third doses of COVID-19 vaccine in London and Middlesex County can also be booked by eligible individuals at the Middlesex-London Health Unit website.
Why it’s normal for COVID-19 vaccine immunity to wane, and how booster shots can help.
Community Partners' Updates
London Public Library has announced that library cards can now be renewed online.
CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services and Choices For Change are creating a virtual platform to connect young people and their families/caregivers to virtual addictions treatment services and resources. They are requesting youth under 25 who have accessed addictions services and supports and their parents/caregivers to share their ideas. Participants will receive a $10 Tim Hortons gift card. Deadline is November 30.
Huron Heights Community Association is looking to introduce virtual programs and activities for residents led by fellow residents. The activities will be free, except for material costs, and open to anyone who lives, works, or plays in Northeast London including Carling Heights, Cedar Hollow, Huron Heights, Kilally Valley, Kipps Lane, and Ridgeview Heights. To volunteer to run a program or offer feedback, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants officially open
The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants is now the official regulator of immigration and citizenship consultants across Canada. All paid consultants must be licensed by the College to work with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Service Canada webinars
Service Canada is offering free monthly webinars to provide information to service delivery partners about federal government programs and services that could benefit their clients - including Indigenous peoples, seniors, persons with disabilities, families, youth, workers, employers and newcomers.
The City of London is conducting a study on the long-term use of Blackfriars Bridge and inviting community feedback.
Organized by Community Employment Services-Fanshawe, the job fair is on December 7 from 1:00-5:00 pm. Interested candidates must pre-register and and submit their resume to Maura Brisbane by December 2.
London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC)
The LEDC features jobs in the manufacturing and tech sectors in London on its website. Scroll to the bottom of each page for an updated printable PDF of listings.
Fanshawe Occupation Specific Language Training is starting a course on Health Sciences on December 13. This program is aimed at providing newcomers to Canada with health care terminology required to work effectively or to enter the health care sector.
Fanshawe College is running a digital literacy workshop for City of London Social Services from December 6-9 aimed at Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients.
Y Works, an employment program assisting eligible youth and young adults ages 15-30 to overcome barriers of employment, is accepting applications for the next cohort which begins on December 13.
Aimed at service providers and organized by Community Legal Ontario,
the webinar will cover various topics including which benefits are still
available and who qualifies? And how do COVID-19 benefits interact with
programs like Ontario Works or the Guaranteed Income Supplement?
Municipal Anti-Hate Symposium: Working towards a collective approach to understanding and dismantling hate
Organized by various municipalities including the City of London with the support of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, this symposium is targeted at municipal staff, leadership and elected officials who are interested in gaining a better understanding of how we can address hate, discrimination and oppression and how it affects groups within our communities and workforces.