#RubySahota; #Brampton; #Ontario, #credentials recognized; #PattyHajdu; #ForeignCredentialRecognitionProgram
Brampton, Mar 13 (Canadian-Media): Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament (MP) for Brampton North had been helping internationally trained newcomers to Canada in getting their credentials recognized to help them find good-quality jobs, media reports said.
Ruby Sahota. Image credit: Facebook page
Sahota and the Government of Canada -- reportedly recognized as an international leader in the settlement and integration of newcomers -- are consulting on how best to help newcomers get their credentials recognized to enable them gain their first Canadian work experience and put their education and skills to work sooner in Canada.
Patty Hajdu, MP for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour launched a Call for Concepts (CFC) under the Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Program.
Patty Hajdu. Image credit: Facebook page
FCR is the process of verifying that the education and job experience obtained in another country are equal to the standards established for Canadian workers.
#The Government is seeking innovative and collaborative ideas from local organizations that address specific barriers to the integration of highly skilled newcomers into the Canadian labour market,” said Sahota.
The total funding for CFCs, said Hajdu is up to $10 million, which will fund approximately 15 projects to help internationally trained newcomers, find and keep good, well-paying jobs, is part of our government’s plan to grow our economy and strengthen the middle class.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
#AutismSpectrumDisorder; GenevaCentreforAutism; #LisaThompson; #professionaldevelopment; #Ontario; #education
Ottawa, Mar 12 (Canadian-Media): Ontario government is building on existing programs and increasing supports for educators to well prepare boards to help ensure students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) feel safe and supported in their classrooms, media reports said.
ASD s a range of neurodevelopmental disorders making individuals often hyper sensitive to sensory stimuli and have problems in social communication and social interaction, restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities, and problems creating and keeping relationships, and maintaining a job
Realizing that student success as number one priority, Lisa Thompson, Ontario Minister of Education said, "We're...ensuring both students and educators receive the support they need to succeed...to assist students with autism...and making sure we fill any gaps when it comes to promoting professional development."
Lisa Thompson. Image credit: Facebook page
Ontario ia fully subsidizing an ASD-specific Additional Qualification course for teachers to promote professional learning and double funding to the Geneva Centre for Autism -- an international leader in the development and delivery of clinical intervention services and training -- including components responsive to enrollment of students with high needs by providing funding to all 72 school boards with an average of $12,300 to make sure there are proper supports available during the transition from therapy to school.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
#RoyalOntarioMuseum; #TreasuresofaDesertKingdom; #SusanHorvath; #ROMBall; #TheRoyalArtsofJodhpur; #VictorDodig; #MehrangarhMuseumTrust, #Jodhpur, #India; #MuseumofFineArts, #Houston
Toronto, Mar 8 (Canadian-Media): Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) celebrates opening of Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India with Charity Gala, media reports said.
Treasures of a Desert Kingdom. Image credit: ROM
On March 6, 2019, ROM welcomed more than 500 special guests at the ROM Ball, Ontario’s preeminent cultural charity gala and was able to raises over $500,000 net in support of the Museum.
The office of the ROM Governors, established in 1992 as the ROM Foundation, supported by an independent Board which provides leadership in a wide range of philanthropic activities supporting ROM programs, research, collections, galleries, exhibitions and outreach programs to better serve its diverse and ever-changing community both to the institution and its donors.
All proceeds from the ROM Ball will support the Museum’s highest priorities to help build and share global collections, create knowledge, inspire learning, encourage gathering and spark exchange within the intersecting worlds of art, culture and nature.
“We are immensely grateful to the many volunteers, donors and partners who helped make our signature fundraising event a terrific success for the ROM,” said Susan Horvath, President & CEO of the ROM Governors. “It was a wonderful night celebrating one of the largest and most important exhibitions of South Asian art and culture ever presented at the Museum.”
This exhibition opens to the public on March 9, 2019 in the ROM’s Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall. Treasures of a Desert Kingdom is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston with the collaboration of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, India.
“CIBC is proud of its century-long history with the ROM as both a client and community partner,” said Victor Dodig, President & CEO of CIBC and ROM Governor. “We are very pleased to support the ROM corporately through a variety of programs and special events like the ROM Ball, as well as through the volunteerism of our passionate and committed employees.”
The ROM was honoured to welcome His Highness Maharaja GajSingh II of Marwar-Jodhpur and his daughter, Baijilal Shivranjani Rajye, at the highly-anticipated event among several notable philanthropists, iconic Canadians and dignitaries in attendance.
Founded in 1914, ROM is among the top 10 cultural institutions in North America, and showcases art, culture, and nature from around the world and across the ages.
It is also Canada's largest and most comprehensive museum and home to a world-class collection of 13 million artworks, cultural objects, and natural history specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces.
ROM is Canada's preeminent field research institute and an international leader in new discoveries and plays a vital role in advancing our understanding of the artistic, cultural and natural world and serves as a national landmark, and a dynamic cultural destination in the heart of Toronto for all to enjoy.