#Ruby Sahota; #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.
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.
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."
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)