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Government of Canada launches call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Every year volunteers across the country dedicate their time and resources to positively impact their communities. Canada’s Volunteer Awards highlight community leadership and aim to encourage Canadians from all walks of life to make a difference in their communities through volunteering, while developing innovative solutions to tackle social challenges.

Government of Canada invests in the agriculture and agri-food sector to address labour demands

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector continues to be among the sectors most affected by the pandemic, which caused plant closures, market fluctuations and supply chain delays. The significant shortage and loss of skilled labour as a result of these pressures needs to be addressed urgently. This is why the Government of Canada is investing to help resolve the current workforce challenges and to advance long-term solutions for the farming and food processing industries.

Government of Canada launches consultations on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a 15-year action plan adopted by all United Nations member countries. At the heart of this agenda are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at addressing the world’s most pressing challenges by 2030, including poverty, inequality and climate change.

Government of Canada to make an announcement in support of Black Canadian communities 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Ahmed Hussen, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion (Diversity and Inclusion), Paul Chiang and Member of Parliament for London West, Arielle Kayabaga, will be making an important announcement in Canada’s efforts to improve social and economic outcomes in Black communities.

House of Commons adopts legislation for a Canada Disability Benefit

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The Canada Disability Benefit (CDB) has the potential to transform the lives of working-age persons with disabilities. In Canada, persons with disabilities are twice as likely to live in poverty and have trouble making ends meet. This cornerstone of the Government’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

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