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IMPORTANT! Re-scheduling of 2013 May SymposiumInformOntario Board of Directors and its Symposium, Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:16pm
Due to irresolvable issues with our planned venue, the May 14-15, 2013 InformOntario Symposium will be re-scheduled to September 2013. The InformOntario Board of Directors and its Symposium Planning Committee are committed to providing a quality, comfortable and affordable learning experience. The event will remain in ... more



CIRS and CRS exam in MayBarbara McLachlan, Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:18pm
InformOntario will be hosting an AIRS CIRS/CRS exam on Mon, May 13th from 2-4 pm as a pre-event to the 2013 Symposium. The exam will be at Seneca College at the Residence of King Campus. ALL exam registrations go through InformCanada.



  • New Microlending for Women in Ontario ProgramCorinne Gallois, Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:13pm
    "The program supports low-income women who are seeking to start their own business by providing financial literacy training, entrepreneurial mentoring and skills development and life skills support." Offered by: Connect Legal: Toronto Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund: Northwestern Ontario PARO: Northeastern Ontario... more



    Congrats to Pauline in HamiltonBarbara McLachlan, Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:16pm
    The staff of Community Information Hamilton is thrilled to announce that Executive Director, Pauline Kajiura, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for excellence in Community Service!



    2013 Symposium in King CityBarbara McLachlan, Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:14pm
    The 2013 Education and Networking Symposium will be held at Seneca College, King Campus, King City on Tue, May 14 and Wed, May 15. The registration form will be available soon, along with a tentative program. Please note that we are returning to our “usual” month for this event – May – after several years with a June... more



    2013 Membership duesBarbara McLachlan, Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:12pm
    Hi everyone: I have just updated the 2013 membership forms on the website, and sent out a mass email to clutter your inboxes!



    ''Making Websites Talk''John Allec, Findhelp, Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:16pm
    You are invited to a free 1-hour demo/info session on Wednesday, February 6th at 2 pm, co-hosted by Accessibility Ontario and Findhelp Information Services. This will be to demonstrate BrowseAloud, a powerful, multilingual screenreading tool featured on 7,000 websites worldwide including those of the Ontario Ministry... more



  • Passing of Susan McDougall - 1945-05-22 - 2012-10-28Barbara McLachlan, Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:30am
    It is with great sadness to announce the sudden passing of Susan McDougall of Ottawa. Susan, who we all affectionately called Suzan McGG (with her 3 surnames, none of which I could ever say or spell), passed away Sunday evening (Oct 28th) at 11:11pm at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto from an hemorrhagic stroke.... more



  • Thanks for posting Barb. It means a lot to the family (nm)Andrée-Anne McDougall-Gagnon, Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:31pm



    More Literacy Centres Supporting Ontario FamiliesCorinne Gallois, Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:28pm
    Ontario is opening 17 new Parenting and Family Literacy Centres as part of the Youth Action Plan that is giving young people the early support and opportunities they need to succeed and keep communities safe. http://news.ontario.ca/edu/en/2012/10/more-literacy-centres-supporting-ontario-families.html L'Ontario ouvre... more



    ServiceOntario kiosks shut downJohn, Findhelp, Thu Jun 7, 2012 12:04pm
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/serviceontario-kiosks-shut-down-following-security-violations/article4238222



  • 'Licensing of Ontario retirement homes begins'John, Findhelp, Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:59pm
    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1162158--licensing-of-ontario-retirement-homes-begins?bn=1



  • National post-polio warmlineJohn, Findhelp, Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:52pm
    Greetings all, March of Dimes Canada has a new program called Post-Polio Canada, including a Warmline at 1-800-480-5903, operating weekdays 9 am to 4:30 pm. They're anxious to spread the word about this service. They provide information, resources, and connections to the many post-polio support groups throughout... more



  • CAP funding cancelledJohn, Findhelp, Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:08pm
    Hello all, Industry Canada sent letters out last week announcing the end of funding for the widespread CAP Community Access Program, which provides Internet access for the public at schools, libraries and community centres. Note that some programs may continue without the federal funding (particularly at libraries),... more



    Lesley Russell retirement announcementBarb M, Thu Mar 1, 2012 8:37am
    I posted this on behalf of Hamilton (Barb) Hello everyone, I wish to take this opportunity to officially announce Lesley Russell’s retirement from Community Information Hamilton. Lesley leaves CIH after 22 years as Executive Director and the most recent 15 months as Regional Data and Information Services Coordinator.... more



  • Student summer job centres axedJohn, Findhelp, Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:22pm
    http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1138550--student-summer-job-centres-to-be-axed-by-ottawa?bn=1



    ERC closingNorm, Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:57pm
    I heard on the news that ERC are closing in London, is that for all of ontario too ?



  • primus don't know 211Norm, Sat Feb 4, 2012 12:47pm
    211 is here in Sarnia but Primus does not support it. I phoned Primus and they never heard of 211 (I guess we need to advertise across Ontario). Still says it is a long distance call.



    Looking for Project Coordinator candidatesBarb M, Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:13pm
    InformOntario is pleased to announced that the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration has approved our application for a partnership grant. The first step is to hire a Project Coordinator. If you know anyone who may be interested in this part-time contract position, please see the information on the IO website ---... more



    2012 Membership feesBarb M, Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:08pm
    The forms for the 2012 membership fees are now posted on the IO website. Returning members should select from the "Renewals" choices of a PDF or Word document. First-time members should select from the "New" options. For centres who have already submitted your membership dues, your 2012 certificate will be emailed to... more



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