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Human Resources, Labour and Employment - 2005
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January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 4
Minister announces appointments to
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Review Division

January 6
Minimum wage earners in Newfoundland and Labrador to see increase in pay

January 10
Minister announces appointment of interim chair and CEO of NLHC

January 17
Department hosts minister and officials from the Province of the Eastern Cape, South Africa

January 20
Minister comments on new collective agreement

February

February 2
Minister comments on new collective agreement

February 7
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Minister supports local fund raiser for homelessness

February 10
Opposition critic’s statements irresponsible - comments both false and unfounded

February 24
Government officials participate in follow-up mission to Eastern Cape, South Africa

March

March 2
Toll-free number for Federal Refund Set-Off Program

March 3
Minister announces interest relief for small businesses on workers’ compensation assessment payments

March 21
Preparing our youth for success
Building pathways to poverty reduction

March 22
Ministerial Statement - Boys and Girls Clubs of NL Girls Decide Initiative

March 23
Ministerial Statement - Youth Advisory Council Annual Report

April

April 8
Minister announces new Vice Chairperson to the Labour Relations Board

April 18
Ministerial Statement - National Volunteer Week, April 17-23

April 19
Ministerial Statement - Duke of Edinburgh Awards

May

May 4
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Froude Avenue Community celebrates 20 years of community development

May 5
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Froude Avenue Community celebrates 20 years of community development

May 10
Ministerial Statement - NL Works offers a new wage subsidy program

Initiatives will increase access to information about jobs and workers

May 12
Minister announces development of a provincial immigration strategy

May 16
Ministerial Statement - Interchange on Canadian Studies 2005

May 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Arnold's Cove Chamber of Commerce

May 31
increase to minimum wage effective June 1, 2005

June

June 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address John Howard Society

June 24
Work on the development of a provincial poverty strategy kicks into high gear

June 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to hold news conference

June 28
Minister releases discussion paper on immigration

July

July 21
High school students encouraged to become safety conscious

July 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minster to hold new conference, Stephenville    Subject: Pilot project

Minister announces changes to help clients enter the workforce Working with You: Improving Services for Clients unveiled

September

September 9
Five year agreement signals move to productive and positive labour climate

September 13
Minister launches new High School Completion Incentive

Consultations begin for development of immigration strategy

September 14
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Oil tank replacement completed on NLHC units in Labrador

September 20
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - NLHC completes $151,000 upgrading on social housing units in Grand Falls-Windsor

NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference, September 21. Subject: Partnership with the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families

September 21
Government partners with foundation to give kids a “jumpstart”

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - NLHC spends $82,000 on modernization and improvement projects in the Burin peninsula area

September 22
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) - NLHC board members hold 185th meeting and celebrate the corporations 20th Annual Tenant Conference

September 23
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) - NLHC completes $100,000 in roofing repairs to Shea Heights properties

Dunfield Park Legacy Project successfully completed

September 26
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) - Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation provides $9,000 in post-secondary education scholarships

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to launch Adaptive Technology Program
Minister launches new partnership with Independent Living Resource Centre to help people get on-line

September 27
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) - Froude Avenue properties retrofitted through Affordable Housing Program   (Version française)

September 28
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) - New affordable housing project for seniors in Holyrood   (Version française)

September 30
Minister approves funding for Englee Youth Centre

October

October 4
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) - Students awarded scholarships sponsored by NLHC

October 17
Premier presents Awards of Achievement; Funding for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program benefits Newfoundland and Labrador’s youth.

October 20
Minister encouraged by progress at Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission

Ministers comment on Supreme Court Decision

October 31
Canada Career Week: Seek Change – Find Direction

November

November 2
Shops Closing Holidays, 2006

November 15
Minister announces appointments to board of WHSCC

Workers' Compensation Review Committee announced

November 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference:  Second component in government’s plan to address rising home heating costs

$6.9 million Residential Energy Efficiency Program unveiled
Ministerial Statement - National Housing Day

November 25
Heat supplement for Income Support clients to increase as of December 1

More funding for affordable housing in Newfoundland and Labrador

November 28
Ministerial Statement - Phase 2 of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Affordable Housing Agreement

December

December 5
Ministerial Statement - United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 8
Spending identified for programs and services for persons with disabilities

December 9
Funding increased for program to assist youth with low literacy rates

December 12
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Review Committee - Consultation paper and schedule released

December 13
Labour force survey results point to a strengthening economy

December 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: New Canadian Voices performance at Confederation Building

December 16
Consultations indicate support for attracting skilled immigrants and business people

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Scholarships awarded to adults pursuing post-secondary education

December 19
Reminder: Another 25 cent increase in the minimum wage as of January 1, 2006

December 20
Report on poverty reduction workshops rich with insights


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