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==About==
 
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'''Community Connections''' programming is intended to provide newcomers with help to establish social and professional networks so they are engaged and feel welcome in their communities. Community Connections activities are designed to accomplish this by providing the following:
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For information on the '''Community Connections''' program, visit the [http://www.cin-ric.ca/home.html '''Community Integration Network (CIN) website'''].<br />
 
 
*Assessment of client needs,
 
*Cultural mentoring in a group setting,
 
*Opportunities for multi-way interaction and cross-cultural awareness,
 
*Conversation circles supporting language learning, and
 
*Group activities/sessions supporting knowledge transfer and cross-cultural awareness connections with the community.
 
 
 
Volunteer recruitment and participation, and partnership projects with other organizations, are essential components of the program.
 
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Objectives of the program include:
 
 
 
*Creating welcoming spaces and communities – effectively engaging newcomers through increased accessibility, co-locating settlement services, and maximizing public community spaces.
 
*Fostering engagement between newcomers and Canadians – for example, through mentorships, sports and recreational activities, community groups, and participation on school councils.
 
*Raising awareness and understanding – by designing projects to raise awareness and understanding on settlement and integration issues.
 
*Planning, promotion and partnerships –
 
**Planning and partnership projects to bring together diverse organizations to coordinate their efforts on initiatives to welcome immigrants to their community.
 
**Promotion projects to increase uptake by newcomer clients while also encouraging greater volunteer involvement from community members.
 
 
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More than 60 agencies in Ontario have received funding from [[Citizenship and Immigration Canada|Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)]] to offer the Community Connections program.
 
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The [[Community Integration Network]] (CIN) is a service from the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In consultation with IRCC and in collaboration with the Service Providers, CIN works towards standards, tools, resources and program coordination that support the effective delivery of services under the Community Connections stream. This includes '''Community Connections programs and activities''', Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) and Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).
 
 
==News==
 
 
===Professional Development 2017-2018===
 
 
The Community Integration Network (CIN) offers a series of 2-day professional development sessions for front-line staff working in programs funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the Welcoming Communities stream. This includes:
 
 
Workers in Community Connections programs and activities
 
Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)
 
Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) workers
 
All PD sessions will take place in Toronto between October 2017 and February 2018.
 
 
Contact your program managers. They have received an invitation e-mail with the registration information and the password..
 
 
Please visit our [http://www.cin-ric.ca/professional-development-login.html  website] to view the professional development sessions currently available.
 
 
=== Professional Development 2016-2017===
 
CIN offered a series of 2-day professional development sessions for ''' front-line ''' staff working in programs funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada under the ''''' Welcoming Communities''''' stream. This includes:<br />
 
 
* Workers in ''' Community Connections''' programs and activities
 
* Settlement Workers in Schools ('''SWIS''')
 
* Library Settlement Partnerships ('''LSP''') workers
 
 
All PD sessions took place in Toronto on these dates:<br />
 
 
* Monday & Tuesday, '''October 24-25''', 2016 (English)
 
* Monday & Tuesday, '''November 14-15''', 2016 (English)
 
* ''Monday & Tuesday, '''December 12-13''', 2016 (French)''
 
* Monday & Tuesday, '''January 23-24''', 2017 (English) 
 
 
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'''Community Connections Group Activities Planning Tool (CCAPT)''' <br />
 
 
This planning tool was created by the Community Integration Network (CIN) in close consultation with many of the staff and managers involved in
 
the delivery of '''''Community Connections'' group activities''' in Ontario. It is intended to provide common denominators to express the outcomes of '''''Community Connections'' group activities''' in a manner that is consistent with the Settlement Logic Model.
 
 
For CCAPT guidelines and template, visit CIN's website at [http://www.cin-ric.ca/resources-CCAPT.html Resources: CCAPT]. <br />
 
 
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'''Public Speaking and Presentations Resources''' <br />
 
 
CIN has collected a variety of online resources taken from different sectors to offer you diverse perspectives on public speaking and presentations. <br />
 
 
You can download the PDF document from CIN's website at [http://www.cin-ric.ca/resources-pd-workshops.html#PublicSpeaking Resources: Presentations].  <br />
 
 
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'''Ideas for YOUTH Activities''' <br />
 
 
The Community Integration Network (CIN) collected all the information presented at our '''''Youth Services Meeting''''' of '''January 23, 2014'''. <br />
 
 
A document is now available on CIN's website under [http://www.cin-ric.ca/resources-pd-workshops.html#YOUTHproject Resources: Presentations].  <br />
 
 
We hope you enjoy all the wonderful ideas, and that they provide inspiration for your own projects.  If you have any questions about a particular initiative, please contact the presenters directly. <br />
 
 
 
 
'''NEW Website: CitizenshipCounts.ca'''
 
 
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'''Citizenship Counts!'''
 
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Earn badges while you learn about the benefits of Canadian citizenship, how to apply, study for your test, and take online citizenship quizzes. Visit [http://citizenshipcounts.ca/ Citizenship Counts] and Ace the Test!
 
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==Contact==
 
For further information, please send an email to {{em|ComConnInfo@cin-ric.ca}}.
 
 
==Links==
 
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The '''Community Integration Network (CIN)''' is a service from the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In consultation with IRCC and in collaboration with Service Providers, CIN works towards standards, tools, resources and program coordination that support the effective delivery of services under the Community Connections stream. This includes '''Community Connections programs and activities''', Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) and Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).
 
 
For details about CIN, visit the [http://www.cin-ric.ca/about-cin.html website].
 
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'''SettlementAtWork.Org''' is where you will find news items, events, RFPs and job listings for professionals in the Ontario settlement sector. [http://www.settlementatwork.org/  Visit the website.]
 
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The '''Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)''' program places settlement workers from community agencies in elementary and secondary schools that have high numbers of newcomer students.
 
 
For more information on the program, please visit the [[Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)|wiki page]].
 
 
 
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'''Travailleuses et travailleurs en établissement dans les écoles (TÉÉ)''' is the French-language equivalent of SWIS. [http://teeontario.ca/ Visit the TÉÉ website.]
 
 
Grâce au programme des travailleuses et des travailleurs d’établissement dans les écoles (TÉÉ), des TÉÉ embauchés par des organismes communautaires se rendent dans certaines écoles primaires et secondaires francophones qui accueillent un grand nombre d’élèves nouvellement arrivés.
 
 
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'''Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP)''' provide settlement services, information sessions, outreach, and programs in public libraries throughout Ontario. For more information on the program, please visit the [[Library Settlement Partnerships|wiki page]].
 
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==Program Sites==
 
'''Do you have a ''Community Connections'' program?'''<br />
 
When you create a '''Wiki page''' for your '''''Community Connections''''' program or activity, let us know so we can link to it here.<br />
 
Please email us at {{em|ComConnInfo@cin-ric.ca}} with the details.
 
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For information on the Community Connections program, visit the Community Integration Network (CIN) website.