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LearnAtWork (http://www.learnatwork.ca) is a collection of online learning courses created and hosted by OCASI. Courses are self-directed and topics include working with clients and working with technology.

Current Courses

Journey to Promote Mental Health: A Training Series for Community Service Workers

These training modules address the issues of mental health and the unique challenges that immigrants and refugees face that may increase their risk of developing mental health difficulties. The training modules use a social justice approach and are based on holistic health framework. Guiding principles include mental health as a continuum, and a service approach with principles that include empowerment and capacity building; diversity and cultural competence; wellness and recovery; and community participation.

Family Violence against Immigrant & Refugee Women: Community Development Strategies

This training is intended for immigrant service and other community-based organizations that are in a unique capacity to reach vulnerable and/or isolated immigrant women and their communities. It addresses the need to enhance domestic violence prevention strategies to reach immigrant and refugee women, including women without legal immigration status, trafficked women and women from racialized low-income communities.

Prevention of Domestic Violence against Immigrant and Refugee Women through Early Intervention

This training is intended for settlement service providers and anyone who frequently provides services to immigrants, refugees and undocumented women.

Newcomer Youth Settlement Guide for Service Providers: Serving Youth in Newcomer Communities

The OCASI Newcomer Youth Settlement Guide for Service Providers is intended as a guide and not as a definitive prescriptive document. It is the outcome of youth-led, community-based research carried out in collaboration with settlement workers selected from across Ontario. The document draws on some of the challenges and recommendations from existing research, however, most of the challenges and recommendations outlined were obtained from the suggestions and proposals made by youth and settlement workers during the OCASI Services for Youth in Newcomer Communities (SYNC) project research.

Building Conversations on the Web - 5 Good Ideas

Welcome to the online continuation of the recent Five Good Ideas workshop - Building Conversations on the Web. We look forward to continuing the conversation here, sharing and building on our experiences, skills, ideas and efforts.

Using New Media Technologies with Our Newcomer Clients

This session provides an overview of emerging Web 2.0 trends and demonstrates online information sharing using simple internet tools. We will cover and demonstrate some of the free sites and resources that can help your work and find out how easy Web 2.0 technologies can be.