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Organization: OCASI
Contact: elearning@ocasi.org
Started in: 2005


Learn at Work is a collection of online learning courses created and hosted by OCASI. Many of the courses are online versions of in-class training that were offered by OCASI. Courses are self-directed and topics include working with clients and working with technology. The intended audience of Learn at Work courses is settlement practitioners in Ontario.


The website's URL is http://www.learnatwork.ca

Current Courses

  • Employment Services - A Training for Settlement Workers (TESS)

This self-directed training covers how to provide effective information & referral to newcomers in the area of employment. It is targeted at frontline settlement workers, who have little to no experience in employment counselling. It explores how to do a basic assessment of a client’s employment needs, the employment services that are available locally and online resources. It also explores how to build partnerships with and make effective referrals to employment services. This course is also available in French.

  • Advanced Financial Management

New! This self-directed on-line learning course is designed to build on your existing financial management skills by enhancing your knowledge of Financial Statements & Reports; Budgets, Forecasts & Reserve Funds; Financial Analysis; Audits; Financial Sustainability and Risk Management.

  • Family Violence and Refugee and Immigration Law
    • This self-directed course provides participants with knowledge and tools helpful in aiding victims of family violence. It offers information on:
      • basic immigration and refugee law concepts relevant in the context of family violence
      • immigration and refugee law obstacles that immigrant, refugee and non-status victims of family violence face when they try to leave an abusive family relationship
      • legal solutions for a victim to obtain immigration status in Canada
  • Prevention of Domestic Violence against Immigrant and Refugee Women through Early Intervention

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

  • Family Violence Against Immigrant and Refugee Women: Community Development Strategies

This self-directed 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.

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

This self-directed course addresses the issues of mental health and the unique challenges that immigrants and refugees face that may increase their risk of developing mental health difficulties. This course is also offered in French.

  • Make it Happen! A Manual for Youth Leaders in Community Development

This self-directed online course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to assist you in increasing the capacity among immigrant and refugee youth as a means of building an inclusive Canadian society and contribute to the prevention of crime.

  • Positive Spaces Initiative's Online Training Course

This self-directed training aims to support the immigrant and refugee serving sector to more effectively serve LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and/or questioning) newcomers. This course is also offered in French.

Site Management

The learnatwork.ca website is run by OCASI. Courses are funded by a variety of funders including the Province of Ontario and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)


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Contact Information

For more information on the site, please contact: elearning@ocasi.org