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== Project Overview ==
 
== Project Overview ==
  
Funded by the [[Citizenship and Immigration Canada]] and managed by the [[OCASI|Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)]], the '''OTIS''' project provides training for frontline settlement workers in the area of employment-related Information and Referral (I&R). This project aims to:
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Funded by the [[Citizenship and Immigration Canada]] and managed by the [[OCASI|Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)]], the '''OTIS''', the primary objective of this project is to address the identified need of settlement workers, agencies and funders to have access to professional, standardized and useful data collection tools to record, plan and report on client-service activities.
  
*Improve newcomers' access to the most appropriate employment services so that their integration into the labour market is made easier.
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Currently the primary users of OTIS are staff working under the [[SWIS]], LSP and SSIL brands. That is, staff who work primarily out of the office (schools, libraries, LINC classes).
*Identify strategies to facilitate effective coordination between settlement and employment services.
 
  
The in-person training sessions will take place in various locations across Ontario in spring, 2011. Subsequently, the curriculum will be converted to an online self-directed training.
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The OTIS project contributes to the CIC objective of successful integration of newcomers by:
  
For more information, see [http://www.ocasi.org/index.php?catid=196 this page on the OCASI website].
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::Providing tools and program coordination that support the effective delivery of services
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::Facilitating the efficient delivery of services
  
== On This Wiki ==
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OCASI also manages contractors to ensure reliable server operation and maintenance, including site backup, monitoring bandwidth issues and database performance. Develop policies and procedures for ongoing maintenance. OCASI is responsible for maintaining and enhancing OTIS features, tools and reports.
  
This section of the Settlement AtWork wiki was created for:
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OCASI offers support to users online, by phone, group/individual training and technical support including:
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::Individual OTIS user and program e-mail account administration and maintenance
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::Training workers to enter accurate data and generate reports
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::Enhancing the system to accommodate new requirements, user groups, etc.
  
*People who have taken the Training for Employment Support Services training offered by [[OCASI]].
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== OTIS-related Resources ==
*Settlement and employment workers to find and share information about their programs and updates.
 
*People who want to collaborate with others who work with newcomers.
 
 
 
Be sure to check out the '''Local Resources''' section below for information in various cities/regions in Ontario.
 
 
 
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== General Resources ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.settlement.org/topic_articles.asp?section=EM&t=Employment Employment articles on Settlement.Org]
 
*Employment Ontario (EO) - Employment training, skills and experience from the government of Ontario
 
**[http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/etlanding.html EO Website]
 
**[http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/brochure/ProgrameGuide2010.pdf EO Program Guide (PDF)]
 
**[http://moresettlement.org/videos/TESS_EO_Video/TESS_EO_Video.swf How to find an EO service in your area (video)]
 
**[http://www.211ontario.ca/mtcu/upcoming.html Planned EO sites]
 
*[http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/welcome.do?lang=en Working in Canada Tool]
 
*Labour Market Information
 
**[http://www.labourmarketinformation.ca/standard.aspx?pcode=lmiv_main_q3&lcode=eng LabourMarketInformation.ca]
 
**[http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/ojf/ Ontario Job Futures]
 
**[http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/english Training boards] - Labour force information for your community
 
**[http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ss-ss.nsf/eng/home Statistics by industrial sector]
 
*Internationally-Trained Individuals (ITIs)
 
**[http://www.fairnesscommissioner.ca/en/professions/index.php List of regulated professions]
 
**[http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training/certification.html List of trades with mandatory certification]
 
**[http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/working/OI_BRIDGE.html Bridging programs]
 
**[http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/ENGLISH/geo.asp Global Experience Ontario] - Resources for ITIs in all fields but health
 
**[http://www.healthforceontario.ca/Jobs/AccessCentre.aspx HealthForce Ontario] - Resources for ITIs in the health field
 
**[http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/working/OI_HOW_WORK_CAREER_MAPS.html Career maps for ITIs]
 
**[http://ecareermaps.ca/ E-Career maps on Settlement.Org]
 
**[http://www.settlement.org/alternativejobs/ Alternative jobs to regulated professions]
 
**[http://www.settlement.org/sys/faqs_detail.asp?faq_id=4001352 Professional Networks for Skilled Immigrants] - A list of networks run by and for ITIs
 
*Post-Secondary Institutions
 
**[http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/postsecondary/schoolsprograms/university/index.html#findschool Universities in Ontario]
 
**[http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/postsecondary/schoolsprograms/college/index.html#findschool Colleges in Ontario]
 
*[http://www.211ontario.ca/ 211 Ontario]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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== Local Resources ==
 
 
 
*[[/Durham Region/]]
 
*[[/Kingston/]]
 
*[[/Kitchener/]]
 
*[[/London/]]
 
*[[/Mississauga/]]
 
*[[/Ottawa/]]
 
*[[/St. Catharines/]]
 
*[[/Sudbury/]]
 
*[[/Toronto/]]
 
 
 
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== Contact Us ==
 
 
 
'''Aimee Holmes''', Project Manager
 
 
 
:Tel: 416-322-4950 Ext 271
 
:{{em|aholmes@ocasi.org}}
 
 
 
== See also ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.ocasi.org/index.php?qid=1068&catid=196 RFP: Training Facilitators] ''(February 15, 2011)''
 
*[http://www.ocasi.org/index.php?qid=1067&catid=196 Ottawa: Register for 2-day Training – Pilot] ''(February 14, 2011)''
 
*[http://www.ocasi.org/index.php?qid=1063&catid=196 Complete Survey to Help Develop Curriculum] ''(January 13, 2011)''
 
*[http://www.ocasi.org/index.php?qid=1062&catid=196 RFP: Evaluation Consultant for the Training for Employment Support Services Project] ''(December 20, 2010)''
 

Revision as of 16:04, 22 March 2011

Organization: OCASI
Contact: dmontague@ocasi.org
Started in: 2000



Project Overview

Funded by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada and managed by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), the OTIS, the primary objective of this project is to address the identified need of settlement workers, agencies and funders to have access to professional, standardized and useful data collection tools to record, plan and report on client-service activities.

Currently the primary users of OTIS are staff working under the SWIS, LSP and SSIL brands. That is, staff who work primarily out of the office (schools, libraries, LINC classes).

The OTIS project contributes to the CIC objective of successful integration of newcomers by:

Providing tools and program coordination that support the effective delivery of services
Facilitating the efficient delivery of services

OCASI also manages contractors to ensure reliable server operation and maintenance, including site backup, monitoring bandwidth issues and database performance. Develop policies and procedures for ongoing maintenance. OCASI is responsible for maintaining and enhancing OTIS features, tools and reports.

OCASI offers support to users online, by phone, group/individual training and technical support including:

Individual OTIS user and program e-mail account administration and maintenance
Training workers to enter accurate data and generate reports
Enhancing the system to accommodate new requirements, user groups, etc.

OTIS-related Resources