Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

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Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants / OCASI

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Address: 110 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON
Website: www.ocasi.org
Founded: 1978
Contact: DMontague@OCASI.org General Mail
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Communities served: {{{communities}}}
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OCASI was formed in 1978 to act as a collective voice for immigrant serving agencies and to coordinate responses to shared needs and concerns.

OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. Its membership is comprised of more than 200 community-based organizations in the province of Ontario.

The Mission of OCASI is to achieve equality, access and full participation for immigrants and refugees in every aspect of Canadian life.

As a council of autonomous community-based agencies which serve the immigrant communities of Ontario, OCASI asserts the right of all persons to participate fully and equitably in the social, cultural, political and economic life of Ontario.

Member agencies

Research projects

Ongoing projects

This is a list of current projects on the wiki. For more projects, please consult the Projects page on the OCASI website.

Current Capacity projects

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Training for Employment Support Services
Description to come soon


Organizational Standards Initiative

Aim: to strengthen capacity and accountability in Ontario’s immigrant and refugee serving sector through the development and use of voluntary organizational standards and related tools.


Positive Spaces Initiative

Objective: to support the immigrant and refugee serving sector to more effectively serve LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning) newcomers.


Professional Development Conference

Description to come soon


Executive Director Conference

Description to come soon


Settlement At Work

A professional development and resource website for those working with newcomers to Ontario.


Professional Education and Training

Description to come soon

Current IT & New Media projects

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Settlement Kiosk

Interactive, multilingual touch screen kiosks for settlement agencies, assessment centres and point of entry locations.



Settlement.Org provides information newcomers can trust with information and resources to settle in Ontario, Canada

In My Language

In My Language

An 11 language website with a broad range of information useful to new Canadians and those trying to help them.


New Youth

An information and referral website for newcomer (immigrant and refugee) youth across Ontario, Canada.


Online Tracking and Information System (OTIS)

Providing settlement workers, agencies and funders with access to professional, standardized and useful data collection tools to record, plan and report on client-service activities.



Description to come soon



A site supporting the Francophone settlement sector by providing information and resources focused on professional development, capacity building, promising practices and information-sharing.

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