Professional Education and Training

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


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Objective

The PET Project is to provide professional development and training for settlement service workers, with a view to increasing skills, knowledge and capacity to deliver client services.

Through the Professional Education and Training (PET) Project, supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, OCASI is able to offer support for individual and in-house group training for staff from settlement service agencies. This training is available to staff whose positions are funded under the citizenship and Immgration Canada  (CIC) and Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI).

Recent News for PET Participants (June 4, 2012)

• PET WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANYMORE 'INDIVIDUAL' APPLICATIONS UNTIL AUGUST 15, 2012.

• PET IS NOW ACCEPTING 'ORGANIZATION' APPLICATIONS FOR IN-HOUSE GROUP TRAINING/S.

Application Procedures and Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for In-House Group Training:

ORGANIZATIONS which are CIC/MCI funded may apply for funds to deliver In-House Group Training designed to enhance organizational capacity and knowledge sharing, and, if approved, be reimbursed up to $2000 (for facilitator's fees ONLY). Taxes (if any) will be reimbursed also.

How to Apply:

1. Before adding the application to the website, Contact Beverly Lawrence-Dennis at 416-322-4950, ext. 238

2. The application must be submitted online. Remember to choose 'ORGANIZATION' from the dropdown box, NOT 'Individual"

3. You must submit a LETTER to OCASI. The letter must verify that the applying organization is in receipt of CIC funding.

4. Workshop/s must be delivered upon receipt of approval from OCASI.

5. The contact person for the group workshop must inform PET project staff immediately if they are unable to deliver the training, to enable fast reallocation of funding.

Eligibility for Individual Participants:

Position must be funded by CIC and MCI. Depending on the size of the agency, up to 5 people per agency in one fiscal year.

NOTE: Preference will be given to new applicants who have NEVER used the PET funding.

Employment Letter

The Employment letter must demonstrate a direct connection between the competencies required to effectively do the job and the course/s chosen.

Individual

Staff who are eligible under these funded categories may apply for and, if approved, be reimbursed up to $750 upon completion of the approved course.

Organization

Agencies which are funded to provide these programs may apply for funds to deliver In-house Group Training designed to enhance organizational capacity and knowledge sharing, and, if approved, be reimbursed up to $2000 (for facilitator's fees ONLY) 

Please note

  • Staff on maternity leave is also eligible to apply
  • Approved participants must inform project staff immediately if they are unable to undertake the course, to enable fast reallocation of funding.

Coordinators and Managers

Coordinators and Managers in Enhanced Language Training (ELT) or Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs are also eligible for financial support.

Project Management and Funder

The PET project is managed by OCASI and funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Project Website

The project's website is: http://pet.settlement.org

Contact Person

For more information on the site, please contact:

Beverly Lawrence-Dennis
Professional Education and Training (PET) Project Coordinator
blawrence@ocasi.org
Tel 416-322-4950 x 238