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Each webinar will start off the discussion around best practices with a presentation. There will be an equal amount of time allocated to questions, answers and discussion following the presentation.<br><br>
 
Each webinar will start off the discussion around best practices with a presentation. There will be an equal amount of time allocated to questions, answers and discussion following the presentation.<br><br>
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'''Working in Partnership with Refugee Sponsors'''<br>
  
'''Working in Partnership with Refugee Sponsors'''<br>
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This session has been postponed. Please check back for updates.<br><br>
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM<br>
 
Speaker: Lucine Tchakerian, Armenian Community Centre<br>
 
  
Frontline service providers may not be clear whether and to what extent to include refugee sponsors in their work with refugee clients. Join us to hear how Lucine Tchakerian navigated such dilemmas and effectively partnered with sponsors to better meet the needs of refugee clients. Share your own experiences and strategies during the discussion portion of this webinar.<br>
 
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/481884442548493058<br><br>
 
 
 
'''Handling a Client’s Disclosure of Domestic Violence'''<br>
 
'''Handling a Client’s Disclosure of Domestic Violence'''<br>
 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12:00-1:00PM<br>
 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12:00-1:00PM<br>
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Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6080549272520807426<br><br>
 
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6080549272520807426<br><br>
 
   
 
   
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'''Beyond Kale and Pedicures: Strategies to combat compassion fatigue and burnout'''<br>
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Monday, May 29, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM<br>
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Speaker: Françoise Mathieu, Co-Executive Director, [https://www.tendacademy.ca/ TEND]<br>
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Settlement workers do their best to support newcomers, handling high caseloads with limited resources. Françoise Mathieu, specialist in high-stress workplaces, will share practical advice on how to combat compassion fatigue and burnout. Share your own experiences and strategies during the discussion portion of this webinar.<br>
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Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/742739178726955778<br><br>
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'''Working with Refugees in Remote or Rural Areas'''<br>
 
'''Working with Refugees in Remote or Rural Areas'''<br>
 
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM<br>
 
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM<br>

Revision as of 14:12, 5 May 2017

Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and carried out by OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, the first phase of the project looked at challenges and opportunities related to a high number of (Syrian) refugees arriving in a short timeframe in Ontario. Based on the findings and recommendations submitted in a report to IRCC, the second phase features a professional development webinar series. For more information, please contact project coordinators Lorraine Hudson and Sara Shahsiah at refugeesettlement@ocasi.org.

Phase 1

(November 2016 - March 2017)

Sharing Our Findings presentation - April 24, 2017

Phase 2

(April - September 2017)

  • Webinar series (see below)
  • Peer consultation pilot (time permitting)
  • Roundtable discussion between sponsors and service providers (time permitting)

Best Practices Webinar Series

Each webinar will start off the discussion around best practices with a presentation. There will be an equal amount of time allocated to questions, answers and discussion following the presentation.

Working in Partnership with Refugee Sponsors

This session has been postponed. Please check back for updates.

Handling a Client’s Disclosure of Domestic Violence
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12:00-1:00PM
Speakers: Fatima Filippi, Rexdale Women’s Centre & Sidrah Maysoon Ahmad, OCASI

An interactive discussion with practical knowledge about how to respond to a client’s disclosure of domestic violence. Share your own experiences and strategies during the discussion portion of this webinar.
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6080549272520807426

Beyond Kale and Pedicures: Strategies to combat compassion fatigue and burnout
Monday, May 29, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM
Speaker: Françoise Mathieu, Co-Executive Director, TEND

Settlement workers do their best to support newcomers, handling high caseloads with limited resources. Françoise Mathieu, specialist in high-stress workplaces, will share practical advice on how to combat compassion fatigue and burnout. Share your own experiences and strategies during the discussion portion of this webinar.
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/742739178726955778

Working with Refugees in Remote or Rural Areas
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM
Speaker: Orlando Ferro, Quinte United Immigration Services

Assisting with the settlement of refugees in rural and remote areas that are under-resourced can be a challenge for frontline service providers. Orlando Ferro will be sharing some of the creative ways in which local organizations are addressing such challenges. Share your own experiences and strategies during the discussion portion of this webinar.
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5223890076795180034

Handling ‘High Expectations’
Monday, June 12, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM
Speaker: Maryam Rahat, Wesley Urban Ministries

We have heard from frontline workers that resettled refugee clients can have heightened or unrealistic expectations of the type or amount of support they should be receiving from their sponsors and/or service providers in Canada. In this webinar we focus on how frontline service providers can respond to ‘high expectations’.
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8386691349492849921

Please stay tuned for additional topics and dates.