SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2008-03-26

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - March 26, 2008

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Settlement AtWork Gives You Email Updates, RSS Feeds, Newsletter and Headlines

Tired of waiting two weeks to get your Settlement AtWork update?  Want to know about new content as soon as we post it? We now offer four easy ways to find out what's new, what's important and what might affect your work with newcomers - RSS feeds, daily email updates, bi-weekly newsletter and headlines you can add to your website.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2005514
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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Bilingual (French/English) Content & Information Referral Coordinators and Outreach & Community Engagement Coordinators - Toronto (Central)
OCASI has a number of positions open to help develop a website targeted at a newcomer youth (age 13 - 24) audience - Deadline: April 18, 2008.

Visit the main Settlement AtWork Jobs page for these listings and more.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/jobs.shtml


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CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

CIC CFP: Production and Distribution of the Ontario Day to Day DVD - Updated with Questions and Answers
CIC wishes to fund a project to produce an Ontario Day to Day DVD in English, French, Mandarin, Punjabi, Urdu, Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, Gujarati, Farsi and Tamil - Deadline: April 4, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004522

Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Spring 2008 Call for Applications
The OHTN is pleased to announce the Spring 2008 competition for Studentship Awards, Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards and Junior Investigator Development Awards - Deadline: April 11, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004539

RBC After-School Grants Program
RBC invites community-based organizations that deliver after-school programs to apply for a grant of up to $40,000 - Deadline: April 28, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004537

Enterprising Non-Profits Toronto - A New Funding Program
This program provides matching grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations that are exploring the development of business activities (social enterprises) for the dual purpose of generating revenue and furthering their mission. Dates and details to be announced soon.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2006969

For a complete listing of current RFPs, visit:
http://atwork.settlement.org/ATWORK/rfp.asp


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Toronto Community Development Institute - Spring Conference
This conference is a gathering of budding activists and experienced practitioners from the whole universe of community work fields – community organizing, neighbourhood building, environmental advocacy, capacity building, social movements building, unions, cooperatives, social enterprises, etc. - April 24, 2008 - April 26, 2008.
http://www.torontocdi.ca/index.php

weMap: A Non-Profit Mapping Collaborative
Do you look at all of the data available online, and imagine ways to combine and connect it to increase awareness about an issue? weMap is a network of non-profit agencies engaged in sharing information databases and maps highlighting community services.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2006960

CIC Proposes Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Read the Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) news release and backgrounders on the proposed changes.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2006962

Advisory Committee on Access to Services for Socially Marginalized Immigrants and Refugees: Forum Recommendations
On February 20, 2008, the Advisory Committee of Access to Services for Socially Marginalized Immigrants and Refugees, with the support of St. Christopher House, held a forum to discuss inclusive approaches to client services in Toronto.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2006959

Canadian Experience Class to be Introduced in 2008
In 2008, a new stream of Canadian immigration will be available to certain temporary foreign workers and international students with Canadian degrees and Canadian work experience to apply for permanent residency from within Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2006977

Ontario Budget 2008
Budget highlights, view/read the speech, download technical papers and access Budget highlights in 16 languages.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2006975

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic Offers Workshop for Women Survivors of Abuse on Managing Multiple Legal Processes
The Clinic can deliver this workshop for your agency, upon request, between April 1 and June 30, 2008. Focus: managing different legal matters, communicating effectively with different lawyers, identifying potential conflicts between legal actions.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2006976

New Website: OECD Launches Wikigender
Wikigender is your online platform to find and exchange information related to gender equality. It allows you to comment on or improve existing articles, and to create or upload new documents.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2006955

OHRC: Updated Guidelines on Developing Human Rights Policies and Procedures
The Ontario the Human Rights Commission released an updated version of its Guidelines on Developing Human Rights Policies and Procedures (previously called Developing Procedures to Resolve Human Rights Complaints within Your Organization).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2006957


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FEATURED RESEARCH

Report: The Interchangeability of Paid Staff and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations
This report explores a non-profit human resource issue and indicates that job substitution can actually occur both ways, with unpaid volunteers sometimes taking on the duties of paid staff, and vice versa, sometimes even in the same organization.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2006963

Women Refugees in International Perspectives, Second Volume, 1991-1999: An Annotated Bibliography
Prepared by the Research Resource Division for Refugees at Carleton University, this reposrt has five chapters (624 documents): General Concerns, Country of Origin Conditions, Asylum, Countries of Resettlement: Refugees' Special Needs, and Repatriation.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2006964

Canadian Council on Social Development - Labour Force Fact Sheets
See the latest in the series of Stats & Facts fact sheets: A Profile of the Labour Market in Canada is made up of three fact sheets with national and provincial data about employment, earnings and labour force rates.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2006952

CERIS has also recently released some Working Papers and publications as part of their Policy Matters series.  Visit the CERIS site to view these reports.
http://ceris.metropolis.net/frameset_e.html


To search our full list of Trusted Research Sites, visit:
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2006735