SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2008-04-23

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - April 23, 2008

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Two Upcoming Events Worth Noting

Colour of Poverty Provincial Forum
The Colour of Poverty Campaign is holding a Provincial Forum on April 28 and 29, 2008, at Ryerson University in Toronto. The Campaign seeks to promote an understanding of how poverty arises within and impacts racialized groups. The two-day forum will attract community members from across the province of Ontario, feature representatives from media, labour, academic and government sectors, and include workshops to strategize and develop frameworks for addressing social exclusion, with a focus on concerns regarding education, health, employment, social assistance, policing, homelessness, immigration settlement and more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007070

Mental Health Competency Workshop for Service Providers Working with Newcomers - Toronto - May 15, 2008
Service Providers working with newcomers will gain skills to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness, learn how be inclusive in assessment so that they can link individuals to appropriate resources and supports.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/aweventdetails.shtml?x=130057


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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

Manager of Employer Services - Toronto
World Education Services (WES) requires a Manager of Employer Services.  The Manager of Employer Services is responsible for developing and maintaining relations between WES and businesses in Canada to facilitate the recruitment of internationally trained professionals for skilled work positions - Deadline: May 7, 2008.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=131255

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


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CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

Marketing Evaluation Consultant RFP
The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is seeking proposals to evaluate and recommend future Marketing activities to increase awareness and broaden the reach of Settlement.Org - Deadline: May 8, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004562

Homelessness Partnership Initiative (HPI) Small Capital Projects Fund RFP
The City of Toronto has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) application under the Homelessness Partnership Initiative (HPI) - Deadline - May 12, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004558

United Way Toronto: RFP to Implement Action for Neighbourhood Change
United Way Toronto (UWT) has released a Request for Proposals to implement Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) project in the next four priority neighbourhoods - Deadline: May 12, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004560

CIC RFP: Host Program - Toronto Operations
CIC is accepting proposals to expand the capacity for delivery of Host services in the Toronto Area - Deadline: June 3, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004577

CIC and MCI CFP: Local Immigration Partnerships - Toronto Neighbourhood Partnerships
This Call for Proposals seeks to strengthen the role of local Toronto neighbourhoods in serving and integrating immigrants through Local Immigration Partnerships - Deadline: June 3, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004549


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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Settlement.Org First Days Guide Now Available in 24 Languages
The "First Days Guide " has useful information for your clients' first 2 weeks in Ontario. It is available in 24 languages, including English. It is a useful guide for you to use/borrow from to help orient your new clients to life in Ontario.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007049

Conference Proceedings: "Moving Forward Together" - A Conference on Higher-Level Language Training
This professional development conference provided workshops, information and resources to frontline staff who work in ELT funded projects in Ontario.
Day 1: http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004563
Day 2: http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004564

FOCUS Intégration. Inclusion - Spring 2008 - Volume 1, #2
This newsletter provides a forum for sharing information about the latest trends and issues, policies and plans, challenges and successes pertaining to Francophone immigration.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004509

SWIS News and Notes Newsletter - #56 - Good Advice for Parents of Newly-Arrived Students in the Middle Grades
SWIS News and Notes is the newsletter of the Settlement Workers in Schools program, a partnership of the Settlement Sector, School Boards and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1003378

Canadian Language Benchmarks for Study and Work - Understanding the language proficiency levels required to work and study in Canada 
This booklet is available in two versions: one for learners and a version for ESL practitioners (teachers and assessors).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004561

Open Source As Alternative
this website provides a quick guide to open source software and helps you find open source alternatives to your favourite commercial products.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004557

Local CIC Offices Across Ontario
As of March, 2008, most of the ISAP, LINC and Host program administration has moved from one centralized Toronto office to nine regional offices.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004553

Host Program Newsletter - Words of Welcome, Spring 2008
The Spring 2008 newsletter of the Host Program Network of Ontario is now available. Highlights: Golden Volunteer, SISO's "Supermatch", Working For and With Our Volunteers, New Host Program in North Bay and more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007062

Diversity! in the Workplace - Free to Non-profits
Diversity! in the Workplace, a Canadian online publication dealing with workplace diversity and inclusion, is now available to not-for-profit and charitable organizations, free of charge.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007043

End of transition period for Unauthorized Immigration Consultants
CIC will only communicate with "authorized representatives" who are members of a bar of a province or territory, the Chambre de notaires du Québec or the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007033


Get all your news at:
http://atwork.settlement.org/ATWORK/news.asp

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Call for Papers - Comings and Goings: Migration, Policy and Society
The Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC) Program invites researchers from any disciplinary field to present their findings at its sixth annual conference to be held October 17 and 18, 2008 in Ottawa - Deadline: May 9, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007061

Call for Applications: Graduate Student Research Award
CERIS invites applications from graduate students at both the Masters and Doctoral levels of study, for a Graduate Student Research Award - Deadline: May 20, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007056

Ethnic Origin and Visible Minorities Added to StatsCan Thematic Maps
These maps show the distribution of census data themes for standard geographic areas. If you search by Census Metropolitan Area, you will have access to maps with a variety of data, including immigration, ethnic origin and racialized communities.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007047

StatsCan Study: Community belonging and self-reported health
People with a strong sense of community belonging are more likely to report being in good physical and mental health. The study found associations between community connectedness and cultural or racial group.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007046

Report: Child care space statistics 2007
This report presents provincial/territorial data on the number and breakdown of spaces in regulated child care as of March 31, 2007. It includes only data on regulated child care spaces.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007036




To search our full list of Trusted Research Sites, visit:
http://atwork.settlement.org/atwork/research/searchresults.asp