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ACTEW AGM 2008 - Video and Presentations

ACTEW held the 2007-2008 Annual General Meeting on April 17th, 2008. OCASI staff helped ACTEW webcast their AGM to members outside of Toronto.  We recorded the sessions to provide to members to view after the event as well.  View video of the strategic plan presentation, keynote address by Nancy Peckford and a presentation by Megobrebi: a Torontonian Georgian Singing Ensemble.

Interested in webcasting or recording an event, workshop, presentation or information session?  Contact OCASI staff ( to find out how we can help!


Settlement Coordinator - Toronto
The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture requires a Settlement Coordinator - Deadline: May 9, 2008.

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Ontario Region of Canadian Heritage
The Ontario Region of Canadian Heritage is calling for expressions of interest that align with the recently released guidelines for funding from the Multicultural Program - Deadline: May 23, 2008.

United Way Toronto 2008 Newcomer Grants Funding 
United Way Toronto (UWT) will be once again offering grants through the Newcomer Grants program. Deadline: Requests for Information (RFI) are due by 12:00 noon, Monday June 23, 2008.

HRSDC Call for Proposals: Workplace Skills Initiative (WSI)
The WSI is seeking applications for demonstration projects which respond to a range of skills-related challenges in Canadian workplaces. This is an open call with no specific deadline. Funding for this call ends March 31, 2010.

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New income numbers confirm growing income inequality
Canada's growing income inequality is causing increased housing insecurity and is, in turn, leading to growing health inequities, according to the Wellesley Institute, an independent policy and research institute based in Toronto.

Volunteer Lawyer Service: Email Hotline
Have a quick legal question? Ontario organizations can submit a question to the new VLS Email Hotline. Be sure to review their Hotline FAQs first to make sure you question has not already been asked.

Hate Crimes Training for Domestic Violence Service Providers
These day-long workshops will take place in 11 cities across Ontario in April, May, and June. They focus on anti-hate Legislation and the subtle forms of prejudice that can occur within in our organizations.

Hold the Date: 2008 LINC Administrators Conference
The 2008 LINC Administrators Conference will be held June 10 - 12, 2008 at the Toronto International Airport. Due to limited seating, only two representatives from each agency can be accommodated. Pregistration is now open.

Working with Immigrant Women: Issues and Strategies for Mental Health Professionals
This CAMH book offers innovative approaches that mental health professionals can use to enhance current practice and ensure equitable, relevant and comprehensive care.

Immigration and Refugee Board Statistics for 2007
These statistics are prepared by CCR for its members from data provided by IRB.

Human Rights Ruling Related to Faith-Based Organizations and Sexual Orientation
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario released a decision indicating: such organizations must ensure their hiring policies and practices do not unreasonably restrict or exclude the employment of persons based on grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Canadian federal government databases accessible through the Internet (2008)
This is the 4th edition of the bibliography of online Canadian federal government databases. This current edition lists 488 databases publicly accessible on Government of Canada Web sites. Some of these databases require user registration.

Report of the Auditor General of Canada - Detention and Removal of Individuals
This report provides an assessment of CBSA's detention and removal practices, looking at whether CBSA manages the detention of individuals consistently and whether removals are done based on the specific risks individuals present and cost effectiveness.

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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.

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.

New Metropolis Research - Welcoming Communities
Read 3 new titles: Social Trust, Ethnic Diversity, and Immigrants: The Case of Canada, Initial Location Choice of New Immigrants to Canada, Vancouver's Newest Chinese Diaspora: Settlers or "Immigrant Prisoners"?

New Website: Research in English Proficiency for Immigrant Women in Canada
Who are the immigrant women who are not proficient in English, and what are the obstacles or challenges they face in acquiring this proficiency? How can successes best be disseminated and replicated?

Income of Canadians
The Census release on May 1 showed an 11.1% increase in median family income (pre-tax) between 1980 and 2005. However, the number of low income families remained unchanged since 2005.

Bibliography on Immigration and Settlement in the Toronto Area, Third Edition
This Bibliography, an update of earlier versions published by CERIS in 1999 and 2003, provides a listing of books, monographs, research reports, graduate theses, book chapters, and journal articles that deal with immigration and settlement Toronto.

Community Development Halton - New Census Data Publications
CD Halton has released 3 new community bulletins on: Migration Patterns, Mobility, and Dwelling Units and Tenure, based on 2006 Census Data.

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