SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2008-06-04

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - June 4, 2008

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OCASI 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Awards 

Join OCASI in celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a spirited evening of fine dining, delightful conversation and inspiring presentations at our Gala Dinner and Awards.

http://www.ocasi.org/30th


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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

Outreach Worker for Youth Host Program  - Toronto
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, Youth Host Program requires an Outreach Worker - Deadline: June 16, 2008.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=134910

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:

Request for Proposals to Evaluate the Kiosk and WYSE Projects
The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrant (OCASI) is seeking for Proposals to Evaluate the Kiosk and WYSE Projects - Deadline: June 9, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004605

TRIEC RFP: Enhancing the Capacity of Employers to Effectively Integrate Skilled Immigrants
TRIEC has released a Request for Proposals for the project Enhancing the Capacity of Employers to Effectively Integrate Skilled Immigrants under the hireimmigrants.ca program - Deadline: June 20, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004598

Women's Community Fund - 2008-2009 Call for Proposals Guidelines
The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to solicit funding applications for the Women's Community Fund of the Women's Program, Status of Women Canada - Deadline: July 2, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004600

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

City of Toronto Immigrant and Refugee Housing Committee (IRHC)
The IRHC helps develop strategies to deal with housing-related issues for refugees and vulnerable immigrants. Their meetings provide a forum for information sharing and community capacity building.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007220

Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Announces Social Enterprise Funding Program
CSI and Enterprising Non-Profits BC are launching Enterprising Non-Profits Toronto (ENP-TO), an initiative to seed and support social enterprise in the Greater Toronto Area. In order to apply for funding you must attend an ENP-TO Orientation Session.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007214

Niagara Immigrant Employment Council (NIEC)
NIEC is a region-wide multi-stakeholder collaboration of businesses, community organizations, governments and immigrants. They work with employers to help them utilize the skills and experience newcomers bring to the Niagara region.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007221

Canada's Best Diversity Employers
Launched in 2008, Canada's Best Diversity Employers is a new competition that recognizes employers that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007209

Human Rights Tribunal calls for feedback on accessibility and accommodation policy
Interested parties are invited to provide written comments to the Tribunal on their Draft Policy on Accessibility and Accommodation. Please provide your feedback by June 23, 2008 via regular mail, facsimile or electronic mail.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007208

211Ontario.ca Launched
211Ontario.ca provides access to more than 56,000 Ontario services and programs into one bilingual, searchable website.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007189

Canada's 2nd Moodle Moot 
The 2008 Canadian MoodleMoot will provide a forum to discuss how Moodle is being used and what people are doing with Moodle in their organizations.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/aweventdetails.shtml?x=135255

2008 Maytree Leadership Conference Highlights
What does it mean to belong? The 2008 Maytree Leadership Conference tackled this question from a range of perspectives and explored the links between citizenship, identity and multiculturalism. View text and video from the day.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007173

Consultation: Law Foundation of Ontario - Linguistic and Rural Access to Justice Project
The Foundation has launched a project to improve access to justice and legal information and services for persons who do not speak English or French and persons living in rural or remote areas of the province. Feedback sought by: July 15, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007191

Ontario Government Announces Consultation on Temp Agency Work
Labour Minister Duguid recently released "A Consultation Paper on Work through Temporary Help Agencies." The deadline for response is July 7, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007192

Establishing A Quick Response Team for Violence Against Women (A Guide for Local Government)
A practical and comprehensive manual providing a step-by-step guide for local governments on setting up a Quick Response Team (QRT) for Violence Against Women (VAW) and Family Violence in the community. The manual is divided into 5 PDF books.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007172

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


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FEATURED RESEARCH

Toronto's Social Fabric Demography and Issues
This powerpoint presentation was delivered to the Alternative Housing and Services Committee in May 2008 by City of Toronto's Social Development department. It includes demographic analysis of the 2006 cenus data.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007193

Ending Poverty in Ontario: Building Capacity and Organizing for Change - A Workshop for Engaging Low Income People 
This manual has been developed to assist facilitators to hold community-based workshops with low income people and other community members active in ending poverty - Spring 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004602

Community Social Data Strategy
The Community Social Data Strategy allows municipalities and community-based organizations to access and analyze detailed research findings from Statistics Canada cost effectively.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004601

CRS awarded $2.1 million to build a national research network
The purpose of this project is to mobilize and sustain a Canadian and international network of researchers and research centres committed to the study of refugee and forced migration issues and to finding solutions to the plight of refugees.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007204

Call for Presenters: Building Equitable Partnerships Symposium 2008
This symposium will provide a forum for dialogue among groups that have a stake in the delivery of culturally competent mental health and addictions and related health care - Submission Deadline: June 6, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007203

10th National Metropolis Conference - Presentations Available Online
Many of the presentations from the 2008 Metropolis conference are now available and are searchable by topic or by presenter.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007175

Reasonable accommodation report released in Quebec
A copy of the abridged report (99 pages), expert reports and news summaries and a list of recommendations are available for reading on the Consultation Commission on Accommodation Practices Related to Cultural Differences website.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007174

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