SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2008-06-18

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - June 18, 2008

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OCASI Technology Webinars

OCASI launches a series of free online webinars to help its member organizations and other community agencies to use technology more effectively. Join us on July 2, 2008 for the first event - " Click Here: Using New Media Technologies with Our Newcomer Clients."

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007251


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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

HIPPY Program Manager - Toronto
Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-school Youngsters (HIPPY) Program requires a Program Manager - Deadline: June 25, 2008.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=135560

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:

RFP: Developing ESL Activities for Settlement.Org
The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is seeking proposals to develop ESL activities for Settlement.Org - Deadline: June 20, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004607

EnAbling Change Partnership Program
This funding is for non-profit organizations to improve accessibility for people with disabilities - Deadline for Letters of Interest: June 30, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004612

CASSA RFP: To Develop a Trades Research Strategy
CASSA is seeking a consultant to develop and implement a research strategy on skilled trades in Ontario with the focus on employment and training areas for internationally-trained tradespeople - Deadline: July 2, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004618

CFP: Ontario's Community Builders Program 
The Ontario's Community Builders program is inviting eligible organizations to apply for funding for the 2008-2009 fiscal year - Deadlines: July 31, 2008 and November 28, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004614

CIC CFP: Evaluation of a Pilot Project to Provide Client Support Services to Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) in Ontario 
CIC is now requesting proposals to conduct an evaluation of the Client Support Services Pilot Project (CSS) - Deadline: August 1, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004610


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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Settlement Without Boundaries - SWB+08
As part of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants' (OCASI) 30th Anniversary celebrations, OCASI, CERIS and Ryerson University present this dialogue to articulate a new vision for the settlement of immigrants and refugees in Ontario - June 26, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007253

Changes to immigration system pass; consultations next step
According to this CIC release, the government will establish processing priorities following consultations with the provinces and stakeholders.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007262

5 Keys to Effective Knowledge Transfer for Nonprofits
Effective Knowledge Transfer and Exchange for Nonprofit Organizations: A Framework, from Imagine Canada, provides a framework to help nonprofits plan, conduct, and evaluate their efforts at knowledge transfer and exchange.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007257

Access to professions & trades in the non-profit sector: A nightmare or a dream?
This article, by Uzma Shakir, provides insight into how the non-profit sector may provide a window of opportunity for internationally trained newcomers, but that we must be wary of marginalizing them even further with our good intentions.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007246

Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration : Regulating Immigration Consultants
This report makes recommendations in a number of areas, including: Enforcing Standards, Addressing the Problem of Unauthorized Representatives Practising Outside Canada, Addressing the Problem of Ghost Consultants and more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007245



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

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FEATURED RESEARCH


Study: Sexual Attitudes of Portuguese-Speaking Youth in Toronto
This report by the Portuguese Speaking Interagency Network provides an environmental scan of the sexual attidues, behaviours, and potential risk factors of adolescents and youth of Portuguese-speaking origin in Toronto.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007255

Searching for Research Participants - Research Project: Immigration experiences & health concerns of Sinhalese women in Canada
Professor Sepali Guruge and Professor Margaret Malone from the School of Nursing at Ryerson University are currently conducting a research study with the Sinhalese community in Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007252

Community organization seeks resources for bibliography on non-status issues
The Portuguese-Canadian National Congress is creating a bibliography of articles, reports and resources addressing non-status issues in Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007248

Report: Reading the Future - Planning to meet Canada's future literacy needs
According to this report, 48% — almost half — of all Canadian adults aged 16 and older experience some degree of difficulty in their ability to read, write and understand effectively in English and/or French.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007243

StatsCan: Canadian Internet Use Survey, 2007
In 2007, the rate of internet use was 78% among immigrants who arrived in Canada during the last 10 years. That's 3% higher than those born in Canada. If you're not using internet technology effectively in your agency, you're missing an opportunity.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007242

New research report - Human Rights Issues in National Security: An Inventory of Agency Considerations
Despite some general legislation that ensures that human rights must be respected by all federal organizations, there is no legislation that imposes an obligation on national security agencies to report on human rights issues.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007244

Reducing Work-Life Conflict: What Works? What Doesn't?
This report examines what employers, employees and their families can do to reduce work-life conflict. It also provides information on the availability and use of a number of family-friendly policies and practices in Canadian organizations.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007241


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