SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2008-07-16

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - July 16, 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 August 6, 2008 for our second event - Getting the Most Out of Online Settlement Resources - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007251


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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

Youth Settlement Worker - Brampton 
COSTI-IIAS Immigrant Services, Youth Services requires a Youth Settlement Worker - Deadline: July 24, 2008.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=139148

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:

TRIEC RFP: HR Consultant - Employer Roadmap Project
The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), through its employer outreach program hireimmigrants.ca, is seeking the services of a consultant with expertise in human resources and adult learning - Deadline: July 16, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004626

TRIEC RFP: Market Researcher - Employer Roadmap Project
The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)is seeking the services of a market researcher with expertise in acquiring feedback/product testing via focus groups - Deadline: July 25, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004642

Realtors Care Foundation Grants for Shelter-based organizations in Ontario
Grants are available for shelter-related charities in Ontario and also emergency disaster relief funding - Deadline: August 5, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004637

CIC CFP: Co-ordination of a Conference for the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) in Ontario 
CIC is accepting proposals to develop, co-ordinate and manage a two to three day conference for the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Service Providers - Deadline: August 15, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004631

CIC CFP: ISAP, JSW and Host in Cornwall
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) invites proposals to deliver the ISAP, JSW and Host programs in Cornwall during the period of September 2008 - September 2009 - Deadline: August 22, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004632


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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

New Online Training: Family Violence against Immigrant & Refugee Women: Community Development Strategies
This online training is intended for immigrant service and other community-based organizations that are in a unique capacity to reach vulnerable and/or isolated immigrant women and their communities.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007321

OCASI Executive Directors Forum 2008: Fall Dates, Needs Assessment, and Call for Proposals
OCASI is pleased to announce the OCASI Executive Directors Forum 2008 will take place at the YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre in Orillia, October 20, 21, and 22, 2008.  Online registration will begin in mid-August. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004640

OCASI Professional Development Conference: Fall Dates, Needs Assessment, and Call for Proposals
OCASI is pleased to announce the Fall 2008 Professional Development Conference will take place at the YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre in Orillia October 22, 23, and 24, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004639

OCASI Launches New Workshops - Family Violence against Immigrant & Refugee Women: Community Development Strategies
The OCASI project, Family Violence against Immigrant & Refugee Women: Community Development Strategies has now entered its second year. A new set of workshops have been organized for the Toronto area.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2006700

Survey - Organizational Standards Initiative (OSI): Strengthening Capacity & Accountability
The purpose of the survey is to get feedback from community based immigrant and refugee serving agencies about the direction and focus OCASI should take in the development of organizational standards and related capacity development initiatives.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007305

Call for ISAP (Immigrant Settlement Adaptation Program) Conference Presentations
CIC is funding two ISAP Conferences in Niagara Falls in November 2008. This call is to solicit presentation proposals for these conferences - Deadline: July 31, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007300

Call for Mentors - Living in Brown: South Asian Youth in Focus Project
The Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) is beginning the second phase of its latest youth engagement initiative - a training and mentorship program for South Asian youth. They are looking for community mentors.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007334

Infectious Disease Control A Training Initiative for Resettlement Staff/Volunteers - Participant Manuals
This CIC training initiative was provided in response to a need identified by staff and volunteers involved in the Resettlement Assistance Program and the
Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004644

Click Here: Using New Media Technologies with Our Newcomer Clients - Webinar Recording and Information Package
This July 2, 2008 session provided an overview of emerging Web 2.0 trends and demonstrated online information sharing using simple internet tools. The session covered and demonstrated some of the free sites and resources that can help your work and find out how easy Web 2.0 technologies can be.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004641

Report of the Ontario Host Conference, March 2008
This conference report provides an overview of conference workshops and the new Ontario Host Coordination project. Highlights include summaries of thematic topics discussed at the conference - July 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004638

ACCESS - The Non-profit Learning, Training & Development Index
ACCESS is a free searchable index that allows organizations, their employees, volunteers and board members to easily find and post sector-focused learning opportunities and providers. From the HR Council.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007328

Free Diversity & Anti-Racism Training for London-based Non-profit Boards
Are you a small- to medium-sized non-profit organization in London(operating budget of $500,000 or under) committed to creating a diverse and inclusive nonprofit environment? Find out more about this Board training program opportunity.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007326

YWCA Toronto Offers Innovative New LINC Classes for Women 
The YWCA Toronto recently launched a Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) program, free English classes developed specifically for immigrant women.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007324

Useful ACTEW Update Regarding Employment Ontario
ACTEW attended the Service Delivery Advisory Group (SDAG) meeting and provides useful MTCU updates about: Second Career Strategy, EO Service Delivery Framework, Employment Services Implementation, Integrated Local Labour Market Planning.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007317

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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Study: Immigrants Working with Co-ethnics: Who Are They and How Do They Fare Economically?
Participation in ethnic economies has been regarded as an alternative avenue of economic adaptation for immigrants. This study examines one important dimension of ethnic economies: co-ethnic concentration at the workplace.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007325

Indicators of Healthy and Vibrant Communities Roundtable – A Primer
This report explores the possibilities for a shared set of community indicators in Ontario that would refine the understanding of healthy and vibrant communities and support effective decision-making at the Trillium Foundation as well as by communities.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007316

City of Toronto Community Social Data Strategy
The City of Toronto has agreed to work with the Canadian Council on Social Development as the lead coordinator for 24 community-based human services agencies to ensure access to Statistics Canada data.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007310

OHRC Consultation Paper: Human Rights and Rental Housing in Ontario
The Ontario Human Rights Commission is soliciting input on a range of human rights issues in rental housing. Their Background Paper contains a detailed discussion of the issues and provides social and legal context.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007308

Metropolis: The Bridge - Research Updates
Research of interest: Social Inclusion of Newcomers to Canada: An information problem, Discrimination or "Good" Policing: The Racial Profiling Debate in Canada, Thunder Bay: Between a Rock and a Hard Place in Northwestern Ontario.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007303

Information Practices of Canadian Muslims Post-9/11
The purpose of this study is to examine how individuals of Arab origin and/or Muslim faith use information to make sense of their world in a post-9/11 era in light of the stigma attached to being part of these cultural and/or religious groups.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007302

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