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OCASI Initiative - ED Forum and PD Conference Registration Opens Tuesday, August 19

Professional Development Conference
The OCASI Professional Development Conference is designed for frontline workers in immigrant and refugee settlement, program coordinators, administrators, directors and managers from community-based immigrant and refugee serving organizations who want to increase or update their skills and knowledge and discuss current and emerging issues with their colleagues.

Executive Directors Forum
The OCASI Executive Directors Forum 2008 will take place at the YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre in Orillia, October 20, 21, and 22, 2008.
The Forum is designed only for Executive Directors or Senior Managers from OCASI member agencies and other immigrant service organizations in Ontario who are funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) through the ISAP, HOST, JSW, NIC and SWIS programs and/or the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration through the NSP Program.


Community Safety Promotion Officer - Toronto 
Toronto Community Housing Corporation is seeking a Community Safety Promotions Officer responsible for working with Toronto Community Housing communities, tenant groups, agencies, civic groups, policy makers, City departments, and the Toronto Police Services to initiate, promote and implement a range of community safety building initiatives that contribute to the creation of healthy, safe, engaged, and inclusive communities. Deadline - September 7, 2008

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CIC CFP: Application of the Government of Canada Strategic Reference Model (GSRM) and Business Transformation Enablement Program (BTEP) to the Work of Federal Departments Supporting the Vitality of Francophone Minority Communities New / Updated!
CIC is seeking proposals to organize a conference or a series of meetings for federal department partners who work with Francophone newcomers - Deadline: September 19, 2008.

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.

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.

CIC CFP: Peel Halton Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Citizenship and Immigration Canada is accepting proposals to deliver SWIS program activities in the Regions of Peel and Halton - Deadline: August 18, 2008.

CIC CFP: Professional Development Conference for Higher Level Employment Related Language Training Programs in Ontario CIC is accepting proposals to develop, co-ordinate and manage a conference for front-line staff who deliver programming and services to newcomers in higher level employment related language training programs - Deadline: September 4, 2008.

CIC CFP: Projects to Enhance or Support the Delivery and Reception of Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP) Services CIC is seeking proposals for projects that will enhance or support the delivery and reception of the Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP) services in Ontario, Canada - Deadlines: September 1, 2008.

CRA CFP: Charities Partnership and Outreach Program - Small and Rural Charities Initiative The Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is accepting funding proposals for the Charities Partnership and Outreach Program - Deadline: August 29, 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.  unding for this call ends March 31, 2010.

OCASI RFP - Alternative Career Paths Researcher/Writer (Contract) The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is seeking proposals for Alternative Career Paths Researcher/Writer - Deadline:
August 15, 2008.

OCASI RFP: Training and User Support for Library and School-based Settlement Workers OCASI is seeking proposals to provide computer training and user support for Library and School-based settlement workers on a contract basis - Deadline: August 29, 2008.

Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Victim Safety Project Grant Program New / Updated!
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is funding programs that improve victims' safety through better monitoring of high-risk offenders and more effective notification to victims - Deadline: September 16, 2008.

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CIC Announces Details of Proposed Canadian Experience Class 
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced details of a proposed new class of immigration: the Canadian Experience Class. This class is for certain foreign workers and foreign students (international students) who are in Canada with a valid temporary resident status and want to apply for permanent residence.

Do You Hear What I Say? - The Communications Audit 
A communication audit is a systematic and comprehensive analysis of your organization's communications. It will provide answers to some key questions about how you communicate to the people you serve/are trying to impact.

Nonprofits and Email NewslettersWith the low-cost of email and the fact that most clients and volunteers use it regularly, doing outreach online and through email can be a great way to increase your exposure to the community and communications with clients.

CharityVillage eLearning 2 for 1 Special: How Fundraising Works/How Boards Work 
Learn core fundraising principles, how to choose the most effective ways of raising money for your nonprofit, key board responsibilities, how to run effective board meetings and effective board members and more.

Online Application for Off-Campus Work Permit 
Eligible international students can now apply for an off-campus work permit online using MyCIC. You must register with MyCIC to use the online application.

Reminder: Changes to CIC Phone Line
In July 2008, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) changed the phone options for their Call Centre. Now, when you call 1-888-242-2100, you must listen to all of the options and make some choices before you can speak to an agent.

HIV/AIDS 101 Workshops for Community Educators 
These free workshops are offered by Toronto Public Health's Promoters of Sexual Health in conjunction with Community Members - Fall 2008.

Culturally Responsive Career Counselling 
The increasing diversity in our major cities requires that career counsellors develop and continue to acquire competencies in working with a multicultural population. This article offers some things to keep in mind as we try to help newcomer clients.

Volunteer Lawyers Service (VLS) Email Hotline 
If you are an Ontario charitable organization and need an answer to a legal question, submit it to the VLS Email Hotline and one of their volunteers will answer it for you. Your question and answer may be posted in their online Hotline FAQs.

Investing in Our Communities: Strategies for Immigrant Integration 
This U.S. guide describes how grantmakers at all levels can play an important leadership role on the issue of immigrant integration - 2006.

INSCAN (International Settlement Canada) Available Online 
INSCAN is a national and bilingual quarterly published by the Research Resource Division for Refugees covering a wide range of topics related to the settlement, adaptation, and integration of immigrants and refugees in Canada. Archives are now online.

Maytree: Application for Leaders for Change Available 
Leaders for Change offers leadership development for social justice activists who are committed to making change through action-based poverty reduction initiatives. Application deadline is September 16, 2008 – 5 p.m.

Service Canada Multilingual Fact Sheets
Service Canada has translated information about some of their programs and services into Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu. Documents are in PDF format.

State of Learning in Canada: Toward a Learning Future This report from the Canadian Council on Learning provides an overview of how well Canadians are equipped to meet the demands of our collective future. The focus is on what we learn and what we need to learn at four key stages in our lives.

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An Analysis of Second Language Training Programs for Older Adults Across Canada 
This report seeks to analyse second language training programs for older adults across Canada - January 2008.

The Right to Learn: Access to Public Education for Non-Status Immigrants 
This study examines the challenges, fear, and safety concerns non-status immigrant families face in regards to accessing the public school system - June 2008.

Second Language Tutoring Programs: An Inquiry Into Best Practices This paper, funded by CIC, sought to uncover the best practices of running a language tutoring program for immigrants settling in Canada - February 2008.

Settlement Workers in Schools Newcomer Orientation Week Pilot Initiative - Evaluation Report 
This report provides an evaluation of a peer based pilot project to prepare newly arrived youth for entry to eight (8) high schools in Ontario - November 2007.

Making Use of Immigrant Skills to Strengthen our Community 
Canadians need the skills that immigrants bring to their new home country. Immigrant skills—the very skills that we need—are not being used to their full potential - October 2003.

Social Inclusion of Newcomers to Canada: An Information Problem?
This article, to Appear in Library and Information Science Research, 2005, examines how information service providers, particularly libraries, may assist effectively in the provision of the information needs of immigrants.

Finding Their Voice: Civic Engagement Among Young Aboriginals and New Canadians 
This research and writing from the Centre for Research and Information on Canada highlights the challenges which confront young New Canadian and Aboriginal communities in effectively engaging in the civic life. Includes 5 articles from various writers.

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