SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2008-08-28

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - August 28, 2008

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NOTICE:

In response to questions from OCASI member agencies, we have confirmed that applications for the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Call for Proposals titled Projects to Enhance or Support the Delivery and Reception of Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP) Services must be postmarked prior to September 1st to be considered.

For details on the CFP visit:
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004410

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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Host Program Community Engagement & Partnership Coordinator - North Toronto Community MicroSkills Development Centre is a multi-cultural, non-profit, community-based organization committed to assisting the unemployed with priority to women, racial minorities, youth and immigrants. They are seeking staff who will be responsible for opening doors and building bridges between newcomer/immigrant groups and public institutions and private sector businesses in northwest and northeast Toronto, with the goal of building a welcoming, inclusive and well-integrated community. Deadline - September 5, 2008
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=144341

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:

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.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004667

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.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004651

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.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004578

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.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004666

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

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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Lessons Learned: Collaborations Between Family Resource Centres and Settlement Agencies 
This Canadian Association of Family Resources Programs paper profiles 4 communities, provides some effective practices and discusses how family resource programs and other community-based agencies can combat racism and discrimination.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007401

Justice Ontario: Information About Ontario's Legal System 
This Ministry of the Attorney General website has easy-to-use information on family and criminal law, lawsuits, human rights, estate planning and tickets and fines. You can also call 1-866-252-0104 for legal information in more than 170 languages.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007400

10 in 10 Urban Health Award Nominations
The 10 in 10 Urban Health award has been developed to recognize the unsung heroes that have made a significant contribution to the health of urban communities in the GTA from 1998-2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007398

City of Mississauga 2009 Grants Program
The City of Mississauga is now accepting applications from community-based groups and organizations for 2009 financial support, through its various granting programs - Deadline: October 15, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007394

Second Report on Voluntary and Non-Profit Labour Force Study 
The HR Council's second report from its Voluntary and Non-Profit Labour Force Study focuses on key findings from the study:
characteristics of employers and employees, skills needs, recruitment and retention, and job satisfaction.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007392

Spotlight on Learning: OLC Training Event 
The Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC) Training Event program includes workshops on using new technologies, and might be of interest to those working with literacy and/or ESL programs. October 6-8, 2008. Online registration available.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007391

Training for Service Providers Who Work With Francophone Communities in Smoking Cessation 
This Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) program is specially geared for service providers who work with French-speaking clients, a population with higher smoking rates that needs a 'targeted' approach.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007387

Maytree Newsletter - August 2008
This month's update: Exploring the issue of voting for non-citizens, the Immigrant Employment Loan program, expressing cultural identity through architecture, and more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007386

Conference Report: "Moving Forward Together" - Higher-Level Language Training 
The final conference report has been added to the detailed pages of conference proceedings. The report includes an executive summary, workshop and plenary session notes as well as profiles and conference background information.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007385

On New Shores: Understanding Immigrant Children Conference 
The 3rd conference on immigrant children takes place Nov 6-7 at the University of Guelph. Leading scholars from various disciplines, professionals, and governmental agencies present work and discuss issues and challenges concerning immigrant families.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007384

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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Library Settlement Partnerships - Pilot Project Review and Program Model Proposed 
CIC recently piloted the Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in Hamilton, Ottawa and Toronto libraries. These reports provide insights and recommendations about creating and running such partnerships - October 2007.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004405

A Geomatics Approach to Newcomer Settlement Services: The Integration of Supply and Demand over Space and Time 
CERIS recently completed a series of research that used geomatic approaches (gathering, storing, processing, and delivering of geographic information) and data to analyze the effective delivery of newcomer services in the Toronto area.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004401

Sustaining Canada's Multicultural Cities: Learning from the Local 
Our cities and neighbourhoods are being transformed by the social, cultural, and economic diversity of newcomers. How can we be 'at home'
– all of us, in all of our differences – in these increasingly multicultural cities? February 2004.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004018

Making The Case For Housing Help Centres 
This document identifies three critical paths to eliminating homelessness and the value of Housing Help Centres in preventing homelessness - August 2005.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1003922

Racialised Groups and Health Status: A Literature Review Exploring Poverty, Housing, Race-Based Discrimination and Access to Health Care as Determinants of Health for Racialised Groups 
This literature review investigates the impact of income, housing, race-based discrimination and access to health care on the health status of racialised groups in Toronto - Summer 2005.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1003914

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

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