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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - September 10, 2008

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Register Now: Fall 2008 OCASI Professional Development Conference
The program for the Fall 2008 OCASI Professional Development Conference is now online. The 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_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007418


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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Youth HOST Workers - Toronto (Scarborough)
Catholic Cross-Cultural Services (CCS) requires two Youth HOST Workers - Deadline: September 17, 2008.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=145812


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CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

Access Alliance RFP: Settlement Counselling Skills In-Service 
Access Alliance is looking for a trainer to work with their team of six settlement counsellors and four peer outreach workers - Deadline: September 19, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004680

MCI RFP: Bridge Training Programs for Internationally Trained Individuals 2008-2009
The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration invites proposals for Bridging Projects that improve access to occupational certification/registration and/or employment for internationally trained individuals - Deadline: October 9, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004679

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Register Now: Fall 2008 OCASI Professional Development Conference
The program for the Fall 2008 OCASI Professional Development Conference is now online.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007418

Register Now: 2008 OCASI Executive Directors Forum
The program for the 2008 OCASI Executive Directors Forum is now online. Workshop descriptions are currently available in English. The French version of the complete program will be posted by Friday, August 29, when translation has been completed.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007415

Wellesley Institute - Professional Development Workshops - Fall 2008 Workshop Schedule
The Wellesley Institute and Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University have released their Fall 2008 schedule of workshops focused on Community Based Research (CBR) and Capacity Building.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007408

Legal Clinic Sets Up Bad Immigration Consultants Phone Hotline
The "Bad Consultants Hotline", at 416-978-6447, launches September 22, 2008 and will be answered four days a week by law students at the University of Toronto's legal aid clinic, Downtown Legal Services (DLS).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007411

Vital People 2008 - Toronto Community Foundation Grant Program
Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to support the formal training or other informal development opportunities that best enable not-for-profit leaders to build their skills or knowledge or apply their experience - Deadline: September 24, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007404

Federal Election 2008 – OCASI Questions
OCASI has prepared 9 questions that were sent to the leaders of the four main political parties, as part of our public education activities for the October 14 General Election. The questions focus on issues affecting immigrants and refugees.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007424

Canadian Experience Class Applications Available September 17, 2008
The Canadian Experience Class is a new avenue of immigration for certain temporary foreign workers and foreign student graduates with professional, managerial and skilled work experience.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007426

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) - First Light - Winter 2008
First Light is published semi-annually and is intended to inform the interested reader about torture, its effects and what we can do in aiding survivors to overcome their experience of torture and war.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007432

Call for Nominations: 2008 Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) Awards
CCVT is accepting nominations for their 2008 Trevor Bartram, Amina Malko and Youth awards - Deadline for nominations: October 23, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007428

CBC Indepth: Equal Work, Unequal Treatment
Listen to and read the stories of temp workers who've been cheated of wages or barred from getting permanent jobs. Some of their stories will be posted online, along with the views of econonomists and people who run temp agencies.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007434


Find more news here - http://atwork.settlement.org/ATWORK/news.asp


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FEATURED RESEARCH

Call For Papers: Refuge Vol. 26.1 Sanctuary in a Global Context
Refuge invites submissions on sanctuary practices in a global context. Contributions must be received by September 30, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007419

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

Immigration and Refugee Board Statistics, January to June 2008
Statistics on refugee claims made, January to June 2008. The source for the statistics is the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), via the Canadian Council for Refugees.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007425

To search our full list of Trusted Research Sites, visit:
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2006735