SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2008-09-24

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - September 24, 2008

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CIC Social Engagement and Integration Workshops 2008 - Summary of Discussions  
 
From March to July 2008, CIC held a series of workshops in regional centres across the country to explore the role of social engagement in the integration experiences of newcomers to Canada. This document provides a summary of those discussions.
 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004681


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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

Community Educator - Refugee Trauma Project - London
The London Cross-Cultural Learner Centre (LCCLC) requires a Refugee Trauma Project - Community Educator - Deadline: September 30, 2008.  As part of the Trauma team, the position is responsible for the development and delivery of educational materials, activities and events to educate the community around issues faced by refugees to Canada and the barriers they face in accessing health and other services and opportunities. 
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=148097

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:

Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC): Request for Proposal for Research Report on Individual and Collective Rights
The CHRC is looking for a researcher to report on the concept and relationship between the notions of individual and collective rights and interests in reference to the Bill C-21 amendment of the CHRA - Deadline: October 1, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004682

RFP: 2008 Kingston Healthy Community Fund
This fund was developed to provide funding to projects in the community that further the goals of the City's Strategic Plan - Deadline: October 8, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004691

RFP: Knight News Challenge 
This program seeks to fund innovative ideas to improve local online news, deepen community engagement, bring Web 2.0 tools to local neighborhoods, support local conversations and more - Deadline: November 1, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004692

Toronto Central LHIN RFP: Aging at Home Funding - Year Two Call for Proposals 
Toronto Central LHIN is now accepting proposals for 2009-2010 funding as part of the Ontario government's Aging at Home Strategy - Deadline: Noon, October 17, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004687

Wellesley Institute CFP: Enabling Grants - Urban Health Research 
The Wellesley Institute (WI) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Enabling Grants under its Urban Health Research Programme - Deadline: October 31, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004688�

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Inventory of ELT Products and Tools Produced by Service Provider Organizations
This document contains resources that haven been developed to date by service provider organizations with funding from the ELT Initiative - October 2007. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004685

TRIEC's Third Annual Immigrant Success Awards
Awards available: best immigrant employer with fewer than 500 employees, an exceptional HR professional, a visionary business leader and a local champion who have all demonstrated leadership - Deadline: November 14, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007441

Diversity in Governance Awards
Is the governing body of your organization providing exemplary leadership in diversity strategies, demonstrating a clear commitment to diversity, providing measurable and tangible results? Submission deadline: October 17, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007442

Elections Canada Information for Multilingual Voters
Elections Canada has produced a voter information guide and a document about voter identification at the polls in 27 languages.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007445

Report of a Youth Host session, March 29, 2008 in Ottawa
The aim of this one-day session was to provide an opportunity for staff of Youth Host Programs from all parts of Ontario to learn from each other, and to explore how they might work together and support each other in the future.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007449

Doing Well While Doing Good: How to Launch a Successful Social Purpose Enterprise
This Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF) primer is written for both social entrepreneurs, funders, non profits to explain what it takes for an organization to successfully develop a social enterprise.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007456

Canadian Experience Class (CEC) - Information and Application Forms Available
You can find information and application forms for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007459

ISAP Conference 2008 - Registration Opening on September 26, 2008
This year's ISAP Conference theme is: Building Canada's Future: The Role of the Settlement Sector in Ontario. The conference, hosted by CIC, will take place in Niagara Falls.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007463

211 Phone Service Now Available in Ottawa
To find information about community and social services in Ottawa, dial 211 from any Ottawa phone or visit the 211Ontario.ca website.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007471


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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Immigrants and Precarious Employment
This project examines the opportunities and obstacles encountered by recent immigrants and refugees in the Canadian knowledge based economy. The authors seek to make their findings useful for a broad group of stakeholders, including service agencies.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007474

Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health - September 2008 Report
This issue highlights 2 demonstration projects: Mental Health and Addictions - Punjabi Community Health Services and Strengthening Mental Health in Cultural- Linguistic Communities - Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre (KDCHC).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007481

Visibly Hidden: Rethinking BMSM & HIV Prevention  
The goal of this report is to provide an overview of the significant needs, barriers and service gaps for Black, gay, bisexual and straight identified African and Caribbean men who have sex with other men in Toronto - June 2007. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004686

Best Practices: Somali Family Mental Health Support Program 
This report provides an overview of a suggested best practices approach to assisting Somali families dealing with mental health issues - February 2005.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004693

Indicators of Healthy and Vibrant Communities Roundtable – Summary Report
This report provides an overview of a recent roundtable meeting that explored what indicators and data should be used to evaluate the impact of community programs in Ontario and measure the well-being of our communities.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007440

Metropolitan Outlook 1: Economic Insights into 27 Canadian Metropolitan Economies: Autumn 2008
This Conference Board of Canada publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007446

Study: Making sense of health rankings
This StatsCan is designed to help you understand and assess reports that rank the health status or health system performance of a country, province or jurisdiction. It outlines the components and processes that underlie health rankings and more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007451

Conference Proceedings: Refugees and the Insecure Nation: Managing Forced Migration in Canada
The full conference report is now available on the York University Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) website. The opening plenaries for each day were videotaped and are also now streamed online at the CRS website (scroll down the page, bottom right).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007453

Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI)
The purpose of the TIEDI project is to provide community organizations with free access to statistical data and analysis on various aspects of immigrant labour market integration.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007454

Fostering language acquisition in daycare settings: What does the research tell us?
This report looks at research and existing theories on language development, focusing on how pre-schoolers' (including immigrant children) social environment affects their ability to learn languages and their subsequent reading and writing skills.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007455

Call for Papers: The Politics of Community and Identity: Learning from One Another
This call for papers is for an Ottawa conference focused on fostering research and policy dialogue on the role(s) of communities in democratic politics - Submission Deadline: September 30, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007469

Study: University completion rates among children of immigrants
Children of immigrants tend to achieve higher levels of education than children of Canadian-born parents, but there are wide differences in rates of completing university among young people of different national origins.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007473


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