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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.


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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.�

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.�

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.�

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.

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.

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 website.

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.�

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.

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).

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.

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.�

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.

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.

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