SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2008-10-08

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - October 8, 2008

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Canada's Vital Signs 2008  
 
Canada's Vital Signs looks at the 10 indicators shared by every community foundation issuing a report this year. According to this report, child poverty in Canada is stuck at the same level as 1989 and immigrant family incomes are falling behind.  While this may not be news to many of us serving local communities, the reports from seven Ontario communities are useful reference points for our work.
 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007530


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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Research & Strategy Development Coordinator (LGBTQ) - Toronto - Deadline: October 17, 2008

The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is seeking a Research & Strategy Development Coordinator for a new initiative called Positive Spaces for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transsexual, Queer (LGBTQ) Immigrants and Refugees. 

http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=149478

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:

CultureLink CFP - Strategic Planning Consultant 
CultureLink is inviting proposals from qualified consultants to assist the Board of Directors in the development of the organization's next 3-year strategic plan - Deadline: October 17, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004701

$10 Million in Social Enterprise Awards from Google
Google will be giving out $10 million in awards through what it's calling Project 10^100 ("Project 10 to the 100th"). They are calling for "ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible." Maybe you or your organization has an idea... - Deadline: October 20th, 2008
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007521

Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) - November 1, 2008 Application Deadline
OTF grant applications deadlines are March 1, July 1 and November 1. To be considered in each grant cycle, complete applications must be received at their 45 Charles Street East, Toronto office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007526

HRSDC Open Calls for Proposals: New Horizons for Seniors
This call is for Capital Assistance Funding - Grants of up to $25,000 for upgrading community facilities and equipment related to existing programs and activities for seniors - Deadline: November 14, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004699

Echoing Green Fellowship - Social Entrepreneurism Grants
Echoing Green provides seed funding and support to social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change in order to launch groundbreaking organizations around the world - Deadline: December 1, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004697

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Voting Information in Many Languages
This website has information about voting, how the government is organized, and election issues. The information applies to voters all over Ontario. Available in more than 10 languages. Produced by the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007491

Family Service Toronto (FST) LGBTQ Internship Project
FST is looking for partner organizations wanting to add or expand capacity to serve Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Trans/Queer (LGBTQ) clients and communities. This is a three year project with LGBTQ MSW interns being trained and matched to partner agencies.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007506

Fact sheet: Nationals of Moratoria Countries Without Permanent Status in Canada
Frequently asked questions regarding the rights of people from moratorium countries without permanent status in Canada, applying for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, and available resources.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007504

Family Safety, Family Harmony: Information on Violence Against Women and the Law in Ontario
This pamphlet has information about violence against women in the family, illustrating how Canadian laws are in harmony with Islamic teachings on this issue. Availble in English, French, Arabic, Bosnian, Farsi, Somali and Urdu.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007532

CIC Regulatory Amendment: Order of Admission for Permanent Resident Applicants and their Accompanying Family Members
Previously, family members had sought to become, and could possibly have become, permanent residents prior to the principal applicant. Now, family members of principal applicants cannot become permanent residents before the principal applicant.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007493

My Risk Management Plan - Canadian version
Many funders, insurers, and umbrella organizations are asking for written risk management plans. This online tool that was developed specifically to help nonprofit organizations of any size create a written risk management plan ($99 introductory offer).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007480

State of Refugees: An Introduction to Refugee and Immigration Issues in Canada 
This 8-page Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) booklet outlines Canada's roles in protecting refugees and refugee claimants, and our responsibility to protect the rights of non-citizens in Canada - 2008. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004694


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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Collaboration in the Third Sector: From Co-opetition to Impact Driven Cooperation
Collaboration - everyone's talking about it, but does working together really help non-profit agencies operate more effectively and efficiently; and, even more importantly, does it lead to better services for clients?
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007524

Deliberate Relationships Between Government and the Non-Profit Sector: An Unfolding Picture
This report provides an overview of how government and the non-profit/voluntary sector interact, with a focus on "deliberate relationships" - targeted strategies to enhance working relationships - 2008. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004696

Maps for Advocacy: An Introduction to Geographical Mapping Techniques
This booklet is an effective guide to using maps in advocacy. It includes case studies, descriptions of procedures and methods, a review of data sources, and a glossary of mapping terminology. Explore the potential of maps to help get your message out.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007529

Intergenerational Education Mobility Among the Children of Canadian Immigrants
The objective of this research is to focus on the education outcomes of the children of immigrants.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007520

Understanding the Academic Trajectories of ESL Students
Many urban schools have a significant population of English-as-a-second-language (ESL) students. How can we support ESL students to ensure their academic success?
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007519

Conference Proceedings - The New Poverty Agenda: Reshaping Policies in the 21st Century
This conference explored the patterns of poverty today, highlighting changes from the past. It assessed policy responses, concentrating in particular on the problems facing working-age individuals and families and their children.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007494

Mentally Healthy Communities: A Collection of Papers
In this collection of papers, the authors explore the questions, "What contributes to a mentally healthy community?" and "What makes some communities more mentally healthy or resilient than others?"
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007490

OECD: International Migration Outlook 2008
OECD countries should adapt their labour migration policies with longer term goals, linked more closely to likely future demand for workers in all areas of their economies, opening up to lower-skilled workers as well as to those with high skills.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007489

Housing for Immigrants in Ontario's Medium-Sized Cities
This report explores how medium-sized cities in Ontario provide affordable housing for newcomers, challenges that immigrants, governments, housing providers and settlement agencies face, and the policies and strategies they follow for overcoming them.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007486

Researching Forced Migration: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources
The principal audience for this guide is students in a higher education setting who require an introduction to the main research tools and information sources. However, it should also appeal to novice researchers based in community agencies.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007485

Integration Outcomes for Immigrant Women in Canada: A Review of the Literature - 2000-2007
The purpose of this paper is to examine the integration outcomes for Canadian immigrant women as revealed in the current literature with the intent of identifying key priority areas for research, policy development and practice - 2007. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004695


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