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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - October 22, 2008

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New Online Course: Using New Media Technologies with Our Newcomer Clients

This session provides an overview of emerging Web 2.0 trends and demonstrates online information sharing using simple internet tools. This online workshop requires free registration.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007564


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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Access and Equity Manager - Toronto (Central)
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) requires an Access and Equity Manager - Deadline: October 31, 2008.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=151266


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CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

Canadian Human Rights Commission RFP for a Prototype of a Human Rights Report Card
The Canadian Human Rights Commission is looking for proposals to develop a prototype of a Human Rights Report Card - Deadline: October 30, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004712

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?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004692

TRIEC RFP: Project Management Consultant 
TRIEC is seeking the services of a technical project management consultant to help with the creation of a public tender for the development of a database-driven online mentoring application - Deadline: November 3, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004709

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

CIC CFP: Projects to Provide Professional Development Supports and Training to English and French Second Language Instructors In Ontario 
CIC is soliciting proposals for projects that will provide professional development opportunities, resources, and supports for instructors of language training programs in Ontario in both English and French - Deadline: November 28, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004710

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?doc_id=1004697

Toronto Community Foundation RFP: Vital Ideas 2009 
Vital Ideas enables these proven, effective organizations to expand their reach, share their experience and better sustain their impact through capacity-building grants of up to $30,000 for one year - Deadline: December 3, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004708

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Social Planning Council of KW (SPCKW) - Social Data Initiative
SPCKW is offering access to data and information to help organizations in Waterloo Region assess community need, plan for a grant application, understand your client population and more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007557

29th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
This award honours women leaders and one exceptional young woman between the age of 16 - 30*, for their outstanding contributions to improving the lives of women and girls in their community. Nomination deadline: November 1, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007568

Seven Part Guide to Producing Online Video for Your Organization
This series of short videos is designed to introduce nonprofit professionals to new ways of thinking about online video and to get you started on the path toward becoming a more web-centric organization.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007555

Social Finance: An Alternative for Mission Success?
This CharityVillage article provides a backgrounder to what you may hear referred to as social enterprise/innovation/capital/entrepreneurship. Or, what we used to call revenue generating/business spinoff/diversified funding. Find out about the new ideas.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007567

I Vote Toronto Campaign Launch
This campaign seeks to allow permanent residents in Toronto to vote in municipal elections.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007539

TechSoup Canada - An Interview with Jane Zhang
Techsoup Canada is an initiative of The Centre for Social Innovation, Compumentor and The Information Technology Association of Canada, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Find out how it can benefit your organization.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007543

City of Toronto - Utilization of an Equity Lens and an Equity Impact Statement
This tool seeks to guide City of Toronto staff and Council in removing human rights barriers as they plan, develop and evaluate policies, services and programs.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007550


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


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FEATURED RESEARCH

New U.S. Data Guide On Finding and Using Accurate, Recent Immigration Data - Model for Canada?
This guide outlines some of the most credible, up-to-date US and global immigration-related data compiled by government and non-governmental sources. It is a useful resource that should be replicated in Canada (some Canadian resources are listed).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007554

City of Toronto Neighbourhood Profiles - 2006 Census Data
This site provides detailed demographic information about each neighbourhood, prepared by the City's Social Policy Analysis & Research Unit. Reports and links to other studies about Toronto's neighbourhoods are also included.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007559

Language Skills for the Workplace Developing a Framework for College Delivery of Occupation-specific Language Training in Ontario
This report presents the results of a project undertaken by Colleges Ontario and funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to examine existing occupation-specific language training (OSLT) in Ontario colleges - November 2007. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004702

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

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

Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile - 2006
This annual report provides the most current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada, as well as trends over time, as part of the ongoing initiative to inform policy makers and the public about family violence issues.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007538

A Call for Asset-based Approaches to Immigrant Economic Integration
Wealth plays a key role in the settlement and integration of immigrants. This study provides an understanding of immigrant wealth in the Canadian context with recommendations for policy and programming that address immigrant wealth accumulation.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007553


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