SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2008-11-19

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - November 19, 2008

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Settlement.Org Video Tours

Watch this video tour of Settlement.Org to see what's on the site and how you can use it. Available in more than 10 languages.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007627


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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Itinerant Settlement Consellor - Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Collingwood, Innisfil
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka requires an Itinerant Settlement Counsellor to promote their settlement program and deliver settlement services to newcomers to Canada in Midland, Orillia, Innisfil, Collingwood and Wasaga beach - Deadline: November 20, 2008.

http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=153433


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CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

MCI RFP: Ontario's Community Builders Program 
This MCI program supports community organizations to recognize the rich diversity of cultures that make up Ontario's population and celebrate their contribution to the social and cultural fabric of this province - Deadline: November 28, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004728

CIC CFP: Projects to Enhance or Support the Delivery and Reception of Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP) Services
CIC is seeking proposals for projects that will enhance or support the delivery and reception of the Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP) services in Ontario, Canada - Deadline: January 15, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004724

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Call for Conference Presentations - SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools) Conference 2009
CIC is funding a SWIS Conference in Niagara Falls from February 23-26, 2009. This call is for presentations that would target one or more of the delegate audiences on any of the indicated topics - Deadline: November 30, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007636

Call for Conference Presentations - RAP (Resettlement Assistance Program) Conference 2009
CIC is funding a RAP Conference in Toronto at the Sutton Place Hotel from February 2-5, 2009. This call is for presentations that would target one or more of the delegate audiences on any of the indicated topics - Deadline: November 30, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007635

Human Rights in Housing in Canada: An Advocate's Guide 
The goal of this guide is to give housing workers and service providers the knowledge and tools to enable them to overcome the discriminatory barriers that preclude people from getting and keeping housing - May 2008. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004723

CIC Communications Protocol - 2008  
Recently, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) sent a letter to all agencies they fund, outlining a new Communications Protocol that has been incorporated in recent contribution agreements signed with CIC. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004720

Toronto Drop-in Network (TDIN) Good Practices Toolkit 
Drop-ins provide a safe and welcoming refuge for vulnerable members of our society. This Toolkit is designed to help the people who operate drop-ins be the best that they can and provide the most effective service to the community - 2007. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004713

Online Book: Web Style Guide
This book provides an excellent overview of the functional aspects of website design, including how to get started, designing your interface and overall site navigation (including multimedia, style, page design and graphics) and writing for the web.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007637

New Websites: Niagara Immigration Portal and Sarnia-Lambton Immigration Portal
These websites have information for newcomers to each area.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007633
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007632

Call for Workshop Proposals: Opportunities Conference 2009
This year's conferences focuses on three themes: Organizational capacity-building, Lifelong Learning: Personal and Professional Development and Social Policy and Program Development - Deadline extended: November 28, 2008. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007621

Survey: What Technology Training and Resources Does Your Organization Need?
CanadaHelps is developing a package of learning tools for charities to learn more about how online technologies can assist them in day-to-day functioning, marketing and communications, and fundraising. Complete their survey to tell them what you need.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007630

Managing Up, Down, and Across - An HR Primer for New Managers
New to management? No experience supervising people? Read this short, straightforward article about one approach. Simply put: coach down, collaborate across, manage up.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007614

New Website: No To Hate
Find information to understand what hate crime is and what your legal rights are so you can protect yourself, learn how to report a hate crime incident and join an online discussion with like-minded people seeking to end hate crimes.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007624

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


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FEATURED RESEARCH

Poverty Rates Higher Among Recent Immigrants in Peel Region
Recent immigrants in the Peel Region are two-and-a-half times more likely to live in poverty than their Canadian-born counterparts according to a report entitled "Profile of the Peel Community".
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007618

Getting on with the Job: From Deliberate Relationships to a National Community Innovation System
This report proposes a national community innovation system to support and engage the voluntary/non-profit sector and policy advocates to partner with governments to introduce innovative programs and polices to meet local needs and strengthen communities.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007629

Online Technology for Social Change: From Struggle to Strategy
Many are still struggling in their effort to make use of new and emerging technologies. This useful non-profit technology report examines the needs of organizers working to utilize new technologies, and offers recommendations for how to meet those needs.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007625.

Report: A Living Wage for Toronto
In preparation for the Good Jobs Summit, this report estimates that two working parents raising two young children would need to earn $16.60 an hour each, with both parents working full-time and year-round, to be able to live adequately in the GTA.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007639

Finding Home: Exploring Muslim Settlement in the Toronto CMA
In Canada, we know little about the ways by which religion has shaped the settlement patterns and experiences of recent Muslim immigrants. The authors examine the residential segregation of Muslims and proximity of some Muslim concentrations to mosques.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007617

Immigration, the University, and the Tolerant Second-Tier City (STC)
Qualitative research on immigrant settlement in Kitchener-Waterloo (K-W), Ontario has revealed the important role played by the region's universities in attracting immigrants, but also in creating the feeling of a safe and welcoming space.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007616

The Politics of Access to Professions: Making Ontario's Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act (FARPA)
This paper examines the making of FARPA in the context of the debate over access to professions. According to the author, despite its limitations, the legislation represents a significant political gain for internationally trained professionals.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007615


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