SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2008-12-17

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - December 17, 2008

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New eLearning Course: Family Violence against Immigrant & Refugee Women: Community Development Strategies  
 
This self-directed training module is intended for immigrant service and other community-based organizations that are in a unique capacity to reach vulnerable and/or isolated immigrant women and their communities. It addresses the need to enhance domestic violence prevention strategies to reach immigrant and refugee women, including women without legal immigration status, trafficked women and women from racialized low-income communities.
 
http://www.learnatwork.ca/


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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

Provincial Coordinator - Programme des travailleurs d'établissement dans les écoles (TÉÉ) 
Working collaboratively with the Provincial English Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Coordinator, the Provincial TÉÉ Coordinator will facilitate and support the delivery of the TÉÉ Program through the province-wide coordination of resources and promotion, and through training and information sharing to TÉÉ program staff in Ontario service-providing organizations - Deadline: January 9, 2009
 
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=156785

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:

ONESTEP RFP: Performance Appraisal and Management Systems Project
ONESTEP is seeking the services of a performance management specialist to play a key role in the "Performance Appraisal and Management Systems Project" being funded by the MTCU - Deadline: December 22, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004748

(Revised) CIC CFP: Projects to Enhance or Support the Delivery and Reception of Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP) Services and to Provide Direct Settlement Services to Newcomers in Ontario
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

CIC National Call for Proposals - for initiatives that support the settlement of newcomers to Canada
CIC is launching its second National Call for Proposals to invite new and current partners to submit proposals for funding - Deadline: January 26, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004747

CIC Peel-Halton CFP: Community Resource Person for Seniors' Services in Peel Region 
CIC Peel-Halton is accepting proposals from organizations to provide and supervise a person who will act as a Community Resource Person for Seniors - Deadline: January 30, 2009.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004750

Research RFP: CERIS - The Ontario Metropolis Centre
CERIS is now requesting research proposals for the 2009 competition. The proposals will focus on policy relevant research questions associated with the six CERIS Research Domains - Deadline: January 30, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004749


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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

OCASI Organizational Standards Initiative: Consultation Report
This report provides a summary of findings from recent consultations and outlines priority organizational development issues, recommended next steps, and a shared vision for the sector that emerged through the consultation process - December 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007700

New Website: ImmigrationPeel.ca
Find useful immigration and settlement information for Peel Region, made up of the Cities of Mississauga, Brampton, and the Town of Caledon.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007695    

New Website/Campaign: All Women. One Family Law.
This public legal education project provides plain language information booklets about 12 family law issues in 11 languages. Specialized audiences include Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Francophone women and Immigrant Domestic Workers and Caregivers.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007728

Government of Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy - Breaking the Cycle
The government of Ontario has released their anti-poverty strategy, with targets that they will publicly report on our over time.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007694

Call for Nominations - Queering Black History Month
To commemorate Black History in 2009, Egale Canada and Stop Murder Music (Canada) will recognize the outstanding contributions of six Queer Black, African, or Caribbean Canadians - Deadline: January 19, 2008.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007697

New Website: Cities of Migration
This site will showcase good practice in the integration of migrants in urban areas and promote innovative ideas that create equity, social cohesion and urban prosperity. The site provides good ideas in 5 domains: work, live, learn, connect, plan.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007704

New Initiative: Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigration Integration
This new initiative will create a coordinated local strategy to attract and retain newcomers to the area.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007705

National Consultation CLB 2000 / NCLC 2006
The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) /Centre des niveaux de compétence linguistinque canadiens (CNCLC) has begun a process to conduct a review of the CLB 2000 and NCLC 2006 documents.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007708

OCASI Youth Portal Project Looking for Multimedia Content Partners
They are looking for youth-created content to keep the site relevant to the newcomer youth who will be visiting it, specifically videos and any other multimedia content created by or for newcomer youth.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007711

City of Toronto Web 2.0 Summit - Webcast Archives
The City of Toronto's Web 2.0 Summit explored how Web 2.0 technology can change the way governments interact with citizens, create policies and make decisions. They've made archives of the webcasts available online.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007714

Online Social Networking in the Workplace
In the coming weeks, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will release guidelines to help employers draft their own policies on the use of social network sites in the workplace. For now, peruse their current research findings.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007718

Survey: Understanding Ontario Colleges-Community Linkages
From Colleges Integrating Immigrants to Employment (CIITE). In this survey, community agency staff are asked to answer questions about your agency's relationships with local community colleges. Deadline: January 15, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007736

CIC Operational Bulletin 090 – Streamlining the refugee intake process
This bulletin outlines how the rising rate of refugee claims in Canada is having an impact on Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) operations and outlines their action plan.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007739

Somali Documentary Project
This website documents the worldwide Somali diaspora through photography and writing.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007740


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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Immigrant Economic and Social Outcomes in Canada: Research and Data Development at Statistics Canada
64 Statistics Canada research reports between 2002-08 outline a continuous deterioration in the economic outcomes for immigrants entering Canada over the past 25 years. Economic outcomes for second-generation Canadians are more positive.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007738

Study: Internet use and social and civic participation - 2003 to 2007
Many Canadians are using the Web in ways that facilitate social and civic participation, such as making contact with others and finding out about their communities.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007693

Internal Migration of Immigrants: Do Immigrants Respond to Regional Labour Demand Shocks?
This study, looking at the recent economic boom in Alberta, found that immigrants responded generally more strongly than non-immigrants to the rising labour demand. However, this response was by no means homogeneous.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007701

Welfare Incomes, 2006 and 2007
This report presents current and long-term statistics on welfare incomes, which include social assistance as well as federal child-related and other benefits, for 4 household types in Canada's 13 provinces and territories.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007719

Ontario Trillium Foundation Releases Information on Demographic Trends to Help Not-For-Profits Address Community Needs
This series of statistical reports on economic, social and demographic trends in Ontario provides recent demographic data from the 2006 Census and analyzes 16 regions in Ontario and the province as a whole.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007723

Ontario Hunger Report - Food Bank Use On the Rise
While this report does not include data about newcomer or racialized communities, we know that our clients are food bank clients. The fact that food banks in Ontario have seen a 13% increase in use over the previous year is troublesome.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007729

Cross-Cultural Training in Support of Police Services - Final Report
Settlement and Integration Services Organization developed and implemented a project to address the specific needs of new police recruits with a diverse cultural background, as well as of current policing staff, for information, training, and resources.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007731

Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2008 Generosity Index
This report measures measures and compares monetary generosity in Canada and the U.S. using readily available data on the extent and depth of charitable donations as recorded on personal income tax returns. Ontario ranks 45 out of 64 jurisdictions.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007733

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