SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2008-12-31

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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:

Business Development Advisor -  Windsor
New Canadians' Centre of Excellence Inc. is looking for someone to help clients with business opportunity assessment and analysis - Deadline: January 7, 2009
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=158579

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:

Regional Diversity Roundtable (of Peel) RFP: Evaluation Consultant 
The Regional Diversity Roundtable (of Peel) is seeking proposals from consultants for an evaluation of its processes and activities using developmental evaluation - Deadline: January 11, 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004751

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Conference Proceedings - ISAP Conference 2008 - Building Canada's Future: The Role of the Settlement Sector in Ontario - Plenary Sessions
The purpose of this conference was to increase the skill-set of those working in the settlement sector through professional development workshops. View presentation slides/video from Conference Plenary Sessions.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007749

Conference Proceedings - ISAP Conference 2008 - Building Canada's Future: The Role of the Settlement Sector in Ontario - Breakout Sessions
The purpose of this conference was to increase the skill-set of those working in the settlement sector through professional development workshops. View presentation slides/information from Conference Breakout Sessions.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007750

Expanding Dental Services For Low Income Children
The Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT) program currently provides emergency dental care to low-income children from birth to age 13. As of Jan 1, 2009, the program will be expanded to reach children up to age 18.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007745

Call for artists - writers - photographers - videographers: Toronto Multicultural Website Project - What represents your ethnic identity?
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is now accepting original artwork, photo essays, short video productions and text-based articles of relevance to the many different ethnic group populations in Toronto - Deadline: March 1, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007758

Settlement News Across the Province (SNAP) - Vol. 4 / #3 - Fall 2008 
This edition includes: Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP), Teaching materials for LINC - Under Development, Welcome and Information for Newcomers (WIN) at Camilla Senior Public School in Mississauga, Occupation-Specific Language Training at Ontario Colleges.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1003708


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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Study: Immigrants' education and required job skills - 1991 to 2006
Established immigrants - those who had lived in Canada for between 11 and 15 years - had more difficulty finding jobs reflecting their educational attainment in 2006 than they did in 1991.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007751

New Metropolis Research
New reports includ: Bridging the Common Divide: The Importance of Both "Cohesion" and "Inclusion"; Parents and Teens in Immigrant Families:Cultural Influences and Material Pressures; Francophone International Health Graduates and more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007756

Understanding Internet Usage Among Broadband Households: A Study of Household Internet Use Survey Data
This study shows that there are differences among Canadian broadband users, challenging the widely held notion that broadband adoption in and of itself somehow means that users are ready and willing to become full participants in the information society.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007746

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