SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2009-02-25

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - February 25, 2009

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Creating a Web 2.0 Plan for Your Organization

You've probably noticed more and more technology information, articles and links on the Settlement AtWork site. We use technology extensively to provide you with the information and resources you need to provide excellent and innovative service to newcomers.  Part of our increasing service to you is to help you to do that as well, by providing tips, highlighting promising practices in the sector, and by making sure that you align your tech work with all of your other work.  This document provides a strategic framework for an organization to think through, plan, implement and align a Web 2.0 strategy with your current organizational vision, goals and plans.  We think you'll find it useful.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004779

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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

Career & Employment Specialists - Hamilton
Settlement & Integration Services Organization (SISO) is now accepting applications for Career and Employment Specialists for the Link to Employment Program and Bridging Programs - Deadline: March 6, 2009.
 
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=167905

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:

Call for Submissions: Human Rights Center Mobile Challenge
This challenge is to encourage innovations for applying mobile technologies for human rights investigations and advocacy - Deadline: March 20, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007930

CRA CFP: Charities Partnership and Outreach Program
This program provides time-limited funding to registered charities and non-profit organizations in Canada to develop and deliver innovative education and training on compliance to registered charities - Deadline: March 27, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004780

Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) - Project Proposal Guidelines
Your proposal must be about provincial law and must fit one of these themes: make the legal system more relevant, accessible and efficient; simplify or clarify the law; use technology to increase access to justice. Proposals can be made at any time.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007872

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Government of Canada Reintroduces Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act
The Act seeks to enable organizations to incorporate faster and improve their financial accountability, clarify the roles and responsibilities of directors and officers, and enhance the protection of members’ rights.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007905

Hamilton Community Mapping Service
This Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton service helps local agencies create maps to better visualize, and understand the city’s assets, strengths, challenges and needs.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007902

Social Media Tools - Building Capacity - Presentation Notes and Resources
This website, an alternative to a presentation PowerPoint, has notes and links to resources, embedded videos, etc. for a recent presentation about Social Media/Settlement 2.0 made to a group in Windsor.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007911

Update from the Ontario Host Program Coordinator
This document has an update of Host Program Coordinator activities (as of February 2009).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007915

Library Settlement Partnership (LSP) Presentation Portal - Presentation and Information Videos
The LSP has created a multimedia channel with presentations about LSP, overviews of program materials and resources, and video clips from the DVD "Your Library" (in many languages).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007917

CanadaHelps Launches Web 2.0 Webinar Series
As a first in a series of many online e-learning tools to come, they have launched a new free online seminar series.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007921

Webinar Series Recordings: Storytelling and Social Media
This webinar series, brought to you by TechSoup Global and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), focused on helping nonprofits understand how to use Web 2.0/Social Media to more effectively tell your stories and get the word out.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007928

Second Annual LGBTQ Health Matters Week - April 13 - 19, 2009
LGBTQ Health Matters Week is an annual health awareness campaign to promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, genderqueer, intersex, queer and questioning communities across Ontario.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007924

Collaborating with the Business Sector to End Homelessness in Toronto
This 6-step resource is for non-profit organizations and multisectoral collaborations working to improve their communities’ capacity to bring about social change. With a focus on ending homelessness, the guide is useful for many groups.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007929

How to Stand Up For Your Rights in Housing
This fact sheet has information about the Ontario Human Rights Code and how it applies to discrimination in housing. It gives several examples of discrimination in housing and describes how the Ontario Human Rights system challenges discrimination.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007938

Working Smarter in HR: 5 Lessons from Jazz
This article explores five different elements of creating excellent HR leadership. It is designed to provoke your thinking about how you can help your organization find and maintain a powerful collective groove through its people practices.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007942

New Information Management Certificate at University of Toronto's PLC
Looking to become your organization's Information/Knowledge Management guru (and live in Toronto)? These continuing ed courses are worth a look.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007945

Updated Clear Language Legal Document - A Guide for Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications
This B.C. Guide comes in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, English, Filipino, French, Persian, Russian, and Spanish.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007952

DiverseCity: School4Civics
School4Civics is a Toronto-based nine-month program that trains and mentors promising leaders from diverse communities to organize political campaigns or run for office - Application Deadline: March 17, 2009 at 5 p.m..
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007956

Settlement News Across the Province - SNAP 
Published by TESL Ontario, SNAP aims to inform readers about new initiatives and resources in the field of settlement services.  Read the latest edition - Winter 2009.
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

Report: Symposium on Measuring the Impact of Doing Good
This report covers a recent (January 21, 2009) symposium that facilitated a dialogue on performance measurement between funders and non-profits within and beyond the province of Ontario and looked at non profits’ planning and evaluation practices.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007904

Reclaiming Voice: Challenges and Opportunities for Immigrant Women Learning English
This research sought to find out more about immigrant women who are not proficient in English, what obstacles or challenges they face in becoming proficient and what practices have helped these women overcome these challenges.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007937

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