SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2009-03-11

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - March 11, 2009

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Spring 2009 OCASI Professional Development Conference

The Spring 2009 OCASI Professional Development Conference will be April 22-24. Information about the conference is now posted on the conference website. Register online until March 25, 2009.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007966

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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

Poverty Reduction Project Coordinator - Toronto (Central)
Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA), Poverty Reduction Project requires a Coordinator, responsible for implementing various poverty reduction initiatives for CASSA - Deadline: March 18, 2009.
 
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=170262

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:

CIC CFP: Peterborough Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)
CIC is accepting proposals to deliver SWIS program activities in the Region of Peterborough - Deadline: March 27, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004781

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?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004780

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

CIC Launches Video on Immigration Consultant Fraud
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched a video called, "Becoming Canadian: Combatting Immigration Fraud".�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007986

Resources on Problem Gambling - In Many Languages
ProblemGambling.ca has resources in Chinese (Simplified), Farsi, Italian, Korean, Pilipino (Tagalog), Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil and Vietnamese. The site is an online community supported by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007961

Salary Survey for Volunteer Coordinators and Managers
The Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources Ontario (PAVR-O) is conducting a survey on the range and scope of salaries for volunteer coordinators across Ontario. PAVR-O hopes the results can be used as a benchmark and for sector comparisons.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007964

Canada's Best Diversity Employers
Canada's Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007968

One Page Guides to Web Tools
These are easy-to-read, one-page guides about registering a domain name, blogs, wikis, Flickr, online surveys, Google Alerts, Youtube, Twitter, effective online videos, and more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007973

Call for Entry: Refugee Rights Art Exhibition
The Toronto Planning Committee for Refugee Rights Day 2009 is looking for artwork that speaks to issues of refugee rights, or to any aspect of the refugee experience.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007975

International Children's Digital Library
This website is useful for parents who want to read to children in their home language. The collection includes books in many languages. You can search for books by language, type, topic, length of book and age of reader.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007977

Call for Abstracts - 9th Annual Critical Race and Anti-Colonial Studies Conference
This call is for panels and papers from scholars, activists, and researchers whose work engages an antiracist, antiimperialist framework. The conference will be held in Montreal, June 5-7 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007985

June Callwood Award Nominations Open
The Surrey Place Centre's June Callwood Award recognizes outstanding contributions in support of people with developmental disabilities. Nominations are due by March 31, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007981

Video: Your Home Language
This Toronto District School Board (TDSB) video suggests activities that parents and family can do with children in their home language.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2007983

Official Launch of New Library Settlement Partnership Sites
Originally piloted in Toronto, Ottawa and Hamilton, this service has expanded into 14 more libraries in southern Ontario, in Brampton, Kitchener, Richmond Hill, Windsor and London.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007960

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

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


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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Labour Market Integration of Skilled Immigrants: Good Practices for the Recognition of International Credentials
This paper looks at the relationships between immigrants and Canadian society at large, and the multiple issues involved in credential recognition, including recognition of language and communication skills, workplace competencies and experience and more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007958

Intersectionality: Moving Women's Health Research and Policy Forward
This primer explores how women’s health and experiences are shaped by race, class, culture, income, education, age, ability, sexual orientation, immigration status, ethnicity, Indigeneity, geography and how service providers can apply this to their work.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007991

INSCAN (International Settlement Canada): Readership Survey
This survey aims to assess the effectiveness of INSCAN in serving your information needs concerning the settlement, adaptation, and integration of immigrants and refugees.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2007990

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