SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2009-05-20

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - May 20, 2009

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Neighbours, Friends and Family: Invitation to GTA Orientation Sessions 
 
OCASI invites immigrant-serving organizations to an orientation session on the Neighbours, Friends and Family (NFF): Diverse Communities Project. NFF is a province-wide public education campaign run by the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that those close to an at-risk woman or an abusive man can help.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008260
 
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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Discussion Forum Moderators - Mississauga

QCICCET is looking for three candidates who have experience and enjoy working with newcomer youth from 18-24 to act as moderators for the new Lincing Youth (YLINC) discussion forum on www.ylinc.ca - Deadline: May 29, 2009.

http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=177510

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

Call for Expressions of Interest - Adult Learning Centre Demonstration Projects
The Ministry of Education, MCI and MTCU invites submissions to implement a selected number of Adult Learning Centre Demonstration Projects - Deadline: May 27, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004828

United Way serving KFL&A: One-Time Priority Needs Grants 
The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) is now accepting applications for One-Time Priority Needs Grants and Collaborative Grants - Deadline: June 1, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004829

RBC creates New Beginnings: National Diversity Fund for Children with the Children's Aid Foundation
This program will support to immigrant, refugee and multicultural children and youth by providing social workers with a flexible resource to enhance their everyday work with children, youth and families at risk for crisis or family breakdown.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008291

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Temporary Foreign Workers - In the News and More
With the current media coverage of one MP's alleged abuse of two Live-In Caregivers, some of the media attention and discussion is looking at the situation/plight of Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) in Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008300

CRA Consultation on proposed Guidance on the Protection of Human Rights and Charitable Registration
This document sets out the draft guidelines that the Charities Directorate will use to determine if an organization established to protect human rights can be registered as a charity. Deadline for comments - July 31, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008311

Ontario Government Introduces Legislation for Proposed College Of Trades
Ontario is taking steps to establish the Ontario College of Trades, a regulatory college that would help modernize the province's apprenticeship and skilled trades system.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008312

Offer: Kitchener-Waterloo Non-Profits Looking for Creative and Marketing Help
Nonprofit organizations in need of marketing and advertising services are being asked to submit their name to Punch Integrated Communications Inc. Selected charities will get marketing assistance as part of their CreateAthon® program.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008316

Developments in Volunteerism: Who are the "New Volunteers"?
Volunteers aren't looking for the same opportunities they were 10 years ago. Baby boomer volunteers, the growth in volunteers with specialized skill sets, and the continual introduction of new technology are all affecting today's volunteer trend.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008317

Change, Change Management and Communication - Archived Webinar Presentations
Peter de Jager is a Canadian counsultant who speaks prolifically on these issues. Listen to some of his recent webinar presentations and register for future events.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008266

CIC Video: Minister Kenney on "Good Citizenship: The Duty to Integrate"
The Minister speaks about the challenges of maintaining high levels of diverse immigration while promoting social cohesion and national identity. "What more can we do to strengthen the ties that bind us together as Canadians?" Transcript included.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008271

Consultation: Understanding The Issues, Best Practice And Options For Service Development To Meet The Needs Of Ethno-Cultural Groups, Immigrants, Refugees, And Racialized Groups
The Mental Health Commission of Canada has produced recommendations for improving the mental health of Canadians from ethno-cultural, racialized, immigrant and refugee groups, and is circulating them nationally for consultation.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008272

A Multi-generational Workforce: What It Means for Our Organizations
While ages have ranged in the workforce before, traditional modes of advancement and rewards used to be much more stable. The old paradigm of paying ones dues and "climbing the ladder" of advancement in a linear way is becoming an outdated model.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008278

Online Citizenship for Young People - e-Safety Project Ideas
These documents come out of an effort to promote positive online citizenship amongst young people, supporting them to thrive online and be active online citizens as a means to promote online safety.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008281

Conference Proceedings: 2009 InformOntario Symposium
More than 60 attendees participated in workshops at the 2009 InformOntario Symposium at Durham College, Oshawa. Materials will be posted as they become available. Of note: IO Standards – Past, Present, Future.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008285

Are We Treating International Medical Graduates Fairly?
This article points out an often overlooked and under-reported systemic imbalance facing international medical graduates (IMGs): in 2008 353 IMGs secured resident positions, while, during 2008/09, Canadian hospitals had 2,153 foreign visa trainees.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008261

New Voices, Volume 1, Issue 1 - Spring 2009
Published by the The Mennonite New Life Centre in Toronto, New Voices expresses newcomer perspectives on immigration, employment and social change.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008286

Colour of Poverty - YouTube Channel
The Colour of Poverty Network and its membership works to build shared action plans to address and redress this disturbing and growing structural or systemic disparity and ethno-racial inequality.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008294

TVO The Agenda: Ethnic Politics: Positive or Pander?
This TVO The Agenda episode focused on ethnic identity and victim politics Canada, looking specifically at the MP Ruby Dhalla Live-in Caregiver story and recent Tamil protests in Toronto.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008296

YourCity Magazine - London, Ontario Multicultural Magazine
A new online publication focused on disseminating information about programs and resources for local immigrants, covering issues surrounding immigration and examining how they affect the London community.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008290

Survey on Registration Process for Regulated Professions in Ontario
The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) is doing a survey about the experiences of people who have joined or applied to join one of Ontario’s regulated professions in 2000 or later.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008299

Us Now - A Film About the Power of Mass Collaboration, Government and the Internet
Us Now tells the stories of online networks that are challenging the existing notion of hierarchy. For the first time, it brings together the fore-most thinkers in the field of participative governance to describe the future of government.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008303

Non-Profit Website Design: Examples and Best Practices
Eight tips (including have a news section or blog, be consistent with all your materials (online and off), know why you've created the site, and focus on the content) and 20 examples of great non-profit sites
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008304


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


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FEATURED RESEARCH

Race, Religion, and the Social Integration of New Immigrant Minorities in Canada
This study explores the extent to which the social integration of recent immigrants to Canada and Quebec is affected by their religious diversity, as opposed to traditional questions of racial difference - September 2008. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004831

The Role of Social Ties in the Job Search of Recent Immigrants 
This paper examines the role played by social networks in the job search process of recent immigrants - January 2009. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004832

Between Grassroots Politics and the Ethnicizing Imperative of the Multicultural State: Latin American Immigrant Organizations in Toronto 
This paper examines the politics of Latin American immigrant incorporation in Canada with a focus on the relationship between community organizing, settlement and social needs and services, and the ethnic politics of Canadian multiculturalism. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004833

Immigration and the Demographic Challenge: A Statistical Survey of the Ontario Region
This study examines immigration and shifting demographic patterns of permanent residents in Ontario broken down at the region and community level. It graphically examines contemporary Ontario immigrant settlement patterns.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008284

Video: For Us, By Us: Peer Research 101
This video features the voices of community members who have worked on community-based research projects in the Toronto area. They discuss how and why they became involved in research, what they did, as well as some of the benefits and challenges.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008295

Police-reported Hate Crime in Canada, 2007
Police services in Canada reported 785 crimes that were motivated by hate in 2007, down from 892 in 2006. Race or ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation continue to be the most commonly reported.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008301

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