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Sexpress: Toronto Teen Survey Final Report

The Toronto Teen Survey (TTS) conducted Community Based Research with active youth participation to enrich both the quality and quantity of sexual health information available to Toronto teens and improve the ways in which sexual health promotion and care are delivered. Typically marginalized and under-represented racialized and newcomer youth are well represented in this survey and report. Look for a specific information bulletin on "Sexual Health needs of Youth New to Canada", to be co-released with OCASI, in Fall 2009.


Youth Settlement/Employment Counsellor - Toronto (Scarborough)

YWCA Toronto, Youth Immigrant Settlement Adaptation Program (ISAP) YWCA JUMP Scarborough requires a Youth Settlement/Employment Counsellor - Deadline: June 10, 2009.


Canada Post Foundation: Mental Health Funding Grants
The Canada Post Foundation is now inviting applications from registered charities for funding of projects consistent with its objective to provide front-line support for those directly affected by mental illness - Deadline: June 5, 2009.

Donner Canadian Foundation Awards Program
The Donner Awards seeks to recognize and reward excellence in social service provision by Canadian non-profit organizations - Deadline: extended to June 15, 2009.

Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grants for Schools
School councils may apply for grants to support initiatives focused on engaging parents who may experience challenges in becoming involved in the school due to language barriers, recent immigration, poverty, and more - Deadline: October 16, 2009.

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Pathways to Transformation - Anti-Racism and Diversity Training for the Host Program Network of Ontario
The goal of this training was to provide a two-day learning opportunity for Ontario Host Program staff and volunteers to acquire insights and tools to deal effectively with racism and discrimination, and to be builders of harmonious communities.

Invitation to Comment: Financial Reporting by Not-For-Profit Organizations
This document has proposed a number of alternatives to the current accounting standard regime used by the non-profit sector. The sector has an opportunity, until June 30, 2009, to comment on the future of the standards.

Neighbours, Friends and Family: Invitation to Orientation Sessions
OCASI invites immigrant-serving organizations to an orientation session on the Neighbours, Friends and Family: Diverse Communities Project. Registration is now open for 10 sessions in the province.

Peel Region Telecare Distress Centre Opens Mandarin and Cantonese Distress Lines
Telecare Distress Centre, a non-profit multi-cultural organization providing caring and confidential support services for the diverse populations in the Region of Peel, has added support lines in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Staying in Touch: The Library Responds To A Changing Community
Public libraries have long played an essential role in the integration and settlement of urban immigrants. Read this profile of a U.S. library and its role in integrating newcomers.

Should Your Company Have a Social Media Policy?
A social media policy outlines for employees the corporate guidelines or principles of communicating in the online world. I've highlighted important text/principles for you to read.�

Promising Practice: Mapping Services and Resources in St. James Town
A printable directory and online map provides the addresses and contact information for organizations, resources and retail services located within the boundaries of the North St. James Town neighbourhood.

Call for Article Submissions: ContactPoint Summer Newsletter
Contact Point is a national website dedicated to the resource and professional development needs of Canadian career services professionals, and those in related fields. Focus of this newsletter - Diversity Issue: Working with Specific Client Groups.

Humber Initiative on Philanthropy: Moving fundraising forward
The inaugural Humber Initiative on Philanthropy gave attendees an opportunity to explore some of the more compelling issues affecting fundraising and volunteerism in the nonprofit sector today. Read a summary of the day's proceedings.

Facilitating Online: A course leader’s guide
This is a course curriculum intended for training educators as online facilitators of fully online and mixed mode courses. It provides a course model, week-by-week learning activities, general guidance and guidelines on each learning activity.

Central East LHIN Symposium Proceedings: "Making A Difference"
This page includes links to the presentations and speeches given during the two-day event and some of the posters that were displayed at the May 14th Health Fair and Reception. You can also view a webcast of some of the presentations.

Call for Information: Meeting the Food Needs of New Canadians
Kathryn Lennon, from the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre's Food Bank Diversity Working Group, is looking for information about regarding settlement and food security.

Digital Photo Contest: Diversity Through Your Eyes
Skills for Change is calling for digital photo entries to be used in their 2008-2009 Annual Report and Multicultural Calendar, capturing capture the diversity that is Toronto - Deadline - August 21, 2009.

Ending Poverty Project: Building Capacity and Organizing for Change
This campaign will work with low-income people in 10 communities to share ideas for what's needed to end poverty in Ontario and to build broad public support for tackling poverty both locally and across the province.

Canadian Human Rights Commission (CCDP) 2008 Annual Report
Of interest: Freedom of Expression and Hate on the Internet, National Security and the Protection of Human Rights, Promoting Employment Equity, Strengthening the Role of National Human Rights Institutions and more.

Workshop Report: "Who are we serving?” A workshop on hospital-based strategies to identify health service inequities
This workshop explored what hospitals could do now with existing data to understand service equity gaps and challenges to support action to reduce helath disparities.

Organizational Standards Initiative (OSI) Self-Assessment Tool Pilot Begins
Over the next 5 months, 11 Pilot Test agencies will work through the self-assessment tool. OSI staff will continue working to expand and enhance the capacity development resources linked to the Tool.

The Philanthropist - Online Journal
A quarterly journal for managers, directors, and legal and financial advisors of Canadian charitable organizations and foundations and for others involved in philanthropy and related areas.

Building LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces: Engaging Organizations and Individuals in Change
This report describes the workplace experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and supports development of programs and practices that leverage diversity, foster inclusion, and increase awareness, accountability, and action.�

Ontario Government Announcement about Bridge Training Programs
The 2009 provincial budget included a $50 million investment, over two years, to further expand bridge training programs across the province.

yLINC is Recruiting Volunteers to Test their New Virtual Environment
yLINC will be an online settlement portal where newcomer youth ages 18-24 will have access to settlement resources as well as learn English through a virtual classroom facilitated by LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) instructors.

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TIEDI Call for Input: Workplace and Labour Market Information Data Requests
The Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI) project is inviting organizations to email their data requests with regards to workplaces and labour market information.

Understanding the Employment Service Needs of Internationally Trained Immigrants 
This report sought to answer the question: What employment services would best meet ITI needs and help prepare them for employment commensurate with their skills, education and experience? 2009

Understanding Ontario College-Community Agency Linkages Research Report 
The aim of this research was to explore how community agencies in Ontario view community colleges, to what extent they are linked to each other and how these linkages can be strengthened - from the perspective of the community agencies - 2009.

Why Do Skilled Immigrants Struggle in the Labor Market? A Field Experiment with Six Thousand Resumes
This report finds that considerable employer discrimination occurs against applicants with ethnic names.

Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN)
CLSRN is a network of academic researchers interested in strengthening our understanding of the Canadian labour market. This page includes links to their immigrant and labour market related research.

DiverseCity Counts Report - A Snapshot of Diversity in The Greater Toronto Area
Visible minorities are under-represented in the senior-most leadership positions in the GTA. Just 13% of leaders analyzed are visible minorities. The education sector is the most diverse, and the corporate sector is the least diverse.

Report: Poverty Shouldn’t be a Life Sentence
This report shows that nearly 30 percent of homeless men are employed and nearly two-thirds receive money from some source of welfare or a job, yet many still find themselves within the shelter care system.

Being the Change We Want: A Conversation about Vocational Renewal for Nonprofit Leaders.
This Metcalf Foundation report looks at how non-profit leaders renew themselves in their profession and how we can strengthen professional vitality in non-profit leadership to ensure that leaders have the skills, perspectives, and knowledge they need.

StatCan Study: Employment Among People with Disabilities
When it comes to persons with a disability, the tendency is to think that they are affected their entire life. This may not be the case. Between 1999 and 2004, 13% were affected for the entire 6 years, while 36% were affected for only 1 year.

Demographics of Toronto: A visual presentation of population sub-groups
This presentation includes 2006 census variables on population and age variables, immigration, and income. There is also a draft of a "mosaic indicator" to measure diversity and the degree to which Toronto neighbourhoods are ethnic enclaves.

Low income cut-offs for 2008 and low income measures for 2007
This publication incorporates a detailed description of the methods used to arrive at both measurements. It also explains how base years are defined and how LICOs are updated using the Consumer Price Index.

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