SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2009-06-17

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - June 17, 2009

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Social Service Worker - Immigrants and Refugees Program (SSWI) at Seneca College - Alternative Forms of Delivery Available

At the 2009 Spring OCASI Conference, Seneca presented its plan to offer the program through alternative forms of delivery so it can be accessed by settlement workers.   The modes of delivery will include condensed delivery of courses over just a few days in a classroom setting, as well as web-cam delivery of courses on line.  Settlement workers with at least two years experience and/or prior post-secondary education will be given credit for some of the courses and field placement requirements.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008466

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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

Settlement Worker - Toronto (Scarborough)
The Settlement Worker at Mennonite New Life Centre will be responsible for providing settlement assistance to Spanish speaking newcomers from Latin America, with a focus on refugee claimants, temporary workers and non-status immigrants - Deadline: June 25, 2009.
 
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=181592

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:

Ministry of Health Promotion Healthy Communities Fund
The Ministry of Health Promotion's new Healthy Communities approach is part of an evolving process that will position Ontario as a leader in health promotion. The Ontario government is committed to implementing a holistic and integrated approach that will work to improve the health of Ontarians. Provincial Stream: June 24, 2009, Local/Regional Stream: July 24, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004842

Metropolis National Research Competition
Research Question: From the point of view of governments and of newcomers and minorities, are government-NGO partnerships the most effective model for delivering services for integration and inclusion in Canada? Deadline: September 30, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008397

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Finding Our Way: Youth Helping Youth to Settle
Created with the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association to support the transition of newcomer youth into Canadian culture and society, this publication provides a forum for a group whose voice is not heard regarding their immigrant or refugee experiences.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008411

ReachOUT Newcomer Network - New Toronto-based Settlement Services for LGBTQ Newcomer Youth
Are some of your clients Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, or Queer newcomer youth? Are you looking for training or resources? Find out about info sessions, tailored workshops and consultation to service providers.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008461

Canada Revenue Agency Releases Final Version of "Guidance: Fundraising by Registered Charities"
This document replaces Policy Statement CPS-001, Applicants that are Established to Hold Periodic Fundraisers, and provides information for registered charities on the current treatment of fundraising under the Income Tax Act and under common law.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008464

CIC Real Time Identification (RTID) Project / Digital Fingerprinting
CIC inland offices which currently send clients to obtain fingerprints are now required to request that the electronic or digital method of fingerprinting be used rather than the traditional ink and roll method.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008417

New Home - Tips for Teachers for Supporting Newcomers and English Language Learners in the Classroom
Created by teachers, this illustrated book follows the adventures of two children arriving at the airport, moving into a new house, shopping for food and clothes, meeting new friends at school, and becoming comfortable with their new home.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008497

CLEONet Seeks Partners in Delivering Legal Workshops Online
CLEONet is partnering with community organizations to deliver workshops on legal issues online. CLEO is seeking volunteers from community organizations to adapt their legal workshops to this webinar format.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008495

World Refugee Day Toronto 2009
This site has information and resources to help inform and mark Refugee Day in your community.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008492

CRA Charities-related Fillable Forms
Many of the CRA Charity-related PDF fillable forms are now saveable. Simply download the fillable/saveable form and save your work as you go. When the form is complete, simply print a copy and mail it to the Charities Directorate.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008412

Build Your Own Community or Go Where Your Clients Are?
The question: engage people on your own domain - in an online community that you build and manage yourself - or engage people where they are - out in social networks. The answer: there is a place for both in your online strategy, just as there is offline.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008426

New Website: Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW)
The CIW will look at the interconnections between health, standard of living, quality of the environment, time use, education and skills, community vitality, civic engagement, and arts, culture & recreation and evaluate how Canadians are doing.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008434

The Missing Link: The Supervisor’s Role in Employee Health Management
This new report concludes that supervisors and managers are poorly equipped to deal with employee disability, absenteeism and productivity issues. Manager support for employee health and productivity is sadly lacking.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008443

GivingandVolunteering.ca
This site aims to provide you with the statistics and resources developed from the National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (NSGVP). Includes factsheets, reports & manuals, and links to more useful information.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008445

New Project: Canadian Council of Muslim Women - Being a Canadian Muslim Woman in the 21st Century
This project will focus on equipping young Muslim women to lead and participate in a number of workshops with their educators and non-Muslim and male peers to discuss discrimination, violence and human rights.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008470

Community Accounts - Canadian Demographic Profiles
This website seeks to provide a single comprehensive source of community, regional, and provincial data that would normally not be readily available, too costly to obtain, or too time consuming to retrieve and compile.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008473

Video: Hear My Voice - Don't Judge Me by My Colour
Supported by SISO Hamilton, this documentary features interviews with refugees in Hamilton ON Canada, including Morteza Jafarpour, ED of SISO Hamilton.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008468

MyCharityConnects Conference Presentation Slides
This recent conference focused on helping charities learn about using online technology to improve their fundraising and marketing. View presentation slides from the various workshops. Video to come soon.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008477



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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

StatsCan: Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating
Most Canadians provided either time or money to charitable and non-profit organizations. The top 25% of donors provided 82% of total donations, and the top 25% of volunteers contributed 78% of the total unpaid work.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008435

Report: Ghost Consultants and Migrant Workers
This Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) study provides recommendations following up the May 2009 report, Temporary Foreign Workers and Non-status Workers.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008471

Freedom of Expression and Freedom from Hate in the Internet Age
The purpose of this Canadian Human Rights Commission report is to provide a comprehensive analysis of a current debate: what is the most effective way to prevent the harm caused by hate messages on the Internet, while respecting freedom of expression?
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008453

TIEDI Research Factsheets
TIEDI Factsheets are based on data requests distributed through TIEDI's Rapid Data. They include a few data tables on a well-defined topic.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008439

Government of Ontario Redefines Francophone Population
This new definition captures those whose mother tongue is neither French nor English, but who have a particular knowledge of French as an Official Language and use French at home, including many recent immigrants to Ontario.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008415

Amnesty International Report 2009: State of the World's Human Rights
Amnesty International is calling for a New Global Deal on human rights, because of a human rights investment gap by world leaders. More people have been driven into poverty and placed at increased risk of human rights violations.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008420

Report: Impacts of Workplace Injury
This report indicates that experience nearly 4 times the rate of poverty for Ontario. 45% of injured workers were not receiving anything at all from the workers compensation board and many end up on social assistance.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008423

Report: Canada’s Non-profit Maze
In recent years, governments have increasingly relied on non-profit groups as the delivery agent of choice for government services. This report provides a troubling picture of the financial and regulatory burdens facing the third sector.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008430

Report: Bridging the Preparedness Divide: A Framework for Health Equity in Ontario’s Emergency Management Programs
Pandemic planning, and emergency responses when a pandemic hits, must be viewed through an equity lens. This policy paper raises critical questions and poses some key answers.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008433

Families and Violence in Punjabi and Tamil Communities in Toronto
This report seeks to assess if family violence in Toronto’s Punjabi and Tamil immigrant communities is a pre-existing condition associated with cultural practices, or due to structural/institutional stresses resulting from immigration and settlement.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008431

Ontario Early Learning Report: With Our Best Future in Mind
The report recommends some changes to the structure of education and child care in Ontario. And it offers a clear template and timetable to bring together the vast, and often confusing, array of programs that exist for children from birth to 8 years old.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008480

Useful Website: Multilingual Legal Glossary
This website, run by Vancouver Community College, has 5000 Canadian legal and court-related terms in English Plain Language, and their equivalents in six other languages (Chinese, Farsi, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2008483

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