SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2009-07-29

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - July 29, 2009

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Ontario Government Consultation On Foreign And Resident Employment Recruitment In Ontario

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is asking for your comments, input, and suggestions on how best to protect vulnerable temporary foreign workers and other job seekers in Ontario - Deadline: August 21, 2009.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008692

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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Manager, Youth Services - Toronto (Central)
Davenport Perth Neighborhood Centre (DPNC), Youth Services requires a Manager - Deadline: August 10, 2009.
 
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=189123

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:

HRSDC CFP: Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities - Community Coordinator for Hamilton, York/Durham, Peel/Halton and Toronto
HRSDC is accepting proposals from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance for the delivery of Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities - Community Coordinator - Deadline: July 31, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004876

CFP: United Way of Peel Region - Social Purpose Enterprise (SPE) Technical Assistance Grants
United Way of Peel Region is launching a grant opportunity to fund technical grants specifically for social purpose enterpriser development - Deadline: August 21, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004871

OCASI RFP: To Conduct a Newcomers Survey In the Province of Ontario 
OCASI is seeking proposals to undertake a province-wide survey to assess newcomers' satisfaction with settlement services and to identify service needs and priorities - Deadline: August 28, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004874

HRSDC Project Funding - Foreign Credential Recognition
This funding seeks to develop foreign credential assessment and recognition processes to enhance the labour market outcomes of foreign-trained individuals in targeted occupations and sectors - ongoing.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004870

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Survey: Inventory of Employer Training Programs in Ontario
Colleges of Ontario Network for Education and Training (CON*NECT) is conducting a short 5 question survey to gather information for the development of an Inventory of Employer Training Programs in Ontario.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008715

New Sector Networking Site: Canadian Network of Refugee Health Centres
This online network was created by Access Alliance to facilitate the sharing of experiences and expertise around refugee health issues in Canada. The network is focused on sharing information, resources, events, discussion and expertise.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008676

How Program Evaluation Can Help Complex Systems Learn
This presentation summary provides some useful insights for evaluators to move towards a more relationship-focused approach to evaluation of community projects.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008678

LawHelpLive - A New Service from Law Help Ontario
LawHelpLive helps you or your clients find information about the pro bono legal services offered at Law Help Ontario. It is a text-based live chat program that works similarly to Instant Messaging or live chat services used by library systems.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008679

Storytelling Project Curriculum: Teaching about Race and Racism through Storytelling and the Arts - Free Curriculum
This anti-racist curriculum focuses on school-age children and isavailable for free download and use. The curriculum was developed by a team of teachers, artists, activists and scholars researching anti-racism curricula in the U.S.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008682

Ontario Government Mental Health And Addictions Discussion Paper
Ontario has released a discussion paper, Every Door is the Right Door - Towards a 10-Year Mental Health and Addictions Strategy: A discussion paper (PDF format) to contribute to the development of a 10-year mental health and addictions strategy.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008683

The Not-So-Hidden Politics of Class Online
This recent presentation discusses an important and often overlooked issue when we look at and are excited by the engaging, democratizing and openness of the internet and, more specifically, social media.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008684

Call for Input: Know T.O. - A project of Four DiverseCity Fellows
Working to a create a fun and educational game about Toronto, these Fellows have put out a call for input and need interesting trivia about this great city - arts & culture, history, politics, people, sports, events, neighbourhoods, architecture, etc.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008686

New Program: Certificate in Refugee and Forced Migration Issues
This certificate offers a professional development program to support workers in the newcomer settlement and healthcare sector, and the shelter system who are working with refugees and forced migrants.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008685

CIC Bulletin: Children Born Outside of Canada and Port-of-Entry
This Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) operational bulletin instructs port-of-entry officers about what to do when parents want to enter Canada with a baby who was born outside of Canada on or after April 17, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008675

CRA Caution: Gifts of services
CRA has issued a caution to charities regarding issuing receipts for gifts of services.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008689

New CRA Fundraising Guidelines
Recently, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) posted updated guidance for charities who are spending time and resources on fundraising. Read about the new guidance and some analysis of it by some trusted nonprofit and legal sources.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008711

From Child to Senior Benefits - Some Are Still Missing Out
Some families and seniors are not taking full advantage of available income benefits. As agency workers, it is important that we understand, and pass along, information about the services, resources and benefits that our clients are eligible for.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008694

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) New Media Monitoring Page
CCR has created a page that provides an online resource of links to recent media articles about refugees and immigrants.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008696

Neighbourhood and Health: Perspectives of Multicultural Youth in St. James Town (SJT)
This project aims to understand how the SJT neighbourhood affects the health and wellbeing of its youths. To achieve this goal, the SJT Initiative is working with 21 youth residents of the SJT neighbourhood.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008699

Two Important CBSA and CIC Announcements Affecting Refugee Claimants from Countries Under Temporary Suspension of Removal (TSR)
CIC and CBSA made two important announcements that affect people from certain countries who are making refugee claims in Canada. Both take effect immediately - July 23, 2009 .
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008697

CIC Operational Bulletin 135 - Streamlining the Refugee Intake Process
This operational bulletin introduces two updated forms: the IMM 5611, "Claim for Refugee Protection in Canada" and the IMM 1265, "Interpreter's Declaration".
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008701

Providing Health Care to Medically Uninsured Immigrants and Refugees
Most of us know that Ontario imposes a three-month waiting period before new immigrants can become eligible for the provincial health insurance plan. Without an OHIP card, residents of Ontario have limited access to health care services.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008705

TVO Series Re-airing - Belong or Bust: Where Do You Fit In?
Belong or Bust week is currently re-airing (from July 26 - August 2, 2009) on TV Ontario. Check out the schedule, tune in and explore themes of culture, identity and our place in society.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008709

OntarioImmigration.ca New Youth Section
OntarioImmigration.ca has added resources for newcomer youth.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008710

Imagine Canada: New Standards Program & Promising Practices for Canada's Voluntary Sector
Find out more about the creation of a Standards Program for Canada's charities and nonprofit organizations and facilitating access to Promising Practices in the areas of governance, human resources (paid and unpaid), and financial accountability.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008714

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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Multilingual Legal Information: Issues in Development and Delivery
In this report, CLEO reviews and expands upon the research it conducted for the Linguistic Access Report (below), and looks at new areas for exploration - March 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004879

Citizenship Matters: Re-examining Income (In)Security of Immigrant Seniors  
This report seeks to explore the lack of access to income security programs by immigrant seniors, specifically the 10 year residency waiting period for social security benefits imposed on immigrant seniors who came to Canada under the Family Class.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004881

Let Us Talk About Sex (L.U.T.A.S) Project 
The L.U.T.A.S. project sought to identify the current sexual behaviours, attitudes and potential health risks factors of adolescents and youth of Portuguese Speaking Origin with special attention to high risk and ostracized youth.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004882

INSCAN (International Settlement Canada) Summer 2009 - Immigrant Volunteers: Their Characteristics, Contributions, and Experience  
This article reviews some of the characteristics of immigrant volunteers, within the framework of the contributions they make to Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004877

Adjusting the Balance: Fixing Canada’s Economic Immigration Policies 
This report outlines a national vision for successful economic immigration in Canada - July 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004875

Evaluation Report: Client Support Services (CSS) for Government Assisted Refugees Province-Wide Pilot Initiative   
This report provides an evaluation of the CSS program, which provides a coordinated approach to help Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) resettle in Ontario - March 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004869


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http://atwork.settlement.org/atwork/research/searchresults.asp