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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - August 26, 2009

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Call for Participation in a Research Study on Immigrant Professionals Working in the Ontario Settlement Sector

This study is exploring what leads those professionals who are trained abroad in areas other than settlement or broader social service work to seek employment at settlement service agencies across the province - Survey deadline: November 16, 2009.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008746

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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Outreach Worker - Toronto (Central)
University Settlement, Settlement and Social Services requires an Outreach Worker - Deadline: August 28, 2009.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=192347

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:

OCASI RFP: To Conduct a Newcomers Survey In the Province of Ontario - UPDATED with Q&A Information
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

Application for Translation Subsidy 2009
Cultural Interpretation Services for our Communities is offering limited pro-bono services for the translation of pamphlets, brochures, websites. Priority will be given to languages in high demand - Deadline: September 15, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008747

Kingston Healthy Community Fund (HCF) Grants
The City of Kingston and the United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) have formed a partnership for HCF Grants to support Heritage, Community Development & Recreation - Deadline: September 23, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004902

Call for Proposals: e-learning Instructional Designers for On-line Orientation Program for Internationally Educated Individuals
The Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium (ORAC) is seeking proposals to provide internationally educated individuals (IEIs) with an introduction to the nature, structure - Deadline: October 1, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004903


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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

2009 OCASI ED Forum and Fall Professional Development Conference - Dates Announced
OCASI has announced upcoming dates for the 2009 ED Forum (November 2-4, 2009) and Fall Professional Development Conference (November 4-6, 2009) which will take place at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008754

New Permanent Resident Cards Released
Recently, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) made some changes to the Permanent Resident Card (PR Card). The card now looks different and has new security features. The new cards were released on August 24, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008755

Symposium Presenter/Panel Call for Proposals: Critical Connections: Where Woman Abuse and Child Safety Intersect
Presentation Proposals are sought about successful programs, new research and outcome studies that focus on women, children and families who are at risk of, or have experienced, woman abuse - Submission Deadline: September 28, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008741

Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) Annual Report 2008-2009
The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released its latest annual report.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008750

HR Council for the Voluntary & Non-profit Sector: Expanded Information on Compensation & Benefits
An expanded Compensation & Benefits section is now available in the HR Toolkit on the HR Council website.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008745

Country of Origin Information
There are a variety of reasons why you might be looking for information about the country of origin of a client. Canadian sources are somewhat lacking, but there are a variety of useful international websites where much information can be found.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008744

CCR Fact Sheets for Refugee Claimants from Countries Under Temporary Suspension of Removal (TSR)
A few weeks ago, we posted information from CIC and CBSA regarding Refugee Claimants from Countries Under Temporary Suspension of Removal (TSR). The Canadian Council for Refugees has published two important related fact sheets.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008743

CharityVillage - Focus on Non-profit Networking
The latest edition of Village Vibes (August 17, 2009) is all about networking.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008742

SWIS News and Notes Newsletter 65
This issue focuses on Newcomer Orientation Week 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1003378

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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Experience of Discrimination by Visible Minorities in Small Communities   
This article describes some of the experiences of racial minorities in small town settings in Alberta - Spring 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004901

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

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