SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2009-09-23

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - September 23, 2009

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Registration for the OCASI Fall 2009 Professional Development Conference and Executive Directors Forum is Open

Registration for Fall 2009 Professional Development Conference and Executive Directors Forum is open until September 30, 2009.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008791


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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Community Animator - Toronto (East York)
Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre (RIWC) requires a Community Animator - Deadline: October 1, 2009.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=196775

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:

MTCU Call for Proposals: Workplace and Community Workforce Literacy & Essential Skills Projects
This CFP is designed to enhance and expand current literacy and essential skills services to include employers, the workplace, communities and the workforce & their particular employment, education and training needs - Deadline: September 25, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004913

Progress Career Planning Institute Research RFP: Bridging the gap between Internationally Educated Professionals' Canadian labour market experiences and the needs of employers in the Toronto region 
PCPI is commissioning an experienced Research Consultant to review 2 studies to produce additional and new data that outline IEPs' experiences in settlement and integration into the labour market - Deadline: October 9, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004914

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

H1N1 Flu and Non-Profit Preparedness
As we approach flu season in Ontario, much is being written, talked about and discussed regarding a potential flu pandemic. How can your non-profit organization respond to the influenza pandemic? 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008804

A Family Law Handbook for Pilipina Domestic Workers and Caregivers
This booklet has information on Ontario family law and how it can affect immigrant women, their partners or spouses, and their children. It also deals with issues such as family violence and immigration status - 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004915

HIPPY - Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters
This in-home program helps parents prepare their children for school and connect with services in their communities. It is expanding its family literacy program in several Canadian cities with the help of two federal departments.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008790

Call for proposals - 12th National Metropolis Conference - Montréal
The 2010 National Metropolis Conference will focus on immigration and inclusion with special attention to economic development and the meeting of cultures - Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008793

CIC Bulletin: Priority Processing for Temporary Residence Applications from Iran
This Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) operational bulletin is about processing temporary residence applications for Iranian nationals. CIC developed these special procedures in response to the situation in Iran.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008796

CIC Operational Bulletin 156 – Role and Responsibilities of CIC in the Context of the Enhanced Driver’s Licence (EDL) and Enhanced Identification Card (EIC) Programs
CIC has committed to assist the provinces and territories by providing guidance on what constitutes satisfactory evidence of Canadian citizenship.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008801

E-Learning for Working with Women Leaving Abusive Relationships
Springtide Resources is offering three unique online courses designed to introduce participants to the most critical family, immigration and refugee law issues for women leaving abusive relationships.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008798

Conference Proceedings: Language and Reading Comprehension for Immigrant Children
This conference, held in Toronto in May 2009, focused on four interrelated themes: cognitive and linguistic aspects, instructional/educational strategies, socio-cultural factors, and the impact of research in these areas on policy making.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008800

New Website: Newcomer Finances Toolkit
Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF) has created a Newcomer Finances Toolkit, available online. Resources have been specifically created for agencies to work with newcomers on financial issues/information.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008806

New Online Course for Settlement Workers: Caring for Canada's Children
The Canadian Mothercraft Society is offering a free, online professional development course for settlement workers, with a focus on immigrant families and their children (ages 0-6).�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008807

ACTEW inFOCUS Policy e-bulletin - Fall 2009
This issue focuses on the gender training gap.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008805


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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Fast, Fair and Final: Reforming Canada’s Refugee System 
The proposal presented in this paper suggests a different approach to making refugee decisions in Canada - September 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004916

CERIS - The Ontario Metropolis Centre Annual Activities Report to SSHRC Metropolis Project Phase Three (Year One)
CERIS' Phase Three focus is on Synthesis, Prioritization, Knowledge Transfer, Impact. This report outlines how successful CERIS has been in meeting its current objectives.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008803

How to Improve Canada’s Immigration System 
This study suggests how Canada's immigration policy can be improved to ensure that it more successfully identifies and selects potential immigrants who will fare well in the labour market - September 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004917

Lessons in Learning: Effective literacy strategies for immigrant students
This Lessons in Learning article from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) looks at literacy programs that have been shown to be effective for English-as-a-second-language and French-as-a-second-language students.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008811

New Website: Connections - Knowledge Exchange for Agencies Serving Women with Substance Use Issues
The goal of Connections is to develop and evaluate an innovative knowledge transfer and exchange strategy with clinicians, program managers, executive directors, policy makers, and researchers working in the field of women's addictions in Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2008802


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