SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2009-12-02

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - December 16, 2009

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Help us Rename Our Website!

Do you know the difference between Settlement.Org and Settlement AtWork? Which one is for you? Confused? You're not the only one. The two websites are commonly confused. So, we are thinking about making a change. Help us find a better name for the Settlement AtWork site!

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009072

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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

Settlement Counsellor for Seniors  
Catholic Immigration Centre requires a Settlement Counsellor for Seniors - Deadline: January 5, 2010.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=208080

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:

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) RFP: CLB Competency Profiles
The purpose of this RFP is to develop adapt two occupational clusters (Software Products and Management) from ICTC's ICT Competency Profiles dictionary to Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) - Deadline: January 11, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004969

MCI RFP - Sector Capacity Building Employment and Training Initiative
MCI is inviting not-for-profit organizations to submit proposals for Development and Implementation of a Capacity Building Initiative to Improve Access To Employment and Training Services for Newcomers - Deadline: January 15, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004962


Upcoming Deadlines:

CAMH RFP: Community Research Capacity Enhancement Program (CRCEP)
This program seeks to enhance CAMH research interactions with community partners, and to help build research capacity among organizations that address addiction and mental health issues in Ontario - Deadline: January 11, 2010. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004955

Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) RFP: Connecting Region Invitation
This RFP seeks regional groups of legal and non-legal organizations to develop a coherent system for the delivery of legal information, referrals and services to linguistic minorities and/or residents of rural or remote areas - January 22, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004923

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Modernizing Settlement - Working in CIC's New Outcomes and Streams Approach - Conference Presentations
This November 24, 2009 conference brought together Executive Directors and senior program managers of LINC and ELT programs across Ontario and members of SWIS, LSP, ORLAC and HOST advisory committees. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009063

Needs Assessment Survey and Call for Advisory Committee Members: OCASI Spring 2010 PD Conference
The OCASI Training Team once again invites your valuable input on the 2010 OCASI Professional Development Conference.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009065

Seniors & Health Related Certificate Training for Front Line Settlement Workers - Peel/ Halton
The Centre for Education & Training (CET) is providing free training opportunities for all organizations providing settlement services and their settlement workers throughout Peel & Halton from January to March 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009033

New Project: Speaking with Seniors and Their Families
OCASI is undertaking a first language investigation of a holistic approach to service for seniors. The purpose of this project is to determine best ways to reach out to senior immigrants in Ontario and help them settle successfully.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009070

LINC 5-7 Classroom Activities: Volumes 1 & 2 
LINC 5-7 Classroom Activities was developed for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) levels 5 to 7 instructors in Ontario. It offers a collection of reproducible classroom activities based on the communication situations and themes presented in the LINC 5-7 Curriculum Guidelines. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004967

Passages to Canada - Newcomer Speakers' Bureau
Provides access to over 600 immigrants and refugees who can share their experiences with youth and community groups. Focus is on: Immigration/Refugee experiences, Anti-Racism and Employment diversity strategies.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009034

METRAC Fall 2009 Newsletter: Challenging Violence Through Technology
This month's newsletter looks at the possibilities new technologies open up to challenge gender-based violence, particularly with respect to access to justice, community safety, and outreach and education.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009035

Call for Workshop Proposals for Trans Conference: Bodies of Dissent: Transform
Transmission, the organizers of last year's conference, invite trans and gender variant communities, individuals and allies to submit proposals for workshops and presentations of various forms for the upcoming Trans conference.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009040

Information Request: South Asian Health Disparities
A CASSA researcher is currently looking for research, resources or key contacts related to the area of health inequities affecting South Asians in Ontario or other regions to support this process. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009044

Call for Abstracts: Research on Healthcare for the Undocumented and Uninsured: Systems, Policies, Practices and their Consequences
This one-day research conference on Friday February 12, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario aims to gather local academic and community researchers with interest in health services for uninsured and undocumented clients.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009045

CIC Operational Manual Updates
CIC and CBSA staff consult policy and program chapters and operational bulletins for guidance in the exercise of their functions. It is worth staying up to date on changes to these Manuals and any operational bulletins that are released.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009048

Sargoshiyan - CASSA's Anti-Islamophobia Initiative
Sargoshian is part of a new anti-Islamophobia initiative at Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA). "Sargoshian" means "Whispers" in Urdu, and the project focuses on how instances of Islamophobia and racism can be found everywhere.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009050

CLEONet Webinar Recording: Employment Standards
This webinar provided an understanding of the rights provided to workers in Ontario under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). Topics covered included minimum wage, overtime, vacation pay, public holidays, termination, and employment leaves.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009052

CIC Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement - re. Amendments to the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP)
This CIC statement provides an overview of the proposed amendments to enhance the flexibility and efficiency of the permanent residence component of the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009059

Four new Welcome Centres to Open in York Region
New Welcome Centres in Markham North, Markham South, Newmarket and Richmond Hill are scheduled to open in summer 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009062

Maytree Scholarship Program Seeks Applicants for 2010
Eligibility: protected persons or landed immigrants who were protected persons, between 18 and 27, living on their own with no parents in Canada, entering first or second year of a university or community college in Toronto. Deadline: March 26, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009067

Is your workplace culturally appropriate?
What makes good leaders? Accept the fact that people need flexible schedules. Staff who have flexible schedules are often some of the most productive and committed. This article provides an overview of how one agency, Health Nexus, shows good leadership.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009069


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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile (2009)
This annual report provides the most current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada, as well as trends over time, as part of the ongoing initiative to inform policy makers and the public about family violence issues.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009036

International Migration Outlook 2009 in OECD Countries
This report suggests that immigrants have been strongly affected by rising unemployment as a result of the economic downturn. But migration will remain an essential ingredient in the economy of the 21st century.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009039

New OECD report: Children of Immigrants in the Labour Markets of EU and OECD countries: An Overview
The OECD has collected comprehensive data on the education levels and labour market outcomes of the native-born offspring of immigrants (the so-called "second generation"), compared with the offspring of natives in 16 OECD countries.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009037

Profile of Francophone Communities in Ontario, 2009
This profile compiles and presents updated information on the Francophone community of Ontario. It is part of a collection of profiles of Francophone and Acadian communities in Canada published for the first time in 2000 and updated in 2004 and 2009.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009042

Report Focuses On Diversity In Ontario's Francophone Community
The report covers economic, social and demographic trends among Ontario's Francophones. 22 per cent of all Francophone immigrants to Ontario arrived between 2001 and 2006, and ten per cent of Ontario Francophones identify themselves as visible minorities.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009047

Are We Doing Enough? A status report on Canadian public policy and child and youth health
This Canadian Paediatric Society annual status report on Canadian public policy and child and youth health has added a new indicator to its list of health measures: child and youth poverty.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009049

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