SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2009-12-30

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - December 30, 2009

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Have a Great New Year!
From all of us here with Settlement AtWork, we wish you and your clients a great start to your new year.

FEATURED:

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

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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

Local Immigration Partnership – Employment Opportunity - Sudbury 
The Greater Sudbury Local Immigration Partnership Council is looking for an individual to lead their Local Immigration Partnership initiative - Deadline: January 7, 2010.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=208255

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:

Multiple RFAs: Echo - Improving Women's Health in Ontario
This Request for Applications (RFA) focuses on improved health and well-being and reduced health inequities for Ontario women - Deadline: January 11, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004973

HRSDC RFP Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability (SDPP-D)
Funding of up to $20,000 is available to non-profit organizations holding an event between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011 for projects that enable people with disabilities to fully participate by ensuring accessibility - Deadline: Feb 8, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004972

RFP: Violence Prevention Grants
The Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF) is now accepting proposals for Annual Violence Prevention Grants for 2010 - Deadline: February 8, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004971

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

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

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

CIC Seeks Input into Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program
The details on proposed changes can be found in the Canada Gazette and/or the CIC website. Comments will be accepted up until Jan 18, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009103

CIC Minister Kenney's Speech Regarding Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program
Text from a speech delivered recently at the Kababayan Community Centre in Toronto.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009084

Accessibility Standard Coming Into Force for Ontario Public Sector
The province’s ministries, hospitals, schools, municipalities and other public sector organizations must make sure their services are accessible as of January 1, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009112

Gender Diversity Toolkit No. 1: Sexual Harassment Is Still a Management Issue
Research indicates that sexual harassment continues to affect the careers of many women in Canada. Organizations that hope to attract and retain capable personnel must be alert to employees’ experiences and perceptions related to their workplace culture.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009111

New Website: AgainstPrejudice.ca
Against Prejudice is a new program to empower newcomers and those who serve them, to deal with prejudice, from Jewish Family Services of Ottawa.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009110

Highights from immigrantchildren.ca - The year in Review: 2009
An overview of a year of posts and stories focused on issues related to immigrant children in Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009109

Equity and Cancer Screening: An Invitation to Share and Exchange Knowledge
Complete this survey to describe your program, strategies, activities, campaigns etc, to share with others to assist in increasing cancer knowledge, awareness, and screening participation among women who are seldom or never screened.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009107

Charity Law Insights - December 2009
Of interest: CD Howe Insitute Paper on Charity Regulation, 2009 an Interesting Year for Ontario Charities, Bill 139: Recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act and more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009106

Canadian Food Industry Council: Workplace Diversity Directory (WDD)
The WDD is a tool developed to help the Canadian food retail/wholesale industry connect with job seekers from Aboriginals, immigrants, persons with disabilities, older workers, and women seeking management careers. See how your organization is listed.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009105

Encourage Borrowers of Payday Loans to Share Their Voices in a Short Survey
Do you serve any clients who use payday loans? This project seeks to better understand people’s experiences with these facilities and advocate for changes to protect them from being trapped in a cycle of debt.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009104

Temporary Residents Can Now Apply Online For Work Permits Or Visitor Visa Extensions
Temporary residents seeking work permits or an extension of their visit in Canada can now apply online. The service is open to all temporary residents except for co-op program work permit applicants.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009099

CIC Operational Bulletin 171 – Electronic In Canada Applications (e-Application)
As of December 19, 2009, in addition to off-campus work permits and study permits, applicants in Canada are able to apply for work permits, visitor extensions, and post-graduate work permits electronically.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009096

Conference for Internationally Educated Professionals, January 29, 2010
If you have Internationally Educated Professional (IEP) clients, currently unemployed or not working in their chosen profession, this conference may be of interest.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009092

CharityVillage PodCast - A to Z of Charity Law: What you need to know about employee dismissal
Find out the legal aspects related to layoffs and employee terminations, how the law protects employees, and what your organization must do before letting go of staff, in this podcast.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009091

Is there any information on the average salary ranges for people working in the nonprofit sector?
There are few comprehensive resources available on this topic. However, in most cases surveys have been conducted in specific geographic areas and employment sectors.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009087

How do I start a charitable/nonprofit organization?
Charities in Canada must be registered through the Canada Revenue Agency, including public charities, and public & private foundations. Its Charities Directorate maintains information and regulations pertaining to charitable status.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009086

Language Portal of Canada
This Portal was established to provide Canadians free access to the language tools that will enable them to use and understand both official languages more easily. It provides writing tools, articles on language issues and other Canadian resources.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009081

Strategy for a Racism-free Workplace
The Strategy reflects the Government of Canada's role in the fight against racism.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009080

Guide to Collaboratives and Planning Initiatives Related to Human Services in Hamilton
This directory lists collaboratives and planning efforts that have an impact on human services in Hamilton, including Hamilton’s Centre for Civic Inclusion, Local Immigration Partnership Council, Hamilton Funders Network and more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009079

FOCUS Intégration. Inclusion - Summer 2009 - Volume 1, #3
This newsletter, funded by CIC and produced by La Passerelle I.D.É. provides a forum for sharing information about the latest trends and issues, policies and plans, challenges and successes pertaining to Francophone immigration. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004509

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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Putting Equity on the Agenda: Are We Being Heard?
This report summarizes an equity campaign focused on issues facing newcomers and immigrants in York Region, hearing community concerns and recommendations. The key concepts used are equity, access and inclusion. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004970

Fact Sheet - How are Canadians Really doing? A Closer Look at Select Groups
The original report identified a number of groups whose wellbeing was significantly worse than that of most Canadians. As a follow-up, the Institute has taken a closer look at the wellbeing of four of these groups, including racialized groups.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009097

Satellite Account of Non-profit Institutions and Volunteering
GDP of the core non-profit sector accounted for 2.5% of the nation's economic activity in 2007, up from 2.2% in 1997 when the time series begins.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009095

Hard Hit - Economic Recession: Impact On Halton Social Servicing Agencies
Community Development Halton and the Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO) conducted a survey with over 400 community service agencies from across Ontario in order to track the changing impact of the recession on Ontario’s nonprofit community sector.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009089

Social Profile of Milton 2009: A Changing Social Landscape
This community social profile constructs a social portrait of the community. It highlights the socio-demographic characteristics of the community as a whole and its population subgroups.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009088

York Region as a Global Village
A recent presentation, from the York Region website, provides an overview of the region and asks the question: "If York Region was a village of 100?"
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009082


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