SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2010-01-27

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - January 27, 2010

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New Settlement.Org Resource: Alternative Jobs for Some Regulated Professions

This new resource has information about non-regulated jobs as alternative options for newcomers seeking employment in regulated professions in Ontario. It includes stories from newcomers who have made career transitions (videos) and relevant LMI.  Very useful to review for potential use with your clients.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009212

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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Settlement Workers in Schools - London
London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC) requires 7 full-time and 1 part-time Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS-London Worker) - Deadline: February 8, 2010.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=212318

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:

RFP: Evaluation Consultant for Refugee Sponsorship Training Program 
Catholic Crosscultural Services is seeking a consultant to undertake an evaluation of the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) - Deadline: Friday February 5th, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004984

RFP: Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN)   (Direct Link)
PHIRN is calling for proposals for small research and capacity building grants under its two programmes: Patterns and Pathways of Health Inequities in Ontario and Population Health Interventions in Ontario - Deadline: February 15, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004975

CIC RFP: Community Historical Recognition Program 
CHRP funds community-based commemorative and educational projects that recognize the experiences of ethno-cultural communities affected by historical wartime measures and/or immigration restrictions applied in Canada - Deadline: April 1, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004981

Upcoming Deadlines:

CERIS RFP: CERIS Request for Proposals 2010
CERIS is now requesting research proposals for the 2010 competition. The proposals will focus on policy relevant research questions associated with the six CERIS Research Domains - Deadline: January 29, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004966

RFP: Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN)
PHIRN is calling for proposals for small research and capacity building grants under its two programmes: Patterns and Pathways of Health Inequities in Ontario and Population Health Interventions in Ontario - Deadline: February 15, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004975

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?doc_id=1004971

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

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Family Service Toronto (FST) Offering Crisis Counselling Services for the Haitian Community of Toronto
In partnership with The Centre Francophone de Toronto, FST will offer free crisis counselling support in French to members of the city’s Haitian Community. Services begin on January 18, 2010. Find out more.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009181

Save the Date: 2010 ISAP Conference
Citizenship and Immigration Canada is funding two upcoming ISAP (Immigrant Settlement Adaptation program) Conferences in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel from March 8-11, 2010 and March 29-April1, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009174

LINC 1-4 Classroom Activities 
The purpose of these e-resources is to both stimulate and challenge learners using web-based multimedia technologies.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004978

 LINC 5-7 Curriculum Guidelines: In the Classroom 
This is a companion document to the LINC 5-7 Curriculum Guidelines (hereafter referred to as the Guidelines). It follows the experiences of three LINC instructors (Catherine, Carol and Milla) as they planned their programs - 2008.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1004595

Online Outreach Tools Guide
This quick-reference guide from Cause Communications is for groups considering how to most effectively use the Internet and interactive technologies to further their policy change agenda.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009173

Ontario Human Rights Code Cards Available to Post at Your Organization
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has created Ontario Human Rights Code Cards to print and post around your workplace (PDF format) to let clients, co-workers and volunteers know that your organization supports human rights for all Ontarians.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009171

Enhancing Francophone Input Into Health Care Services
With five new French language planning entities in regions across the province, Ontario is giving the province’s francophone community more input into the planning and integration of French language health services in local communities.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009179

Endeavour Accepting Spring/Summer 2010 Project Applications
Endeavour (provides management consulting for non-profit groups) is accepting project applications from non-profits for Spring/Summer 2010 consulting engagements - Deadline: February 1, 2010
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009189

Register for Maytree's Five Good Ideas Winter/Spring 2010 Program
Five Good Ideas is a lunch and learn program where industry or issue experts discuss powerful yet practical ideas on key management issues facing nonprofit organizations.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009191

Toronto Community Partnership Strategy: Priority Neighbourhood Areas Revised
The new strategy, if adopted when presented in the spring to Council, will allow all of the city’s 140 social planning neighbourhoods to be assessed across a range of domains so that priorities for supporting each neighbourhood can be set.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009192

OCASI Communiqué - Haiti Earthquake Response
This OCASI message provides information about how the federal government is responding and what additional recommendations OCASI and other sector organizations are making.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009194

CIC Operational Bulletin 179 - Special Immigration Measures in Response to the Earthquake in Haiti
CIC is working to provide assistance to Canadians and then, on an incremental basis, to resume visa and immigration services as soon as possible. These guidelines apply to those who self-identify as being directly affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009197

Law Commission Consultation on the Family Law Justice System - Deadline Extended for Written Responses
This project specifically focuses on how to improve the Family Justice system when people first contact or enter the system. Deadline for written comments is now February 1, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009195

Celebrating Ten Years of the Maytree Scholarship Program - Making their Mark: Canada's Young Refugees
This book profiles young refugee students who took part in the Maytree Scholarship Program.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009201

CIC Operational Bulletin 182 - Use of new citizenship promotional products and directive for destruction of all old promotional material
CIC has reviewed the citizenship study guide and materials currently being distributed at citizenship ceremonies. The citizenship ceremony programs folders (including inserts) have been re-written and redesigned.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009215

New Website: Federal Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES)
OLES complements the work of provincial and territorial governments in the areas of adult education, training and service delivery. However, it does not fund the direct delivery of literacy and essential skills training.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009217

Moratorium on Removals to Burundi, Rwanda and Liberia Ends January 23, 2010
After January 23, 2010, Burundians, Rwandans and Liberians who have still not filed an application for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) grounds could be called in for removal procedures.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009220

CMAS Child Abuse Workshops
CMAS and BOOST, a trainer on child abuse, are offering workshops across Ontario for childminding professionals working with newcomer families. Find out more and register in your area.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009225

Webinar Recording: Hot Topics in Consumer Protection: Consumer reporting and Credit reporting
This CLEONet webinar looks at one of the largest sources of complaints to the Ministry of Consumer Services: consumer (credit) reporting agencies. Learn about reporting agencies, credit files, credit reports, and correcting inaccuracies in credit files.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009234

CharityVillage Podcasts - A to Z of Charity Law: The importance of filing a charity information return
Have you filed your charity information return (T3010B)? Although charities don't have to file income tax returns, filing their information return is one of the most important responsibilities that a charity has.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009236

New Website: Charity Tax Tools - Essential Information for Canada's Charities
This website was developed by Imagine Canada to help registered charities understand what they must do in order to meet Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements. It has information on the basic legal requirements for all Canadian charities.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009238

Does Charity Intelligence (CI) Create Smarter Giving to Charities?
CI provides donors with tools they can use and apply themselves in analyzing charities; prepares commissioned research reports to aid funders in their decision making; and recommends charities that meet their outlined standards of effectiveness.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009239

Measuring the Impact of Immigrant Settlement Services in the Not-for-Profit Sector
Speaking notes for L. Robin Cardozo, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation at the 9th Annual Forum of the Public Policy and Third Sector Initiative.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009224

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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

How Do Gender And Country Of Birth Affect Labour Market Outcomes For Immigrants?  
This report sought to address this question: What is the labour market performance, in terms of participation rate, unemployment rate, and earnings for immigrants by country of birth and gender?
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004983

Are Immigrant Earnings Affected By The Size Of Their Employer?
This report seeks to answer the question: What are the labour market outcomes - in this case, defined by earnings - for immigrants, according to the number of employees in their workplace?
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004979

System Mapping for Advocacy Planning and Evaluation
System mapping is a useful method for both planning and evaluating efforts that aim to change systems –that is, how people and organizations relate. Find information about types of system maps and examples of mapping processes.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009172

Call for Papers: Journal of Internal Displacement (JID)
JID calls for submissions that examine the profile of IDPs through critical dialogue, emerging themes, and explore and embrace diverse perspectives on the definitions, scope, theoretical and conceptual lenses of internal displacement globally.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009180

CIC Publication: The Current State of Multiculturalism in Canada and Research Themes on Canadian Multiculturalism 2008-2010
This paper has been commissioned by the Multiculturalism and Human Rights Branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage to help inform decisions regarding research themes for the 2008-2010 period.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009216

Call for Submissions - Special Issue on the Settlement and Integration of Newcomers to Canada Canadian Social Work Journal
This issue will feature articles by researchers and practitioners that illustrate the range of issues faced by newcomers and present considerations and best practices to guide social workers in their work with newcomers - Deadline Feb 22, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009232

Study - Caring for a Parent Who lives far away: The Consequences
Assisting one’s ailing elders is a self-evident responsibility for many people. However, different constraints on time and resources may make this an onerous responsibility. Note: the study does not include out of country care relationships.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009237

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