SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2010-02-10

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - February 10, 2010

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Call-out to CIC-funded Settlement Service Provider Organizations in Ontario - Winter 2009/10

CIC is requesting that service providers interested in continuing service delivery over the 2010-2011 fiscal year prepare and submit a proposed budget by February 26th, 2010. Read for additional details.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009299

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FEATURED JOB POSTING:

Manager, LIP Project - Toronto (Scarborough)
ACCES Employment requires a Manager, Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) project - Deadline: February 23, 2010.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=214594

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: East Downtown Toronto Local Immigration Partnership Request For Proposals For Project Research
This RFP is for research consultant(s) to conduct an environmental scan to ID services available, service gaps & prepare data of newcomers living & accessing services & trends in East Downtown Toronto - Deadline: February 12, 2010
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1004985

Metcalf Foundation: New Grant Program for Leader Renewal
Grants under this program will be awarded up to a maximum of $10,000 & could include the direct expenses of the professional renewal program, tuition or training fees, living expenses, travel, and accommodation. Continuous intake throughout the year.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009266

New City of Toronto Grant Program: Competitiveness, Creativity and Collaboration (CCC) Investment Program
This program provides support to non-profit business organizations and is designed to stimulate economic growth. Grants of up to $50,000 will be provided to programs that will generate jobs, increase economic activity and attract new investment.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009267

Upcoming Deadlines:

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

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

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

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Better Together: A Shared HR Services Guide for Non-profit Organizations
This is a comprehensive framework developed by the HR Council to assist organizations in the development and implementation of a shared HR services model.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009251

Call for Applications: Maytree Scholarship Program
Maytree offers a scholarship program for protected persons or landed immigrants who were protected persons, between the ages 18 and 27, 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=2009269

Media, Modernization and Millenials... What's the Future of Settlement Work?
This presentation, for the Newcomer Organization Network of Peel, provides an overview of key trends and innovations that are and will influence the nature of settlement work and providing services to newcomers to Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009245

Practice Firms: Get Real-Life Canadian Work Experience
A Practice Firm does all the business activities of a real business but does not actually get money for its products or services. Worth a look for your clients seeking "Canadian experience" in their job search.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009243

Video: Panel of Business Executives Who Have Moved into the Nonprofit Sector
This video captures a panel discussion of business executives who have moved into leadership roles in the nonprofit sector.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009246

February is Black History Month
immigrantchildren.ca recognizes Black History Month by sharing select resources that may be of interest.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009249

Immigrant Blogs on CanadianImmigrant.ca
On canadianimmigrant.ca's immigrant blogs section, you can read personal insights and poignant anecdotes, which help shed light on the collective experiences all newcomers face when arriving to Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009252

The Charities File: On Board - Resources in Four Strategic Areas
This project seeks to enhance knowledge among leaders, volunteers, practitioners, managers, and allied professionals, helping meet the current requirements for filing and preparing for future changes in the way returns are submitted to CRA.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009255

LGBT Youth Line Launches Ontario Referral Website
The Youth Line maintains a database of referral resources for LGBT youth in Ontario. They list social clubs, recreation and leisure opportunities and health and social services that are LGBT-specific, or that have made strides toward being LGBT-positive.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009256

LGBTQ Racial Equity Online Toolkit for Grantmakers
This toolkit provides a range of grantmaking tools, commentaries and best practices to support grantmakers in implementing an LGBTQ racial equity lens into their grantmaking and internal operations. The kit is useful for any organization to review.�
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009271

Canada Readiness Tool for Internationally Trained Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Professionals
Have ICT clients? This bilingual, online competency-based self-assessment tool provides information about the three C's for success in the Canadian ICT workplace – Culture, Communication and Competencies.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009262

The Workplace Development Toolkit
This SISO toolkit seeks to help employers understand why hiring Internationally Trained Professionals and Tradespeople (ITPT) makes good business sense. It focuses on adapting company policies and procedures to better benefit from ITPT talent.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009264

New Voices Journal - Voices of Newcomers
Produced by the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto, includes photos and profiles articles written by internationally trained journalists living in Canada, exploring themes such as employment equity, legislative change and opportunities for newcomers.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009265

Call for Nominations: 2010 City of Toronto Access, Equity & Human Rights Awards
Do you know someone who has made a difference in Toronto? Have their accomplishments recognized by nominating them for an award - Nomination Deadline: May 3, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009275

Network of Agencies Against Forced Marriages (NAAFM)
The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) is coordinating a project focused on addressing the myriad social, political, and legal issues concerning the practice of forced or non-consensual marriages.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009277

Toronto Star Section: Race Matters
Includes articles, maps, interactive features and a multimedia look at the state of race relations in Toronto.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009295

New Bridge Training Bursaries for Newcomers
The Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program will help cover the cost of short-term college and university bridge training programs that are not covered under the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009304

Tenancy Opportunities: Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre
Artscape is inviting submissions from not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations requesting to lease space at below-market rates as Anchor Tenants or Studio Operators within the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009306

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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Report: Incomes and Poverty in Hamilton, 2009
This report considers the distribution of incomes in Hamilton and the level of poverty based on Statistics Canada's Low Income Cut-Off (LICO). It includes visible minorities as a group that needs further investigation into poverty trends.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009250

CIC - Preserving and Promoting Black Cultural Heritage in Canada
Report of a one-day summit to help develop young museum managers to preserve and promote African-Canadian heritage as an integral component of our Canadian identity.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009260

Report: Accelerating the Integration of Internationally Educated Human Resources Professionals
This study sought to reveal the barriers to labour market entry for HR IEPs, and enhance the capacity of HRPA to integrate HR IEPs into the Ontario labour market.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009263

Peel Immigration Labour Market Survey
This study provides local data on the labour market in Peel, and more specifically, how immigrants are faring in finding employment. The short answer: not as well as Canadian-born job seekers.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009287

Research Report on the Feasibility of an E-Mentoring Component for the Host Program Network of Ontario
This report studied the feasibility of incorporating an e-matching and e-mentoring component into the Host Program, particularly as a pre-departure strategy.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009286

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