SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2010-03-10

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SETTLEMENT ATWORK HIGHLIGHTS - March 10, 2010

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What do you think? Settlement.Org Survey 

Settlement.Org (for newcomers) is conducting a survey to find out what newcomers think about the website.  If your clients use Settlement.Org, please let them know about this survey. The survey is short (20 questions), anonymous and confidential.  Please note: This survey is for your clients, not service providers.  A service provider survey will be announced soon.

http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009372

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FEATURED JOB POSTING: 

Settlement Worker, Resettlement Assistance Program  
London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (LCCLC) requires a Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Settlement Worker - Deadline: March 19, 2010.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=218012

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:

Healthy Communities Fund - Local/Regional Stream 
The Healthy Communities Fund (HCF) will provide funding to eligible organizations that are taking a holistic and integrated approach to improving health and wellness at the community level. Deadline: April 23, 2010 at 12 noon.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1005001

Healthy Communities Fund - Provincial Stream 
The provincial stream of the Healthy Communities Fund (HCF) provides opportunities for organizations with a provincial mandate to address multiple risk factors related to health promotion. Deadline: March 26, 2010 at 12 noon.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1005002

HRSDC RFP: Community Participation and Leadership Funding
Grants of up to $25,000 for community-based projects that encourage seniors to play an important role in their communities. Deadline: April 16, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1005005

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


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NEWS HEADLINES AND RESOURCES

Tax Seminars From the Canada Revenue Agency
The CRA is giving free seminars in many cities across Canada. You can also call the Individual Income Tax Enquiries for information about your taxes. The phone line will have extended hours until April 30, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009380

Nominate an Organization for the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize
This US$1.5 milliion prize is awarded each year to an organization making extraordinary contributions toward eliminating human suffering anywhere in the world. Nomination deadline: April 30, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009374

2009 Canadian Non-Profit Website Survey
Open Web Group conducted a survey of 81 non-profit websites across Canada. The results have information about hosting, updating content, performance measures and revenue generation. It also has recommendations for non-profits and web service companies.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009371

Webinars - Charity Law Information Program (CLIP)
These webinars cover topics such as governance, risk management, allowable activities, official donation receipts, dealing with a CRA audit, ethical issues and much more. These webinars will available online until March 30, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009370

Building Capacity for Equity in Health Promotion: Survey
Health Nexus and the Health Equity Council is conducting a survey to collect data for an environmental scan and promising practice directory. They encourage responses from smaller community groups and agencies, including groups run by volunteers.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009362

New Website for Newcomers to Kingston
This website is for newcomers to Kingston, Ontario. It has information for before and after you arrive, and living, working and studying in Kingston. It also has information about the area, its history, climate and location.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009353

North Bay & District Multicultural Centre Radio Show - Listen Online
A great way of using media to get the word out, especially in large geographic communities. Listen online to their latest show.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009350

Governance Training Seminars for CIC Funded Organizations in Ontario
OCASI will be offering these workshops for Executive Directors of CIC Funded Organizations and for 4 members of their Board of Directors.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009345

Settlement News Across the Province (SNAP): March 2010 
Published by TESL Ontario, SNAP aims to inform readers about new initiatives and resources in the field of settlement services. 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1005003

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

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Study: Projections of the Diversity of the Canadian Population
By 2031, between 25% and 28% of the population could be foreign-born. The vast majority (96%) of people belonging to a visible minority group would continue to live in one of the 33 census metropolitan areas.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009381

Evaluation of the Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) Program
PRRA applications have been increased, as have processing times. The average acceptance rate between 2002 and 2006 was 2.7%.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009347

Evaluation of the Metropolis Project Phase II: Knowledge Transfer Activities and Impacts
Overall, stakeholders indicate that Metropolis Centres have had limited success in integrating federal partners’ policy issues into research plans. There was some success in knowledge brokering, but no formal formal knowledge brokering occurred.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009346

Study: Immigrants Working in Regulated Occupations
Immigrants who studied outside Canada for a regulated occupation were less likely to be working in that occupation in 2006 than both immigrants who had studied in Canada and persons who were born in Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009343

Are immigrant wages affected by the source of job search information?
This report aimed to answer the question: What are the labour market outcomes - in this case defined as average hourly wages - for currently employed immigrants, based on the source of information used to find their job? 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?doc_id=1005000

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