SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2010-04-21

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Settlement AtWork Highlights - April 21, 2010

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FEATURED JOB POSTING

SWIS Settlement Worker
YMCA of Niagara requires a SWIS Settlement Worker. - Deadline: April 30, 2010.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=222555


For all current job listings, please visit:
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/jobs.shtml

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REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

Updated! CIC CFP: Ontario Region 2011-2012: For Initiatives that Support the Settlement of Newcomers
CIC is regularly updating questions and answers about this CFP. The most recent update was on April 20, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1005008

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Resources to Help You Prepare Your Funding Proposal
These resources may be useful for organizations preparing proposals for CIC's CFP for 2011-12. The resources are available in English and French. Compiled by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI). 
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009482

RFP: Presentations for 38th Annual TESL Ontario Conference
The conference, "Research and Teaching: A Collaborative Process," will be held on October 28-30 in Toronto. In addition to recognized plenary speakers, TESL Ontario is soliciting presentations for concurrent sessions. Deadline: April 30, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1005024

RFP: Workshops and Presenters for Spotlight on Learning: Becoming Agents of Change
The Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC) seeks proposals for workshops for this conference, October 18-20. The conference seeks to build a foundation for learning, upon which vibrant and progressive communities can be built. Deadline: April 30, 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1005020


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

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NEWS - HEADLINES AND NEW RESOURCES

Changes to Live-In Caregiver Program, Effective April 1, 2010
On April 1, 2010, some changes to the Live-In Caregiver Program took effect. These changes affect how and when you can apply for permanent residence, and what employers must provide to live-in caregivers.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009434http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009477

HR Check-Up - Assess Your Human Resource Management
This self-assessment tool lets you rate your current performance in a number of functional HR areas. The tool is from the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector. The first 500 people who complete it will be entered into a contest to win an Apple iPad!
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009462

Professional Education and Training (PET) Fund for Settlement Service Providers, 2010-2011
Under the OCASI PET project, monetary assistance is available to enhance your skills and develop knowledge through individual courses at an institution of your choice, and also, through in-house group training.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009447

Listen to Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Canadian Citizenship (Study Guide)
The citizenship study guide is now available in audio format. You can listen to it online or download and save a copy. You can get the whole guide (2 hours, 27 minutes), or chapters of the guide. You can listen in English and French.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009445


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

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RESEARCH

Discussion Paper: Deportation of the Criminalized Mentally Ill
This paper discusses the immigration consequences of criminalization, and the negative impact that deportation has on persons with mental illness. The paper includes recommendations. Author: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. Date: March 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009460

Report: Best Practices in Settlement Services
This report discusses "what works and what does not work" in settlement services in Canada. The report makes six recommendations for the Government of Canada. Author: Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. Date: March 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009458

Permanently Temporary - Symposium Materials
Permanently Temporary was a community research symposium held on February 4, 2010 in Toronto. Find session summaries, a fuller session reports, links to slides, links to online versions of research reports by speakers, and speaker biographies.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009476


To search our full list of trusted research sites, visit:
http://atwork.settlement.org/atwork/research/searchresults.asp