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Settlement AtWork Highlights - May 19, 2010


Family Violence Counsellor 
Muslim Community Services (MCS) requires a Family Violence Counsellor. - Deadline: May 28, 2010.

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RFP: Consultant and Facilitation Services for the Positive Spaces Initiative: Creating Welcoming Spaces for LGBTQ Newcomers
OCASI invites qualified individuals/organisations to submit a proposal for a contract to carry out a research and training project of the Positive Spaces Initiative: Creating Welcoming Spaces for LGBTQ Newcomers. Deadline: May 28, 2010 at 5 p.m.

RFP: Curriculum Pilot Evaluation Consultant
COSTI Immigrant Services invites proposals to evaluate processes and outcomes to assess the effectiveness of a new curriculum and online self-learning resources for internationally-trained individuals. Deadline: May 28, 2010 at 5 p.m.
Parents Reaching Out Grants for Regional/Provincial Projects 2010-11
Regional/provincial grants are available to parent organizations, school boards, non-profit organizations, volunteer-sector associations, or post-secondary institutions working in partnership with parents. Deadline: June 11, 2010.

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Changes to Lawyer Referral Service - New Numbers, Now Free 
The Law Society of Upper Canada recently made changes to its Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). The service is now free (previously, it cost $6). It still includes a 30 minute consultation. The new phone numbers are 1-800-268-8326 or 416-947-3330 (within the GTA).

New Website for LGBTQ Youth and Educators:
GSAs are "Gay Straight Alliances," student clubs with LGBTQ and heterosexual student membership. This new website has resources for youth and educators about GSAs, safer spaces, inclusive curriculum, school policies, events and more. From Egale Canada.

Fact Sheet About Gambling - For Young People
This comic-style fact sheet has information about gambling, problem gambling, Ontario gambling laws, and how to reduce your risks. From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

Online Citizenship Activities for Youth, Teachers
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has online activities about civics, history and citizenship. The activities are based on the citizenship study guide, Discover Canada. Future activities will focus on the monarchy and immigration.

Social Inclusion Audit and Toolkit
This can help you analyze how much your organization has removed barriers to inclusion. It was developed for libraries, but may be useful for other types of community organizations as well. From the Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC).

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Study: The Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program
This study found that Canada's growing focus on short-term labour migration is unfair to the vast majority of temporary foreign workers and will not help the country meet its long-term employment needs. Date: May 2010.

Study: Getting Your Professional Licence in Ontario: The Experiences of International and Canadian Applicants
This study looks at the individuals who apply for licensure; the information, supports and programs that they can access; the applicants' experiences; the challenges applicants face. It includes suggestions for future action. Date: February 2010.

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