SettlementAtWork:Newsletter/2010-06-16

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Settlement AtWork Highlights - June 16, 2010


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FEATURED JOB POSTING

Diversity Project Coordinator
The Regional Diversity Roundtable requires a Diversity Project Coordinator. Deadline: June 21, 2010.
http://www.theconstellation.ca/settlement.org/job_details.shtml?x=226863


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

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REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

Access to Justice Fund Grants Program
The Law Foundation of Ontario is now accepting applications to the Access to Justice Fund from across Canada. Grants made from the Fund are to be used to support public access to justice. Deadline: May 31, 2011.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1005047

TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund
The Fund aims to increase accessibility to financial literacy education for people who may normally be excluded from mainstream financial organizations. Deadline: July 31, 2010 at 5 p.m.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1005046

RFP: Toronto Newcomer Initiative - Settlement Workers in City Facilities
The City of Toronto seeks proposals to implement services for this project. This is an 8-month project that will allow 18 settlement workers to provide settlement services to newcomers in City facilities. Deadline: June 22, 2010 at 12 noon.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_library_detail.asp?passed_lang=EN&doc_id=1005044

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

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NEWS - HEADLINES AND NEW RESOURCES

20 New Settlement Information Kiosks
These touch-screen kiosks have basic settlement information for newcomers in 17 languages. The kiosks will be located in Newcomer Information Centres, Welcome Centres and CIC offices across Ontario. The videos are also available on YouTube.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_whatshappen_detail.asp?anno_id=2009616

Coming to Canada Storybook- Reprint and Teacher's Guide [PDF]
This storybook will be reprinted and released with a new Teacher's Guide. The guide has activities that tie the themes in the story to various curriculum areas. Read more in the latest SWIS newsletter.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009615

New Tip Sheets About Buying a Home
These tip sheets have information about the costs of buying a home in Canada, mortgages, amortization periods, interest rates, and real estate fraud. You can get them in English and French. From the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009611

Canada-US Border Wait Times on Twitter
You can now find updated, estimated wait times at Canada-US land borders on Twitter. This is a 3 month pilot project by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009597

Fair Change: Legal Services for Street Involved, People Experiencing Homelessness
The street community is vulnerable to ticketing for offences such as loitering or panhandling. Do you have clients who need help with these types of tickets? Fair Change community legal representatives can provide information in person or by email.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009585

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

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RESEARCH

Report: Migration From Central to Surrounding Municipalities in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
This article looks at the movement from central municipalities to suburban areas. It presents socio-economic characteristics of persons most and least likely to make this move. Organization: Statistics Canada. Date: June 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009596

Report: Foreign Nationals Working Temporarily in Canada
This study looks at the growing number of temporary residents working in Canada. The study compares their demographic characteristics, location, occupations and earnings with permanent residents. Organization: Statistics Canada. Date: June 2010.
http://atwork.settlement.org/sys/atwork_offsite_frame.asp?anno_id=2009595


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