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Settlement AtWork Highlights - September 8, 2010



Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) Manager 
Catholic Cross-Cultural Services requires a RSTP Manager to oversee and expand program delivery. Deadline: September 21, 2010.

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New Horizons for Seniors - Capital Assistance Funding 
Apply for grants of up to $25,000 to upgrade community facilities and equipment related to existing programs and activities for seniors. Deadline (Ontario): October 8, 2010.

RFP: Development of a Bilingual Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for Academic Credential Evaluation 
The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) invites proposals for the development of this framework for academic credential evaluation. Deadline: September 30, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.

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CIC Bulletin: Bill C-11 The Balanced Refugee Reform Act
This operational bulletin has information for CIC officers about changes to the refugee determination system and humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) applications, future changes, and transitional procedures.

Report: New Model for Settlement Services in Peel [PDF]
This special report discusses a vision of a new model for settlement services. The model is based on a network of coordinated one-stop services ("hubs") for newcomers that builds on existing assets and expertise. From the Peel Newcomer Strategy Group.

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) Awards
Each year, the CCVT awards outstanding leaders for their contribution to the refugee and human rights sectors. Nominate someone for the Trevor Bartman Award, the Amina Malko Award, or the Youth Award. Deadline: October 30, 2010.

Stepping Up: Promising Practices in Art-Based Programming to Address Issues of Violence and Community Safety for Trans, Lesbian and Bisexual Newcomer, Immigrant and Refugee Women 
This toolkit is intended to be a resource for planning and implementing groups or writing funding applications. It may also be useful to support individual and organizational capacity to support LGBTQ newcomer women. From Access Alliance. - 2010.

INSCAN Spring 2010 - Immigrant Settlement Workers and Self-Care: A Necessity
This brief article explores the potential impact of these service demands on settlement workers who may be vulnerable to physical, emotional, and psychological stress that may affect their ability to work at an optimal level.

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Recent Immigrants' Awareness of, Access to, Use of, and Satisfaction With Settlement Services in York Region 
This study examines settlement services in York Region (including Aurora, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan). Overall, the study found unmet settlement needs and service disparities within York Region. - September 2010.

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