Opportunities at OCASI

As part of OCASI's commitment to achieving equality, access and full participation for immigrants and refugees in every aspect of Canadian life, the Council offer internship, volunteer and placement opportunities for students and others seeking work experience. 

OCASI is committed to anti-oppression and employment equity.

Current opportunities:

Event Coordinator

OCASI is holding its Annual Professional Development Conference in October 17-18, 2019. The Professional Development Conference is an opportunity for frontline workers and managers to strengthen organizational capacity -through new learning and sharing knowledge and expertise. The Events Coordinator is responsible for organizing and coordinating all aspects of the conference. The Events Coordinator will work with OCASI management and staff and with the guidance of the Conference Working Group to lead and implement the logistics of the main event.

Application deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 5:00pm

Senior Coordinator, GBV Building Leadership Capacity Project

The primary objective of this project is to build the leadership capacity of NSRI women to shape and inform policies and services addressing GBV. We recognize that NSRI women constitute a diverse group with intersecting identities across race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, gender identity, ability, etc. At the same time, there are structural barriers that NSRI women have in common, which impact their access to safety, healing, and freedom from GBV. Our approach engages NSRI women as leaders in developing solutions to GBV – solutions that address structural barriers while accounting for the diversity of NSRI women’s experiences and communities. To develop the leadership capacity of NSRI women, our project combines two promising practices currently being developed by our project partners.

Application deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 5:00pm

Coordinator, GBV Building Leadership Capacity Project

The Project Coordinator supports the implementation of two initiatives to end gender-based violence: the Immigrant and Refugee Neighbours Friends and Family Campaign (IRCNFF), and the Building Leadership Capacity to Address Gender-Based Violence against Non-Status, Refugee, and Immigrant (NSRI) Women across Canada Project.

Application deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 5:00pm

Coordinator, Accessibility Initiatives

The Accessibility Initiatives Coordinator will be responsible for delivering accessibility training workshops (online and in person) as well as implementing an outreach and promotion strategy that strengthen relationships with and amongst organizations that serve immigrants and refugees (including newcomers) with in/visible disabilities across the province.

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 5:00pm

Professional Development and Training Projects Assistant

The summer student position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in careers such as Research & Policy studies or Program support/development in the not-for profit sector, especially those interested in the immigration and refugee sector.

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 5:00pm