We are in the midst of an election that has exposed the ugly underbelly of Canadian racism and Islamophobia clothed in pro-women rhetoric and the hesitation of many of our elected representatives, except for a few brave and principled souls like Calgary Mayor Nenshi who took to the airways to denounce in no uncertain terms the slippery slope of racist wedge politics.
The 2015 OCASI Professional Development Conference
Join us at the 2015 OCASI Professional Development Conference, only conference of its kind in the Immigrant-serving sector!
If you have not yet registered for the 2015 OCASI Professional Development Conference, here are some reason by you should.
A full 2-day agenda is planned for front-line practitioners around the theme; Building a Progressive Service Sector: Practitioners as Agents of Change
For those front-line practitioners arriving from outside the GTA on Sunday, November 1, 2015, enjoy a Reception and Feature Film in your honour. The festivities start of at 6:00 PM and hosted by our own Debbie Douglas. The feature film will be one of the following:
On Monday evening come out and enjoy after dinner dancing with our favourite spin-master, DJ Glen C. If you haven't been to an OCASI Dance, you're in for a treat. We expect to see everyone on the dancefloor!
This guide contains information that newcomers to Ontario should know when buying goods and services. The guide gives examples of questions that they can ask to help them become smart consumers. Published, in French and English, by Consumer Protection Ontario, an awareness program from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services; the guides can be found on Settlement.Org & Etablissement.Org.
A new report from the Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights research project, released on September 29, 2015, looks at the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) asylum seekers living in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and the experiences of community service providers.
Workers' Action Centre report, ‘Still Working on the Edge: Building Decent Jobs from the Ground Up' of March 2015 exposes a deteriorating floor of labour standards that is contributing to low wages, insecure work and the erosion of minimum standards.
The uOttawa Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (SSP) brings together sponsorship experts, pro-bono lawyers, law students, and community organizations to offer direct support to Canadians seeking to sponsor refugees. Learn more about becoming a sponsor or supporting as a Pro Bono Lawyer.
18th National Metropolis Conference: Call for Proposals
To be held under the theme “Getting Results: Migration, Opportunities and Good Governance” (March 3-5, 2016, Toronto), the conference is now accepting workshop, roundtable, and poster presentations. The deadline for submissions is November 16, 2015.