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In the Field Newsletter Volume 69

It is a windy, icy mid-April Spring morning as I turn my thoughts to the beginning of a new fiscal year and what it means, especially this year, for us as a Sector. While the new fiscal year began with the routine complaints – late contracts from funders, too tight timelines for financial claims for end of last fiscal year, inconsistency in communication from the federal funder, less than ideal communication from the provincial funder, there is a sense of anticipation in the air.

In the Field Newsletter Volume 67

Social justice movements are striding confidently into 2018. From the #metoo movement, a decade old hashtag thought up by African American activist Tarana Burke and given new life by the celebrities of popular culture including the high priestess of them all Oprah Winfrey, who with her sister celebs evolved it into a multimillion fund for survivors of sexual harassment and a new hashtag #timeisup; to the thousands of women and their allies who showed up for round two of the women’s march, it feels as if we’re experiencing a seismic cultural shift here in North America and around the globe.

OCASI Presentations to UN Special Rapporteur VAW

OCASI was invited to make presentations to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, Ms.  Dubravka Šimonović, during her country visit to Canada on 11 - 23 April 2018.

OCASI made presentations on:

Policy priorities for refugee, immigrant and migrant women in Canada.

The Peer Champion Model as a Best Practice for Anti-VAW Work.

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