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OCASI has long wanted to create a reliable and affordable system that agencies could use to manage their interactions with clients. That time has come; OCASI introduces the OCASI Client Management System (OCMS). This new, powerful, and sophisticated client-based system can be used by multi-service agencies across Canada to record and retrieve important client information while generating detailed real-time reports on individual and group activities.
OCASI continues its support of organizational capacity and infrastructure development with a 4-webinar series on anti-oppression. The series start on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Designed by OCASI and leading organizational development experts, these webinars will address immigrant and refugee-serving sector capacity building priorities. The series is a valuable professional development resource for board, managers and frontline staff. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, share, and strengthen their agency's anti-oppression policies and practices.
The Minimum Wage Advisory Panel in Ontario has begun public consultations on the minimum wage. Consultations are to be completed by October 18, 2013.
The purpose of the consultations is to receive input and comments on issues raised in a consultation paper that was released on July 17, 2013. The Advisory Panel is seeking input through 9 specific questions detailed in the consultation paper.
Did you know that Ottawa is the second largest recipient of immigrants in Ontario, after Toronto? By 2017, immigrants will account for 27% and visible minorities 28% of Ottawa's population.