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[In the Field September 2012] OCASI’s Webinars

OCASI has and continues to develop different webinars that address immigrant-serving sector capacity building priorities and also serve as valuable professional development tools. These webinars are organized by OCASI's OSI Team, facilitated by leading experts, and designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn, share, and discuss priorities identified through the OrgWise online self-assessment.

Thoughts on Leadership, Change and Succession

I've always thought of the day after Labour Day as the beginning of a second new year.  As colleagues return to work from vacations and “staycations”, one can sense a renewed focused energy, a ramping up of gears, a new sense of purpose that organizations take on after the long lazy days of summer.  This year more than most I felt that there was a sense of change in the air.

OCASI Comments on Proposed Reporting Requirements for "Irregular Arrivals"

OCASI submitted the following letter in response to the posting of proposed regulatory changes regarding the reporting requirements for "designated foreign nationals" as required by the recent passing of Bill C-31 into legislation.  The posting on the Gazette can be found here.  

[August 2012 In the Field] Metropolis Moves from CIC to Carleton University

After 16 years at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Secretariat for the Metropolis Project is announcing that it has moved to new premises at Carleton University in Ottawa. This move coincides with the end of the funding of the Metropolis Centres of Excellence in Canada and the completion of this phase of the Canadian Metropolis Project.