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The People Sector

October 11, 2017 - Farewell speech at OCASI Annual General Meeting by Ibrahim Absiye, President of OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
(Reprinted with permission)

My fellow members of this Council, associate members and other colleagues, I want to take a few minutes of your time to talk about my feelings today about who we are as a sector. And let me begin with my own personal experience.


Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

You’re Invited to our

39th Annual General Meeting

Keynote Address:
Hon. Laura Albanese
Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Westin Prince Toronto Hotel
900 York Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario

Registration: 4:30 p.m.
Meeting: 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.


OCASI School of Social Justice 2017

Announcement & Call for Applications

Please read ALL the information below before submitting your application.

The OCASI School for Social Justice (SSJ) is a training institute for OCASI member agency employees (and OCASI staff), to build capacity in social analysis, community organizing, and advocacy for social and economic justice.

UN Committee Questions Canada’s Record on Anti-Racism


Media Release

Geneva / August 15, 2017 / - Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) and several of its co-founding members were successful in having Canada vigorously questioned on its record on addressing racial discrimination by a UN human rights Committee at its review of Canada today in Geneva.

The civil society groups were in attendance at Canada’s review by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

Start Your Own Business

Have Clients who are New to Canada who Want to Start a Business?

Scadding Court is hosting two business information sessions for newcomers and refugees on September 13th and 20th to discuss compliance issues, share successful entrepreneur stories, provide mentorship opportunities and prepare vendors to test their business ideas at a Market slated for October 2017.