Learn At Work

Logo of LearnAtWork.caLearn at Work website contains a collection of online learning courses created and hosted by OCASI. Many of the courses are online versions of in-class training that were offered by OCASI. The topics are mainly on skills in working with clients.

The intended audience of Learn at Work courses is settlement practitioners in Ontario. The self-directed courses are free and available for self-enrollment. The facilitated courses are usually offered to OCASI member agencies, and we manage the enrollment for those courses. You can enroll yourself in any self-directed course of your interest. To get started, simply create a free account on Learn at Work and enroll in the self-direct courses of your choice.

Current Courses

Access to Immigrant Settlement Services for People with Disabilities

This self-directed training covers barriers to wholistic settlement services for newcomers with disabilities experience. It is specifically targeted to train frontline settlement workers and management staff. This online course was designed to with the intention on bringing greater attention to this marginalized group so we can continue to work together support them their integration. This course is also offered in French.

Prevention of Domestic Violence against Immigrant and Refugee Women through Early Intervention

This self-directed training is intended for settlement service providers and anyone who frequently provides services to immigrants, refugees and undocumented women. It is for people who are not familiar with domestic violence issues and whose role as a service provider is to make an appropriate referral when they encounter a woman who is dealing with domestic violence.

Advanced Financial Management

This self-directed course is designed to build on your existing financial management skills by enhancing your knowledge of Financial Statements & Reports; Budgets, Forecasts & Reserve Funds; Financial Analysis; Audits; Financial Sustainability and Risk Management.

Employment Services - A Training for Settlement Workers (TESS)

This self-directed training is targeted at frontline settlement workers, who have little to no experience in employment counselling. It explores how to do a basic assessment of a client's employment needs, the employment services, how to build partnerships with and make effective referrals to employment services. This course is also available in French.

Family Violence Against Immigrant and Refugee Women: Community Development Strategies

This self-directed training is intended for immigrant service and other community-based organizations that are in a unique capacity to reach vulnerable and/or isolated immigrant women and their communities. It addresses the specific needs of racialized immigrant women and the need to examine community development strategies as effective tools to prevent and address family violence.

Family Violence and Refugee and Immigration Law

This self-directed course provides participants with knowledge and tools helpful in aiding victims of family violence. Offered in English and French, this course offers information on basic immigration and refugee law concepts, immigration and refugee law obstacles of immigrant, refugee and non-status victims of family violence, and legal solutions for victims to obtain immigration status in Canada.

Prevention of Domestic Violence against Immigrant and Refugee Women through Early Intervention

This self-directed training is intended for settlement service providers and anyone who frequently provides services to immigrants, refugees and undocumented women.

Journey to Promote Mental Health: A Training Series for Community Workers

This self-directed course addresses the issues of mental health and the unique challenges that immigrants and refugees face that may increase their risk of developing mental health difficulties. This course is also offered in French.

Make it Happen! A Manual for Youth Leaders in Community Development

This self-directed online course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to assist you in increasing the capacity among immigrant and refugee youth as a means of building an inclusive Canadian society and contribute to the prevention of crime.

Positive Spaces Initiative's Online Training Course

This self-directed training aims to support the immigrant and refugee serving sector to more effectively serve LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and/or questioning) newcomers. This course is also offered in French.

Understanding and Responding to Sexual Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities

This 5-week self-directed introductory-level course is to help front line practitioners working with immigrant and refugee communities to better understand issues of sexual violence and develop a supportive response for survivors.  The focus will not only be on abuse that can occur within intimate relationships but also sexual violence that is perpetuated by family members, friends, acquaintances, those in positions of power and strangers.

Site Management

The LearnAtWork.ca website is run by OCASI. Courses are funded by a variety of funders including the Province of Ontario and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).



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