Through The Professional Education and Training Project (PET), OCASI aims to make funding available to organizations for group in-house professional development training to improve settlement services by addressing gaps in skills, knowledge and attitudes of service providers within each participating agencies. The project also provides settlement practitioners access to online e-learning course.
The goal of the project is to improve services for immigrant communities by addressing gaps in skills and knowledge of service providers to enhance organizational capacity and knowledge-sharing in an effort to enhancing the quality of services delivered to newcomers.
PET project provides financial support to organizations to strengthen the organizational capacity of the agencies. These trainings will enable staff doing similar jobs in different immigrant services organization to apply best practices.
It enhances collaboration among agencies as the training can be organized by one or more agencies for staff from a group of agencies, enabling staff from the smaller agencies in different regions to participate.
NEW FISCAL YEAR, April 2017- March 2018. OCASI is accepting applications for In-House Group Training. Assistance is available to all immigrant services organizations in Ontario funded by Immigrant Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) to deliver group training within the organization.