Announcement

OCASI AGM 2017

OCASI
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 SSJ 2017

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.

In the Field Newsletter Volume 61

Over the past few weeks, my time has been taken up with government relations obligations: consultation with the Federal Minister responsible for immigration; discussions with the Provincial Ministry (of Citizenship and Immigration) and their new Refugee Resettlement Unit; participation on the Global Migration Compact Advisory Committee and my work on the Provincial Working Group charged with developing a roadmap for Income Security Reform.

In the Field Newsletter Volume 59

Earlier this month the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released the report Under Suspicion: Research and Consultation Report on Racial Profiling in Ontario. It is chockful of personal examples of how racial profiling tears at the soul of those profiled, reinforces the sense of otherness that many who are racialized experience, and undermines the social cohesion we so desperately need if this Canadian political project of diversity and inclusion is to be a success.

In the Field Newsletter Volume 58

This year OCASI, Its members and allied organizations and groups decided to declare April Refugee Rights Month. The Anniversary of the Singh decision which falls on April 4th is a time to celebrate the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the fundamental rights of refugees – that in Canada refugees too have a right to life, liberty and security of persons.

In the Field Newsletter Volume 57

The weather outside as I write this belies the fact that it is mid-March and we are less than a week away from the official start of Spring. But the frigid cold temperatures we have experienced in the past week did not deter the tens of thousands of women, children and male and non-binary allies who showed up to celebrate and protest across the province as we observed International Women’s Day.

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