African Canadian Legal Clinic Wins In Racial Profiling Case

In a recently-released racial profiling decision from Ontario's Divisional Court, the African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) successfully argued that actions of the Ontario's Human Rights Commission cannot be used by Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal to ignore and dismiss African Canadian perspectives on how to systemically expose and uproot racial profiling in policing.

Skills for Change Red Seal Trades Program

The Skills for Change Trades Win Support program is assisting Internationally Trained Electricians and HVAC Mechanics to get a RED SEAL License and find a job in the field.

Module 1: Employment preparation training to get you ready for the workplace
Job search strategies | trade-specific language training | job leads | mentoring support

Module 2: Certificate of Qualification exam preparation course by qualified instructors
Canadian codes, rules and regulations | technical skills upgrading | exam strategies

Toronto Newcomer Day - May 29, 2015

The City of Toronto, and the Toronto Newcomer Leadership Table would like to invite you to attend the first annual Toronto Newcomer Day on Friday, May 29th at Nathan Phillips Square from 11:30am-3:00pm.

Newcomer Day is an opportunity to welcome newcomers to our city, celebrate and acknowledge their many contributions.

Make it a field trip and bring your LINC classes, support groups, youth and seniors!

Victims of Heating and Air Conditioner Scams?

Have you been approached by salespeople at your home and duped into entering leasing agreements for your heating or cooling systems, then discovered an additional charge on your Enbridge bills?
Come to the meeting on April 30, 2015, to speak with lawyers Sam Marr and Anna Wong about your rights and options for seeking legal redress.
Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Place: 4002 Sheppard Avenue East Suite 501, Room 35 and 36 (CICS LINC Centre)

OCASI Membership Votes Yes for Francophone Inclusion

OCASI Member Agencies voted unanimously in support of a By-Law change at the Council's 2014 Annual General Meeting, to create a designated Francophone Director position on the Board of Directors. This show of solidarity with our minority Francophone membership, demonstrates member agencies commitment to inclusive practices in the immigrant and refugee serving sector in Ontario.

OCASI Accessibility Initiative wins CRRF Award

On November 18, 2014, the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants was recognized by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) ‎for it's Accessibility Program with the 2014 Award of Excellence. The CRRF Awards of Excellence pays tribute to public, private and voluntary organizations whose efforts represent best practices in building awareness and understanding of Canadian values and identity that are reflective of Canadian diversity.