COVID-19 - Updates from OCASI

For the Ontario immigrant and refugee-serving sector

OCASI Announcements

New - Webinar on income support

For more information, see the webinar.

Joint Media Release – Call to Government of Canada to include all residents in benefits package

For more information, see the media release.

Letter to Minister of Health and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services

Read the letter.

Learn At Work - Online Learning and Professional Development

Visit LearnAtWork website.

Settlenet.Org - Join the sector conversation in the Current Events and Settlement Group

Access the Settlement Group.

Calls To Action

Workers Action Centre - COVID-19: We need HELP now!

For more information, see the petition.

Take Action on Income Supports

For more information see the announced changes.

Migrant Rights Network Petition – Leave No One Behind

Read the migrant and worker justice demands.

Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) - Include Nonprofits in COVID-19 relief plan and contingency fund

For more information, download the letter [PDF].

Government Updates

COVID-19 Screening Checklist and Resources

For more information, see the screening checklist.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Scenarios - Critical Services for Service Provider Organizations

Download the table of scenarios [PDF].

Ministry of Health – Enhanced Public Health Measures for COVID-19 2020-03-12

Download the letter from Ministry of Health [PDF].

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Partner letter March 16, 2020

Download the letter from Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services [PDF].

Ministère des Services à l’enfance et des Services sociaux et communautaires Lettre aux partenaires 2 16 mars 2020

Télécharger la lettre [PDF].

Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Memo Employment Ontario program delivery during COVID-19 pandemic

For more information, read the memo [PDF].

Partner and Allies Resources

ONN Resources to help nonprofits adapt and respond to COVID-19

For more information, see the list of resources.

Ontario 211 - Report service updates

Use the 211 contact form.

Canadian Council for Refugees

Visit the CCR website.

BC Civil Liberties Association

For more information, read the post.