In the Field Newsletter Volume 110



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What Next

The announcement of the federal election call and the news about the escalating crisis in Afghanistan occurred within hours of each other, the latter threatening to derail the former before the campaigns had even begun. Immigrant serving organizations, particularly those with refugee resettlement programs went on high alert, memories of six years ago- another campaign, another humanitarian crisis, all too fresh.

Read the Executive Director’s Message »



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Hijabs and Helmets is a Scarborough Cycles Initiative effort by Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, to promote cycling amongst the Muslim communities in Toronto. The program provides an inclusive and supportive community for hijabis and their allies and creates a comfortable and accommodating space to engage in recreational bike rides, grow cycling skills, and explore the city.

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Les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes!

Personnes, pouvoir, impact : L'avenir de l'im/migration

Conférence virtuelle développement professionnel OCASI 2021: 21 et 22 Octobre 2021

Pour plus d'informations et pour vous inscrire, veuillez consulter le site


Registration is now open!

People, Power, Impact: The Future of Im/migration

2021 virtual OCASI Professional Development Conference: October 21 & 22, 2021

For more information and to register please visit

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Cours en ligne auto-dirigée

Soutien la communauté que vous servez en suivant notre Programme de Développement Professionnelle, Fondations du travail d’établissement, Niveau 1 et 2. Notre période d’inscription est maintenant ouverte pour ce cours en ligne gratuit qui fournit des informations complètes sur le contexte historique et politique de l’immigration au Canada ainsi que des matériaux concrets sur les secteurs au service des immigrants et des réfugiés.

Pour vous inscrire à la formation visitez »

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Apply To Be An Ambassador

Theéseau-É team is looking for enthusiastic ambassadors to help us reach and engage more individuals in the sector by promoting the platform by posting on social media, presenting at conferences, creating content, etc. This is a highly flexible opportunity with training, support, and promotional kit provided. Email for more details and to apply

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OCMS en français

We have exciting news! OCMS, the powerful Client Management System developed by the sector for the sector is bilingual now. You can streamline client information for your agency quickly and easily in French AND English. Watch the OCMS video or register for a webinar. Contact



Speak Up For Migrant Rights

Migrants sustain communities, but cannot vote. But the election will impact us. Tell political leaders to leave no one behind. Organized by Migrant Rights Network:

Join the Canadian Vote Coalition

As we approach the federal election, civic engagement is on many people’s minds. That’s why we’re inviting you to join the Canadian Vote Coalition. As part of the Coalition, you’ll have access to free voter engagement resources and best practices, including a Voter Outreach and Engagement Handbook and digital shareable videos and graphics for engaging your network.

Join the coalition! »

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Every Child Matters

Indigenous people are experiencing devastating trauma connected to the recent exposure of unmarked graves. On September 30th, Indigenous women and their families will gather on Parliament Hill. The National Day of Remembrance also coincides with the federal government’s decision to establish a statutory holiday on September 30th.

Read more for what you can do »

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10th Annual Health Equity Summit

Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) is hosting the virtual Summit, “COVID-19 Response: Road to Recovery” on September 22-24. The Summit is focused on addressing health-related disparities, particularly those affecting South Asians and other racialized communities. This year the Summit will address concerns with reopening society after months of physical isolation.

Register for the Summit »

The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)

ONCA will be proclaimed on October 19, 2021. ONCA is the enabling corporate legal framework for most nonprofits incorporated under Ontario provincial law. Regulations that were needed prior to the proclamation of ONCA have now been published. Nonprofits will have three years after proclamation to transition to the new rules.

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Pathways to Prosperity 2021 National Conference: A Hybrid Event

Themed “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose: Post-COVID Strategies to Address Enduring Challenges in the Settlement and Integration of Newcomers in Canada”, the conference will be held on November 8-10, 2021 at the Westin Hotel Ottawa. Some conference components will be available virtually for those who do not wish to attend in person.

Find all the details and registration »



2021 Settlement and Language Training Call for Proposals (CFP)

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) has released a Call for Proposals for delivery of enhanced settlement and language training services for a five-year period effective April 2022. Interested in applying? Attend an information session to get information and ask any questions. Applications are due by October 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST.


2021 Crime Prevention Action Fund Call for Applications

The 2021 Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF) Call for Applications under Public Safety Canada’s National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) is now open. Applications are due by October 6, 2021.




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Who is Succeeding in the Canadian Labour Market

Based on a survey of 6400 skilled immigrants in Canada who applied to WES for an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA, the report looks at two key aspects of employment outcomes. It looks at factors affecting employment rates, including demographic characteristics, experience, education, and sector; and the extent to which skilled immigrants are in jobs consistent with their pre-migration context.

Download the report »

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Preventing a Lockdown Generation

“Preventing a Lockdown Generation: A Plan to Support Canada’s youth in post-pandemic recovery” is a report by YWCA Canada and YMCA Canada. It features a six-pronged roadmap that offers a range of actions the federal government and others can take to support young people in post-pandemic recovery and prevent what the International Labour Organization has called a “lockdown generation.”

Read the report »