In the Field Newsletter Volume 114



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Executive Director’s Message

Debbie Douglas, OCASI Executive Director is taking a short break from this blog.

“Mitho Makosi Kesikansi, Bonne année, Happy New Year, Heri ya Mwaka Mpya - regardless of the language, the message is the same, best wishes/hopes/joy and happiness for the coming new year.”
— From Debbie’s January 2021 blog

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Confronting Racism In Durham

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre (DRUHC) has launched Confronting Racism in Durham, a project which aims to raise awareness of the impact of overt, unconscious and systemic racial discrimination to employment and career advancement opportunities within the region.

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What can I do if I’m harassed, or witness others being harassed on public transit?

Since the pandemic has started, there has been a drop in ridership but an increase in tensions and disruptive behaviours in public spaces. There have been more incidents of aggression, assault and harassment on public transit. You can read more about what you can do about harassment in public on Settlement.Org.

You can read more about what you can do about harassment in public on Settlement.Org  »

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Journeys to Active Citizenship: Journey Maps Campaign

The Journeys to Active Citizenship team built “journey maps”, showing what the paths to active citizenship can look like for immigrants and refugees. Follow @JourneystoAC on Twitter to see the maps -- the team will be tweeting out different parts of them throughout January.

Chemins vers une citoyenneté active: Itinéraire de Parcours

L’équipe de Chemins vers une citoyenneté active a créé des “itinéraires de parcours”, qui illustrent les nombreux chemins empruntés par les personnes immigrantes et réfugiées dans leurs parcours vers la citoyenneté active. Suivez @JourneystoAC sur Twitter pour les voir -- l'équipe les partagera tout au long du mois de janvier.

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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

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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



Canadian Council for Refugees is Hiring

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) is seeking a committed individual for a one year position - as Quality of Services Project Coordinator - to develop support for NGOs who assist people with refugee and immigration processes. The Project Coordinator position will be between 28 - 35 hours a week, as agreed between the project coordinator and the CCR, at $24 per hour.

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Offre d'emploi CCR

Le Conseil canadien pour les réfugiés (CCR) invite les candidatures pour un contrat temporaire pour le projet Qualité des services. Le projet vise à offrir du soutien aux ONG qui aident les personnes dans les processus d'immigration et d'asile.

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Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change is Hiring

COP-COC is hiring a Project Coordinator for “Breaking Down Barriers by Racialized Communities Through Building Community Research and Knowledge Capacity”. This is a full-time, 14-month contract position from February 2022 – March 31, 2023. Application deadline January 28, 2022 at 5pm.

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Know Your Rights

Workers Action Centre (WAC) provides free, confidential support to workers across Ontario. If you need help understanding how to get the Recovery Benefits or if you have a workplace problem, call WAC at 416-531-0778 (Toll-free: 1-855-531-0778), and ask to speak to someone in your language. Vist the WAC website for more information, resources, events, actions and sign up for alerts.

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Federal Government COVID-19 Measures

Imagine Canada has compiled temporary federal government emergency measures for the charitable and nonprofit sector. These temporary changes will be in effect for qualifying periods from December 19, 2021, to February 12, 2022.

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Employment Updates for Workers

Steps to Justice by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has updates for workers.

Imagine Canada New Online Resource: HR Intervals

HR Intervals has been developed for managers, employees, and board members who perform HR functions at nonprofit organizations. The goal is to help nonprofit leaders better understand, address, and guide people management in their organizations. a

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A Disproportionate Burden

This report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives examines the racial and gender lines in Canada's labour market during the most challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic to date. Racialized and Indigenous workers were more likely to be unemployed and were at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 and more likely to live with economic insecurity.

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A Place Of My Own

This research report from WomanACT explores housing options for women experiencing intimate partner violence and preferences when fleeing violence. It looks at policies, programs and practices that support women to remain in their own home or independent housing when leaving a violent relationship.

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Voices That Matter Report Launch

Canadian Council of Muslim Women is launching a groundbreaking report that investigates the experiences and outcomes of diverse groups of Canadian Muslim women. Spearheaded by CCMW’s Research Consultant Dr. Sarah Shah, the project is the result of an unprecedented intersectional study of Canadian Muslim women. Join CCMW for the report launch on Jan 22, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern.

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Making Up Time: The Pandemic’s Impact on Young Adults in Canada

This report from Environics Institute explores the experiences during the pandemic of younger adults, those between the ages of 18 and 34, including how specific groups of youth – Indigenous youth, Black youth, youth with a disability, youth without a postsecondary education, and recent postsecondary graduates – have each encountered particular challenges.

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National Anti-Racism Fund

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is accepting applications for the federally-funded National Anti-Racism Fund, to support organizations to combat racism, promote events and education, and build a more anti-racist society. Apply before January 28, 2022 9:00 PM EST.

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