In the Field Newsletter Volume 130



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Canada’s Humanitarian Commitments

The stories of escape from escalating indiscriminate violence are harrowing. An adult daughter sharing how it took her and her diabetic mother six days to get to the Egyptian border. Another telling of calling Global Affairs Canada to register herself and family as bullets and bombs dropped all around them and being told to ‘shelter in place’.

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Sister2Sister Advanced Leadership Program

Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto Sister2Sister Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) is a skills and leadership development program that bridges the gap between employer needs and newcomer women skills through intensive training in soft and hard skills capped by a paid internship. Review the criteria and apply today! 

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Save the Date

The OCASI Professional Development Conference will be held in Toronto on October 26-27, 2023. Look out for the call for proposals coming out soon!

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Marquez votre calendrier

Le colloque de perfectionnement professionnel d’OCASI aura lieu à Toronto les 26 et 27 octobre 2023. Un appel à propositions sera bientôt lancé !

Ajoutez les dates à votre calendrier ! »

Call for Nominations - OCASI 45th Anniversary Awards

To celebrate 45 years of advocacy for change, OCASI will give three awards in recognition of individuals’ dedication, commitment, and outstanding leadership in the immigrant and refugee-serving sector.
Please look out for a call for nominations soon.

Appel de candidatures : Prix du 45ème Anniversaire d'OCASI

En vue de célébrer 45 ans de plaidoyer pour le changement, trois prix seront décernés pour reconnaître le dévouement, l'engagement et le leadership remarquable d'individus au sein du secteur des services aux personnes immigrantes et réfugiées.
Restez à l'écoute : un appel de candidatures sera lancé sous peu.

Prochains cours d’auto-apprentissage en ligne - Les inscriptions sont ouvertes - Learn At Work

OCASI vous invite à vous inscrire aux prochains programmes de formation professionnelle.
Pour plus de détails sur la formation à venir et pour vous inscrire avant le 10 mai 2023, veuillez consulter Eventbrite.

Fondements du travail d'établissement niveau 1 »

Formation pour les services de soutien à l’emploi »

Power At Your Fingertips

Need to streamline client information for your agency? Generate reports quickly and easily? Meet last-minute funder changes in reporting? Discover how by watching the OCMS video. OCASI Client Management System was developed by the sector for the sector and is exclusively user-fee supported. To join our growing list of clients, contact us at



National Small Centres Conference

We are thrilled to invite you to the 2023 National Small Centres Conference Small Centres. Big Impact. Join us in Charlottetown, PEI, from May 30 to June 1, 2023, to discuss the strengths, challenges, and opportunities of migration, settlement, and retention in Canadian small centres and rural communities.

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Congrès national des petits centres

Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter au Congrès national des petits centres 2023 - Petits centres. Grand impact. Joignez-vous à nous à Charlottetown, à l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, du 30 mai au 1er juin 2023, pour discuter des forces, des défis et des opportunités en matière de migration, d'établissement et de rétention dans les petits centres et les communautés rurales du Canada.

En savoir plus et s’inscrire »

Call For Papers - Metropolis SDH Conference (October 2023)

Metropolis SDH is inviting workshop, roundtable and poster submissions on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a view to enabling better health outcomes for all, including refugees and im/migrants. The Conference will be held in October 2023. Deadline to submit - June 10, 2023.

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Appel à propositions : Conférense Metropolis RDS (Octobre 2023)

Metropolis RDS invite les participants à soumettre des propositions d'ateliers, de tables rondes et de posters dans les leçons tirées de la contagion, en vue de permettre de meilleurs résultats en matière de santé pour tous. La conférence aura lieu en octobre 2023. Date limite pour soumettre : 10 juin 2023.

Lire l’appel à propositions »

The Canadian Vote Summit

Polarization. Participation. Trust. Our democracy faces serious challenges: Join us and be part of the solution. On June 19 & 20, join community leaders, leading scholars and dedicated policy makers to build a healthy, vibrant and inclusive democracy.  Now is the moment to come together to build solutions that enable Canada’s democratic institutions to earn trust and confidence.

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Toronto Mayoral By-Election Resources

Ontario For All has developed and compiled resources you can use in your community to get more people engaged in the Toronto Mayoral By-Election on June 26, 2023. Visit the website to help shape questions asked in the United Way/TMU/Toronto Star debate; view a discussion guide on issues; and download a community engagement toolbox.

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FGM/C Free Training

End FGM Canada Network advocates for a Canada free from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) where impacted women and girls are well supported, and girls at risk are protected. Take their free training on Understanding FGM/C; learn how to spot and protect girls at risk and to give trauma-informed, culturally sensitive care to survivors.

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MGF/E Formation Gratuite

Des professionnels dans tous les secteurs seront formés pour repérer et protéger les filles à risque et pour prodiguer aux survivantes des soins tenant compte des traumatismes et de la culture. La formation est élaborée par le réseau End FGM Canada Network de créer des systèmes de soutien pour les filles au Canada qui risquent de subir des mutilations génitales féminines et pour les survivantes.

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Employment Standards Self-Service Tool

This tool is designed to help employees and employers in Ontario understand some of their rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It includes calculations to help determine whether the amount paid to an employee meets certain minimum standards of the ESA. The Tool was updated to include additional standards and combine pre-existing stand-alone tools. 

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Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital Grants

Organizations can apply for funding starting May 17, 2023 - Capital grants  help  non-profit organizations address a community need by improving the infrastructure Ontarians need to thrive. Whether it’s purchasing equipment, building a new space, or completing renovations, retrofits or repairs. Application Deadline is June 14, 2023.

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Ontario Trillium Foundation System Innovations Grant

System Innovations grants support collaboratives as they aim to understand and strengthen systems so they work better for youth. Application Deadline is June 20, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT.

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