In the Field Newsletter Volume 74



Lessons For The Present

Debbie DouglasThis past few weeks have been filled with interesting and surprising conversations as I traveled around the province meeting and chatting with colleagues from OCASI member agencies in our round of face-to-face regional meetings for 2018.

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Using Business For Community Success

Logo of Dixon HallThe Show Love Café, Dixon Hall’s social enterprise, provides meaningful employment for youth in a safe and supportive environment so that they can learn and grow into the labour market through hands-on experience and one-on-one training.

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Nominate someone for OCASI 40th Anniversary Awards

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are recognizing people and organizations in Ontario who make a difference in the immigrant and refugee serving sector with 3 different OCASI awards. Nominate a person or an organization today. Deadline is September 17, 2018.

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Formation sur l'accès aux services d'accueil pour les immigrants et réfugiés ayant un handicap

“Accès aux services d’accueil pour les immigrants et réfugiés ayant un handicap” est un cours en ligne facilité par OCASI du 25 Septembre au 16 Octobre 2018. Cette formation aidera les intervenants de première ligne travaillant avec les immigrants et réfugiés ayant un handicap à mieux comprendre les divers obstacles et défis auxquels ces derniers sont confrontés lorsqu'ils accèdent aux services d’établissement et à les outiller pour rendre leurs organismes des espaces inclusifs.

Pour vous inscrire à ce cours cliquez ici »

Proposer votre candidature pour un OCASI prix

En l’honneur de notre 40 ème anniversaire, nous voulons reconnaître un organisme ou une personne qui s’est engagé dans la lutte pour les droits des personnes immigrantes et réfugiées à travers des programmes sociaux et le plaidoyer communautaire. Proposer votre candidature au plus tôt possible, pour les trois prix suivants avant le 17 septembre 2018.

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Mental Health Promotion in Immigrant and Refugee Serving Organizations

OCASI is launching a new three-year Mental Health Promotion project to build the capacity of immigrant and refugee serving organizations to promote mental health of service users and service providers. The project aims to strengthen collaborations and partnerships between immigrant and refugee serving organizations, primary health, and the mental health sector through the development of a service model for mental health promotion.

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OCMS - Power At Your Fingertips

Are you an immigrant and refugee-serving agency looking for a way to streamline client information? Do you wish you could generate reports quickly and easily, including respond to last-minute changes requested by funders? OCASI’s Client Management System (OCMS) can do all that and more for you. Act today to discover this powerful tool created by the sector for the sector.

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No Child Should Live in Poverty

This new report by Income Security Advocacy Centre, in partnership with Campaign 2000, the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic and the South Asian Legal Clinic Ontario details how some low-income families are excluded from a government program that would help them afford school supplies, as well as rent and food for their children.

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Aucun enfant ne devrait vivre dans la pauvreté

Ce nouveau rapport rédigé par le Centre d’action pour la sécurité du revenu, en partenariat avec Campagne 2000, la Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinicet la South Asian Legal Clinic Ontario décrit comment certaines familles à faible revenu sont exclues d’un programme du gouvernement qui pourrait les aider à se procurer des fournitures scolaires, à payer leur loyer et à nourrir leurs enfants.

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Funding for Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives

Department of Canadian Heritage is accepting applications for the components of Projects, Events and Community Capacity Building for the above initiatives. A separate Community Support for Black Canadian Youth Initiative has been established to address the unique challenges faced by Black Canadian youth and to combat racism and discrimination.

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Fight for $15 & Fairness Day of Action

Logo of Fairness day of actionOver two-thirds of people in Ontario support at least a $15 minimum wage. Help organize this sentiment to send a clear message to the new government. Read more for campaign updates and information on September 15, 2018 day of action.

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Arabs in Ontario - Access To Justice Needs

Are you a member of the Arab community in Ontario? Do you work or associate with the Arab community? University of Windsor Faculty of Law wants to hear your views on the legal system - even if you haven't used it before. Complete a short online survey.

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Webinar: Help People Find Good Legal Information

October 02, 2018 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. - This webinar is designed for community workers who help users find legal information. It will outline sources of reliable information as well as the difference between legal information and legal advice. It will also cover Steps to Justice, CLEO's website for helping clients find step-by-step information about common legal problems.

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