In the Field Newsletter Volume 88




Photo of Debbie Douglas During this time of year, I remember and hold space for all those who are affected by war and political upheaval and persecution. Today I remember the peoples of the global south from South Sudan to Congo. From Bolivia to Haiti. From Hong Kong to West Papua. And I also remember the people here in Canada – First Peoples fighting for clean drinking water and to maintain their rights as keepers of these lands. My thoughts today as I write this are with Human Rights Defenders all over the globe.

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Identities Relocated: A Newcomer’s Story of Finding Pride

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Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre is holding its first Community Forum Theatre Performance to raise awareness on issues faced by LGBTQ+ Newcomers. November 25, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm and 5pm - 6pm - The Robby, upper hall, 85 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON. In partnership with Brock University. FREE event. Everyone is welcome. Contact



Meet the new OCASI Board

OCASI Member Agencies elected a new Board of Directors at the 2019 OCASI Annual General Meeting on October 17, 2019 in Toronto. Follow the link below to see the new Board of Directors.


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Discover SettleNet.Org

Logo of SettleNet.orgMiss a professional development conference this past month? Find it on - a national community of practice platform for settlement workers and other professionals serving immigrant and refugee communities to collaborate, share articles, and form discussions around best-practices for their work. is now in open beta. Come help us build the network!"

Why Agencies Love OCMS

OCMS Logo “This week I had to pull some data from OCMS and I felt very glad in that moment that we had OCMS as our internal database. OCMS affords our agency the ability to organize all program data in one database... With OCMS, our clients are entered only once as contacts but then added to various programs streamlining the data entry process.”

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International Student Pathways and Supports in Canada

Poster of the eventAn interactive discussion of policy, practice, community perspectives on supporting international students. November 29, 2019 8:30 am - 1:30 pm York University - N305 York Lanes, Toronto. Speakers Moy Wong-Tam, Baldev Mutta, Denis Gravelle, Arshdeep Sandhu. Hosted by York Region and Toronto networks of BMRC-IRMU Project, co-organized with OCASI. Please RSVP - space is limited.

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CCR Consultation - CCR National Forum on Human Trafficking

Logo of Canadian Council for RefugeesRegister for Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Fall Consultation on November 28 - 30, 2019, and CCR National Forum on Human Trafficking on November 27, 2019 - both in Ottawa, ON. The consultation will explore current issues affecting refugee protection and newcomer settlement. The National Forum is a networking and information sharing space for service providers and advocates.

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Funding Opportunities

Grow Grant - Ontario Trillium Foundation
For evidence-based projects that deliver on specific grant results. If your organization is interested in applying visit Apply for a Grant page to review eligibility requirements and policies. Deadline: Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
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Anti-Racism Action Program - Canadian Heritage
For capacity building initiatives to address barriers to employment, justice and social participation among Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities. Deadline: December 17, 2019.
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New Research Reports

IllustrationPrimary Research Reports on Immigrant Women, Youth, and Seniors
The Immigrant Women, Youth, and Seniors (IWYS) CERIS-led project has released four primary research reports. With a focus on Ontario, the reports analyze settlement services and outcomes for these three migrant groups with multiple vulnerabilities.
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Immigrant and Refugee Settlement in Canada: Trends in Federal Funding
This report is a comparative study of settlement landing rates and federal funding for immigration and settlement across Canada. It is the product of a collaboration between the University of Alberta, the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) and the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA).
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Sector 360° Survey: Taking the pulse of Ontario's Nonprofit Sector
The Sector 360° Survey is ONN's first survey of the sector to examine how Ontario's nonprofit landscape has been impacted by the 2019 provincial budget, as well as recent policy decisions made by the provincial government.
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Prevalence and Predictors of Everyday Discrimination in Canada
This paper reports the prevalence of everyday discrimination experienced by Canadians and uses multivariate regression analysis to explore its socio-demographic and health related predictors. The implications of these findings for social policy are discussed.
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Health & Safety Awareness Resources

Photo of workersDo you want to save time and money by reducing workplace injuries? Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) provides free training, consultations, and resources to ensure your organization remains compliant with safety standards and accident-free. Book a Health & Safety Awareness Presentation for Immigrants. Contact Bill Chen at (416) 985-2762 to book a free consultation, or contact 1-877-494-WSPS (9777)